I'm still working toward 200+million in Ver 1.00 with Ikuo. Today I inched closer with a new a new PB of 194,361,530.
There were a number of spectacular failures in this run, including, but not limited to:
-A chain break right before the Stage 3 midboss, costing me at least 5 million (maybe as much as 7). I was very close to hitting the reset button at this point.
-Poor milking of the stage 3 boss
-A chain break in the second to last part of Stage 5, costing me several million
-Poor milking of the last curtain phase of enemies (due to a lack of spare lives)
-Failure to score with the lard attack on the last two phases of the last boss (costing an estimated 5 million total)
On the other hand, I probably did my best Stage 4 ever, ending that stage with 139 million (I began the stage with 77 million), having perfectly milked the boss on all phases.
Anyway, 200 million should, hopefully, not be much of a problem, and so my sights are firmly set on 210+ million, which I think I can do sooner than I anticipated. I wish I had more time to play the game -- if I'm lucky I can squeeze in 1-2 credits a day. I'm just too busy with work these days.