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Offline Zmick_tricK

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Zmick's Blog & Dinky PBs Thread
« on: February 27, 2015, 09:12:46 PM »
I like celebrating when I get live PBs, but I figure why not multiply the fun by sharing them here? :) This thread is just going to be me sharing my successes in various point-grabbing endeavors. 

Tonight, I achieved a new PB in Bubbles - 127,440!!!!! It's the first time I've been able to squeeze just a few more points before dying to get the extra live at 125k. As you can see, I didn't last much longer than that, but I'm just getting started working on my Bubbles skills.  Kreygasm
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 11:39:36 PM »
"Do not criticize, question, suggest or opine anything about an upcoming CAG event, no matter how constructive or positive your intent may be. You will find nothing but pain and frustration, trust me. Just go, or don't go, and :-X either way!" -ChrisP, 3/29/15
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 11:11:03 AM »
More Kreygasm hype, because my new PB in Bubbles is 138,160. This is the sixth PB in one week. Either I'm improving at an historical rate, or this game isn't quite as hard as I used to think it was. Still hard, though  :o I'm not so much getting farther into the game as I am feeling a lot more comfortable with point pressing on the easier beginning levels. Especially by grabbing broomsticks and lying wait by the drain for the ants to come out to snag points.

I love Bubbbles  8)

EDIT: New PB again- 138, 790. Maybe I should hold off for a bit before I post another. This is all coming way too quickly. How about I come back when I've hit 200k? :)
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 05:56:39 PM »
Just scored in Bubbles: 158,250. I felt like I was going to hit 200k, but had 2 dumb deaths in a row just after hitting 100k. Was able to hold on for a new PB. I didn't record the game, so you're just going to have to trust me :)
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 12:10:13 PM »
Boom, boom, boom!!!! On a roll here. New Bubbles PB: 172,040  <YSG>

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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
congrats sir....Bubbles is a tough one. Can't wait to that million
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 04:44:53 PM »
The 31-year-old world record on Bubbles was broken last night:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=339205

Keep after it.  It's pretty rewarding to keep plugging away at a game and eventually taking it higher than you thought possible.
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200k Bubbles, another stuff
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 06:05:06 PM »
 <YSG>  <YSG> <YSG> <YSG> <YSG>

I know I've been reporting too many of my Bubbles PBs (I really should wait till I hit milestones rather than make this an unbearable thread every time I improve my best by 1 point  FailFish), buuuuuuuuuuut, I did hit a pretty big milestone today.

I got two games over 200k in Bubbles. The first one was unrecorded, but the second one, my new pb of 221,080 was done on wolfmame .106 with input recording on, meaning that it is submissible to TG and would be good for 4th place on the MAME scoreboard :)

Now- will I submit this one, or will I wait a short bit to see if I can quickly take over the #3 spot (currently 362,280)? Decisions, decisions! I want to at least take a few days to see if I'm still wildly shooting upward in score or if 200k is going to be a plateau.

Playing on wolfmame .106 rather than the version I want to use is annoying, so I think I'll mostly play on MAMEUI64, especially when streaming, but if I'm getting closer to a milestone or a score I want to submit, I'll play some games on wolfmame106 until I hit my mark.

RE: Robotron, I'm still gunning for that million. I've been getting plenty of 700k+ games lately, which tells me that I might be close. Unfortunately, I've had too many games where I blow life after life and thousands of points on stupid stuff like killing the last enemy before grabbing points on the brain levels or getting myself trapped out of a successful herd pattern by Hulks in the grunt swarm levels.  <mad>
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 06:56:15 PM »
I performed horribly in most of my games tonight, but I do have a respectable PB in Splat to announce: 116k. Not a world record, but fairly close to it :)
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2015, 04:53:13 PM »
It's been quite some time since I've PBd in any arcade games, but I did get a HUGE PB in Contra - 11:37! My first sub-12 run. I'm set to get sub-11 soon with a number of places I know I'm capable of saving time. I just need to get a streak of attempts in to put a good run together.

It's my first run ever on speedrun.com! Number 23. It's a start :) http://www.speedrun.com/Contra

I will be doing some heavy Robotron and Bubbles streaming over the summer. Gotta get them million point games! :)
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 05:08:18 PM »
keep going good and building your repertoire sir
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 10:26:11 AM »
I had 800k in Robotron with several extra lives during my morning stream today. I'm upset that I blew away such a good start, but it's the best score I've gotten in quite some time. I have a good feeling that 1 million can happen very soon if I dedicate a stretch of time towards making it happen.

Here is the highlight on Twitch. I paused several times during the game, so you can decide for yourself if you think it "counts"  <Walter>. I was just playing for fun without any intention of submitting it anywhere.

http://www.twitch.tv/zmick_trick/c/6858142
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2015, 08:07:52 PM »
It feels like forever since I posted here!

On a whim, I decided to fire Galaga up today for the first time in several weeks. On my second game, I got a new PB of 178,920! This beat my old PB by almost 30k points. I think I'll be spending some quality time with this game in the coming weeks to see what I can do :) From watching vids on youtube, the game doesn't seem to get much harder as it goes on, but, well... I'll see for myself if that's really the case :)
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926k Robotron
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 06:44:34 PM »
I just got 926k Robotron off-stream. I'm not sure if this is a PB since I don't actually remember what my PB is, but it's definitely the best game I've had since joining DKF.

I have it recorded, although I can't say I know what format it is in. I'm using the Linux version of MAME available from the Software Center in Linux Mint and recorded via the GNOME Arcade frontend. I have to take a look at it later and figure that out.

A disappointing ending as I had 2 lives left after 925k and lost them both in a blink of an eye. Getting closer, though :) 1 million has to happen soon enough. From there, the game doesn't get more difficult, so multiple millions could be in my future.
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Re: My Dinky PBs Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 07:42:07 PM »
1 million on Robotron is a great milestone. You are almost there!
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