February 2021 SOTM: Raiden IV

NERDtendo

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This month we are playing Raiden IV! All the usual rules apply. Standard settings, no continues. Let’s have some fun.

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Leaderboard:
1) Kidpanda - 16,188,560 - 1-4 - Steamed hams
2) Beelzebub - 11,721,270 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)
3) egg_sanwich - 10,920,210 - ttx2
4) GMEGBLN - 10,907,980 - PC (Overkill, Arcade Original)
5) Dogg - 10,750,710 - ttx2
6) gusmoney - 8,354,000 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)
7) BerryTogart - 6,321,900 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)
8) ggallegos1 - 6,139,380 - 360
9) NERDtendo - 6,068,180 - 360
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egg_sanwich

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egg_sanwich - 7,499,370 - ttx2

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Cool game, but damn the difficulty ramps up fast. Heavy bomb usage to get to St 3.

Haven’t figured out which weapons I like yet either, any thoughts?
 

BerryTogart

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BerryTogart - 4,022,390 - PC (Overkill version, Arcade mode)

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Observations:
- reminds me a bit of the Ghosts n' Goblins problem - I often wait for the weapon powerups to cycle through and in the end I still pick up the "wrong" one
- nice stage backgrounds, good music
- I need to carry one of the screens home from the office which I can rotate, the game is rather small on the laptop
- remakes where I can turn up the music volume and decrease sound effect volume are something I enjoy very much

Weapon picks
- I often try to max the spreadshot and combine it with heat seeking missiles, but I fail - eventually picking up the laser
- I didn't fully explore the options for the homing shot (purple) | bouncing shot (alternative purple) yet. Might try to do a run where I don't even look at the screen, just focus on dodging bullets and let the homing laser do its work. As for the bouncing version: That seems like a weapon pro players can do sick stuff with - I'm just not one of them
 

ggallegos1

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Excited to try this out on the 360 today

Edit: ggallegos1 - 6,139,380 - 360

Youre not kidding, that second boss was a huge spike
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Gremlin

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First credit from last night:

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GMEGBLN - 6,972,630 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)

I like this game a ton. It's comfort food, like a good burger but not the best burger you've ever had. I don't think it leads the pack in any category ('cept music) but it's very, very competent. A firm, solid 7.5/10. If an alien asked me what a shmup was, I'd probably show them Raiden IV.
I also have fond memories of the 360 version because it was the first shooty I bought with money from my first job. It was a cool time, they were bringing every great shmup overseas. Haven't played it since 2007 though lol

I recall there being a ton of little tricks, especially hidden items, but I don't know if I want to look up scoring strats just yet.

Haven’t figured out which weapons I like yet either, any thoughts?

Toothpaste laser erryday
I should really experiment, I haven't bothered trying all of the missile types especially
 

Neodogg

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put a couple credits in last night, fun little game.

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Dogg - 3,504,990 - ttx2
 

BerryTogart

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btw does TTX2 offer any ship except the standard one? Overkill has 2 options for planes and a fairy. She is lightning fast and has a micro hitbox, so I guess the scores wouldn't be comparable. At least I didn't see any info on the scoreboard related to the ship type - so I guess standard it is?
 

egg_sanwich

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btw does TTX2 offer any ship except the standard one? Overkill has 2 options for planes and a fairy. She is lightning fast and has a micro hitbox, so I guess the scores wouldn't be comparable. At least I didn't see any info on the scoreboard related to the ship type - so I guess standard it is?

Only standard ship on TTX2 as far as I know, unless there is an unlock code.

Toothpaste laser erryday
I should really experiment, I haven't bothered trying all of the missile types especially

I do like the toothpaste laser, although I find I lose track of bullets behind it. Who knows.
 

Neodogg

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Only standard ship on TTX2 as far as I know, unless there is an unlock code.

I don't know if it already unlocked on my multi but I can pick the fairy. I just hit down on the screen before you select your special. I don't think you get to select the special if you use madman, I mean the fairy. If you look at my score board you can see I did 2 runs with it, definitely a lot quicker flying around. I think the red ship is P1 and blue is P2.
 

ggallegos1

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I gotta see if that works for the 360 version.

Also the toothpaste laser is awesome for clearing those larger enemies, I like combining it with homing missiles to have a bit more coverage.

A maxed out spread weapon is fun and gets good coverage, but the bullets tend to be fairly weak.

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egg_sanwich

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I don't know if it already unlocked on my multi but I can pick the fairy. I just hit down on the screen before you select your special. I don't think you get to select the special if you use madman, I mean the fairy. If you look at my score board you can see I did 2 runs with it, definitely a lot quicker flying around. I think the red ship is P1 and blue is P2.

Thanks for the tip Dogg, I’ll give that a try. I remember the fairy in Raiden Fighters Jet is pretty squirrelly, I imagine this one is similar.

Broke into double digits but still can’t crack the st 3 boss.

egg_sanwich - 10,920,210 - ttx2

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Neodogg

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Moved my set up to my HD CRT and even though the picture is a little blurry compared to the lcd I seemed to do better. I had to bomb my way through the 2nd boss...

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Dogg - 6,274,190 - ttx2
 

Beelzebub

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It's been a little while since I've played this one. Had to do a practice run to knock some rust off, but not bad so far.

Beelzebub - 9,104,060 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)

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Neodogg

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got a couple more credits in this afternoon...

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Dogg - 8,231,680 - ttx2
 

BerryTogart

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BerryTogart - 6,321,900 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)

I tried rotating the screen on the laptop today and just flipping the whole thing and the screen settings so I had a bigger screen vertically. Made it a bit easier to dodge the bullets.

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Neodogg

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BerryTogart - 6,321,900 - PC (Overkill, Arcade)

I tried rotating the screen on the laptop today and just flipping the whole thing and the screen settings so I had a bigger screen vertically. Made it a bit easier to dodge the bullets.

This is why I play on a projector! My eyes are getting old...
 
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