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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #210 on: December 04, 2016, 03:18:29 AM »
Maybe. The game is like Joust, but it has more of the physics of Mario Bros, so Joust might actually confuse people a bit beyond simply being similar in how you flap to fly and hit from above to kill people (in KQ you also die if you get hit from behind). Joust would probably help some, but, sadly, we have yet to acquire one at our Up Down location (I know... it's ridiculous that we don't have that game! Nor do we have Robotron yet!). Thanks for reminding me to continue to hound them about this!

A large part of the game is highly dependent upon one's ability to mash the button past a certain speed (which is actually decently fast) and maintain this for possibly minutes on end, so building up one's speed and stamina potential can really come in handy. That's the main reason people have been getting into it.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #211 on: December 04, 2016, 07:01:27 AM »
Maybe. The game is like Joust, but it has more of the physics of Mario Bros, so Joust might actually confuse people a bit beyond simply being similar in how you flap to fly and hit from above to kill people (in KQ you also die if you get hit from behind). Joust would probably help some, but, sadly, we have yet to acquire one at our Up Down location (I know... it's ridiculous that we don't have that game! Nor do we have Robotron yet!). Thanks for reminding me to continue to hound them about this!

A large part of the game is highly dependent upon one's ability to mash the button past a certain speed (which is actually decently fast) and maintain this for possibly minutes on end, so building up one's speed and stamina potential can really come in handy. That's the main reason people have been getting into it.
Well not having it does explain why they aren't playing Joust.  My guess is if they did have this game, it would probably be at least the 2nd most popular classic arcade game behind Track N' Field.  In fact if I were you I would at least make the argument about the similarities between Killer Queen, and Joust, and how it would attract some of the Killer Queen players.  It couldn't hurt.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #212 on: December 10, 2016, 04:34:18 AM »
George, as a follow up to our previous conversation, I asked our manager why we don't have a Joust machine and he said that we almost had one months ago but that the manager of the Des Moines Up Down was just lazy about putting side art on it so then we never got it. How lame is that?!

In other news, I'm teaching some people BT and DK, as well as I'm trying to get decent at Arkanoid (I currently suck). I also finally got a respectable 1-loop ICB score of 5250, which makes me the current leader at our Up Down.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #213 on: December 14, 2016, 05:34:19 AM »
A fellow employee and I are on a quest to get good at Out Run. Gonna try to complete the game on every path, then start going for a decent high score. Put up 4.7B in my first 15 minutes playing the game. Should be able to top that pretty easily next time I play.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #214 on: December 14, 2016, 06:49:14 AM »
A fellow employee and I are on a quest to get good at Out Run. Gonna try to complete the game on every path, then start going for a decent high score. Put up 4.7B in my first 15 minutes playing the game. Should be able to top that pretty easily next time I play.

4.7B...as in 4.7 billion? I would say you're off to a pretty good start.  Kappa
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #215 on: December 14, 2016, 10:43:17 AM »
Lol, my bad, I miss-counted the digits!  ::) Somehow I got it in my head that the WR was 52B and that I only had 4.7B.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #216 on: December 14, 2016, 12:41:36 PM »
Outrun Kreygasm go sir

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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #217 on: December 14, 2016, 12:45:09 PM »
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #218 on: December 24, 2016, 02:32:10 AM »
Completed Out Run for the first time two days ago. Finished with 1 second to spare! Got my current PB of 9,999,790. I'm finally getting to the point where I've almost got the first 3 sections of my route memorized, so I'm starting to be able to take those sections with a lot less downshifting on the hard turns. Had several 8M games tonight, so in just one day my average has gone up quite a bit. I really like this game, as it is so similar to Cruis'n. I can't wait to learn all the paths and log scores for them.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #219 on: January 02, 2017, 12:34:42 AM »
Completed Out Run for the second time a couple days ago with 3.3 seconds left and got 12.15m. FYI, I maybe play 4-5 attempts every few days, if it seems my progress seems slow. I've been using the path of right, left, right, right. For those experienced in this game, what is the best path? Thanks!
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #220 on: January 02, 2017, 12:42:34 AM »
Below is a text dump of my 2016 goals. Chronic back issues really put a damper on me reaching these goals, but I also, once again, prioritized gaming quite low on my list of must-do for the year. However, working at Up Down now has really started to accelerate me back into the hobby.



THE FOLLOWING IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND BEING UPDATED TO REPRESENT MY 2016 GOALS
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Preface to 2016 goals: Since I now work at Up Down (a barcade) in Minneapolis, I hope to be able to resume some of my gaming goals -primarily in terms of my Arcade gaming goals, but I might even add some Pinball goals. I'll also probably be adding in some Fighter game goals to expand my horizons a bit. I got a newer Mac in early 2016, so I hope to get a better camera by the end of this year so maybe I can resume streaming on twitch every so often (I don't have a smuch time as I did back in college). I will be removing many of my console goals for the time being since my consoles are in storage for probably at least the next year. And, yes, I know some of the scores listed as the "WR" are inaccurate. For now I just took the scores I found on Twin Galaxies' website. I'll make those more accurate as I look more closely into each game.

General Note: This list can be changed to be made harder as I see fit. If I am finding a goal too easy, I will bump it up a bit. Already done this with several games in the past. I'll be noting when I up a PB in the main thread if it is significant and then editing this first post as I progress.

GENERAL GOALS: (2016 goals are in red)

60-in-1 game goals:

Note: I intend to put my 60-in-1 cab at my church with my high scores listed on the side with bounties (probably candy bars/pop) for if any of the youth can beat my top scores. This will hopefully motivate me to up my scores!
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Game                                            PB                                Goal                                WR
1942...............................................?...................................1M.............................13,360,960
1943...............................................?...................................1M..............................2,947,360
Kai..................................................?.....................................?...............................4,219,770
Amidar............................................?.....................................?..............................19,225,030
Arkanoid..........................................?.....................................?...............................1,658,110
Bomb Jack.......................................?...................................1M..............................20,010,960
Burger Time..............................2,540,200............................8M...............................~11M
Centipede....................................~75K.............................~600k.............................7,111,111
Congo Bongo....................................?....................................?................................1,506,300
Crush Roller.....................................?.....................................?................................2,514,100
Dig Dug......................................259,390..............................1M..............................5,225,160
Dig Dug 2........................................?.....................................?.....................................?
Donkey Kong Jr..........................189,700................................1M.............................1,412,200
Donkey Kong 3 (gotta check settings)..?...................................1M.............................8,772,700
Frogger.......................................~40k.................................100k.............................970,440
Galaga(slow fire).........................~200k.................................1M.............................15,999,990
Galaga (Fast Mode).......................~1M..................................2M...............................3,210,590
Galaga 3..........................................?.....................................?...............................1,393,200
Galaxian..........................................?...................................100k............................2,010,000
Gun Smoke......................................?.....................................?...............................2,247,650
Gyruss.............................................?.....................................?..............................47,024,400
Hustler.............................................?.....................................?..............................31,889,240
Jr. Pac-Man......................................?.....................................?................................3,330,950
Jr. Pac-Man (Fast Mode)....................?.....................................?..................................451,080
Jumping Jack....................................?.....................................?................................1,001,690
Juno First.........................................?.....................................?...............................78,888,980
King and Balloon...............................?.....................................?..................................51,680
Ladybug...........................................?.....................................?................................1,081,370
Mappy..............................................?.....................................?................................2,313,890
Millipede...........................................?.....................................?...............................10,627,331
Moon Cresta.....................................?.....................................?.................................152,100
Mr. Do.............................................?.....................................?...............................30,075,000
Mr. Do’s Castle..................................?.....................................?..................................421,780
Ms. Pac-Man.....................................?.....................................?.................................933,580
Ms. Pac-Man (Fast mode)...................?...................................500K..............................947,380
New Rally X......................................?.....................................?.................................181,430
Pac-Man...........................................?.....................................?................................3,333,360
Pac-Man (Fast Mode).........................?.....................................?................................3,333,360
Pac-Man Plus....................................?.....................................?................................3,466,600
Pac-Man Plus (Fast mode)..................?.....................................?.....................................?
Pengo..............................................?.....................................?................................1,217,650
Phoenix............................................?.....................................?................................1,007,115
Pinball Action....................................?.....................................?.....................................?
Pleiades............................................?.....................................?...............................1,164,900
Pooyan.............................................?.....................................?................................1,609,250
Qix..................................................?.....................................?................................1,666,604
Scramble..........................................?.....................................?................................1,147,580
Shao-Lin’s Road.................................?.....................................?.....................................?
Space Invaders.............................24,510.............................100k................................184,870
Space Panic.......................................?.....................................?..................................48,960
Super Breakout..................................?.....................................?....................................2,081
Super Cobra......................................?.....................................?.................................309,410
Super Pac-Man...................................?.....................................?...............................12,111,640
Tank Battalion....................................?.....................................?.....................................?
The End............................................?.....................................?..................................59,420
Time Pilot..........................................?.....................................?...............................15,000,000
Van-Van Car......................................?.....................................?.....................................?
Xevious.............................................?.....................................?................................9,999,990
Zaxxon..............................................?.....................................?...............................4,680,740

Arcade Games Unique to Up Down

Game                                            PB                                Goal                                WR
APB................................................?...................................?.............................1,002,324
Arkanoid......................................~35k...............................1M............................1,658,110
Crazy Taxi.......................................?...................................?............................106,833.09
Crystal Castles.................................?................................800K............................910,722
Defender....................................~150k...............................1M...........................79,976,975
Fix-It Felix Jr...................................?.................................200K............................296,100
Ice Cold Beer...............................~35k...............................100K............................552,320
Ice Cold Beer (one loop)................5,250..............................5,300...............................?
Moon Patrol.....................................?.................................250K.........................1,414,660
Off Road..........................................?...................................?...................................?
Out Run....................................12,15x,xxx............................?.............................52,897,690
Popeye........................................~50k...............................500K..........................3,023,060
Punch Out........................................?...................................?............................18,999,970
Smash TV........................................?...................................?.............................19,777,280
Tapper.........................................~70k...............................200K.........................10,361,550
Tempest (out of commission)..............?...................................?.............................1,728,329
Tetris..............................................?....................................?.............................2,072,133
Vs. Excitebike...................................?...................................?.............................3,644,445
Vs. Super Mario Bros.........................?....................................?.............................3,404,400   

Paperboy (need to add multi-track info)

Track & Field

Event                                WR (that is known)                  My PB
100m...........................................?.................................7.95s
Long Jump....................................?.................................9.72m
Javelin.........................................?.................................99.43m
Hurdles........................................?.................................10.34s
Hammer Throw.............................?.................................98.67m
High Jump....................................?..................................2.48m
One Loop Variation........................?.................................91690
One Man Variation.........................?....................................?
Marathon......................................?..............................2,008,300


Hydro Thunder

Race                          WR time (that is known)                My PB
Arctic Circle............................1:34.49................................?
Far East.................................1:25.18................................?
Greek Isles.............................1:30.39................................?
Hydro Speedway.....................1:36.63................................?
Lake Powell............................1:35.86................................?
Lost Island.............................1:31.63................................?
N.Y. Disaster..........................1:35.23................................?
Nile Adventure........................2:43.87................................?
Ship Graveyard.......................1:31.82................................?
Thunder Park..........................1:31.49................................?

Pinballs at Up Down

Game                                            PB                                Goal                                WR
Addams Family..................................?...................................?.........................6,203,540,060   
Attack From Mars..............................?...................................?........................100,292,017,250
Family Guy.......................................?...................................?...........................466,148,540   
Funhouse.........................................?...................................?...........................212,139,280
Ghostbusters.....................................?...................................?........................11,828,602,800
Iron Man........................................2.3M..............................50M.........................295,759,370
Metallica...........................................?...................................?.........................1,242,038,660   
South Park........................................?...................................?.........................2,089,198,570   
Star Trek: The Next Generation...........?...................................?.........................27,357,730,000
Terminator 2.....................................?...................................?..........................4,605,932,060

CRUIS'N USA:

Note: I became an owner of a CUSA upright arcade cab in 2014, so this will allow me more opportunity to pursue improving my CUSA times this year. In 2014 I also introduced myself to some of the twitch.tv streamers of the N64 version of this game and they ended up finding some evidence of even better times having been performed on this game bitd (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=100.msg13851#msg13851), so now there is more incentive for me to continue trying to improve on this game.

2016 goal: Get the WR on every CUSA Arcade track:

Key:
* means I have the WR
# means this race is only available during the 'all-tracks' race, and thus (usually) requires much more effort to play and improve on

Note: I will be playing all tracks on the hardest difficulty for the 2016 year on forward.

Race                          WR time (that is known)                My PB
Appalachia............................1:38.69............................1:38.72
Arizona.................................1:27.98............................1:27.74*
Beverly Hills..........................1:34.99............................1:36.45
Chicago................................1:37.03............................1:37.60
Death Valley.........................1:37.90............................1:38.60
Golden Gate..........................1:46.94............................1:47.20
Grand Canyon.......................1:40.36............................1:41.96
Indiana.................................1:28.23............................1:32.30
Iowa.....................................1:37.98............................1:39.70
LA Freeway...........................1:49.63............................1:46.67*
Redwood Forest.....................1:45.xx............................1:46.89
San Francisco........................1:40.xx............................1:42.38
US 101..................................1:45.58............................1:45.29*
Washington D.C.....................1:21.43............................1:23.98#
All tracks race........................22:48.61..........................22:54.03


General DK Goals (the below are not goals necessarily specific to just 2016)

Key:
* means I have reached my goal
** means I have the WR

Stage                   WR                               Goal                                   PB
1-1..................14,000..........................14,100..............................13,200 (arcade record)
1-2..................25,700...........................25,000..............................23,700
2-1..................36,200..........................35,000...............................33,800
2-2..................45,400......................... 43,000..............................40,600
2-3..................57,500..........................53,000..............................50,600
3-1..................68,200..............................?.......................................?
3-2..................78,300..............................?.......................................?
3-3..................85,600..............................?.......................................?
3-4..................98,500..........................92,000..............................89,400
4-1..................111,700............................?.......................................?
4-2..................122,800............................?.......................................?
4-3..................134,800............................?.......................................?
4-4..................142,000............................?.......................................?
4-5 (Start).......150,600........................140,000............................138,300
Level 5+...........   71,200.........................66,000..............................64,xxx
NH Start...........93,100..........................90,000..............................(NONE)
NH highscore....768,800........................600,000............................269,xxx
Lowscore KS..........?.............................600,000............................(NONE)
Highscore........1,218,000.....................1,100,000...........................886,300

Other DK-Related Goals: (consolidated)

Goal                                                                                          PB
250k+ on D2K (6 man)............................................................75kish
150k+ on the wild barrel hack (MAME).....................................92,300
42k+ on DK 4 man challenge....................................................40,800
20k+ on DK BGC 4-man...........................................................17,600
7k+ on DK BGC 1-man survival.................................................4,200
1M on DK with first man...........................................................~806K
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N64 Goals (under construction)
Mario Kart: Get very good at every track (will pin down some precise times as goals as I become more familiar with the game)
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2013 Goals Results: http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=100.msg14404#msg14404
2014-2015 Goals Results: http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=100.msg29074#msg29074
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #221 on: January 04, 2017, 04:26:21 AM »
Beat Out Run two times in a row tonight. Got ~16.5m and then ~18.9M. I've also been getting back on the horse for DK3. Gonna really try to get 1M+ on this one fairly soon for whatever the settings are at Up Down.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #222 on: January 04, 2017, 05:06:54 PM »
Keep going good on outrun mate

RLRR is generally what most people use when going for score. I think other paths may be easier but have less points potential. RLRR is the only path I've ever played really
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #223 on: January 04, 2017, 05:50:36 PM »
I've also been getting back on the horse for DK3. Gonna really try to get 1M+ on this one fairly soon for whatever the settings are at Up Down.

Love this. I would love to start playing DK3 again.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #224 on: January 04, 2017, 10:05:59 PM »
Keep going good on outrun mate

RLRR is generally what most people use when going for score. I think other paths may be easier but have less points potential. RLRR is the only path I've ever played really

Alright, thanks! This is what I'd heard, but I just needed confirmation. I do want to get good at every stage and start compiling some times for my own keeping, though. I also want to do this for a more holistic taking in and mastering of the game.
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