Records: [NES NTSC] A-Type

Thread in 'Competition' started by Kitaru, 24 Feb 2012.

  1. Name: Eris
    Score PB: 759280 (Level 18-29)
    Lines PB: 291 (Level 09-29)
    Date: April 5th, 2019
    Software: Mesen Emulator + Logitech Precision Gamepad (LCD)
    Country: Switzerland
    Video (Score):

    Video (Lines):

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    Last edited: 20 Apr 2019
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  2. For me it was similar — I play freely on level 18, often winning over 500k, but level 19, usually I finish after a dozen or so lines. So I started training level 19, but the progress was not satisfactory. Mainly due to the loss of DAS and problem with burning lines during drought.

    That's why I started level 18 in the PAL version as a transitional stage. This level is slightly faster than 18, but slightly slower than 19 in NTSC. After a week of training, I returned to level 19 in NTSC and it is much better. I now play alternately, several times level 18 in the PAL version and several times level 19 in NTSC.

    If you like, you can try — in the end you also play on the emulator, so you have access to both versions of the game. But remember that the PAL version works faster and it is harder — the faster the pieces drop down and the DAS runs faster, so if you have never played it before, you will initially have a problem with the skill stop.
  3. They, thanks for the advice. But I don't really wanna change to PAL and mess up my timings for now. I also considered slowing down the emulation a little, but same effect. I'm kind of a timing gamer, been my biggest strength since ever. So don't want to mess with it.

    My bigger problem is not really understanding DAS too much. I mean, I understand that it's a recharge for piece-movement. But I don't really get the ways to manipulate that recharge. Courtesy of being a non-native speaker. Makes the understanding of it kinda tricky.

    On the bright side, I did manage to go up to 90 lines at 19, today. Albeit not really tetrising.
  4. Name: furious programming
    Location: Tuchów (Poland)
    Score: 700.547 points (level 18 start, 200 lines, level 26 finish) (previous post here)
    Date: 25.04.2019
    Hardware: FCEUX 2.2.3 (emulator) + Data Frog NES controller

    Another personal record beaten! And even a few — a new personal record of points, first time beaten the barrier of 700k points and the first time beaten the barrier of 200 lines.

    The help in the form of training level 18 in the PAL version helps a lot in better control the pieces in the level 19 in the NTSC version.

    Kill screen is so close! :)

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  5. Name: furious programming
    Location: Tuchów (Poland)
    Score: 709.337 points (level 18 start, 203 lines, level 26 finish) (previous post here)
    Date: 29.04.2019
    Hardware: FCEUX 2.2.3 (emulator) + Data Frog NES controller

    Another personal record, previous beaten by several single/double. But I'm still happy because on level 19 I made four tetrises. Transition from level 18 to 19 using a tetris, with 128 lines and just over 500k points.

    Kill screen is already close, but I suspect that one more month or two and I will finally get a max-out. And then I will provide the video (or maybe earlier) as a real proof, not just screenshots. ;)

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  6. Got a new PB of 801,946 getting to level 27. Started on level 18. Here is a link to an instagram pic I posted -
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  7. Name: Rhys
    Country: USA
    Score: 535280 (level 18 start, 133 lines)
    Date: 5 April 2019
    Hardware: Emulator

    New here. Do I need to have a video of my game to be able to get on the leaderboard?
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  8. You don't need a video (just picture evidence should work), but it's good practice to record when playing.
  9. Name: Daniel Q. Zhang
    Location: USA
    Score: 821400, lvl 19 start
    Date: May 3, 2019
    Hardware: RetroN HD NES clone

    video at:
    (starts at 20:00)
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  10. Name: S1ft
    Location: England
    Score: 322951 points (level 15 start, 102 lines, level 16 end)
    Date: 05.05.2019
    Hardware: Retroarch 1.7.5, Nestopia core (emulator) + 8bitdo NES controller

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  11. Name: berenyi_kft (Richard)
    Score: 999,999 (A59980) level 18 start to level 26 208 lines - maxout point at 194.49 lines (level 25 + 4.49)
    Date: 05/05/2019
    Hardware: RGB Modded AV Famicom + everdrive + rectangle controller
    Country: Hungary

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  12. Point of my maxout isn't 28+2.03. It is 29+1.97
  13. I've been doing a good job of typoing the end level in the score spreadsheet lately. :p Anyhow, it turns out it's 29+1.89.

    >>> 228+((999999-964960)/float(1200*30))*4
  14. Thanks, sorry, I've mistaken in maths (counted last tetris as if was a single line worth 36000)
  15. No worries. :) The scoreboard script calculates it, so as long as I have the right end level/lines, pre-max score, and line clear type entered, it gives the right fractional line count. I just accidentally entered the wrong level since it was crossing the boundary from 28->29.
  16. DLo


    Name: DLo aka real_diculous (Dave Lopez)
    Score: 874,440
    Date: 5/6/19
    Hardware: Original NES console (w/standard original NES controller)
    Location: USA (NJ)
    Game on YouTube:

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  17. Raul Addams
    18 start - level 29 Finish

    This was achieved live on Twitch. Don't miss the next one, it could be the maxout!
    Last edited: 10 May 2019
  18. Name: Simba
    Location: Italy
    Score: 999.999 points (level 18 start, 27 + 2.39)
    Date: 11.05.2019
    Hardware: Jnes (emulator) + Original NES controller

    Hi, it's been a while :) I've got a slight improvement. Also, I'll be joining the 2019 CTWC!

    EDIT: video added,

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    Last edited: 14 May 2019
  19. Name: Eris
    Location: Switzerland
    Score: 804'460 Points (230 Lines, Level 18-29)
    Date: 18th of May 2019
    Software + Hardware: Mesen (Emulator) + Logitech Precision Gamepad
    Last edited: 18 May 2019
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  20. Hi all, I've been playing a few months inspired by watching CTWC on YouTube and the documentary movie. Great stuff!

    Currently I just play on my laptop using the keyboard and Nestopia. Can't get a console yet as I'm travelling. But is there a better laptop/keyboard/emulator way? I see a lot of talk of lag.

    Not great yet but I'm amazed at the progress. Transitioning to Level 10 used to be terrifying and the death of me; then I got to starting on Level 15 and was on that for a while, till I hit 450k. 18 seemed impossible but after plunging into 19 (very happy to have scored even one Tetris and get 20 lines) 18 now seems doable (current high on that 266k) so I'm getting a sense of how the guys at the top survive and prosper. Little by little, everything seems to be slowing down and making more sense.

    I'm 43. Never played NES. Very fun to get into something like this. :)
    Last edited: 23 May 2019
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