Here is the plan. We will take turns picking games in which to challenge each other for the high score. I will let other players know when it's their turn to choose a game. When the player is ready they will then announce their game here and post an opening score. From the time that both conditions have been met there will be two weeks of competition for the high score.
The high-scorer of the challenge receives all the glory and accolades that come along with it!
#1 The game is of my choosing or another MA member. If the game will not run on your PC or you hate that particular game you can wait til the next challenge. If you don't have the game?! Well this is MA you know where to get it!
#2 People with at least 50 posts on MAME Addicts can participate. This will avoid the noob post saying they got 5 million on one quarter on a game they never heard of until they read this forum. Any posts made in this thread by someone with less than 50 posts will be deleted.
#3 You must submit a screen shot of your score to qualify for the winning score that week. It can be either from the High Score Screen or from the Game screen at the end of your game. Anything that looks fudged fake or otherwise will be deleted. With the exception of Visual Pinball, any screen cap that shows additional credits will be deleted. So be careful how many times you press that quarter button! You must also type your score into your post for the record because images can easily disappear over time. Wait until the first score has been posted by the person who chose the game before posting any of your scores.
#4 If you use the Hi Score screen you must submit your Name, Initials, or Tag to me ahead of time. For instance I use the letters DAN for all my hi scores since that is my name.
#5 No cheats! No hacks! No clones! You only play with the ROM sets I post almost always this will the be the games Parent ROM.
#6 Dip Switches and Settings for the game are to remain on the default settings provided by by game. If I make a change to one I will let everyone know so you can make the same change to your settings.
#7 1 quarter challenge does not necessarily mean 1 quarter. I will let people know in advance how many quarters you get to use. Or if you get to continue after your first quarter.
#8 We will be using the honor system folks. So please be honest.
#9 Visual Pinball is now part of the Thulsa Doom Challenge. If you wish to play during a Visual Pinball week and are not aware of what it is, please PM a Moderator and they will assist you. It will be user's choice as to what they want to play during their challenge. Either MAME or Visual Pinball.
I am by no means an expert classic gamer so do not expect my scores to be so completely ridiculous that no one can beat them. In fact I expect to be beaten every two weeks if everyone participates.
This really is designed for the regular users of MA to have some fun. If we get people that come along and contribute to the site, hopefully they will one day want to take part in this challenge.
- Thulsa Doom Challenge Scores and Winners
1944: the Loop Master / 2,083,470 / Hierophant
Final Fight / 535,930 / Hierophant
Donkey Kong / 18,400 / Thulsa
Punch Out / 54,690 / Nostalgia
Marvel vs. Capcom / 1,158,500 / Hierophant
Paperboy / 16,150 / Thulsa
Altered Beast / 197,100 / Nostalgia
Dynamite Dux / 169,120 / Hierophant
Power Balls / 3,320 / Nostalgia
X-Men / 181 / Hierophant
Raiden / 309,320 / Hierophant
Attack from Mars (VP) / 90,759,197,400 / Hierophant
Tetris Plus 2 / 201,200 / Atarix
Galaga '88 / 174,920 / Atarix
Rampage / 189,875 / Eliaskeme
Super Zaxxon / 9,500 / Jyarrison
Blue's Journey / 121,590 / Eliaskeme
Rescue Raider / 44,700 / Hierophant
Joust / 54,600 / Thulsa
R-Type Leo / 502,100 / Hierophant
Space Invaders 95: Attack of the Lunar Loonies / 101,750 / Hierophant
Tumble Pop / 566,000 / Eliaskeme
Boogie Wings / 115,380 / Hierophant
Metal Slug - Super Vehicle-001 / 1,123,150 / Hierophant
Splatter House / 235,300 / Sneekyweezel
Green Beret / 241,290 / Sneekyweezel
Burning Force / 353,620 / Hierophant
Fix it Felix Jr. / 102,800 / Sneekyweezel
The Lord of the Rings (VP) / 196,683,450 / Hierophant
Popeye / 48,220 / Sneekyweezel
DoDonPachi / 13,332,400 / Hierophant
AC/DC (VP) / 11,903,160 / Hierophant
Double Dragon / 94,080 / Sneekyweezel
Gauntlet II / Level 9 / PantherUK
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters / 507,400 / StarlingMax
Bomb Jack / 852,090 / PantherUK
Solomon's Key / 563,940 / Hierophant
Rygar / 1,951,630 / StarlingMax
Super Glob / 55,235 / StarlingMax
Raiden Fighters / 18,197,190 / Hierophant
Challenger / 198,800 / StarlingMax
Berzerk / 13,870 / StarlingMax
City Connection / 595,500 / StarlingMax
Super Space Invaders '91 / 471,370 / Hierophant
Medieval Madness (VP) / 835,632,530 / StarlingMax
Numan Atheltics / 8 events - view scores / Incito
Plus Alpha / 563,800 / StarlingMax
Metro-Cross / 60700 / Incito
TMNT: Turtles in Time / 122 / Incito
Viper Phase 1 / 1,613,211 / Hierophant
1941: Counter Attack / 924,600 / Hierophant
Thulsa Doom Challenge Leaderboard
1. Hierophant / 21 wins
2. StarlingMax / 8 wins
3. Sneekyweezel / 5 wins
4. Eliaskeme, Nostalgia, Thulsa, Incito / 3 wins
5. Atarix, PantherUK / 2 wins
6. Jyarrison / 1 win
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