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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by mjmjr25 Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:19 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:What region are you guys playing these on? I want to join in on the action!


JP/USA/EUR on all except SW 3 should be US/JP as the EUR version is brutal.

I just switched from EUR to JP region on SW3 and score went up 300K+ first run. I didn't realize at first stage 6 was a bonus stage, so I was caught off guard and avoiding the boulders - then was like, oh, ok...score time!

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450,300 - mjmjr25 - 1-7 - Kowful and River - MVS
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by mjmjr25 Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:21 pm

^Just saw Doc's post about the scoring differences in SWS and SWL so created separated top 5's for each.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by foxhound1022 Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Played a bit tonight and did a little better.

370,900 - foxhound1022 - 1-6 - Silver - NGCD

My previous score should have only been Stage 1-5; I was confused. :oops:
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by jepjepjep Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:26 am

mjmjr25 wrote:
dunpeal2064 wrote:What region are you guys playing these on? I want to join in on the action!


JP/USA/EUR on all except SW 3 should be US/JP as the EUR version is brutal.


Yup. When in doubt, I always choose the Japan version but these games have some hilarious Engrish, especially AF2. Fry Fry away!
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by ExedExes Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:46 am

Great thread, and I haven't even posted any scores yet! I had to do some searching on the "AF3 AES $30,000 story" and what an adventure that was :lol:

Also, I'm trying to figure out the hierarchy of this "Sonic Wings Limited/Special/Whatever". Since there are different scoreboards, here is what I found, and if you want to verify this, go ahead. I had no idea about this entry in the series until the thread was created.

Sonic Wings Special is the Playstation/Saturn Japan-only release.

Sonic Wings Limited was the arcade port of SWS.

Aero Fighters Special was the Taiwan arcade only translated to English version of SWL.

Now, onto the scores with the 3 I know -

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ExedExes - 304,500 - 1-5 - Lord White - MAME

The last time I had played this in a real arcade was about 10 years ago, and it was in an old Contra cab, even the control panel and sideart was intact :lol: Back then, I was a fan of Villiam, but I went through all 8 available characters here. 2P characters are accessible by hitting 2P start, and I find Lord White to be absolutely unstoppable.

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Aero Fighters 2
ExedExes - 420,400 - 1-5 - Cindy & Ellen - MAME

If you see the scoreboard, I played with all 8 characters here too. I got a good score with Spanky, but I gave C & E another try.

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Aero Fighters 3
ExedExes - 792,500 - 1-7 - Hi-En - MAME

I took the complete left hand side here. This came as a complete surprise, this performance.

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As for Special/Limited, I gave it a try, but to me it was like "AF2 Bullet Hell". That I could handle, but the control seemed very non-responsive and laggy, not as good as the other 3 games were. I was getting a little burned out for I had been playing these 4 games for a good hour and a half, so I'll have to give that another try. It is good to be back to these.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by mjmjr25 Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:13 am

Good score on AF3, Exed. I'm excited to have some time on Wed. to hit up 2 / 3 and Special.

I think i'll leave off the Taiwan only version for now since I think the majority of us either have the Console port of Special or the PCB of limited, or at least would MAME that version - I have to think it would be the more common version on MAME.

That said, if someone posts scores for it...we'll put 'em up there.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by DocHauser Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:46 am

I don't think there's much difference between the Taiwan version and the Japanese version, so they can go in the same table anyway.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by dunpeal2064 Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:20 am

I believe there are differences between Aero Fighters and Sonic Wings. Aero Fighters is supposed to be more difficult, and the powerups, when picked up at max, give 2k, whereas in Sonic Wings, they give 1k

However, apparently there are versions of Sonic Wings that play like Aero Fighters, which just makes things even more confusing, because then we can't even compare Sonic Wings to Sonic Wings!

So, are you guys getting 1k points or 2k points when you grab a powerup at max power?

Also, do AF2 and AF3 require unibios 3.0? I only have up to 2.3 in Mame, and have not had any luck getting these two running yet.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by DocHauser Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:04 am

dunpeal2064 wrote:I believe there are differences between Aero Fighters and Sonic Wings. Aero Fighters is supposed to be more difficult, and the powerups, when picked up at max, give 2k, whereas in Sonic Wings, they give 1k

However, apparently there are versions of Sonic Wings that play like Aero Fighters, which just makes things even more confusing, because then we can't even compare Sonic Wings to Sonic Wings!

So, are you guys getting 1k points or 2k points when you grab a powerup at max power?


All the roms I've had of Sonic Wings have given the 2k points bonuses, so I guess it's the same as Aero Fighters.

I've tried looking for the supposedly easier version of Sonic Wings (which gives 1k power-up bonuses) but haven't found it yet.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by dunpeal2064 Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:06 am

Ah okay, good to know. At least I can give a crack at that one now until I get the others working.
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