Season 2 Week 33: Vanguard – How to Join Us, Play, Beat Your Personal Best 

By Todd Russell Apr26,2024


Season 2, Week 33 of Score Chasing begins Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12:00:01 PST (GMT-8) featuring Vanguard, the arcade version. This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to join our group and play.

PLEASE NOTE: this score chasing event is for adults, age 18 and older, so if you aren’t yet 18, then please return when you are.

First, let’s learn more about Vanguard (Arcade). How is the game played via Vanguard – Videogame by Centuri | Museum of the Game (

This game is a horizontal and vertical scrolling shooter with four buttons that let you shoot in four different directions. In addition to shooting enemies, you can drive your ship through an “energy” pod that energizes your ship allowing you to crash into enemies without being destroyed.

Vanguard listing, direct link:

This will take you directly to the official PGM iScored Score Chasing Scoreboard at the spot where you will enter your score on Vanguard (Arcade). Where can you play? Here are a few suggestions (alphabetical order) but is not a complete list by any means:

  • Arcade – yes, check your local area for barcades, arcades, mallcades, etc. You might have an arcade machine nearby and play might still be a quarter!
  • Various Emulated / MAME / CoinOpsX / etc – emulated versions are allowed, but we do not typically link to these sources.
  • Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch – search the stores for consoles for “arcade archives” as sometimes there are licensed versions of the games we feature available.

Now that you have located where to play, simply start playing to establish your personal best score. The goal of score chasing is not a typical leaderboard high score, be the top score tournament. We simply want you to play and beat your personal best.

Vanguard leaderboard SCORE entry link:

LIVE on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 7am PST (GMT-8) we will recap the Vanguard scores, submitted along with kicking off next week’s game. Brady & I will talk about and launch the next featured game we are score chasing at our official Twitch channel here:

After submitting a score, you can (optionally) join our invite-only PGM Discord adult gamer group and become a member for free. To do that, simply contact any member of the group and/or stop by the live stream and tell us a bit about yourself. We’d love to have you, as long as you are interested in playing games more. More information about PGM is available on the About Play Games More page of this website.

Missed this event? No worries you can still compete and submit your scores after the event is over.

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