January SOTM - Cozy up with Varth - Operation Thunderstorm

Ralfakick

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Scoreboard updated! Glad to see a new player, hopefully some of you weekend warriors can give us some scores!
 

douglas

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Well, after another round of attempts, I finally beat the stage 4 boss. Switched to Nintendo switch for convenience.

Duggie - 566600 - Switch - US - Stage 5

(we still in canada)
 
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mjmjr25

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Slowly coming back to me. My biggest complaint is the slowness of stage 1. Never die, not much to do to increase score, just feels like a wasted 3 mins at the start of each run. Meh, small complaints, overall it has a lot of nice mechanics. I like the hidden items, the regenerating bomb, the weapon selection.

447,000 - mjmjr25 - stage 4 - switch
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Ralfakick

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Scoreboard updated, welcome MJMJR25! I still need to upload an old PS4 score, keep 'em coming!
 

douglas

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My weekend warrior score - more attempts this weekend. I've found that if I can make it through stage 2 and 3 without dying it'll be a good run. And gah damn does that stage 1 get tedious after a while. Hopefully I can crack dat 1 million mark.

Dug - 928500 - Stage 7 - Switch - US
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mjmjr25

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Meh. Stage 4 boss is a struggle for me. Run after run, just can't get him. I thought if all else fails i'll just bomb-spam him. Got there with all lives and full bombs, died...reset back about 20 seconds before the boss fight, then start boss fight all over? No idea that was the deal.

There are tons of hidden items you can uncover, of course, but if you don't know, there is a fountain of capcom characters 2/3 way through stage 4, on the right side where the 2 large red square turrets spawn. Ryu, megaman, something I didn't recognize.

Anyways, i'm done with this one, it'll be my final. Glad I tried it again, but between slowness of stage 1 and stage 4 boss, i'm good on it.

523,100 - mjmjr25 - fuzzy - switch - stage 4
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It sounds like you’re playing the JP version, which explains the checkpoints. in the world version (people are referring to this as the US version in this thread), you respawn in place.
 

Ralfakick

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Last weekend for scoring gentlemen!

Waiting for @gusmoney to score now that he finally got his dick I mean dock working and can play Varth and the SNES games on his pocket.

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I know @Ajax is waiting to post that 35 level clear all for us goobs at the end.
 
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Well since the score board hasn’t been updated here is a slight improvement…

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Dogg - 591,100 - Stage 5 - King of Air

I think I’m done for the month, will be traveling the rest of the week.

Definitely a game I’m going to revisit.
 

Ralfakick

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Last few days to get your remaining scores in! Nominations and awards will be given out at the end of the month judged by me.

First
Second
Third
Sixth Man
Most Improved
NeoMoe Powkiddy Bonus
At least you played
Last minute heroics
Award that will not be revealed yet

Anything else I can think of
 
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Well…even though I’m traveling, I packed the Switch and found auto fire! Laser just melts things.

Dogg - 1,115,500 - Stage 8 - Switch
 

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profholt82 - 1,383,600 - Stage 8 - Switch - World
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Is there a mame cheat for auto fire? I'd give this another go with auto fire as it would probably make the game a bit easier.
 

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**** I will update any final scores and congratulate the winners if any additional scores are placed***

January 2024 Varth Shooter of the Month Awards Show

As we come to Game Over on the January 2024 SOTM Varth, I'd like to hand out some awards or JAVs (January Awards Varth). Innocent me decided to search JAV to see if it was some sort of British Slang I never heard of, and got hits for Japanese Adult Videos. So for all of you that participated this is your chance to win a JAV of your own, or in the case of @gusmoney another JAV beyond his stellar work in the Adult Film Industry. I'd like to thank all of you who participated and listed your scores, hopefully everyone had fun this month.

I've come up with a series of categories and will explain as I go along. Please remember this is all done in jest. Ready? LET'S GO!

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Here are the Nominees and the Winners ... R.

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Last Minute Heroics - You Were Late But You Came in Last Minute and Put in Some Great Scores, Good Job!
Nominees
@daskrabs - Score Posted on 1/20
@mjmjr - Score Posted on 1/20

And the JAV Goes to ...


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@Neodogg - You posted your first score on 1/21. Not only that but you posted additional scores and came in third place overall. Good Show Sir, Good Show!

At Least You Played - Hey you put in a score, then we never heard from you again

Nominees
@ggallegos1 - Guess you didn't look forward in getting any further after all?
@wataru330 - How did you even getting a score in at all with all of the constant swimming practice going on?


And the JAV goes to...
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@Ajax - I mean seriously where is the 35 level all clear? Did you even try sir??? I still thought you were going to place a last minute all clear, I think you were holding back to have mercy on us all, I think you have the pictures and videos to prove it.

NEO MOE Powkiddy Bonus - Excellence in handheld playing. You achieved par excellence for your hand job.

Nominees
@neo_mao - I mean the award is eponymously named after you
@Neodogg - I mean taking your switch while on business, you meant business indeed


And the JAV goes to...
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@prof82 - I mean with that Switch score posted using the Flip Grip or whatever you were using? How can you use that analogue stick to place such a high score, good show sir, good show!

Most Improved - You placed multiple scores and showed improvement as you went along.

Nominees - This was a tight category - there were a lot of great scores posted
@prof82
@BerryTogart
@sirlynxalot


And the JAV goes to...
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@Hans - You really jumped in scoring, I can tell you put some effort into this, Great job!

Sixth Man Award - Hey You Finished Middle of the Pack. That's not a bad thing, you were able to mange the SOTM and real life at the same time, putting quality time into both. If they were ever picking a January Varth Shooter of the Month Team you would not be picked first, but you wouldn't be picked last either (isn't that what really counts anyway?) Just like Pinch Hitter Greg Gross (Phillies 1979-1988, hey he was at my Little League Banquet back in the day) or Sixth Man Jeremy Lin (Linsanity was something else), you can be counted to come off the bench and put in a competitive score.

Nominees
@sirlynxalot
@mjmjr25

And the JAV goes to...

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@The Chief - You were in the middle of the pack from the get go, and held 6 place out of 12 for the longest time. I'm giving you this award for your excellent gameplay.

And Now It's Time for the Big 3

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JAV Third Place - @Neodogg 1,115,500 - Stage 8 - Switch

Just like Floyd Mayweather (Bronze 1996 Atlanta) or the US Basketball Team (Bronze 2004 Athens - How did a team with Lebron James, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan etc get a bronze?) you did well, but you have shown even more greatness before and definitely will in the future, you got some great scores in at the end.

JAV Second Place - @prof82 1,383,600 - Stage 8 - Switch - World

You put in a last minute score (were you saving this sir?) to take second place. Good job sir, you won best of the rest, just like Michelle Kwan (Sliver Nagano 1998) and Roger Federer (Silver London 2012), you are still excellent in this field.

JAV First Place - @Ajax 1,967,500 - Stage 13 - Mister

Mother Russia Wins!!!!!!


You made it look easy just like Michael Phelps (Multiple Golds Athens 2004, Multiple Golds Beijing 2008, Multiple Golds London 2012, Multiple Golds Rio De Janiero 2016) you were in a class by yourself, you Apollo Creeded your competition. Congratulations Comrade!!!

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Lastly the Beavis Award - You Never Scored this Month

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Nominees
@Tarma - You said Harmful Park is better and didn't want to get gud
@ShootTheCore - I mean doesn't this guy participate in all of these? Was there not enough the cores to shoot?


Winner
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@gusmoney - In the end there was no competition. I mean "Hey my Analogue Dock is broken so I can't play," even though the game is like $1.99 on steam, and I believe was $.99 when the month began, you sir get a JAV for your excellence in not scoring (even though you have plenty of JAVs in actual scoring.)

Good Show for Everyone Who Participated, Thanks for Being a Part of This!


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Ralfakick

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Scores updated! I will adjust the awards if anyone comes in with a last minute score!
 
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