SOTM February 2022: Batsugun Special - Raffle Underway!

Ajax

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Welcome to SOTM 02/22 everybody. We're checking out Batsugun Special this month.

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Some mechanics in Batsugun Special are different enough from regular Batsugun that, to me, it's essentially a different game. Additions which constitute Batsugun Special:

- Much smaller hitbox than regular Batsugun
- You can (sometimes?) take two hits before dying

These two seemingly simple changes have a massive impact on the experience. There may be other changes from regular Batsugun, but these are the big ones. I've mentioned it before, but Batsugun Special is the game I recommend to people who want to get into shooting games, but who feel that the genre is too tough.

You can play this game the following ways:

- Saturn (be sure to pick Batsugun Special)
- Mame/ShmupArch (I'm happy to help you get ShmupArch set up on your PC if you need help. It's great)

Apparently prototype PCBs of this game exist, but it sounds like there are just a handful. If you happen to have one, let 'er rip.

Finally, Schneider, the character from Flying Shark was apparently frozen after that game, and is a selectable character in Batsugun:

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Scoreboard

PlayerScoreStagePlatformNotes
egg_sanwich12,595,6608Mame
Neodogg6,140,9508Saturn
FredyFired5,495,1908Mame
ShootTheCore5,431,3508PCB
Ajax5,068,3608Mame
Gremlin4,655,4607MameICEMAN BABY
_rm_3,961,4107PCB
Atro3,839,5805Unknown
kuze3,445,1607Mame
FREEMAN3,234,6405Fightcade
Mmsadda2,808,7305PCB
daskrabs2,051,8205Saturn
Ralfakick1,976,2504Saturn
lachlan1,824,1604Mame
Beelzebub1,709,1104Fightcade
gusmoney1,459,4804Saturn
 
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Ajax

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Also, I want to do some kind of raffle related to this month's SOTM. Like one entry per score post (no shenanigans), plus maybe additional entries for every loop you clear. Open to ideas on this.
 

ShootTheCore

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Apparently prototype PCBs of this game exist, but it sounds like there are just a handful. If you happen to have one, let 'er rip.

You can also swap a regular Batsugun arcade PCB over to running Special by changing one socketed EPROM. I can program that EPROM for anyone that wants one.
 

Ajax

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Oh, nice!

I'll take one myself. I'll also take a Batsugun PCB, if you could just drop that into the box as well.

👀 👀 👀
 

gusmoney

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gusmoney-697,160-Stage 3-Saturn

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Ajax

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Hell yeah, I dropped a cred last night. I popped out to the menu so I could go grab my phone and my daughter jumped back in and had continued, haha. I'll try to get some time in later today though.

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For those of us playing on a PC, which version of the rom are you using? Mine says it's a Korean version.
 

lachlan

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For those of us playing on a PC, which version of the rom are you using? Mine says it's a Korean version.
The warning screen says Europe for me.
 

Ajax

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Would you mind sending it to me, by chance?
 

lachlan

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Yep can do in a little bit.
 

Neodogg

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Familiar with the name but have not spent much time with this or the normal version…

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Colors are off, had tv on then rotated it but then it wouldn’t degauss…1st world probs

Dogg - 745,330 - Saturn - Stg3
 
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ggallegos1

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I booted up my Saturn last night to play via MODE, only to find out the rom I'm using has bad sound. Once I figure that out, I'll pop back in
 

gusmoney

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lol, glad I got my scores in early, I maybe tapped out already. You guys are too good.
 

Neodogg

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It’s funny how it auto filled CNT on the 4 place. I swear I hit ABC+start to reset. I think the system called me a cunt! Must be a Roo system…
 
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