I've made it this far in one go after practice. I was last killed by a bullet in Stage 5 - The Enemy Arms Factory. My score is 515,900 points. There are rare items I have come across like the 10,000 bonus and the Missile Launcher. Sadly I never managed to get help from damsels in distress.
It would be interesting if our contributing players could state how they last died considering there are many different death types:
Shot by a bullet
Blasted by an explosion
Burned to a crisp
Crushed by the Crane Tank
Flattened by the Steam Rollers
Poisoned by Nuclear Gas
Nuked by a Laser Beam
Will - well done - I know you are going to be tough to beat on this game. Are you still writing your Nam war diary?
I am still AES-less but I will have a go when I get it back. I am really looking forward to playing this game! If you don't take part in this challenge then 'How do you know? You weren't there man......'
Priest - All the work has been done on it now and I should have it back Wednesday or maybe earlier. It won;t be a great score since I haven't played Nam too much so far, but I have been looking for an excuse. I'm sure it will improve gradually
Will - Its good to hear you are still writing it, Keep it up!
Great score by the way Will. You must be an expert at this game. I definitely won't be able to match that as I find this game pretty difficult. I do love playing Nam 1975 though. The stage 1 bosses always make me laugh 'Your operations have been watched. You will diiiiiie!' They look a bit weird too.
I gave this game a go this evening and this is how I did:
Priest: Score: 298,300. Stage: 4 Killed by guy hanging from a helicopter (Boss?)
I often miss to pick up the bonuses a thereby missing out on a higher score. I guess the way to rack up a higher score in this game is to shoot everywhere and everything as bonuses can be found where you do not expect them. The highest bonus I found was 5,000.
The girl is really useful, eh?
Scoreboard hall of fame and medals are updated.
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Yes that girl does come in handy for a bit of extra firepower. I'm going to try and improve my score tomorrow but I doubt I can get past stage 3 because that big plane is so difficult to defeat without losing loads of lives. Yes you're right there are loads of hidden bonuses especially in the big plane.
Bum! - I have lost my copy of Nam So I had to play Cyberlip instead (which I have now, I have resorted to buying cheap games!). I think I may have put it somewhere seperate from the rest of the games cos I was going to sell it and buy a new copy. My 'Nam has the censored woman on the front cover. No disrespect to Muslim countries but it seems a bit extreme - she's not showing much.
My copy of Viewpoint has also gone missing. This is a sad day for Riko
lol. Yes they are quite chunky aren't they. Ha - I think I know where it is now. I remembered where I put my Viewpoint game, and I think its with that. I will have a go soon
Priest wrote :- Really, there is 2 different versions of the "Nam1975" cover. I really didn´t know this. *Runs* to check which version I own...
well not really. There are a lot of Nam games you can buy which have black marker pen on over part of the woman - I think its her exposed leg. Unfortunately I got one of these! This was when I first got my Neo and I wasn't sure if it would suit me, so I was just buying anything. There seem to be quite a lot which have this pen mark on, I was told that these copies where ones which were originally sold in Arab countries - where of course ladies can't show any flesh.
BTW Yes I have an AES copy of Cyberlip now. I got it a couple of weeks ago.
You are quite right Riko, the mid-bosses are random so there is a 50/50 chance of confronting it. Sometimes you'd love to face it and boost your score or you'd rather avoid it in case you lose your precious lives. There are four mid-bosses: The Crane Tank, The Gas Truck, The Steam Rollers and The Heavy Tank. There is no mid-boss in between the Enemy Arms Factory and the Final Stage, at least I don't think so.
Thanks Will - I don;t like it at the moment when I get bosses - since they tend to kill me! so I prefer it when they don;t turn up.
Priest - no my house isn;t very big - its just I put it in a really stupid place Also I am having a big clear out, and everythings in a mess! I also found my SNK memory cards - which I have never used. Can you actually use these to save scores?
RiKo wrote:Priest - no my house isn;t very big - its just I put it in a really stupid place Also I am having a big clear out, and everythings in a mess! I also found my SNK memory cards - which I have never used. Can you actually use these to save scores?
Oh OK I promise I won´t "bug" you by bringing this subject up again
Yea Memorycards saves highscores as long as the internal battery is still alive. I use the memory cards to transfer scores between my AES and my MVS cab. I have one cab which still has the memory card reader intact. Most NEO GEO cabs I have seen has been robbed of the reader.
I like the Idea of moving scores and progress between the arcade and your home.
Edited by priest on 20. February 2009 22:52
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Uhhh. Just been playing this - but somehow managed to do worse! Nevermind - its good practice I kept diving instead of running.
I am taking temporary leave from the army now so I can devote myself to playing Breakers Rev. One day I will return to the jungle though, but 'DO I have to go back to that hell again?'. Probably.......
I've been trying hard to improve my score but I also keep doing worse than before. I can barely get more than 100,000. Those mid-bosses such as the crane tank are a nightmare and I always lose lives there. I predict Will is going to emerge as the undisputed NGFL Nam 1975 champion.
I recently watched a complete playthrough of Nam on youtube in which the person had completed the whole game on one credit. It really is incredible that someone can do that. It's a really tough game I think.
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