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Nesruler Contest Presents: Mario Bros. (Arcade) Going away for the night so ill start this early!

Aug 2, 2009 at 7:46:13 PM
nesruler22 (94)
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Hey guys going away for the night so i thought i would start this one early!

Thi weeks game is Mario Bros the arcade Verison
Post your rules here!
End nexts sunday at 10 PM Central!
Good Luck!
Jeremy


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Aug 3, 2009 at 3:09:40 AM
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Interesting... Here's what Twin Galaxies has to say.

Variation: NTSC - Points [Default]
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Rules: Difficulty A [3 Lives to Start & 1 Bonus Life at 20,000]

Special Rules: Please note that the score rolls over at 1 Million Points, so feel free to play onwards.

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Aug 3, 2009 at 9:10:11 AM
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Twin Galaxies' rules are fine by me.

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Aug 3, 2009 at 3:15:21 PM
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Originally posted by: OneColdMonkey

Special Rules: Please note that the score rolls over at 1 Million Points, so feel free to play onwards.

"my score only says 5,370, but the score rolled over at 1,000,000, honest!"


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Aug 3, 2009 at 3:39:41 PM
arch_8ngel (68)
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Originally posted by: NES HERBALIST

Originally posted by: OneColdMonkey

Special Rules: Please note that the score rolls over at 1 Million Points, so feel free to play onwards.

"my score only says 5,370, but the score rolled over at 1,000,000, honest!"



Hah!  Considering that the Twin Galaxies high score is over 8 million, and they have multiple >1MM point scores, this might be a genuine concern...

Maybe the winner is the first one to post 999,999?

Or are the phases numbered indefinitely?  Maybe highest phase reached?

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Aug 3, 2009 at 6:44:48 PM
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Aug 3, 2009 at 6:45:50 PM
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if there are guys that are going to score over 1 million i may as well stop playing now..

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Edited: 08/03/2009 at 06:46 PM by nes_king

Aug 3, 2009 at 6:52:19 PM
arch_8ngel (68)
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Originally posted by: nes_king

if there are guys that are going to score over 1 million i may as well stop playing now..


I haven't played this game in a long time, so I have no recollection of the scoring mechanism.

Since we're not going to deal with the hassle of video submissions, I would propose that the first person to post 999,999 (or the closest to it) will be declared the winner, if anybody actually does that well.

Basically, we should all agree that we will not acknowledge scoring rollovers, and in the event of a tie, the first person to have posted the highest score wins.


Nes King, Since I know you're a solid gamer I'm guessing the rule I'm suggesting won't be necessary.  But it is probably best to be prepared.

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Aug 3, 2009 at 7:19:37 PM
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^^ i agree with everything here... rules established!!

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Aug 3, 2009 at 7:31:54 PM
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Edited: 08/03/2009 at 07:32 PM by Dain

Aug 3, 2009 at 9:59:42 PM
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Dain plays his NES games on a TV on the floor? I have to say I'm kinda disapointed! C'mon man, the best of us at LEAST needs a TV stand and a comfy chair!

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Aug 3, 2009 at 10:09:45 PM
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So I've found something that can be abused in this game...

It's possible to milk the ice monsters for 500 points a pop, starting in Phase 9. I don't know how many would be considered "abuse", but it's possible to kill quite a few when you only have one enemy left, with the only difficulty being occasionally dodging a green fireball. I guess it would be too boring to get a really high score this way, but thought it was worth pointing out.

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Aug 3, 2009 at 10:39:23 PM
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^^ yeah i dont think we have to worry about that.

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Aug 3, 2009 at 11:17:57 PM
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Yeah, it's nowhere near as lucrative as milking certain levels in Wrecking Crew...

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Aug 4, 2009 at 6:20:14 AM
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Originally posted by: OneColdMonkey

Dain plays his NES games on a TV on the floor? I have to say I'm kinda disapointed! C'mon man, the best of us at LEAST needs a TV stand and a comfy chair!

Bah! 

This is how I played back in the day (on the floor), so it's actually how I prefer to play now. Granted, it does start to hurt my aging back a bit. We are planning on adding some furniture to the game room soon because the wife wants chairs to sit in while playing. We couldn't until recently because there was no room on the floor!


Aug 4, 2009 at 8:32:59 AM
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Originally posted by: Dain

Originally posted by: OneColdMonkey

Dain plays his NES games on a TV on the floor? I have to say I'm kinda disapointed! C'mon man, the best of us at LEAST needs a TV stand and a comfy chair!

Bah! 

This is how I played back in the day (on the floor), so it's actually how I prefer to play now. Granted, it does start to hurt my aging back a bit. We are planning on adding some furniture to the game room soon because the wife wants chairs to sit in while playing. We couldn't until recently because there was no room on the floor!


Does this mean we need to plop a TV on the ground outside at the campout for you to play on? haha


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Aug 4, 2009 at 8:47:22 AM
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Originally posted by: Penguin

Does this mean we need to plop a TV on the ground outside at the campout for you to play on? haha


I thought Paul rigged the bouncy Elmo with a TV and surround sound?

Aug 4, 2009 at 2:43:39 PM
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Had some time at lunch today:



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Aug 4, 2009 at 3:17:57 PM
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Nice. what phase did you reach?

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Aug 4, 2009 at 3:56:13 PM
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this shit gets too hard for me when i get around 80,000 - 90,000... i will keep trying though (this game kinda sucks).

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Aug 4, 2009 at 4:07:47 PM
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Really? I died around that score the couple of times I played yesterday, but that was because I was going out of my way to try and maximize combos. It seems impractical to get more than a 3-hit combo, and if you fail to get the subsequent coins for the kills then you've basically wasted the effort.

I do think the way momentum is handled takes some getting used to, though. It's not your usual "Mario physics"

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Aug 4, 2009 at 4:33:08 PM
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How come nes_king's copy shows which phase he is in?
Mine does too, and I'm curious why everyone's doesn't. Different revision?

Aug 4, 2009 at 5:08:45 PM
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Originally posted by: arch_8ngel

Originally posted by: nes_king

if there are guys that are going to score over 1 million i may as well stop playing now..


I haven't played this game in a long time, so I have no recollection of the scoring mechanism.

Since we're not going to deal with the hassle of video submissions, I would propose that the first person to post 999,999 (or the closest to it) will be declared the winner, if anybody actually does that well.

Basically, we should all agree that we will not acknowledge scoring rollovers, and in the event of a tie, the first person to have posted the highest score wins.


Nes King, Since I know you're a solid gamer I'm guessing the rule I'm suggesting won't be necessary.  But it is probably best to be prepared.


I would had voted for a phase record instead of a first to get 999,999 points, but since I'm late on the rules debate I guess we're going to stick on the 999,999 maximum score.
I guess we MUST play with only one player, right?

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Aug 4, 2009 at 5:55:20 PM
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Originally posted by: AllYourBase

How come nes_king's copy shows which phase he is in?
Mine does too, and I'm curious why everyone's doesn't. Different revision?




i was wondering this too!

also how come i see luigi and mario on there screen?


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Aug 4, 2009 at 6:00:11 PM
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Guil - I don't think there would be any advantage playing with 2 players, but we're just using "defaults" (1 player, game A).

I really don't think there is a legitimate risk of a bunch of people breaking a million. It's doable, but would take a few hours, I think. It would get REALLY boring.


nes_king/AllYourBase - They're taking pictures of the demo screen. I guess it's possible that different revisions of the game have different "attract modes"...

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