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 Post subject: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:43 am 


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Happened to take a glimpse at the Hall of Records and spotted this:

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Pulstar

World: やだやだやだやだELH-ぱち先生 - 6.694.510 - ALL
West: AST-GEM - 1.308.770 - ALL


The WR is about six times what can be attained during a normal playthrough, so where are all the points coming from? The game doesn't loop and though the game does give out six extra lives, I can't think of any spot where restart-point-milking would net that much points.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:29 pm 


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Yeah I've wondered how the record is so high too. I know that the final boss can be double-KO'ed but there must be more to it than that as he's only worth 50k.

You'd have to double-KO him over 100 times to get that score :?


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:30 pm 



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There must be a glitch that's never been publicized. Your best bet would be to ask some Japanese message board.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:52 pm 


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In my replay is possible see the secret. Normal Double K.O is 50.000, but in my score I use a super double K.O. 1 time (150.000). Top japan is about super double K.O. x 34 (about 5 or 6 hours of play).


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:56 pm 


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I can't think of any spot where restart-point-milking would net that much points.


I was experimenting with the Stage 5 boss last night with the "purple shield" force; he seems to be the only boss that doesn't have a "quick-kill" manuever of some sort; you know something that turns up and creates a bigger "hazard" to keep you from sticking around too long.

The thing is you really have to know the pattern, and about 6 loops of the boss "routine" yielded about 5,000 points.

Then you have the rest of the game to contend with!

I still don't understand this "Double K.O." thing.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:09 pm 


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Gemant wrote:
In my replay is possible see the secret. Normal Double K.O is 50.000, but in my score I use a super double K.O. 1 time (150.000). Top japan is about super double K.O. x 34 (about 5 or 6 hours of play).


Where's your replay at?

I'm mostly asking out of curiosity at this point, the thought of having to spend 5-6 hours to get a high score ranks pretty high on my "Oh hell no" -list.

I'm just going to work on a podless clear when I get back to Pulstar instead.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:09 pm 


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In my replay is possible see the secret. Normal Double K.O is 50.000, but in my score I use a super double K.O. 1 time (150.000). Top japan is about super double K.O. x 34 (about 5 or 6 hours of play).


Where's your replay at?

I'm mostly asking out of curiosity at this point, the thought of having to spend 5-6 hours to get a high score ranks pretty high on my "Oh hell no" -list.

I'm just going to work on a podless clear when I get back to Pulstar instead.


@Gemant: yeah, I'd really like to see that - to witness this "mythical" Super-duper-double K.O. thing or whatever. Sounds very interesting.

@Ghegs: That sounds like more of a bitch than boss-milking, only shorter.
My current modus is the "carry-the-barrier" challenge; try to carry the purple shield weapon all the way to the final molt of the last boss and detonate! It's THE most powerful bomb of the 5 Voyager types; instant boss death.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:10 am 


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Video is not avaialbe but mame replay yes: http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~zekzek/new_page/P.html

Last Boss have 3 shapes. Third shape have 3 steps (attack, super attack, self destruction)

DOUBLE K.O. =

Destroy last Boss and you at the same time in third form of the last Boss---> 50.000 pts.

SUPER DOUBLE K.O. =

Destroy last Boss and you at the same time in third form of the last Boss when start the second pattern phase (before the third phase). 150.000 pts.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:04 pm 


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Gemant:
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but mame replay yes


Not gonna open that anytime soon - maybe you could find a way to post a video on YouTube someday?

It would be helpful in understanding this:

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Third shape have 3 steps (attack, super attack, self destruction)



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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:59 pm 


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Nate wrote:
It would be helpful in understanding this:

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Third shape have 3 steps (attack, super attack, self destruction)




I imagine he's referring to how the final boss has three forms (the face, the spider, and whatever that last shape could be called) and the last form has three attack patterns, the last of which is the boss timing out.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:19 pm 


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Ghegs:
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boss timing out


Ah, so the 2nd and 3rd forms explode on their own? Similar to Boss 7 I suppose.

So, you'd have to get hit while this is happening to the 2nd form (spider) and start over (as many times as you want) and then beat the final form and clear the game in order to get a major score. This is a serious undertaking if indeed it "checks out".


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:16 pm 


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Ghegs:
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the last form has three attack patterns, the last of which is the boss timing out.


@Gemant: Can you confirm this?


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:06 pm 


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yes, but is not a real self-destruction. In third form the last Boss attack you with his body and is impossible escape.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:56 pm 


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Gemant:
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attack you with his body and is impossible escape.



Yeah, that's what Boss 2 does as well...

Well, that's a hard son-of-a-bitch!

Guess I need to keep at it.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 pm 


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Gemant:
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Destroy last Boss and you at the same time in third form of the last Boss when start the second pattern phase (before the third phase). 150.000 pts.


Ok, I managed to DKO the last boss; he has a pattern that is near-impossible to learn, but once you "get it" it's not so tough. I calculated 100,000 points not 150,000.

I found myself going back to DKO the other bosses that time-out to see if they yield extra points as well; it's getting arduous.

I'd like to know how the Japanese player scored over 6 mil. on Pulstar, are we sure they're not talking about Blazing Star?

I'm still seeking my first "public" all-clear game, so I'll not likely try for a record - it's just too insane; I'll be happy with just beating the game.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Pulstar high-scoring
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 am 


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Pulstar, my old replay video made in february 2006.

score: 1.308.770 ALL

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part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kc53 ... ideogames#

part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kc6f ... ideogames#

part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kc6y ... ideogames#

here you can see the 150.000 last Boss pattern.


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