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Mitch's Gaming Goals
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:46:50 AM »
THE FOLLOWING IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND BEING UPDATED TO REPRESENT MY 2017 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 (2017 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........................................123,750...............................1M...............................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 (removed)................................?...................................?.............................1,002,324
Tournament Arkanoid....................~35k...............................1M..................................?
Crazy Taxi (removed).......................?...................................?............................106,833.09
Crystal Castles.................................?................................800K............................910,722
Defender....................................~150k...............................1M...........................79,976,975
Fix-It Felix Jr...................................?.................................260K............................296,100
Ice Cold Beer...............................~35k...............................100K............................552,320
Ice Cold Beer (one loop)................5,290..............................5,300.............................5,280?
Moon Patrol.....................................?.................................250K.........................1,414,660
Off Road..........................................?...................................?...................................?
Out Run...................................27,227,600..........................40M..........................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
Toobin'............................................?....................................?...................................?
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.............................?.................................99.43m
High Jump....................................?..................................2.48m
One Loop Variation........................?.................................91690
One Man Variation.........................?................................309,000
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
Killscreen DK w/ NH
Get DK Deranged!


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
2016 Goals Results: http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=100.msg29960#msg29960
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 02:48:02 PM by marinomitch13 »
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 02:41:26 AM »
That's a huge list.

Good luck. Lets hope you can clear the list by the end of 2013.

Guess I will open a topic with my goals as well. I believe if you set yourself goals it's usually easier to reach them at least I hope so LOL
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 04:31:44 AM »
That's a big list.  Based upon factors such as your current score, difficulty of game, etc, I would say Galaga, Frogger and Mario Bros would be the lowest hanging fruit on the list.  Maybe Dig Dug/Tron as well since they are games of memorization for the most part.

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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 05:04:52 AM »
Yeah, some of the games I haven't even really played, since I'm front-loading a lot of time studying them first. I usually study the general concepts and strategies, play a bit to get used to the game, study more in-depth strategies, and then play until I feel like I can recover even if I make mistakes (learning the backup plans is most crucial). Usually after this cycle (it applies to most games) I feel like a breakout game will actually happen. Yesterday was my first day on BurgerTime in almost 2 months and I feel like I'm now at this stage. Looking for 400k+ on BT later today, so we'll see what happens! Thanks for all the encouragement!
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 06:35:10 AM »

We share a couple of the same DK goals, Mitch.  Like you, I hope to score 13k on Level 1-1 and secure a 140k start; I've yet to accomplish either, but they're certainly within reach.  Other attainable DK-related marks to shoot for are:

  • 55k after Level 2
  • 90k after Level 3
  • 10k on an elevator stage
  • 15k on a L4+ barrel stage
  • 66k on an individual level

As for total score, I'm not looking at 1.1m just yet.  I suspect I'll be taking baby steps:  first a kill screen in the 900-950k range, then the million (with or without a KS).  Only then will I set my sights on something bigger.

For games other than DK, I'd like to reach 54 million on Sega Out Run in the next few months (my personal best is short by less than 200,000).

Bonne chance!

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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »
Day 3: Got 247,050 on BurgerTime today! :) Once I perfect the boards this game covered, I'll be at around 550k. Then it will be time to learn the next board -which will give like 500k when done right! I think I'm closer to 1m than this score shows.
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 09:09:32 PM »
Day 4: 364,050 on BurgerTime (after 2 games). That was after only the first 3 boards. I had another game around 330K. I think J. D. Lowe and Bryan Wagner can do it at about 415-420K, so I'm getting super efficient with those patterns. However, I am often using 2 peppers when I ought to use just one (not watertight on the timing, so I get nervous that I may miss the last enemy with the pepper, so I do a second one to be safe). I'm getting a lot better at ad-libbing when things go wrong as well. I need to work out a pattern for the fourth board (I already know the 5th board), and then I think my score will be over 1m shortly!
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 10:42:10 PM »
Day 5 on BT: After only 3 hours of sleep and a full day of snow removal, I forced myself to keep at the BT. Got 385,050 (and several other 350k games. These games were actually significant improvements as I acquired many new skills for boards 4 and 5 (the tedious grouping on board 5, for example). The scores weren't all that much higher, as I 'ran' boards a lot more to get to 4 and 5 for the most practice. I'm sure next time will be the breakthrough game on those two boards, and then it'll be just one board left before I'll have the board types mastered and 1m+ will easily be within my grasp.

I also played some T&F again, and got some high 80's loops. I also got my second perfect long jump ever. I'm a little rusty on my hammer timing, so I'll need to improve that to feel comfortable marathoning the game. I've also been practicing the wobble for hurdles. Trying to dedicate more time on improving my weaker hand/finger skills/methods on that game.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 11:32:19 PM »
Day 6 on BT: 398,200. Probably 5-6 games around 350k. I've gotten way better at boards, but have yet to put it all together in one game. Almost did twice though. Two times I was either 1 man or 1 pepper away from easily getting 500K (I was about to finish the cycle and get back to the boards I can easily beat). It's the calm before the storm.

P.s. I know I am doing posts that are not about DK in a DK forum. Bear with me until I get there. DK will have it's day again. :)
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 11:48:45 PM »
My problem with Burgertime is that I'm constantly paranoid about running out of pepper and I grit my teeth every time I press the button.

I feel guilty, like I should have figured some other way out of the situation than resorting to pepper and that I've doomed myself for when I'll REALLY need it.
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7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2013, 12:02:03 AM »
Haha, exactly, Chris. After simply learning a few patterns, BT becomes a game where one would gladly sacrifice multiple men just to save the peppers.
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 03:11:16 AM »
Facepalm: I just now realized that the Burgertime at my local arcade is most likely on the hardest setting that still gives extra men! I just played a game on MAME on TG settings and got 1m+ on my first try before I just ended it. Wow.

I think I will just edit my list to be in accordance with the local arcade settings on this one (next time I'm at the arcade I'll pay attention to how much is needed to earn each man and add this to the list), since the point is to master the game -which requires me learning the patterns still (at least for the first run-through of boards). Besides, I wanna put 1m+ up for the highscore at the arcade anyway  8) .
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 02:16:52 PM »
So, my local arcade owners were nice enough to let me have the arcade all to myself today (their typical day off), since they will be away in Sioux Falls picking up a machine for their own collection. Today I'll be playing some more BT and trying to get above 500k as well as attempting some of my quicker DK goals. I'll also be starting to practice Joust today as well. If I'm able to get through some of the things on my checklist, I might just attempt the 5m+ on T&F as well starting around 6 or 7pm. Sorry I don't have a tripod, otherwise I would stream it :( .
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
Day 7 on BT: 1m+. First game of the day too! I'm in a safe spot currently, so it's not over yet! I'll see what I can get with the rest of my men/peppers!
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Re: Mitch's Gaming Goals
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 04:09:16 PM »
Final score 1,104,750! Now onto Joust!
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