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Raiden II 8,729,550 points
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Avatar of kollision

Holy fuckin' shit, that's a monstrous score!
What stage/loop did you reach? Which ship?

-- Posted by kollision on 2014-07-09 10:30:18   Reply
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why don't you play "raiden" for the tournament?

-- Posted by kernzy on 2014-07-09 13:30:44   Reply
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Would you mind saying which loop/stage you reached?
Also what weapons you use throughout the game?

-- Posted by kollision on 2014-07-10 08:58:53   Reply
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this game should probably have a video with such a great score...

(or picture only in special category)

this game allows your points to carry over when you continue & it gives you 8 continues.

you can also start a 1-player game, then join in with player 2 & you now have 16 credits, letting 2nd player die allows 1st player to use them all.

also with 2 players there are twice as many power-ups.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-07-14 18:18:26   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

"this game allows your points to carry over when you continue & it gives you 8 continues."
really? is the PC version like that?
that sounds weird, no serious arcade port ever allowed scoring to go on normally upon taking a continue.

-- Posted by kollision on 2014-07-14 19:46:38   Reply
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@kollision:

yeah the PC version.

sorry, i guess i said that incorrectly.  it's only if 2-player mode has been activated does the score carry over after continues.  1-player game has 8 continues but 2nd player can still join in.  after that the score carries over past continues.  +you can let 2-player die & use the extra credits.

apparently the game actually gives you a separate high score chart if it was played with 2 players because of this.

maybe Zimer can confirm if that sounds correct? 

I'm not very familiar with the game so I looked it up before voting yes, searched for "Raiden II do you keep your points when continue"

this info I read in a walkthrough at IGN:

http://www.ign.com/faqs/2004/raiden-ii-walkthrough-546844

there are other people mentioning this as tips & tricks as well.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-07-15 06:03:28   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

The thing that strikes me as unusual is that he mentioned always using the blue weapon. In my opinion it's virtually impossible to survive Raiden II only by using blue.

I have beaten Raiden II on the Playstation, but only used blue during boss fights. Even extremely gifted players like saucykobold (a quick search on youtube will show him destroying several loops) will not use exclusively blue, no matter how powerful the weapon is.

I'd love to see Zimer get through stage 3 using blue alone, for instance.

-- Posted by kollision on 2014-07-15 10:03:14   Reply
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@kollision:

thanks for explaining...  I'm glad to hear from you about it cause you're shmupman!  i really dig your blog dude, nice job, good writing too.

i like "lick some soap" too.  lol

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-07-15 17:49:28   Reply