A huge return from blogging

Welp, it’s been a long time since I have not posted anything up to now. This is was because I was focused more on a lot of things and stuff, including my OJT in a government agency. But nonetheless, it feels great to be back!

First off, I’d like to tell you guys that I have already started playing Weiss Schwarz, since my first play during Anime Card Game Tournament Convention PH 2014, and it was a lot of fun to start it off.

100_3493 The Weiss Schwarz PH banner at ACGT Con PH. (Anime Card Game Tournament Convention Philippines 2014)

Although there was Z/X, which I am also interested to play on, I would have to get used to WS for now until I finally know how to play.

Then, a mini-event that came out in Easter Sunday on April, called Cosplay Fest Philippines, which took place at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife at Quezon City. The organization that I joined in, the United Anime Council, were one of the participants in the small event.

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The United Anime Council PH banner during Cosplay Fest Philippines.

Then followed a week after is one of the biggest, yet most crowded, anime event of the summer, Ozine Fest 2014. I only attended the first day, but it was a lot of fun going around, including meeting the admins of Anime Corner Group Pilipinas, another anime organization of the Philippines, Ying Tze, Aza Miyuko, Doll and Yannbyul. (It was my first time meeting Ying and Doll, although I did met Aza and Yannbyul from Otaku Expo 2013)

100_3651 Me (tinotormed) with the admins of Anime Corner Group Pilipinas, and with the chair himself, Marlo.

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^_^ Me with the cosplayers during the meet and greet session, Ying Tze, Yannbyul, Aza Miyuko and Doll (L to R)

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^_^

Well, that’s for this month’s post for now. It was all worth it from last month’s Ozine, but the people were way too crowded more than last year.

To close off this post, here’s a high score of Salamander 2. (Managed to 1cc the first loop finally!)

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Oh-No Manga Octo-Con 2 + 100 1ccs milestone!

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It was a very tiring Sunday at the latest convention brought to us by Oh-No Manga. Octo-Con 2, which took place on October 20th this year, has us thrilled with the Taiwanese cosplayer Neneko, the Battle of the Bands, Origami contest, The Gwiyomi dance-off, Vocabattle karaoke contest, and of course, the Cospure! Crazy cosplay competition sponsored by Geolica.

100_2920    Here with the maids of the Oh-No Manga Cafe.

That does not end there. For some artistic entertainment, there is the Indie Island in which some local circles and illustrators gather up for extra merchandise selling, art commissions, and many others. There is also an Art Competition, if you bought the latest Oh-No Manga Anthology Volume 2 at the Oh-No Manga booth for P250, in which there are prizes up for grabs.

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Illustrator Lui-san drawn Freesia for us. Did anyone got Fairy Bloom Freesia on Steam?

The fun does not end there yet. There is also a Q & A for Neneko in the middle of the event. Some questions include Filipino food, cosplaying, favorite anime, and what was the atmosphere like in the country.

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Pokemon trainer wants to fight! Did anyone got Pokemon X & Y? It’s in stores now!

There is also a free Otaku Asia Anime Magazine #1 up for grabs too! Sooooo many people rushed in to the line when I was about to run to the Otaku Asia booth itself. >_< And I managed to get one just after showing my Octo-Con ticket. I am not going to comment about it. It’s just that there’s WAAAAAY too many people in there.

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Captain America meets Deadpool. Is anyone playing Avengers Alliance on Facebook? Season 2 Chapter 2 is out now.

Overall, the event is completely a significant improvement over the last one, as it took place in a bigger venue and that is not as far on where we live. And we were hoping for another one next year.

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Anyways, before I close this post, I have finally reached my 100 game 1 credit clear milestone! Proud to have made it this far ever since playing during my childhood up to now, in which I started joining the Shmups Forum in 2010. Most of what I have 1cc’ed include PC shmup games, PC Engine shmups, Game Boy games, and the like. So I am placing my own achievements below in honor of making it this far:

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Most Favored Shmup 1ccs: Soldier series and Compile Aleste series

Most Number of Loops Reached in a Game: Nemesis GB (7 loops)

Hardest Looping 1cc: Sonic Sisters (2-ALL)

Counterstops Reached: 4 (Spartan X GB, Super Mario Land, Gunnac, Score Soldier Winter Festival 2004)

Highest Scoring in an Arcade Game: Raiden Fighters 2

Number of No Death Clears: 19

Favorite Game(s) to Play in One Credit: Coryoon, Raiden Fighters 2

Favorite Non-Shmup Game(s) to Play in One Credit: Super Mario Land, Ninja Gaiden (GG)

For those who still don’t know what 1cc and 1lc mean, 1cc means completing the game from start to finish without using extra continues . Credit refers to the arcades where the term first started. Each credit is usually bought with a single coin; while 1lc or no miss clear means completing the game on single credit without losing any lives in the process.

My 1cc list can be seen here.

Shmup and other game genre 1ccs

1cc, in shmup terms, meaning one credit clear, or beating the game without continuing. All of these are done usually on default settings unless noted that they are played on a different difficult setting:

(Majority of the links are coming from my old and new youtube accounts, mostly played on an emulation or console without any form of tool-assistance or cheating. Some may have separate or combined video links. Note that some may have lost some videos or may not have been uploaded yet.)

  • PC

*Note: The original XOP Black is different from the newer XOP Black Ultra! The original is available for free download whereas the Ultra release can be bought as a bundle.

  1. BomberBomber Gaiden 2 (1LC!)
  2. On The Penguin Beat
  3. Touhou 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom (Easy, I know)
  4. Touhou 8 – Imperishable Night (Easy and Normal)
  5. Touhou 10 – Mountain of Faith (Easy only)
  6. Touhou 13 – Ten Desires (Demo, Normal)
  7. Rozen Diadem (100% bonus!, Basic)
  8. ring^-27 (v0.5, Normal)
  9. Soldier Force ( Normal [Stage 2-10] & Nightmare [ALL] modes)
  10. Baroque Shooting
  11. Guwangedash (Death Label)
  12. XOP Black (Normal, 2-ALL)*
  13. XOP Black Ultra*
  14. Demolition Gunner (Remix – all difficulties) – Easy Normal HardInsaneShooting God
  15. Hypersonic Speed Girl (Demo, Lunatic)
  16. Self Destruct
  17. PatriotDark (Easy to Extra) – Normal
  18. Bike Banditz
  19. Blue Wish Resurrection Plus (Heaven / Accel and Original)
  20. Sonic Ironstorm: Fatal Attack (Normal, all routes)
  21. Raiden II (2-2, Major, 1P side)
  22. Demonstar
  23. Dotonpachi Daimao (White & Black Label 1-ALL, X-Mode ALL)
  24. Zugan-Gagan v1.2d
  25. Eden’s Edge (Heaven and Hell Modes)
  26. Spark Spectra (reached Extra stage)
  27. Sonic Sisters (2-ALL!)
  28. Tyrian
  29. Tyrian 2000
  30. Winglancer [Normal (Easy to Hard) and Boss Rush (Hard and God) modes]
  31. Odd Mobs Zero Arrange (Arrange, Boss Rush, Hyper Mode)
  32. The One Case (Standard No Miss)
  33. Score Soldier Winter Festival 2004 (Normal Counterstop)
  34. Endless Alice Crysis (2 loops, 3-1)
  35. Beautiful World
  36. Tama (1LC)
  37. Touhou Koumakyou 8-bit
  38. House of the Dead 2 – Original Mode
  39. Eden’s Aegis (Heaven Mode)
  • PC Engine/TG-16
  1. Coryoon
  2. Star Parodier (Hard)
  3. Gunhed/Blazing Lazers
  4. Dead Moon (1LC!)
  5. Hana Taka Daka!
  6. Magical Chase (no cherry/remedy)
  7. Air Zonk (Easy)
  8. Super Star Soldier (Lx2)
  9. Darius Plus (1LC!)
  10. Ordyne (Lx2)
  11. Final Soldier (1LC!)
  12. Soldier Blade (1LC!)
  13. W-Ring The Double Rings (Normal 4-2)
  14. Cyber Core (1LC)
  • NES/Famicom
  1. Gradius (3-7)
  2. Gradius II (1LC 1st loop then I quit)
  3. Gunnac (Counterstopped)
  4. Lifeforce (2-5)
  5. Crisis Force
  6. Contra (8 loops, died at 9-5)
  7. Magmax (6-1)
  8. Super C (4 loops, died at stage 5-7)
  9. Super Mario Bros (No warps)
  • Gameboy / Color
  1. Magical Chase
  2. Solar Striker
  3. Tyrian 2000
  4. Twinbee Da!
  5. Operation C (4 loops, died at stage 5-1)
  6. Super Mario Land (counterstop)
  7. Spartan X (Hard, counterstop)
  8. Volley Fire
  9. Parasoru Hembei
  10. Nemesis (7 loops, No Miss first 2 loops, stopped at 8-1)
  • Playstation Portable
  1. Twinbee Da! (Hard)
  2. Star Soldier (Normal and Boss Rush modes)
  3. Space Invaders Extreme (A Route)*
  4. Galaga Arrangement
  5. Tyrian
  • SNES/Super Famicom
  1. Space Megaforce
  2. Sonic Wings (Rabio)
  3. Gradius III
  4. Flying Hero
  • Arcade

*MAME exclusive

  1. Thunderforce AC (1LC)
  2. Raiden Fighters
  3. Raiden Fighters 2
  4. Batsugun Special Version (1LC 1st loop)
  5. Dodonpachi (1-ALL, C-S)
  6. Dodonpachi Arrange (2-7, C-Strong)*
  • PSX
  1. Harmful Park (Easy, 99%)
  2. Zanac Neo (FC-Custom)
  • Megadrive/Genesis
  1. MUSHA Aleste
  2. Magic Girl
  • Nintendo DS
  1. Space Impakto DS
  2. Ketsui Death Label (varying modes)
  • Sega Master System
  1. Power Strike
  • MSX
  1. Aleste
  • Game Gear
  1. GG Aleste – Normal and Special
  2. Halley Wars
  3. GG Aleste 2 – Normal (1LC) and Hard
  4. Ninja Gaiden (1LC)
  • PS2
  1. Shienryu Explosion

UPDATE: 9/20/2013 – Added links for Soldier Blade, Final Soldier, GG Aleste, W-Ring, PatriotDark. Also added The One Case Standard Mode on PC.

9/21/2013 – Added Score Soldier Winter Festival 2004.

9/23/2013 – Link available for Crisis Force and Endless Alice Crysis. Added Dodonpachi Arrange.

10/2/2013 – Added GG Aleste 2 Normal and Hard.

10/5/2013 – Cybercore for the PC Engine has been no-missed!

10/18/2013 – Added more 1ccs. Tama and Ninja Gaiden (GG) have been no-missed. Parasoru Hembei (GB), Beautiful World, Volley Fire (GB), and Touhou Koumakyou 8-bit have been 1cc’ed! Added link for Cybercore. Spartan X has been counterstopped!!

10/21/2013 – Added House of the Dead 2, Eden’s Aegis and Nemesis (GB). Reached the 100 1cc milestone! Added links for Spartan X (GB).