[K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

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[K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby BBH » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:46 pm

(posting this early because I won't be home for the rest of the day)

K10 - Round 4 (Elimination Round 1)

Snow Bros - Nick and Tom [snowbros]


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Year - 1990
Manufacturer - Toaplan
Genre - Platformer

Settings: Default settings (Difficulty Normal, 3 lives, Extra at 100k, etc)
Versions of MAME allowed: WolfMAME 0.106 or WolfMAME 0.148


Button Configuration:
Button 1 - Throw snow
Button 2 - Jump


Round Duration: Sunday April 7tth, 00:00 GMT - Saturday April 13th, 23:59 GMT


World Record - 6,936,220 by Excel-SSC-VAP
MARP Record - 6,958,060 by kangseungkoo
(For all I know there could be a better record, I'm sure Gemant will fill me in as usual)


HISTORY

Inspired by Bubble Bobble, Snow Bros is a 50-stage single-screen platformer in which you wipe out enemies by covering them up with snow and rolling them up into balls... to their death!

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This game could be difficult to fully learn in a week, as for optimal scores you want to "group" enemies as best you can, as clearing the screen of enemies in a single chain reaction is worth a bunch of bonus 10k point items (+8000 points for every enemy hit by a blue ball). Although you may want to focus on getting farther into the game and just clearing stages, the reward of single-screen clears is pretty big to ignore...

Do note that the game kind of has... well, let's just say some minor leeching issues. It's possible to earn big points on the boss stages, as the time limit is pretty generous and when the timer runs out on a boss, it just kicks you ahead to the next stage anyway. The top score on MARP demonstrates what appears to be a very controlled technique for leeching on the last boss as there does not seem to be a timer for the last stage. I'm not 100% sure if it is indeed an "infinite" leech, but seeing as there has no been ruling for it on MARP, and the difficulty in which it takes to get to the last stage, plus the fact that you are putting yourself at risk to pull it off... we will let it slide. I don't think it will be an issue, hopefully I won't be proven wrong!


This is the beginning of the elimination bracket, the round of 32. You must defeat your opponent's score to advance to the next round.

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Good luck to everyone!
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby BBH » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:49 pm

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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby simpsons99 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:57 pm

I would have been good at this round!
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby oldtimes » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Phil Lamat, is a pleasure for me to play against the number 1 of Marp leaderboard.
Personally, i'll do my best since the beginning of the round, hope you like the game and do the same :wink:
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby Barra » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:18 pm

Interesting choice have never even played this sort of game before. Game on!
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby giro-X » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Hm, seems nice, I'm not a beast in these games but I like them.
I'm just worried about being able to beat Sawys who already has a score there and he arrived to half game but... where's the fun if there's no challenge :D

-personal thought, related not to this round but to this tournament events-
I said nothing yet about it but I'm displeased to see what happened with Pengafin (if it's true, and I think it is). Not because of the player, but because of the fact happened, I mean, these things should not happen. To give an idea of my disappointment, let me say that, to play fair and trying to be also good, I stay awake to play in the night with a 10-years-old pc in a cold room with frameskip to enable for 20% of the games to maintain a regular speed, and then? I see a player doing in a day 4/5 of what I did in six days, daring to say on the INP comment that he made the scores with just two plays (and I look to my counter... 90+ plays not counting the real credits used with exercise...), and this already sounds unreal somewhere. Who cares actually of the cold room or the old pc (nobody forces me to play :P ), what I can't stand is that you dared to compare yourself to others in a "I am superior" way and it comes out that you cheated!
At least when we-know-who uploaded that fake score on Hang On, the player didn't make fun of others or play superior :-/
Once again, I would have said nothing and as you see nothing I said when it seemed to be all regular. I can't pretend that everybody do not be vain, but now that we discovered there was the trick behind...
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby chrisbo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:59 pm

giro-X wrote:Hm, seems nice, I'm not a beast in these games but I like them.
I'm just worried about being able to beat Sawys who already has a score there and he arrived to half game but... where's the fun if there's no challenge :D

My opponent looks like he is also good at this game with an even higher score than Sawys but then again it was set 13 years ago. Fingers crossed he hasn't been improving all those years. :D

But hey I'll give it a bash anyway!!
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby sawys » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:03 am

giro-X wrote:Hm, seems nice, I'm not a beast in these games but I like them.
I'm just worried about being able to beat Sawys who already has a score there and he arrived to half game but... where's the fun if there's no challenge :D

Like you say, where's the fun if there's no challenge ;-)
You know, i played this game a long time ago in a french friendship championship (jvrm.net) but i'm almost sure it won't be so easy to reach the same level ^^
I will try to play with you as fair as possible.

If you're ok, we could put K10-J in our description box to see only our scores :-) The letter j is the same as the http://challonge.com/marpk10

To see our scores only clicking on this link could work : Battle J

I edited my old score /10 to be sure i cand upload the score of the k10 on the officiel leaderboard.

Good luck.
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby giro-X » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:33 am

sawys wrote:If you're ok, we could put K10-J in our description box to see only our scores :-) The letter j is the same as the http://challonge.com/marpk10

:D Sure, I never thought of that
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby sawys » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:59 am

giro-X wrote:
sawys wrote:If you're ok, we could put K10-J in our description box to see only our scores :-) The letter j is the same as the http://challonge.com/marpk10

:D Sure, I never thought of that

First game sended and it works :-)
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby sikraiken » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:09 am

The last boss does eventually time out. You are not able to infinitely leech.
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby saulonpb2 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:00 pm

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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby GHEMANT » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:48 pm

This game is regular, no infinite pattern. Last Boss have leeching for 17/18 minuts, then self destruction and +200.000.
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby Goldtimes » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 am

Why there isn't the live scoreboard link?
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Re: [K10] Round 4 - Snow Bros [snowbros]

Postby franco.benedetti » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:58 pm

chrisbo wrote:My opponent looks like he is also good at this game with an even higher score than Sawys but then again it was set 13 years ago. Fingers crossed he hasn't been improving all those years. :D

But hey I'll give it a bash anyway!!


hi chrisbo, it is me, essekappa
indeed i like this game and though i haven't been playing it for quite some time i'm not that rusty :D
i haven't had that much time to play the first three games, maybe i can spare some more hours for this round
good luck :wink:
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