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  • Not trying to flood the forums with threads (though it seems like it).

    This weekend, I'd like some honest MAME competition with some of you on here. If you are an old fart like me and are really into games like Ms. Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Mario Bros., etc... Just post here. Be honest about your scores. Post screen shots if you want.

    I did this at the Tron-Sector forums back in the early millennium and we had a blast. I'm not really a great player but it's fun to keep a local highscore count and try to top it. It's really fun.

    If you are interested, just name a game and let's all check in and play it. Starts Saturday and we'll end it Sunday and top score holder gets bragging rights. :)

    Must be played on a Raspberry Pi and must be MAME.

    GAME ON!!!!

    Oh.. AND EXCUSE ME FOR MISSPELLING FORUM!!! lol.. Damn public school...


  • Phoenix, great shoot em' up.


  • @lilbud I'm in. Let's do this as our first game this weekend. :) Great selection. Next weekend we'll select something else.

    BTW: don't make fun of my score. lol.. :)


  • I better start practicing in Study Hall :)


  • @lilbud Me too. :)


  • I think we need a few more ground-rules for this friendly Phoenix contest. I'd like to propose a few, and see if they're acceptable to everyone.

    a. Only original Amstar or licensed Centuri or Taito roms should be accepted. No bizarre versions or bootlegs.
    b. Must have dip switches set for 3 lives per credit (not 4-6).

    That's all I can think of.

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    great idea! this game is harsh.. the shield effect seems to have a bit of a warm up, as you can hear the sound and see the effect and still be hit if you do it at the last moment :(


  • I'm going to practice today and then this weekend will be official.

    @Lyle_JP said in Fourm Tournament Round 1: Just a little fun:

    I think we need a few more ground-rules for this friendly Phoenix contest. I'd like to propose a few, and see if they're acceptable to everyone.

    a. Only original Amstar or licensed Centuri or Taito roms should be accepted. No bizarre versions or bootlegs.
    b. Must have dip switches set for 3 lives per credit (not 4-6).

    I agree. Let's make some official rules.

    1. Amstar, Centuri and Taito are acceptable.
    2. Only 3 lives allow per game.
    3. No cheats. This is for fun, not to build selfish egos. Don't be retarded, don't cheat.
    4. MAME only. I was going to just make this exclusive to Retropie, but since some of our friends are having issues with setting up MAME, then Linux/Win/DOS/Mac will be allowed. However, you must state what system you are playing because I'm going to put these in different high score brackets. I shouldn't have to explain why, but this is what it will look like by Sunday.

    name/user name country

    PHOENIX: Retropie.org.uk Forums Tournament:

    RETROPIE

    1. McWhorebuckets UK
    2. Kang-a-gross AU
    3. Fatass4areason USA
    4. Imlost74 BMW
    5. Duhhhhh KGMO
      etc..

    PC MAME

    etc..

    MAC MAME

    etc..

    You get the idea

    1. Screen shots to verify score. Preferably with your camera phone, but since that can be a pain in the butt for some, a screen shot is acceptable.
    2. Don't troll. Some of us are going to suck but we don't care because this is really just for fun.
    3. Pausing is acceptable. Sometimes the wife screams because she's demonically possessed.

    Anyone that wants to suggest some rules, or change the ones before the tournament starts, please post soon.

    :)


  • Just to let everyone know, you can play Phoenix in your browser


  • I Am in


  • I keep getting this game confused with 'Demon' (Atari 2600) for some reason. Phoenix isn't easy... and I like that. I'm going to suck at this but I love just joining in on the fun. :)


  • Tournament started. Play as many time you like. Try to take a pic of your highest score. You can post at any time. Sometime on Sunday, let's find out who has placed in what position. I won't even be on the top ten. lol.. but I'm playing like crazy.

    Next weekend, lets decide what game we want to play next.


  • man, this game is f*$#@%ing hard! :D
    This is the result of my first session with my kids messing around: 7170
    [Edit: forgot to mention, it was played in RetroPie.]

    0_1474131909053_phoenix.png

    I'll try again later when they are asleep. :-)


  • @meleu Checkmate
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    Played on Retropie


  • Just for interested Player (like me...) What the hell is

    Phoenix?

    That's not my gameplay! It's just the answer .... Interesting game anyway :)


  • @lilbud it was check, but not a mate one. :-)
    My youngest took a nap and I got 13390.
    Played on RetroPie.
    0_1474144999207_phoenix.png


  • @meleu SON OF A........


  • I gave it a shot, but after about 20. attempts I was filled with anger and frustration ;). I couldn't even get pass 4000 points.

    Bottom line: I'm too old for this sh*t :D


  • @meleu Your move
    0_1474147144608_RetroArch-0917-211757.png


  • @Brigane You are too old for a game made 36 years ago. HOW OLD ARE YOU? :D
    I'm wondering who is young enough for it...

    @lilbud
    impossibiru

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