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Shoot-em-ups Leaderboard & Discussion Game of the Month: Ketsui Death Label (DS)

Jun 20 at 1:33:05 PM
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Hello all and welcome! You may be aware that I love me some shmups (ugh that word amirite?), and I know some of you do too! 

This leaderboard will be a general board for all shoot-em-ups across all forms (vertical, horizontal, etc.) and all systems (Nintendo, Playstation, PC, etc.). Rather than listing out every single game ever and having a very large and very blank leaderboard I will be filling it out by system as people submit scores for games. So, say there's a game you've played not on here, you can still go ahead and post a score and I will add it to the board (assuming it is in fact a shmup). 

Also, it will exist as a general discussion thread for all things shoot-em-up. You can chat in here about the latest shmups, your favorite shmups, your hatred for the term "shmups" and my using it repeatedly. 


Shmup of the Month

Each month I will feature a different game here, and encourage you to give it a go! You certainly don't HAVE to play the game of the month, but it's a fun way to keep things fresh. Also, hey who knows, maybe there will be prizes for the person with the highest score every so often who knows *winky emoticon*.

October's game is...

Ketsui Death Label!



If you don't have a bunch of cash to throw around, maybe go the emulator route for this one. Either way, I highly suggest giving it a look!

Ketsui Death Label is basically a big ol' boss rush mode ripped from the arcade game. It's much less game than the original, but still a quite enjoyable experience overall. 


What Counts as a Shmup?

I've never found exclusion to be a good way of garnering attention, so this will be a very loose rule - if you THINK it is a shmup, it probably will be insofar as this leaderboard thread is concerned. I'll turn down any submissions where someone posts a score from, like, Super Mario Bros and says " Oh but I feel like it's a shmup so it should count"; obvious non-shmups won't be counted. But in general it will be a pretty open system.


How do I sign up?

Just post a score and at least photographic evidence! This will have the same basic rules as the NA contests - take a photo with a camera and your name on a piece of paper or whatever. Screenshots are not allowed.

When signing up please list out the following to go with your score (where applicable):
 
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Leaderboard

Leaderboards are sorted by Console > Game Name > Score. Usernames are clickable and link to that user here on the forum, and scores are clickable and will take you to the provided proof of score (typically an image, maybe a video). I will strive to have each game contain as much info as possible but sometimes a game doesn't have levels or an ending, so stuff like "Progress" may not appear.
 
Atari

Megamania
 
Username Score Mode Date
acromite53 122,620 Game 1, Diff B 2017/06/29


Seaquest
 
Username Score Mode Date
acromite53 199,970 Game 1, Diff B 2017/06/29
 



Game Boy

Solar Striker
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 377,600 Clear (1CC) 2017/06/21
 



Game Gear

Aerial Assault
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 321,990 3-2 2017/09/16
 



NES

1943
 
Username Score Progress Date
Tulpa 68,600 Level 2 2017/06/30


Abadox
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 314,180 Stage 6 2017/06/21
Gloves 302,410 Stage 6 2017/06/23


Back to the Future
 
Username Score Progress Date
Loxx O))) 77,040 Stage 6 2017/07/12


Blade Buster
 
Username Score Mode Date
Gloves 948,600 5 Min Score Attack 2017/10/06
Tulpa 706,200 5 Min Score Attack 2017/06/27


Burai Fighter
 
Username Score Progress Date
guitarzombie 496,670 Final Boss 2017/07/14


Dragon Spirit: The New Legend
 
Username Score Progress Date
Tulpa 86,950 Level 3 2017/06/27


Galaga
 
Username Score Progress Date
dr.robbie 394,130 ??? 2017/06/26
acromite53 319,330 Level 34 2017/06/21


Gradius
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 1,751,000 Loop 3 - Stage 6 2017/06/28


Gun-Nac
 
Username Score Mode Progress Date
guitarzombie 4,839,240 Easy CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/13
Brock Landers 4,564,180 Normal CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/22
Loxx O))) 2,017,710 Intermediate Level 5 2017/07/08


Gun.Smoke
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 332,780 Final Boss 2017/07/18
Loxx O))) 170,280 4th Level Boss 2017/07/06


Gyruss
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 838,900 Loop 2 - Stage 3 2017/07/24
Tulpa 131,200 Stage 7 (Pluto) 2017/06/27


Image Fight
 
Username Score Progress Date
Tulpa 24,600 Level 2 2017/06/29


Legendary Wings
 
Username Score Progress Date
Gloves 4,084,200 Clear (4 loops) 2017/09/19


Life Force
 
Username Score Progress Date
bimmy_lee 197,280 Final Ftage 2017/09/22


Seicross
 
Username Score Date
acromite53 620,000 2017/07/26


Silver Surfer
 
Username Score Progress Date
guitarzombie 740,100 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/05


Sky Shark
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 427,150 Loop 2 - Stage 2 2017/07/26


Star Force
 
Username Score Progress Date
Gloves 6,584,700 CLEAR (1LC) 2017/08/21
acromite53 772,600 Area I 2017/06/28
Tulpa 92,000 Area G 2017/06/28


Star Soldier
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 359,100 Stage 2 2017/06/28
Tulpa 38,700 Stage 2 2017/06/28


Stinger
 
Username Score Date
acromite53 98,207,700 2017/06/29


Terra Cresta
 
Username Score Date
Tulpa 75,500 2017/06/29


Twin Cobra
 
Username Score Progress Date
Gloves 1,351,840 CLEAR (1LC) 2017/09/07
Bea_Iank 1,351,480 CLEAR (1LC) 2017/09/08


Twin Eagle
 
Username Score Date
acromite53 770,100 2017/07/18


Xevious
 
Username Score Date
acromite53 559,150 2017/06/29


Zanac
 
Username Score Progress Date
Tulpa 874,540 Area 5 2017/06/22


Zombie Nation
 
Username Score Difficulty Progress Date
guitarzombie 475,700 Easy Last Boss 2017/06/26
 



Nintendo 3DS

Steel Empire
 
Username Score Mode Progress Date
Gloves 3,098,264 Hard CLEAR (1CC) 2017/10/06
D~Funk 1,772,615 Normal CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/02
 



PC

Stargoose
 
Username Score Progress Date
G-Type 31,731 CLEAR 2017/06/28
 



PS4

Resogun
 
Username Score Mode Date
D~Funk 588,671,890 Survivor Co-Op 2017/07/01
D~Funk 135,007,990 Survivor Single Player 2017/07/01
D~Funk 116,791,370 Arcade/Experienced Single Player 2017/07/01
D~Funk 37,368,550 Commando-Online Co-Op 2017/07/01
D~Funk 5,549,700 Commando-Single Player 2017/07/01
 



Sega CD

Lords of Thunder
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 1,563,770 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/22


Robo Aleste
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 13,742,810 Stage 8 2017/07/02
   



Sega Genesis

Air Buster
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 657,300 Level 5 2017/06/29


Elemental Master
 
Username Score Progress Date
mbd39 115,060 Level 5 2017/10/13


M.U.S.H.A.
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 134,336,320 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/09
  




Super NES

Gradius III
 
Username Score Progress Date
Gloves 512,500 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/29


Imperium
 
Username Score Mode Progress Date
MrPeaPod 28,915 Medium CLEAR (1CC) 2017/10/09


Space Megaforce
 
Username Score Progress Date
Brock Landers 6,843,980 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/10
D~Funk 6,391,180 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/28
mbd39 1,189,980 Level 2 2017/07/08
Loxx O))) 1,143,850 Level 2 2017/07/08
 




TurboGrafx 16

Air Zonk
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 8,418,860 ??? 2017/06/22
acromite53 18,540,590 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/24


Blazing Lazers
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 13,041,110 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/09


Dragon Spirit
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 605,170 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/18


Dead Moon
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 1,928,100 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/22


Ordyne
 
Username Score Progress Date
acromite53 1,928,100 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/07/18


Soldier Blade
 
Username Score Progress Date
D~Funk 2,902,800 CLEAR (1CC) 2017/06/22

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Edited: 10/13/2017 at 07:35 PM by Gloves

Jun 20 at 1:40:24 PM
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What the hell is a shmup?

I like shooters if thats relevant, I can't tell





 

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Originally posted by: Bert

What the hell is a shmup?

I like shooters if thats relevant, I can't tell





 



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Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Jun 20 at 2:06:12 PM
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Aw, why does it have to be a genre I suck at?  

Just put me in last place for every title.  

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I Love Shooters!!   i dont have qdobabox tho  

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I played Abadox for a few minutes on emulator and reached the vertically scrolling second stage. My 16k score probably wasn't worth posting.

I remember renting this as a kid and continuing the second stage for hours before finally getting past it.

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Originally posted by: mbd39

I played Abadox for a few minutes on emulator and reached the vertically scrolling second stage. My 16k score probably wasn't worth posting.

I remember renting this as a kid and continuing the second stage for hours before finally getting past it.
That zig zag portion might as well be Satan's colon. One wrong twitch and you die.  

Also doesn't help that you NEED every single powerup.

 

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The first stage is stupid easy and then the second stage is ridiculous. At least Life Force has the decency to wait until the third stage for the huge difficulty spike.

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Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!

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Originally posted by: Gloves

Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!
Are you trying to ensure pegboy doesn't participate?

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Originally posted by: Brock Landers

Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Shooters are one of the genres that arent that bad for playing on an emulator with a keyboard, imo
 

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Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Gloves

Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!
Are you trying to ensure pegboy doesn't participate?
1CC only! what is this garbage? you all suck at games.

 

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Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers

Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Shooters are one of the genres that arent that bad for playing on an emulator with a keyboard, imo
 
That sounds absolutely horrible

 

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Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers

Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Shooters are one of the genres that arent that bad for playing on an emulator with a keyboard, imo
 
That sounds absolutely horrible

 
No worse than Doom, really.

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Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Gloves

Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!
Are you trying to ensure pegboy doesn't participate?
1CC only! what is this garbage? you all suck at games.

 

Lol I'm just trying to be inclusive. If you guys would prefer more strict rules that'd be fine. My thought was simply that someone who gets a 1LC is going to get a higher score than someone who uses continues anyway, so the more skilled player shouldn't have to worry about those who can't beat a game without getting themselves killed.
 

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Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers

Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Shooters are one of the genres that arent that bad for playing on an emulator with a keyboard, imo
 
That sounds absolutely horrible

 
No worse than Doom, really.
I never had to restart Doom from the begining because I nudged a wall though


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Originally posted by: Gloves
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Gloves

Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!
Are you trying to ensure pegboy doesn't participate?
1CC only! what is this garbage? you all suck at games.

 

Lol I'm just trying to be inclusive. If you guys would prefer more strict rules that'd be fine. My thought was simply that someone who gets a 1LC is going to get a higher score than someone who uses continues anyway, so the more skilled player shouldn't have to worry about those who can't beat a game without getting themselves killed.
 
They're teasing pegboy, the other resident shmup champion, who is known for being.... opinionated

 


Edited: 06/20/2017 at 02:56 PM by Brock Landers

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oh my god!

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Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Brock Landers

Sounds fun. Besides not having time, I don't currently have a way to actually play most of my shooters, but will try to participate at some point

Shooters are one of the genres that arent that bad for playing on an emulator with a keyboard, imo
 
That sounds absolutely horrible

 
No worse than Doom, really.
I never had to restart Doom from the begining because I nudged a wall though
I guess you're right.

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Originally posted by: Brock Landers
 
Originally posted by: Gloves
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: Loxx O)))
 
Originally posted by: Gloves

Haha yeah, I chose Abadox for this month because it's not a full month and it's really a very tough game.

That said, one of the "rules" I didn't make clear in the OP: you can use continues and such, no problem. It's more about high score than progress, so whatever you want to do per game is up to you. Obviously a game with an ending and only one loop will require not using continues to get a really high score, but it's an open thing - get whatever score you can and it will be accepted!
Are you trying to ensure pegboy doesn't participate?
1CC only! what is this garbage? you all suck at games.

 

Lol I'm just trying to be inclusive. If you guys would prefer more strict rules that'd be fine. My thought was simply that someone who gets a 1LC is going to get a higher score than someone who uses continues anyway, so the more skilled player shouldn't have to worry about those who can't beat a game without getting themselves killed.
 
They're teasing pegboy, the other resident shmup champion, who is known for being.... opinionated

 


Of course, lol. Makes sense.  

I know a lot of people who plays shmups (I'm a casual presence on the system11 forums) and there are a bunch of different opinions around on how leaderboards should function, and I get that. Thing is, this isn't system11 or any other shmup-focused forum, so my primary goal here is to have fun and get others playing shmups for fun, too. I hope to see pegboy and others pop in from time to time and post some awesome scores, I'd love some competition!  

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Originally posted by: skinnygrinny

oh my god!

Haha, gonna put up some scores?  
 

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I like the genre but I suck at them. Would be easy for me to post low scores in no time.   I think I've beaten the first level of Abadox maybe a few times.

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Originally posted by: Gloves
 
Originally posted by: skinnygrinny

oh my god!
Haha, gonna put up some scores?  

ya,ya you know i wont be able to resist putting up scores better than yours and pegboys! 
 

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