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  1. MagicalDrop

    Nintendo Switch eShop

    I bought Hyper Sentinel. It's a fun shooter that is fairly generous with initial 'health' that also recharges if you can avoid hits or collisions for a few seconds. There are around 13 levels / ships to clear, each one with a small end boss. The action is faced paced but the levels are fairly short. Evasion of enemies is just as important as shooting accuracy. I found that ground enemies who fire are more troublesome than the flying ones, which generally are small and fairly sparse so easily dodged or left alone. Clearing all ground targets is important as you have to destroy each one before the boss will appear, then it's on to the next level. Two unexpected things about the game: - it's quite Minter-eseque in its presentation with some bright effects and occasional very retro digitised speech. - you have infinite continues in normal mode and your score doesn't reset after losing your life, so the overall leaderboard is more a reflection of persistence than skill, but that's fine by me (I'm currently #7th in the world) As well as playing for score there are 5 medals to unlock for each level and any level can be replayed in isolation for a score attack as there are leaderboards per level. Only downer there is the lack of a friends filter on the high score tables. There are graphics filters for Spectrum, C64 and CRT although I've not tried them, default presentation is retro enough for me. Overall well worth a tenner. 8/10.
  2. MagicalDrop

    Nintendo Switch eShop

    Is anyone on here playing Hyper Sentinel?
  3. MagicalDrop

    Shmups

    Is anyone playing Hyper Sentinel? Bought it for Switch - some of the explosions and effects are Minter-esque. Worth the money so far.
  4. MagicalDrop

    Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

    Nice work. I've started back out on the same objective, so you might find some of your leaderboard placings on the earlier planets have slipped
  5. MagicalDrop

    Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

    That 10th in the World only earned me an S score - I lost a life right at the end so it seems you only get an S+ if your score exceeds the threshold and you do it without losing a life. I've barely got any S+ but some pretty high scores.
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    Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

    Made the world top 10 on Warp 3
  7. MagicalDrop

    Nintendo Switch

    I went official when this was £8.99 but even at a pound dearer now it's a pretty good deal. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6998312?storeID=205&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158|acid:532-198-3455|cid:598901029|agid:43323979667|tid:pla-320387746544|crid:184571859992|nw:g|rnd:11115914021281083452|dvc:t|adp:1o2|mt:|loc:9046138&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI57uam8q_2gIVrr3tCh0zZAkkEAQYAiABEgJsIfD_BwE Shame to retire my homemade Lego stand but hey-ho.
  8. MagicalDrop

    Nintendo Switch eShop

    Very flattering but @VN1X is the man on the leaderboards. Well, most of them ...
  9. MagicalDrop

    Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

    Wow, great going. I'm still working my way through the levels, just done 4-4. Staying alive is getting tough but the hordes of enemies at least mean it's easier to keep your multiplier going. Cracking little game!
  10. MagicalDrop

    Graceful Explosion Machine (Switch)

    @VN1X I have 151,039 on 1-3 and 118,342 on 1-W. Friend code in signature
  11. MagicalDrop

    Shmups

    Some great scores there, @strawdonkey, I am very much still at incompetent level on this and have got distracted by other stuff recently. After my initial disappointment with the graphics though I really enjoyed the actual gameplay and the chain & score chasing is compulsive. Definitely worth the purchase.
  12. MagicalDrop

    Far Cry 5

    I lost it a couple of times going cross county on a quad bike so instead switched to the 4x4 / truck and went cross country on the first section then just followed it using the roads. The chopper actually flies above the road network so although it felt I was going to lose it, in reality it stays on a road-friendly route.
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    Far Cry 5

    Braced myself for a nightmare start and there was none...the car chase was lively but no worse than several similar scenarios (alliteration!) in Uncharted et al. Saved and quit once I felt the game was 'properly' underway so I can put a few hours in tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. Usual complaint on behalf of the over 50s - WHY ARE THE FONTS SO SMALL?
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    Mighty No. 9 - Inafune reboots MegaMan via Kickstarter

    This is the only one of the PS+ freebies I've played so far this month. I rather enjoyed it but it is bit difficult, think I've downed 2 bosses but put off by the 3rd and not been back. It's more the fault of my Switch and some of the other game I've downloaded. Free games are all well and good it's more bloody free time I need
  15. MagicalDrop

    Shmups

    Ditched the Lego stand - gone full on large monitor on the dining room table
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