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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:32 am
by mjmjr25
Gamecube, just cuz' I have it. Didn't know I had it and originally bought the NES version.

I enjoy the GCN version quite a bit, feels like a wholly different game. But no auto-fire is a pain - there's no breaks - just mash non-stop for 15 minutes (I could pause it I spose).

I don't have anything downloaded on my Wii and don't have a turbo duo any longer.

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:36 pm
by mjmjr25
94,900 - mjmjr25 - Area 3 - GCN (no auto fire)

Made some progress tonight, but still really struggling to keep my power up on stage 2 toward the end - and once you power down, that boss is just unforgiving if you only have one puny bullet, boss is so much tougher than the NES version, truly not comparable.

I keep feeling like i'm going to have a super run and then I get nicked - such a huge freaking' hitbox and so many powerups bee-lining off the side of the screen. I'm enjoying this, but i'm also hating this. I haven't even complained about the no auto-fire again. So let's do that. No auto sucks.

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:43 pm
by marurun
So, where does the PCE port fall in relation to the NES and arcade versions? The PCE version is the only one I have access to, and I'm inclined to think, based on YouTube videos, that it inhabits a kind of middle ground.

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:56 pm
by o.pwuaioc
marurun wrote:So, where does the PCE port fall in relation to the NES and arcade versions? The PCE version is the only one I have access to, and I'm inclined to think, based on YouTube videos, that it inhabits a kind of middle ground.

Yes, but closer to the arcade than the NES.

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:01 pm
by hashiriya1
I wanted to get a couple more PCE runs in before I left for Japan, but didn't have time.

Anyway, check out this issue Shooting Gameside which features Dragon Spirit!


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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:24 am
by marurun
I'll add a pic later, but on the PCE version I made it to the level 3 boss and scored appx 106000-ish WITHOUT TURBO! I decided to make a couple goes at it without the turbo switches and something about having to think about shooting improved my game. Weird as hell.

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:49 pm
by DocHauser
Shmupmame 4.2 update is out, and Dragon Spirit is on the new list of games with improved input lag...

http://shmupmame.wordpress.com/2013/02/ ... pmame-4-2/

Don't know if it'll help anyone get further in the game, but it's worth a try. :)

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:49 am
by DocHauser
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Got a bit further in the arcade version. Collecting the small dragon power-up definitely helps in Stage 4...


DocHauser - 139,400 - Area 4 - MAME

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:21 pm
by marurun
OK, so here's the picture proof of my earlier score (not a winning score, but no small potatoes).

Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Dragon Spirit)

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:16 am
by ExedExes
Back with new scores!

ExedExes - 145,520 - Area 4 - MAME

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Area 4 sure is a trip and not like the nice, relaxing NES port at all! Almost made it to the boss!

ExedExes - 136,590 - Area 4 - PCE

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It's pretty refreshing to return to this port after getting beat down by the original. I know I can do better here!