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Old 08 December 2019, 14:01   #1
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It's a Knockout! 2019/20 Quarter Final: Deluxe GalAGA

It's a Knockout! 2019/20 Quarter Final: Deluxe GalAGA

Starts: 12:01 December 8th Finishes: 11:59 December 22nd

Rules

Post a picture of your score here with the score written underneath. Enter as often as you like. Only scores achieved during the round's time frame count.

You must use the latest version of Deluxe Galaga AGA (v2.6, full version) - links below.

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must have these options set in your config:

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Money bonus in meteorstorm_______________[YES]
Money limit______________________________[UNLIMITED]
Level limit______________________________[UNLIMITED]
Ship Armour______________________________[YES, PLEASE!]
Cash Sucker______________________________[YES]
To set these hold down left-mouse button while loading the game. But they are default settings anyway so you shouldn't have to do anything.

Play in NORMAL difficulty.

For this round AUTO-/RAPID-FIRE IS NOT ALLOWED as it is a power-up in the game!

Lifeschool had the idea to limit the effect of money-ships which is why we have another rule:

YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO DESTROY 3 MONEY SHIPS PER PLAY!

Play to level 76, show your high score table here if you get that far!

No cheating of any kind (including score leeching) - this includes save states. No continues/passwords allowed. If you suspect anyone of cheating please let us know in private - anyone found guilty will be banned.

Remember, anyone can join in at any time. Have fun and feel free to ask any questions you may have.


Secret Knowledge and Tips

Let the flying saucer pass 7 times in level 1 and 2 (also some later levels) to make the money ship appear (you need to keep one alien alive to do this) - this will give you a huge head-start.

More Deluxe Galaga secrets here: https://deluxegalaga.monroeworld.com/main.php

Check out the Original Lemon thread for even more tips!


Downloads

- ADFs (thx @ross)
- WHDLoad


Extras

- Full rules and FAQ (incorporating the Hall of Fame)
- Lemon thread
- Super League Round 3 threads: EAB, Lemon


Scores

5,751,300 - malko vs lifeschool - 8,244,915

0 - LinesMachine vs MikeyG - 875,490

22,227,780 john4p vs Wolfadawn - 24,682,990

2,098,990 - Juanma vs capehorn - 20,779,675


There's a real prize at stake this round: since Wolfadawn didn't participate in the Worthy-round he'll win a free copy of that game if he beats me in Deluxe Galaga.

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Old 08 December 2019, 20:14   #2
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Ouch !
I have to beat Mr 17'223'500 ! (his score during the Deluxe GalAGA round).
Hum,... Ok
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Yeah, that's your "advantage" for winning the qualification round - you get to play against the worst Golf player that qualified.
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Old 08 December 2019, 21:16   #4
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With the lousy score I did during the Deluxe GalAGA round, as we say in FR: "ça va être sport"
I'm gonna have to get serious about playing it this time
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I'm gonna have to get serious about playing it this time
Yep. But two weeks is plenty of time. Make sure to study the "Secret Knowledge and Tips" that are linked above.

I believe you can beat lifeschool. His 17M is a good score, but in 2012 premisseth scored 83M and four more players showed scores from 24-65M: http://www.lemonamiga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9962
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Here is my first go : 487'255.
Better than my score during the 'Deluxe GalAGA' round, but still far from lifeschool score ...


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Old 09 December 2019, 14:09   #7
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It's all about the money so you can buy a strong weapon, extra bullets, autofire and armor. Then you can start amassing points. This game isn't much about skill, it's more about knowing its special rules and planning.
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Lunch break go. Slightly better : 932'765
(have discovered the fireballs. That's cool )

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have discovered the fireballs. That's cool
They're good but Plasma ($990) is significantly stronger - especially if you also buy autofire.



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They're good but Plasma ($990) is significantly stronger - especially if you also buy autofire.
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I believe you. Problem is that, so far, I never managed to gain that much money...

Nice score John
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I believe you. Problem is that, so far, I never managed to gain that much money...
You could wait for the money ship to appear in levels 1 and/or 2. It'll give you a nice headstart. But it's also tedious and not much fun.
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You could wait for the money ship to appear in levels 1 and/or 2. It'll give you a nice headstart. But it's also tedious and not much fun.
This is how I was able to buy the fireballs
But you are right, waiting for it, is (I wouldn't say "not much fun", would better say) boring
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Ah okay. Yeah the money it contains differs. Sometimes you get a lot of blue coins and then can get 1.5k which is enough for Plasma+autofire+speed+extra bullets.
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1,867,085

Had max armor but couldn't maintain it.
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John, which level did you reach ?
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41 or 42 I think.
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Thanks.

I managed to go over the million : 1'551'830. Hourra !
Now, just have to do it seventeen more times...

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Congratz - the first million is the hardest.

Once you get into the flow you'll be able to amass many more.
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Got promoted from Admiral to Ensign shortly before I went game over. The "only 3 money ships"-rule is quite crippling.
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Well done John !

Here is mine for tonight : 2'486'605.
Got the money ship in the beginning and then was able to kill a "money broom".
There are a lot of malus when you have nice weapons (had the second last weapon + autofire + more bullets). Lost my gear/equipment (got a "sucker" malus by avoiding enemy fire, and then got a "single shoot"). Then it was "I avoid" and I get finger cramps from pushing the fire button .

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