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Closed SNES Monthly Contest: February - Gradius III + Bust-A-Move Winners - Gloves + MrPeaPod

Feb 1, 2017 at 12:02:15 AM
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Going forward the competition will have two games running at a time.  They are separate leaderboards, with their own points awarded.  You can compete in one or the other, or both.

This appears to trip people up so I'm posting it again:  If you post an updated score please re-use your original post, or create a new one and remove your old score.  That will make my life easier sorting things out.

February Game #1: Gradius III

Rules
  • Goal -> High Score
  • Bonus Point -> Per each loop of the game completed, up to a maximum of three loops
  • Play on the default difficulty
  • Start a new 1-player game with the setup of your choice
  • You are allowed 2 lives
  • Any indefinite point pressing, if possible, is prohibited
  • Please take a picture of the beginning of each new loop in addition to the pic of your final score
February Game #2: Bust-A-Move
Rules

  • Goal -> High Score Progress
  • Tiebreaker -> High score
  • Bonus Point -> Complete the game
  • Start a 1P Play game on the default settings
  • Play until you lose once.  Choose "No" on the continue screen and it will show you your score.  It scrolls so you must be ready to get your pic.
  • If you complete the game you can get a pic of your score at the end of the credits if you are quick.  You may want some earlier pics as insurance
  • Any indefinite point pressing, if possible, is prohibited
General Contest Rules, Prizes, Schedule, etc.
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Edited: 05/02/2017 at 01:45 PM by Brock Landers

Feb 1, 2017 at 12:02:23 AM
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February - Gradius III + Bust-A-Move
High Score & High Score
             
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1 1,249,000 +2 Gloves 54 - 11,677,870   MrPeaPod
2 932,100 +1 link463 46 - 6,980,910    quest4nes
3 817,000 +1 MrPeaPod 45 - 41,261,630   Gloves
4 348,600   Stryphos 32 - 3,733,200   link463
5 323,300   GhostOfSparta 27 - 5,889,200   playerdrm
6 315,600   Kyleh2486 27 - 4,712,440   Webhead123
7 301,800   KrakenSoup 27 - 4,675,960   Kyleh2486
8 124,700   quest4nes 26 - 2,962,860   ALTQQ
9 110,400   Webhead123 25 - 1,788,430   bimmy_lee
10 54,800   Jandrem 24 - 4,184,370   KrakenSoup
11 41,500   bimmy_lee 17 - 3,052,900   GhostofSparta
12 15,400   ALTQQ 16 - 4,792,050   Stryphos

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SNES Set - 716/723 (Casper)
Switch: SW-6880-6470-3131


Edited: 03/01/2017 at 11:43 AM by NintendoAge Moderator

Feb 1, 2017 at 12:09:31 AM
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Gradius III   124,700


Bust-A-Move- Stage 46  (6,980,910)

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NES  646 (331 Manuals 319 Boxes)
Wii U 158
SNES 311
N64  189
Original Gameboy 48

 



Edited: 02/28/2017 at 09:43 PM by quest4nes

Feb 1, 2017 at 12:12:26 AM
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Hopefully I can do well at Bust-A-Move.

Feb 1, 2017 at 12:37:21 AM
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Gradius 3 - 41,500




Bust-a-Move - 1,788,430




Getting some early scores in.  First time giving Bust-a-Move a serious try and it's a pretty fun game.  It can get to be a pain really quick if the game doesn't give you the colors you need to clear a board.  However, if you get the right colors early on, you can rack up some decent bonus points as long as your aim is good.  I can't stand the third set of stages that have the bubble background.  Messes with my eyes when they start moving.  I'm not that good at Gradius 3 and need a lot of work on that one.

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Edited: 02/01/2017 at 02:01 AM by bimmy_lee

Feb 1, 2017 at 2:06:06 AM
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can i play nba jam instead  

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Feb 1, 2017 at 2:29:22 AM
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Originally posted by: 42 foot tapewoRm

can i play nba jam instead  


Go for it, but it won't count if you submit a picture    Maybe you should play Mario 3 instead  

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Feb 1, 2017 at 3:06:06 AM
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Originally posted by: bimmy_lee
 
Originally posted by: 42 foot tapewoRm

can i play nba jam instead  
Go for it, but it won't count if you submit a picture    Maybe you should play Mario 3 instead  
lol. im good for 2million one life smb3. i can prob do a lil better than that, but i dont need practice at smb3. 

im playing life force. ive only played that game for prob 10 min ever, before this week. bonus spots pppfffttt. for the birds. makes it about knowledge, not all skill. 
 

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Edited: 02/01/2017 at 03:07 AM by skinnygrinny

Feb 1, 2017 at 3:50:36 AM
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Graduis III - 315,600

Bust-a-move - 27 - 4,675,960






Edited: 02/23/2017 at 04:25 PM by DrStevenJones

Feb 1, 2017 at 7:37:33 AM
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Gradius 323,300



Bust a Move: Level 17


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Edited: 02/28/2017 at 11:53 PM by GhostOfSparta

Feb 1, 2017 at 7:40:38 AM
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Gradius: 1,249,000 (2 loops for +2)

Bust a Move: Round 45: 41,261,630


 




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Edited: 02/27/2017 at 09:05 PM by Gloves

Feb 1, 2017 at 8:10:33 AM
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Saving a post. I've never played Bust-a-move so that should be interesting. Gradius III, on normal difficulty, as long as I don't die stupidly on the speed stage, I should have a chance at a loop.

Bust-A-Move - 4,792,050


Gradius III - 348,600


 

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Edited: 02/16/2017 at 11:37 AM by Stryphos

Feb 1, 2017 at 2:30:44 PM
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Gradius 3 - 110,400



Bust-a-Move - Round 27 (4,712,440)


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Edited: 02/28/2017 at 10:34 PM by Webhead123

Feb 1, 2017 at 5:15:41 PM
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Gradius III is awesome.  Too bad we aren't playing the arcade version...lol.


Edited: 02/01/2017 at 05:17 PM by pegboy

Feb 1, 2017 at 5:19:09 PM
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Originally posted by: pegboy

Gradius III is awesome.  Too bad we aren't playing the arcade version...lol.
That's harder correct?  I felt like 2 lives on normal will be more than enough for the average competitor 

Plus the whole "unlock by rapid firing 16 times in a second" is not something I wanted to try and work around, if I understood that correctly

 

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Edited: 02/01/2017 at 05:20 PM by Brock Landers

Feb 1, 2017 at 5:24:41 PM
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Yeah unlocking arcade mode basically requires a turbo controller. Definitely much harder than the default mode.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 5:31:07 PM
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The up directional button has worn out on my two year old Logitech gamepad. Time to get a new one for the contests... again. At least they're cheap. I'll try to take better care of it.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 5:54:24 PM
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I didn't take pegboys comment as unlocking arcade mode so much as actually playing the arcade version of the game which is quite a bit different and dastardly difficult. Makes the snes version look like a chump.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 5:55:29 PM
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Ah, yes. The actual arcade machine is incredibly difficult by comparison for sure!

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Feb 1, 2017 at 6:06:14 PM
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Originally posted by: Stryphos

I didn't take pegboys comment as unlocking arcade mode so much as actually playing the arcade version of the game which is quite a bit different and dastardly difficult. Makes the snes version look like a chump.
Correct.  The first 3 levels (maybe just the first 2 even) of the arcade game are harder than the entire SNES game.  For people that have never tried it you will be in for a rude awakening after playing the much more accessible SNES version.

 

Feb 1, 2017 at 10:33:53 PM
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Originally posted by: Webhead123

Saved.

Great...two games I'm terrible at. Who knows, maybe I'll surprise myself this month!

...but probably not...


Man I agree. They're great games, but Gradius is pretty intimating. I also can't remember the last time I played a bust a move clone.

Feb 2, 2017 at 9:56:02 AM
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For the rules on Gradius III
Bonus Point -> Per each loop completed, up to a maximum of three loops

What does it mean by loops?

Feb 2, 2017 at 9:56:51 AM
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Originally posted by: Kyleh2486

For the rules on Gradius III
Bonus Point -> Per each loop completed, up to a maximum of three loops

What does it mean by loops?

Beating the game.
 

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Feb 2, 2017 at 11:39:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Kyleh2486

For the rules on Gradius III
Bonus Point -> Per each loop completed, up to a maximum of three loops

What does it mean by loops?
Each loop of the game, as in it will start over on a harder difficulty when you kill the final boss

 

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Feb 2, 2017 at 2:05:30 PM
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Looks like I need to buy me a copy of bust-a-move.