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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby cRacKh0rN » April 7th, 2014, 2:57 pm

@chempop I've been watching that STG video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRmMvtAH0Q)

Learnt a few things for sure. One thing I wasn't quite clear on was the part about the difficulty in killing enemies above / below the insert coin.
Did you mean that if you (the player) are above that portion of the screen or the enemy and is it harder when the enemy is above or below?

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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby Chempop » April 8th, 2014, 4:40 am

It's that enemies barely take damage when they are on the very top of the screen.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » June 22nd, 2014, 9:52 pm

First go in about 2 months :oops: and got my best score yet.

1,38?k

I have my sights on that last place. :awe:
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby crunchywasp » June 25th, 2014, 6:21 am

Nice one :thumbup: :awe:

Which ship are you using?
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » June 25th, 2014, 9:20 am

The one where you hold A+B (Type D?) The next few goes were all worse.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby crunchywasp » June 25th, 2014, 9:57 am

Type D's my favourite - I'm less hopeless with D than the others.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby ninn » June 25th, 2014, 10:52 am

that is because D is so much faster iirc ... you can even outrun falling medals.

Man, I am missing that game the most... can't wait to start it up again, will go for highscore-hunting then. :awe:
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby crunchywasp » June 25th, 2014, 11:35 am

D's got by far the best bomb too. I'm sure there's a link to the differences between the ship types earlier in the thread :)
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby markedkiller78 » June 25th, 2014, 12:46 pm

And....only the back option is locked on D.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby cools » June 25th, 2014, 1:01 pm

Type A the grazers choice.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » June 25th, 2014, 2:34 pm

I only managed to get to level 3 once and that was with Type A. Though I was really close with Type D when I got my best score the other day - went in to the level 2 boss with 3 lives. :palm:

To be honest it's the speed of D that's killing me. That and chasing medals.

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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby geotrig » June 25th, 2014, 2:37 pm

I find d too fast ,havent played it in ages :oops: ...back to not getting of level 1 again for me :lolno:
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby markedkiller78 » June 25th, 2014, 5:49 pm

It took years (and 3 PCBs) before I warmed to ibara.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby jpj » July 10th, 2014, 5:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Aaxu3BFGQ

good medium-level replay which shows decent scoring without having to be a super-player
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby man9child » July 21st, 2014, 10:30 pm

Placeholder post in anticipation, I'm getting an Ibara board (will be my 2nd) and it's in transit as we speak. :)

Looked at my old highscore here from fall of 2012, 4.8 mil. I've been out of the game for a while, let's see if I can match that soon.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » November 30th, 2014, 2:58 pm

**** all this medal ****. I just played two credits, intentionally avoided every medal, hoarded bombs and got deep into the 3rd level both goes. That's the second and third time I've ever seen level 3.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby crunchywasp » November 30th, 2014, 3:04 pm

But collecting medals and chaining's so satisfying :(

Just don't go beating my meagre score please.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » November 30th, 2014, 3:15 pm

It is but it's so hard - and raises rank. I was jumping too far into the deep end. Almost every death was due to running round like a mad bomba.

If I get to level 4 after a few more goes I'll probably beat my **** shed bombing score anyway.

The medal thing does look fun but imo you have to be an expert at the game and an expert at the ranking system. I'm FAR from either.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby crunchywasp » November 30th, 2014, 3:22 pm

Likewise, I'm far from being even a good intermediate. I've got the first level licked but as far as medals and scoring goes it all falls apart about half way through level 2 as I struggle with controlling the rank effectively.
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Re: Ibara - PCB

Postby pubjoe » November 30th, 2014, 3:46 pm

When I am trying to medal chain I **** it up ten times out of ten anyway. I'm nowhere near ready for that. Playing somewhat more 'normally' is helping me pay more attention to enemy/bullet patterns and power-ups. Basic stuff that I was completely missing while bombing and chasing medals.

I'm not good enough to worry much about suiciding but I think the way to go is lose a life immediately so you have one in stock, then lose the stock life as you near an extra each million points (I haven't got to 2mil yet anyway :oops: ). That, and dodging medals and beefy power ups makes the game so much easier for a beginner.

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By the way, Level 3 is quite immense isn't it? Hados really start coming into play.

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