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

by mjmjr25 Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:26 pm

Got some runs in today right after work and switched up my characters to make sure i'm using the best for my play style. My concern is that while I LOVE Kowful's power on bosses - he's very slow and has a straight ahead shot, so he is really tough to use after the first few stages - for the actual stage, though he's still a beast on bosses.

Switched up to Blazers for SW3 after seeing Fox's scores. I very much like the sideways shot and the speed increase. Scored a ton more points on stages 1-4/5/6, before I was dodging just to squeak through to the boss, but w/Blazers i'm killing most stuff on screen. The downside is the boss battles are taking much longer, and the 1-5 and beyond bosses are now much tougher.

Still, score improvement, SW3:
1,246,900 - mjmjr25 - 1-8 - Blazers - MVS
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SW2, similar story, switched back to Hi-En and the ninja stars helped me get through stages 1-4 and 1-5 much easier. Stage 1-6 boss still ate me up.
461,100 - mjmjr25 - 1-6 - Hi-EN - MVS
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by foxhound1022 Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:31 pm

Yeah, they eat up the popcorn enemies pretty well, but nobody compares to Kowful & River's power.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by ExedExes Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:22 am

DocHauser wrote:Apparently there are secret characters in SW3, but the codes are a bit fiddly and I haven't been able to get them to work yet. Don't know if anyone else will have more luck...

Rabbit Punch lady is all right, she can only power up twice but her "bomb" is more like a "touch enemies to do damage" sort of thing which does a decent amount on the bosses. The Turbo Force guy is true to the game he was in, but his "bomb" is just a glowing rotating shield that only serves to protect you as you shoot, no extra damage.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by foxhound1022 Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:18 am

Small improvement; still dying right at the beginning of 1-8. Stupid mini-boss.

AF3

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

by foxhound1022 Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:05 pm

Just played some AF2, and made a definite improvement. Was a solid run, but I'm positive I can do better.

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

by ExedExes Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:14 am

My 1 & 2 scores are secure and sure for the time being, so I'm going after the last two. It appears i'll have to switch back to Strikers after this, something about a wall that has 1-4 written on it :lol:

Aero Fighters 3
ExedExes - 1,203,200 - Chaika & Pooshka - 1-7 - MAME

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I saw how well you all were doing with the Blazers, so I tried them too. Very nice ship, good balance of firepower, and great coverage. But, my score with them (over a million) fell short of my high score with Cindy & Ellen, and I didn't want the AF3 scoreboard to be like Strikers 1945 III with everyone using the X-36, so I figured I would try the Russians because I haven't used them yet here. They too have a double side shot and plenty of powerful & numerous missile spam covering the front side, and their "bomb" so to speak hangs around the screen much longer than the other ships do, so you can get up close and shoot the bosses much faster.

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Lord White for the win, especially in THIS game. Wide normal shot, and napalm like explosions fanning out to the top of the screen, perfect for the smaller enemy planes, and does nice damage to the medium-strength enemies and bosses. His bomb is an larger, amplified version of those explosions with greater damage.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by mjmjr25 Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:42 am

Eh, the X-36 is in a league of its own in regard to being far and a way a best ship (Strikers 1999). The ships in AF3 all are pretty equal playing field, i'm still back and forth with Breakers / Kowful & River / Whitey (Spanky).

I'm really enjoying all of these games in the two threads.

The SAT port of SWSpecial just seems a bit off, I can't place it, but everything else i'm loving. Particularly Strikers 1945 II and SW3.

I probably won't even get to Air Gallet for another couple weeks as I'm enjoying these so much.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by foxhound1022 Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:47 am

Is it just me, or does the sound seem kinda off for SWS?

It seems like the sound lags a bit, and sometimes explosion sound FX doesn't even register at all.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by DocHauser Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:48 am

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AERO FIGHTERS 2

DocHauser - 747,100 - Hi-en - 1-8 - MAME

That's more like it.
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Re: AERO FIGHTERS / SONIC WINGS 1 2 3 Special - Hi-Score Thr

by jepjepjep Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:15 am

Died at the last boss. I'm digging the wide shot of Blazers.

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