Tuesday's bonus points to BBH.
And I'll predict a clean sweep for BBH, especially since I'm heading off to London later today for CGE UK this weekend. I doubt I woud be able to match his latest submission, though, as the game has been kicking the crap out of me the last couple of nights. Not counting all the times I restarted after dying unfairly on wave 3 or 4 (and there were a lot of those), I think my best run was about 450K.
Dang, that's some pretty unfortunate timing on your end.
Restarting after just Wave 4? Hell, I always hit Esc if I die on Wave 5... sometimes I even hit Esc if I get an unfavorable level layout that prevents me from protecting the Mikey in time. But yes, I've been getting my ass handed to me so many times, I'm really not at all consistent at this. I'm just persistent I guess...
Even though the emulation seems to have improved, I believe it still plays harder than the actual arcade machine. The other thing I noticed was that the robotryo romset appears to play easier. I'm fairly sure my machine and the one at Funspot are both the yellow-orange variety so maybe that explains why the robotron romset appears harder to me. I'd actually like to get a solid-blue PCB so that I could compare the two.
It's hard for me to make a judgment on it, as I've never played on TGTS on an arcade cabinet... only the marathon-friendly defaults. I had a much easier time in the arcade though compared to MAME, but that could've been because the arcade machine was most likely set to difficulty 3 instead of 5... plus I do feel more comfortable with the dual joystick control of course.
Congrats again BBH...nice game!
The TJT wrote:p.s. Pretty bold brain tactics this time BBH ;)
yeah, getting past Wave 15 without dying was a nice treat. No such luck on my next submission, though. :X