Nice to see an 11th submission who is now known to us as, Dad. Also good to see 2 new players this game. I had a dream/nightmare the other night that this league went global and there were so many submissions I had to hire staff to keep up with the ranking changes
I'm planning on pulling an all nighter on this on Monday into Tuesday til I've got that damn 1st loop tied up. I'll then probably call it a day, it's becoming a bit intense and rage inducing with lucking out on around 900k scores now. One damn stray nutjob bullet and it can cost me my temperament and credit. Not too worried if I beat Mero's score or not, it's not about the league placing for me. Just want it done and the 3 bonus points will suffice for closure. Can't imagine having to go through all 10 stages each time just to get a practice at the 2nd loop each credit. *shudders* I rarely play a game as long as this, to feel like I have unfinished business, because business never really starts.
Before where i thought Stages 6, 8 and 9 were tough, they really aren't that bad. Stage 6 boss must be taken out segment by segment if you want score. I think i mentioned this previously. The ship has 9 seperate parts. Stage 9 boss is a long fight and Stage 10 really gives you no grief, just these stupid slow moving balls that spit 3 way bullets at you at easy to gauge intervals. The monkey boss seems to stop firing at you completely and you can just take him out. Not sure if there's a reason or it's a glitch on my MVS cart.. but more often than not he sends out a mass of super fast small bullets, then mini monkeys and then just farts around the screen begging to be put out of his misery.
I still hate the rank in this game (i won't be nominating/voting Psikyo games for awhile). It's possible to suicide like Kollision mentioned and really does help for scoring if you don't get Brazil as Stage 2. There are generally more enemies with higher rank though, so the points soon mount up particularly on Stage 8.
I think i've now put as many hours into this game than just about any shmup I've ever played. I'm guessing 20-30 hours easily. Made easier because I've given up all other types of gaming or genre for this year so far.Rankings Updated (5 days to go)