Ghosts And Goblins illegal recordings : LUSENET : MAME Action Replay : One Thread

Isn't there a banned technique where you can't just go bouncing back and forth and score points? Why do I ask this? I downloaded EIGHT ghosts and goblins recordings(or it's variations), and EIGHT of those recordings all used the banned technique. Just went back and forth scoring loads of points. I think those scores(all of which I downloaded were unconfirmed) should be put back to a gooseegg due to using an illegal technique - what does the concensus think?

-- Gameboy9 (, August 20, 1999


gb, Could you tell us a little more before we decide to remove recordings. Like, what the technique, and who's recordings?

-- Chris Parsley (, August 20, 1999.

I haven't played back the recordings, but I've never seen a score in the millions by playing the game through.

The cheat is. At the end of the Zombie section there is a spot where you move the chracter left then right, each time a zombie comes out. Shoot each time you change directions and you kill a zombie.

If your coordination is good enough (I'm sure every here is :), you can score enough points to get an extra life. Thus playing pretty much forever.

-- Dave Kaupp (, August 20, 1999.

This involves the top three in the gng set, the top three in the gnga set, and the top three in the gngt set(3rd place might get away with it though...)

Dave Knapp summed it up perfectly with regards to what the cheat is... thanks :)

-- Gameboy9 (, August 20, 1999.

Doesn't Zombies keep coming up forever in that first level???

-- Chris Parsley (, August 20, 1999.

I think they do, but i think the rate at which they come isn't enough to continue to get an extra life in the time period given for the level. So everyone goes there to points leech instead.

-- Chad (, August 20, 1999.

Gameboy9, agreed. Time to ban this little points scam.

-- Q.T.Quazar (, August 20, 1999.

This is the technique I referred to in a previous post ( A Question of skill over stamina ). Any scores over 1 million pts are VERY suspect , because I finished this game normally and scored @ 500k or so, ( with about 2 minutes of leeching...ahem ). Of course these scores should be removed. After all , it is a listed banned technique. Another thing you can do on this game ( which should also be banned ), is on the first level. Y`know the way you can shoot the gravestones 15 times and get turned into a frog ? Well you can time it so that you shoot it 14 times , and when your timer is down to 2-3 seconds , shoot the gravestone , and the guy will cast his spell on you. If you have timed it right , you will not die ,but will have unlimited time to play on and do the cave trick to your hearts content. Sometimes it dosen`t work so well , and you are rooted to the spot , but most times it does. That`s my input on this...... ALEX

-- Alex Weir (, August 21, 1999.

Did you upload that gng 500k completed score, Alex? I've been waiting and weeding through the leeches for a while for a truly competed one credit inp recording.

-- Chad (, August 21, 1999.

Sorry Chad , I should have said that I completed the game in the Arcade years back. As soon as I get some decent controls, I`ll play this game again , and upload an INP. Regards, ALEX

-- Alex Weir (, August 21, 1999.

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