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MAME ROW #154 - Galmedes



  • The tough thing about Galmedes is the ship explosions are so large they obscure enemy bullets.



  • I also like the approach of having the weapons as a sort of shield. I think the SNES game Axelay does the same concept btw.. A note about the score and continue system, a continue will not reset the position in level and your score continues too. That's a bit odd, because usually in other games a continue will reset the score too. This is a really bad decision from design standpoint, because that means (back in the day) those with more money was rewarded with a better score.



  • @thelostsoul Using the weapon as a shield is the key to beating Forgotten Worlds too. I agree that not resetting the score on continue is cheese.



  • @IanDaemon said in MAME ROW #154 - Galmedes:

    The tough thing about Galmedes is the ship explosions are so large they obscure enemy bullets.

    I have the same problem with Giga Wing. All those stupid medals clutter the screen and by the time you pick out what can kill you from the stuff you are supposed to grab, you're already dead...



  • @VictimRLSH There is a lot of stuff on screen at times in Giga Wing, but "gold is good" and "blue and red are bad". Don't try to get everything.



  • Ok, here is a start. I still lose very easily and the enemies are shooting fast. In case you didn't know, you can hold the fire button to charge to release a big special attack, different for each weapon. I think you can do that indefinitely, but the trade off is that you can't shoot while charging. My score isn't impressive by any means, so I hope you have something to beat now. :-)
    Note: Keep in mind, the score will not reset after a continue, so you have to wait until countdown is expired or just restart the game from emulator menu.

    Score: 22000

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  • @IanDaemon said in MAME ROW #154 - Galmedes:

    @VictimRLSH There is a lot of stuff on screen at times in Giga Wing, but "gold is good" and "blue and red are bad". Don't try to get everything.

    If I play on a big screen it is less of a problem because everything is easier to see, that only happens a lot on the handheld. I know the medals are just score multipliers, but THE SHINY...



  • Not a world record, but a small improvement. The game is hard as hell and I am not in top form.
    Info, which probably nobody cares: Btw, funny I misspelled my initials. Didn't realize the v was a u, which also directly follows it in alphabetical. I missed the option to go back to correct it, which some games have.

    Score: 29200

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    That's a good score, considering I cannot get past 22500. The game is difficult, but it's interesting - the music is nice and the graphics too. Reminds me of Blazing Lasers a bit.



  • @mitu Yes, I like the overall game feeling and the weapons mechanic gives it a little bit of a twist. You really need to spam a lot with charging and always move around.



  • If my ankle wasn't broken right now and my arcade stuff inaccessible I'd post some screens.



  • @IanDaemon Ouch, Get well soon! At least you heart isn't broken. :-) If you like, you can play and post later, if the next games aren't interesting to you. I need to go back to some of the entries too, as I wasn't active (here, not in general) for a while.



  • @thelostsoul Now that I got my controller mount rebuilt I need to go back to digging up the old games and necroposting again. LOL



  • @VictimRLSH LOL I looked up what "necroposting" means and this is the definition I found:

    Posting to something on the internet for the first time in quite a few months or years. Usually n00bs do this, but sometimes a pro will do it to make people laugh.

    I saw some of your postings, where you dig into older games. Should start doing this too, so people have a good laugh.
    Edit: The only "problem" with this approach I see here is, that the current game will have less focus and go down in the list. What about pinning the current weeks played main game?



  • That sounds like a good idea, you'll get more votes and participation that way.



  • @thelostsoul said in MAME ROW #154 - Galmedes:

    Edit: The only "problem" with this approach I see here is, that the current game will have less focus and go down in the list. What about pinning the current weeks played main game?

    You could pin/unpin instead of posting "MAME ROW # is now live!" and it wouldn't necessarily create more work on your part,



  • @IanDaemon At least the "is now live!" post have the benefit of getting a notification, so people don't just forget to check, especially with 2 weeks cycle.


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    My best score so far is 31600 (sorry for the screenshot quality). This game needs a lot of practice.

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  • @mitu Nice one! There is a lot of enemy spam and the bullets are quite fast. Are you also constantly switching the weapons and do charge shot? My hats off, I don't know if I will make it so far again.


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    @thelostsoul Not switching much. For the beginning, I use the spread gun (Wide), then, midway though the 1st busy tunnel at the beginning, I switch to the laster gun once I get the 3rd upgrade and your shot gets 3 rays.
    What gets me is the next stage at the tunnel exit, when you have to face the 3-spread-bullet ships and the bigger ship that shoots the bullet storm.

    If you've upgraded your laser gun during the previous section, you can take the bigger ship and snipe the smaller ones, but the moments when you have to dance between the bullet storms is what gets me. You can practice using save states, but - as I said - it takes some practice, at least for a shmup beginner like me.



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