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NintendoAge 2014 Weekly Contest Presents: Duck Tales Contest ends Sunday, 8/3/14 at 11 PM NA time

Jul 27, 2014 at 1:45:25 PM
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Hello everyone and welcome to the second half of the 2014 Weekly Contests!  We are starting this week with a fresh leaderboard after finishing up our first tournament of 2014, so now is everyone's chance to get in on the fun and show off their gaming skills to see if they can qualify for the Winter Tournament at the end of the year.  Bless me bagpipes, I totally forgot to introduce myself to you lads and lasses.  Bimmy McDuck here to introduce you to the first game in the second half of 2014.  This week, you will discover Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg.  Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, it's a duck-blur!  Might solve a mystery.  Or rewrite history!  DuckTales! Woo-oo!  Everyday they're out there making DuckTales! Woo-oo!  Tales of daring do bad and good Luck Tales!  D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!  There's a stranger out to find you.  What to do, just grab on to some...DuckTales! Woo-oo!  Everyday they're out there making DuckTales! Woo-oo!  Tales of daring do bad and good DuckTales! Woo-oo!  Not pony tales or cotton tales, no, DuckTales! Woo-oo!...Yeah, it's Duck Tales this week.  Here are the rules:

  • Play on Hard difficulty
  • Play until Life 0.  As soon as you reach Life 0, you must stop playing and take your picture.  You may not play any of the game on Life 0.
  • Highest score (most cash) wins
  • GENRE: Action/Platformer


The contest ends Sunday, 8/3/14 at 11 PM NA time.  Your user name MUST be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun

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Edited: 08/04/2014 at 01:57 PM by bimmy_lee

Jul 27, 2014 at 1:48:03 PM
Jerbilly (62)
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Oooooh ah HATES pony tales!

Jul 27, 2014 at 1:48:28 PM
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Click here for a fun song





Also, if anyone feels the rules should be tweaked a little, discuss it here.

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My NES collection count: 756 games (17 to go for a full set)

Latest Purchase(s): Jetsons, The: Cogswell's Caper (special thanks to skinnygrinny for this one!), Big Nose Freaks Out

"Wait...Bimmy and Jimmy??  How'd they make a mistake like this!?  Bimmy isn't even a real name!"

Beware the Bimmy Marsh!

Proud owner of post #2000, #2900, and #3800 in Inner Circle HQ thread


Jul 27, 2014 at 2:24:50 PM
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Oh yeah! Time to jump back into competition with some Duck Tales!

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Jul 27, 2014 at 3:19:52 PM
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I used to have the money record on Twin Galaxies back in like 2006, registered it all and everything. $11,391,000. The record stood for 6 months before being bettered. Can I use that as my score?

http://www.twingalaxies.com/score...

Edit: Also since I do have a Twin Galaxies score and it used to be a record, is it possible to get the icon below my sig to signify that?

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Switch Friend Code: SW-7855-4097-7884

Originally posted by: Space Jockey
Originally posted by: Guntz
On a more serious note, I've played EarthBound today for so long, I feel all tense and mentally worn out.
Then you called your mother and felt better?

 



Edited: 07/27/2014 at 03:20 PM by Space Jockey

Jul 27, 2014 at 3:27:16 PM
guillavoie (125)
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Hey Jockeybro. Scores must be made within the week of the competition, so we can't consider your twingalaxies score for the week. You should be able to get the icon, contact a mod or an admin to get it.

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Jul 27, 2014 at 3:30:21 PM
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Out of curiosity I looked back at my score last time we held a contest : http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...

$13,310,000, which would be 3rd on twingalaxies, not bad.

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Jul 27, 2014 at 3:35:08 PM
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Good to know, maybe I'll jump back in on this week and try to get better than ever before.

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Originally posted by: Space Jockey
Originally posted by: Guntz
On a more serious note, I've played EarthBound today for so long, I feel all tense and mentally worn out.
Then you called your mother and felt better?

 


Jul 27, 2014 at 4:08:46 PM
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Impressive totals both of you! And nice to see you back SJ and Clayb1rd!


Edited: 07/27/2014 at 04:24 PM by gutsman004

Jul 27, 2014 at 6:09:40 PM
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Score $4000
 
This was my first try... UNBEATABLE! Oh, well, I'll try again later.

PS- Is this picture too small?


Jul 27, 2014 at 11:48:18 PM
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As much as I want to compete in the second season, I should probably take a break and spend more of my late-summer and fall weekends catching up on house projects

Can't win a 2nd puzzle genre icon this year, anyway

I hope to be back in it for 1st season of 2015!

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Jul 28, 2014 at 4:45:50 AM
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So I put in a few hours on this tonight and had a good run where I had over 10 million. So I get to the final boss and I'm going to pause it to take a picture forgetting that stupid item list pops up when you pause,so I go to unpause while thinking what to do.....and hit the select button.....and lose 3 million dollars.

It's probably good that I don't have the cart as I feel like smashing it into tiny pieces at the moment. What's worse is that I don't remember if you get any money for collecting the treasure at the end. Can't believe I just wasted a couple of hours for something BS like that to happen. And now I won't be able to play again until thursday,so this garbage is going to bug me until I can actually accomplish what I should have done tonight.

So freaking irritated right now...... F you Duck Tales and your idiotic money for health feature.

Jul 28, 2014 at 11:55:47 AM
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Well I'm down with participating in the new contest. I know looking at the game list that there's nothing I'm particularly good at this time around.

I've beaten Duck Tales before but never on Hard and I barely remember the game at all, except for that sweet savory Moon music!

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Jul 28, 2014 at 1:41:44 PM
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8,817,000 game complete...had to adjust to the controls from playing the remastered one but love this one!  I remember where the 2 hidden treasures in African Mines and the Moon level but couldn't remember the others. This might be my only score since I'm ok with this score but I know I could imporve after finding all the hidden treasure. Still, awesome to play this one again love to hear that theme at the end.



Jul 28, 2014 at 2:16:16 PM
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Originally posted by: Caleb47

8,817,000 game complete...had to adjust to the controls from playing the remastered one but love this one!  I remember where the 2 hidden treasures in African Mines and the Moon level but couldn't remember the others. This might be my only score since I'm ok with this score but I know I could imporve after finding all the hidden treasure. Still, awesome to play this one again love to hear that theme at the end.




Crud, he beat my $4000...

Jul 28, 2014 at 3:48:32 PM
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EDIT:  New score in new post

Also, as a suggestion Bimmy,I took my picture at the beginning of the last stage to show that I had more than 0 lives, since you can't get any more money on that stage (at least to my knowledge, someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).  Might want to have people take the picture there rather than after defeating Dracula Duck.



Edited: 08/02/2014 at 05:57 PM by khog143

Jul 29, 2014 at 10:11:17 AM
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Couldn't help myself but to give it a try, since I haven't played this game in forever.
(doesn't mean I'm going to compete in everything this time around... but this game was too fun to not play, and since I whipped out this score after 3 attempts, I figured, why not post it )

11,771,000




Managed to get all of the hidden treasures (I think ) AND all of the Launchpad/Gyro bonus rounds.

Not sure where the extra points would come from to get into the 13mil range, outside of some serious point-pressing on enemies that generate the 10,000 pt gems. 130+ gems is a heck of a lot of point-pressing, though.

Plenty of reserve lives to burn out timers with, though, I suppose.

I really don't think I missed any red gems, and I made sure to get pretty darn close to the max available before hitting Launchpad each time, so I doubt I left over 1 mil on the table that way.


EDIT:  didn't some digging online... looks like there is some kind of time bonus trick that can give you 325k extra per level.  That must be the only thing meaningful that I've missed, and would add up to 1.5mil if done correctly (taking my score to over 13 mil like Guillavoie pulled off in the past)

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Edited: 07/29/2014 at 10:20 AM by arch_8ngel

Jul 29, 2014 at 10:14:12 AM
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Originally posted by: khog143


Also, as a suggestion Bimmy,I took my picture at the beginning of the last stage to show that I had more than 0 lives, since you can't get any more money on that stage (at least to my knowledge, someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).  Might want to have people take the picture there rather than after defeating Dracula Duck.
 

I think that is correct.

You're right that taking the picture at the beginning of the last level makes the most sense.

Dracula Duck is a joke, anyway.


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Jul 29, 2014 at 10:15:41 AM
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Originally posted by: TheDuffy5

Score $4000
 
This was my first try... UNBEATABLE! Oh, well, I'll try again later.

PS- Is this picture too small?



Just a hint... there is over 20k points hidden on that screen alone

Don't be shy about hitting EVERYTHING with golf swings to see what pops out.



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Jul 29, 2014 at 11:18:22 AM
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Gave this a couple quick plays, but just couldn't put up a decent score. I feel like this is one of those games that I should like, but I just don't. I never played it as a kid so I don't have any nostalgic connection to it. It's a good game that just doesn't do anything for me. But I will give it another run through later this week and see if I can improve my score just the same.

Jul 29, 2014 at 9:11:36 PM
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So two observations --

1) from the Gyro bonus levels I have seen as little as 150k and as much as 300k... Does it depend on the world or something else?

2). Trying to get the timer glitch bonus is a HUGE time suck. You wait FOREVER for the timer to run down, and if you miss it you die and start over... if you miss it in the other direction you get no bonus and wasted all that time. Toughest 1.5mil in the game, IMO.

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Jul 29, 2014 at 9:51:15 PM
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New score on the 5th page.  Nothing else here


Edited: 08/03/2014 at 10:58 PM by EgasKrad

Jul 29, 2014 at 11:37:28 PM
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EDIT: Old score of 9,422,000

First time beating this on Hard!  I am barely familiar with this game and I know I missed many things since I didn't really know where I was going, so I should improve on this.

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Edited: 08/03/2014 at 10:35 PM by arnpoly

Jul 29, 2014 at 11:53:18 PM
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Originally posted by: arnpoly

9,422,000


First time beating this on Hard!  I am barely familiar with this game and I know I missed many things since I didn't really know where I was going, so I should improve on this.
 

If you got that score without using Launchpad, then you didn't miss much.  I think there is only around 9.5 mil worth of stuff if you don't leave and come back.


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Jul 30, 2014 at 12:10:06 AM
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Originally posted by: arch_8ngel

If you got that score without using Launchpad, then you didn't miss much.  I think there is only around 9.5 mil worth of stuff if you don't leave and come back.
 

That's correct.  I think I nailed the Amazon, Transylvania, and Moon stages.  I'm fairly sure I cleaned out the Himalayas but I thought I missed most of the African Mines stage.

Now that I understand how the bonus stages work as well as the timer glitch, I should be able to improve by a good amount.  I hope. 

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