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#1
Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 20.03.2019 1:10
Virtual Freak
Dabei seit 27.01.2019
USA
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I like this forum but it never seems to have a lot of non-programming style conversations going.

I thought this could be fun to see if we can stir up some ideas or interest so to start how about this?

What is your favorite top three and least favorite bottom three for the system. More the detail included the better as I'm curious to see how people feel about the library according to their own tastes.


Love or hate Mario Clash, Red Alarm, Teleroboxer, Space Invaders, Jack Bros, Virtual Lab? Why?

I figure this could be a fun game to see what gets clumped into either grouping.
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#2
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 20.03.2019 18:18
Virtual Freak
Dabei seit 15.09.2017
66 Beiträge
Long Time User (2 Years)
Honestly Mario Clash can get pretty fun once you get used to the mechanics. It's a bit nostalgic for me too.

For some reason I love Vertical Force. There are better shmups out there, but I like this one.

Teleroboxer is a game I've really tried to like, but I've not managed to get very far, so it's frustrating. I need to explore the complexities a bit more. I appreciate its use of both d-pads and first-person view. Definitely an immersive game.

Red Alarm... I just have no idea what I'm looking at. More practice maybe?

And I'm one of those people who doesn't mind Waterworld.

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NintendoAge has those threads where everyone collectively tries to beat every game for each system, with a re-start every year. There have been Virtual Boy threads in previous years, but not lately. It would be neat to do something similar here, modified to accommodate the tiny library. When the NES Classic released, there was a thread where they tried to beat all 30 games 30 times across all members, so that lots of people got credit for beating each game.

I've always wanted to try some sort of "HORSE" game, where one person does something specific in any game of their choosing, and everyone who can't repeat it gets a letter, and you're out if you spell HORSE. Maybe one challenge per week, and the challenger rotates among all participants.

For example, it's my week to be the challenger, so I get one day to pick a game and do something. Before the end of the day on Monday, I post that I bowled a 220 in Nester's Funky Bowling. Everyone has all week to try to match it. Everyone who fails by Sunday night gets a letter, and now it's VmprHntrD's turn to choose a game and challenge. VmprHntrD gets a high score on a specific Galactic Pinball table. And so on.

Verification and picture taking might get tricky, but we'll figure something out. Ostensibly, we'd discuss how to get good scores etc. since people will typically choose games they're already good at, just like real HORSE.

There would have to be signups, with a defined agreed-upon list of what games can be played. Ideally, everyone would have a Flashboy and everything would be fair game. But it would still be doable with a subset, like "all US releases minus Jack Bros" or whatever everyone agrees on. But nobody should get a letter just because they haven't shelled out for an expensive game.

Just a brain-child I've had for a while. Would be good for VB since the bigger the library, the crazier it would get.
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#3
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 20.03.2019 18:49
Virtual Freak
Dabei seit 25.01.2013
USA
51 Beiträge
Long Time User (6 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
Zitat:


I've always wanted to try some sort of "HORSE" game, where one person does something specific in any game of their choosing, and everyone who can't repeat it gets a letter, and you're out if you spell HORSE. Maybe one challenge per week, and the challenger rotates among all participants.

For example, it's my week to be the challenger, so I get one day to pick a game and do something. Before the end of the day on Monday, I post that I bowled a 220 in Nester's Funky Bowling. Everyone has all week to try to match it. Everyone who fails by Sunday night gets a letter, and now it's VmprHntrD's turn to choose a game and challenge. VmprHntrD gets a high score on a specific Galactic Pinball table. And so on.

Verification and picture taking might get tricky, but we'll figure something out. Ostensibly, we'd discuss how to get good scores etc. since people will typically choose games they're already good at, just like real HORSE.

There would have to be signups, with a defined agreed-upon list of what games can be played. Ideally, everyone would have a Flashboy and everything would be fair game. But it would still be doable with a subset, like "all US releases minus Jack Bros" or whatever everyone agrees on. But nobody should get a letter just because they haven't shelled out for an expensive game.

Just a brain-child I've had for a while. Would be good for VB since the bigger the library, the crazier it would get.

This sounds fun! I'd be up for it
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#4
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 20.03.2019 20:19
PVB Elite
Dabei seit 30.12.2009
Niederlande
545 Beiträge
Highscore Top10Highscore Top ScoreContributor10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (9 Years)
High scores are easily hack-able now with Kevin Mellot's programmer, you can upload SRAM files to carts SRAM now.
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#5
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 20.03.2019 20:36
Virtual Freak
Dabei seit 15.09.2017
66 Beiträge
Long Time User (2 Years)
Well yeah, it would be like any other online forum competition, including various contests on NintendoAge, facebook, reddit, the High Scores leaderboard on planetVB, etc. We'd have to trust each other not to "weird flex" cheat to the top of the leaderboard.
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#6
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Geschrieben am: 21.03.2019 14:21
Virtual Freak
Dabei seit 27.01.2019
USA
90 Beiträge
I am over on NA so yeah I get where you're going and you get what I was kind of poking away at here.

I like this space, but it would be fun to have a bit more variety so I was thinking that high-low (and why) would be a start.


I do like those added game ideas.

HORSE would be solid, or the NA classic of pick a game of the week/month and people can write about their scores, experiences with it, even if you blow at it your learning curve.

Sure the VB library is fairly small but between both regions you have nearly 2 years worth of stuff if it's a monthly go about it. Whether you own it or not, there's flashboy, the upcoming kit, and vbjin the emulator with others that are capable enough.

That HORSE concept with Nester's Funky Bowling is fantastic, setting some fairly decent bar to hit to start, say like 150, then anyone who tops it then has the bullseye on their back.

Next go around it could be maybe Red Alarm and it has a score tied to kills and remaining fuel which is a death clock, so score runs over say just 1 stage or whole game, whatever.

And that idea, why not? Sounds good to me, dig into each game go into strategies like we're writing some little mini-Prima guide or whatever, some of them could desperately use it outside of the great set of FAQS all by 1 writer on Gamefaqs. It could at the least be an interesting exercise in a fun reason to pull out the system than to just talk about it.
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