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One Credit Contest game ideas

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Post by mushroom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:00 pm

I've been told there's some interest in starting this back up again, so I'd like to get some game ideas from y'all. I'm looking primarily for arcade games or 8- to 16-bit era games that would be at home in an arcade (think Castlevania, Contra, Ninja Gaiden, more than something like Super Mario Bros. 3), i.e. games that run on a limited lives and continues system and last about 30 minutes or less at a normal pace.

The contest, if you're not familiar, goes something like this: we all have one week to play the selected game and get as far as we can on one credit. You're judged by what stage (or equivalent) you get to with score as a tiebreaker. Whoever wins gets to pick the next game. Here's the old contests, for reference:

#1 Castlevania III
#2 SMB2: The Lost Levels
#3 Contra (NES)
#4 Mega Man
#5 Ninja Gaiden (NES)
#6 Double Dragon (NES)
#7 Duck Tales
#8 Twin Cobra (NES)
#9 Space Invaders(GBC)
#10 Super Castlevania IV
#11 Tetris Attack
#12 Bubble Bobble (NES)
#13 Super Bomberman
#14 Bonk's Adventure (TG16)
#15 Mario Bros. (NES)
#16 Metal Slug 2 (AC)

Obviously we want a game that hasn't been run before. If I get enough suggestions I'll throw up a poll or something.

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Post by mushroom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:03 pm

uhh looking at the Metal Slug 2 thread apparently we were supposed to do Burgertime lol. whoops sorry @Valigarmander. we can still do it if you really want

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Post by smol Kat » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 pm

I'mma throw Magic Sword into the ring
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Post by Marilincarnation » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:18 pm

I'd throw down with some Burgertime.

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Post by Validecember » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:07 pm

:shrug: We could still do a poll.

I'd suggest BurgerTime. Also, Ice Climber.

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Post by Marilincarnation » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:51 pm

Ice Climber would give me opportunity to play on the Switch NES software, so I’d be cool with that as well.

We should also do Kid Icarus sometime

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Post by mushroom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:53 pm

Does Kid Icarus have any kind of scoring mechanic?

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Post by Marilincarnation » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:57 pm

ah, that's right. There is a score, but it's hidden and used to determine item drops. So no, it wouldn't really work for this.

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Post by mushroom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:08 pm

That's a shame. Good suggestion otherwise

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:33 pm

'Burgertime'!

I've got 'Data East Arcade Classics' for Wii, and that contains 'Burgertime'! I can't really supply photographic evidence, but you guys are okay with the honor system, right?

Would 'Lode Runner' be suitable? I friggin' love 'Lode Runner'. Oh, and 'Kung Fu' on NES! That one has levels, and a scoring mechanic. Yeah.
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Post by Validecember » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:49 pm

^ I've never played Lode Runner, but from what I can tell it'd fit this contest just fine.

I have played Kung Fu, and second it.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Hmmmm. Just went and played some of 'Lode Runner' on NES for the first time in a long while. It doesn't display your score during the level proper----------only after each level has ended. What an odd choice.

Not sure it'd be suitable.
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Post by mushroom » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:43 pm

i mean if you game over does it show your overall score?

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Post by Validecember » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:52 pm

^ It does not. But it shows you your score during level transitions or after you die and restart a level (and you only gain points after successfully completing a level), so as long as you keep track of your score it could be doable.

Edit: also, the game keeps track of a single high score, so as long as there's no previous high score saved, you could go off of that while doing the contest.

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Post by mushroom » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:57 pm

fair enough. ill throw up a poll some time tomorrow but also incorporate any further suggestions until then if applicable, and ill run that for 24 hours, and directly following that ill start the new contest thread. so new thread monday is the plan

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:59 pm

Cool beans. I'm keen to play.
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Post by Validecember » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:00 pm

:thumbsup: Looking forward to it.

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