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CAVE Games / Re: ESP.Ra.De PS4/Switch port [M2/Atlus/CAVE 2019]
« Last post by EOJ on May 19, 2019, 07:58:35 PM »
This will be released for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

https://news.denfaminicogamer.jp/interview/190529b

Regular and LE physical editions are planned (download too, of course).
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CAVE Shop / Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Last post by EOJ on May 19, 2019, 12:45:23 PM »
Guwange boxed kit (box in poor condition) sold for 218,000 yen, at auction, to a proxy bidder:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l523980239

Deathsmiles PCB sold for 152,000 yen, at auction, to a proxy bidder:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s661763419
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High Scores - Competition Style / Re: World Record Scores (Updated 15-April-2019)
« Last post by EOJ on May 17, 2019, 08:37:39 PM »
SPE keeps pushing the top Windia score in Deathsmiles (no EX):

508,199,346

https://twitter.com/SPE2500/status/1129300515991375872
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CAVE Games / Re: The "what Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Last post by EOJ on May 16, 2019, 11:35:14 PM »
A high scoring route in the port can be completed in about 29 minutes (e.g. on the superplay DVD) whereas on the PCB a similar route takes about 39 minutes. So 10 minutes worth of slowdown is missing. 10 minutes!!  :o

I didn't realise it was so bad until I played them back to back several times. The port feels like it has a fast-forward button on at all times. It is actually the worst CAVE X360 port in terms of slowdown accuracy, even worse than DS2.

Due to the low difficulty of the game and the overall slow bullet speed, even without all the slowdown it can still be cleared on the port without much trouble and you can still score well in it (but not as well as on the PCB).
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CAVE Games / Re: The "what Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Last post by Monouchi on May 16, 2019, 11:09:07 PM »

True. On the PCB, a better challenge is in clearing the game without dying (which is still not too hard). And after that, clearing the game without dying or bombing (which is actually rather hard). And of course, scoring well too.  ;)

On the port, in contrast, clearing the game without dying is almost as hard as clearing the PCB without dying or bombing. From what I can tell only about 20% of the PCB's slowdown is in the port, and on the Stage 5 boss in particular this makes the game at least twice as hard.

Yes, a no miss is very doable.
I need to hunt some scores in this game as its the only game I like to play for score in after Ibara. Only at 160 mill right now.

I havent played the port in ages and dont remember that so much of the slowdown was missing.
Thats kinda sad imo as the slowdown really adds to the claustrofobic feeling when you have packed bullets all around you in Ninja mode.
(The sound when you go into Ninja mode is really heavy when having a sub in the cab.)
Well, a very fun game it is.
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CAVE Games / Re: The "what Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Last post by EOJ on May 16, 2019, 10:48:46 PM »

Also one of Caves easiest 1cc imo.


True. On the PCB, a better challenge is in clearing the game without dying (which is still not too hard). And after that, clearing the game without dying or bombing (which is actually rather hard). And of course, scoring well too.  ;)

On the port, in contrast, clearing the game without dying is almost as hard as clearing the PCB without dying or bombing. From what I can tell only about 20% of the PCB's slowdown is in the port, and on the Stage 5 boss in particular this makes the game at least twice as hard.
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CAVE Games / Re: The "what Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Last post by Monouchi on May 16, 2019, 10:06:49 PM »
True, AK Arcade ver is really amazing. Juggling that gold is such a bliss, Arrange modes are gimmicky and Limited looks Meh. (Need to try it though some day.).
Have an arcade meet-up tomorrow where we are going to dig into AK.

Also one of Caves easiest 1cc imo.

Scoring is incredible fun and suiciding gives you a longer meter, Yagawa tricks.
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CAVE Games / Re: The "what Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Last post by EOJ on May 16, 2019, 07:51:41 PM »
This week I've been playing DFK 1.5 with C-Power and B-Strong, and Akai Katana with Type C.

The more I play DFK 1.5 the more I am impressed by it. It is hard to choose between Power and Strong styles, both have pros and cons. Power is more fun for score, but it is so difficult to get a 2-ALL in that style, that I gravitate toward Strong just for practical reasons. I also played a bit of B-Bomb the other day and it was surprisingly fun, but I can't keep switching so many shot/play styles or I'll never get anywhere.

Akai Katana (original arcade version; I don't like the other "arrange" versions) is a killer game. I still think DSMBL is CAVE's finest hori (in depth, challenge, play style variety, etc), but I have more fun with AK because I still suck at DSMBL.  :P
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CAVE Games / Re: ESP.Ra.De PS4 port [M2/Atlus/CAVE 2019]
« Last post by EOJ on May 15, 2019, 02:08:46 PM »
Any news on this?

Kinda curious...

Some top players have tried the port at this location test and seem to think the slowdown is pretty accurate:

https://twitter.com/wsmmkz/status/1126722995030904832

However, it appears the sprite flicker that often occurs right before the slowdown begins is not in the port (yet), which causes some of the slowdown to feel a bit different.

https://twitter.com/wsmmkz/status/1127756712969064449

There is no other news yet, such as release date or platform(s) (I mark it tentatively as PS4, due to the high likelihood of it being released on that platform).
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CAVE Shop / Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Last post by EOJ on May 15, 2019, 12:58:47 PM »
Deathsmiles Mega Black Label PCB + some original art sold for 341,300 yen, at auction, to a proxy bidder.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k385301787

Ibara boxed kit with some original art (in bad condition) sold for 86,000 yen, at auction. Not clear if the high bidder was a proxy.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d362513445

MushihimeTAMA PCB + some original art/kit stuff sold for 55,999 yen, at auction, to a proxy bidder.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n344045103

Espgaluda II PCB + original box (with writing on it) sold for 79,660 yen, at auction, to a proxy bidder.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s661814844
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