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by The Kraken
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Ripton - Password List
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Ripton - Password List

I've completed the whole game and posted a playthrough on my Youtube channel :) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
by The Kraken
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 85
Views: 9903

Re: Favourite/best games list

1. Repton 3
2. Repton 2
3. Repton Infinity
4. Xor
5. Chuckie Egg
6. Mr Ee
7. Space Pilot
8. Frenzy
9. Arcadians
10. Galaforce
by The Kraken
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

KarateEd wrote:Mr. Kraken,

How long does it take for you to get to that high a score....


This one took fifty-eight minutes. I'm going to have to swear off this game now.

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by The Kraken
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

No-one's beaten my top score yet :o I shall just have to push the bar even higher!

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by The Kraken
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

Okay, it seems you get an extra life for every multiple of 10000 except multiples of 100000. And it's nice to be in the lead of a round for once :wink: though this is my last one for tonight, so the others have a chance to catch up!

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by The Kraken
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

You get an extra life every 10000 points, but not at 100000. I don't know yet whether that's a one-off or whether extra lives stop completely. (And in case you're wondering, the 28100 is because I had been playing Lost Realms, and forgot my emulator was still set to 1.5x speed!)

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by The Kraken
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

First attempt. Still making a lot of stupid mistakes.

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by The Kraken
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot
Replies: 65
Views: 5593

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 2 - Space Pilot

Excellent choice, I'm looking forward to competing in this round. It should be noted that this game contains a "points whoring" trick of the type prohibited by the general rules : destroy seven ships of one wave and then just fly NNE picking up parachutes without destroying the eighth (whi...
by The Kraken
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 1 - Airlift
Replies: 62
Views: 5688

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 1 - Airlift

Sorry to leave this until the last minute, been too busy. Anyway, I still suck at this game, but at least here's a somewhat less pathetic score.

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by The Kraken
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - S2 Round 1 - Airlift
Replies: 62
Views: 5688

Re: High score challenge - S2 Round 1 - Airlift

Okay, here's a starter:

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by The Kraken
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - season two nominations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5644

Re: High score challenge - season two nominations.

I see that no-one else has yet observed the rule change in the first post that allows a season 1 game to be re-nominated :P So, I'm going to nominate Chuckie Egg!
by The Kraken
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - season two nominations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5644

Re: High score challenge - season two nominations.

Repton 2 :)

To be honest, I think there should be a mechanism for repeating games that have already been played -- some games just are that good.
by The Kraken
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - can you do better?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: High score challenge - can you do better?

My personal best score on Chuckie Egg is 739,140. Sadly, being badly out of practice, I only managed 359,070 at this year's Play Expo 8)
by The Kraken
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - overall table
Replies: 23
Views: 3551

Re: High score challenge - overall table

How many rounds are there per season? Ten rounds of two weeks each means the current "season" has already lasted nearly half a year, which seems a little unfair on latecomers as there's no way to catch up.
by The Kraken
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 6682

Re: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester

Yes, the queue was quite something. But the event was definitely worth it :D I'll write a full review when I have time, but for now, the most important thing. I completed Repton 2 on an actual BBC Micro for the first time ever (I have done it previously on an emulator). It was a tense run as I lost ...
by The Kraken
Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How do I load new screens to Repton
Replies: 29
Views: 7142

Re: How do I load new screens to Repton

Sorry for the late reply, I've been on holiday ;) Repton 3 and its sequels (Around the World, Life of Repton, Repton Thru Time) have slightly different game engines. The only difference that really affects gameplay is that Repton 3 has a primitive algorithm for deciding which direction spirits shoul...
by The Kraken
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 6682

Re: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester

I'll be there. Hopefully I'll be able to bring Jonathan as usual, but not certain yet.
by The Kraken
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: This year's Replay / 13-14 Oct 2012 / Manchester
Replies: 19
Views: 6190

Re: This year's Replay / 13-14 Oct 2012 / Manchester

So... no write-up yet? Then I'll do my best :) Jonathan and I turned up immediately after breakfast on the Saturday, and were very glad we did... I estimate there were about 100 people ahead of us, and 1000 in the queue total by the time the doors opened! Unlike previous events, there was nothing in...
by The Kraken
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay Retro Gaming in Leeds 4-5 Aug
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Replay Retro Gaming in Leeds 4-5 Aug

Sorry to have missed you, Dave :( But it was a good event -- as well as the usual retro classics, there were some very interesting racing games on the more modern systems, and a rare but welcome chance to play Worms against human opposition :) As I've done at other events, I named my team after Haru...
by The Kraken
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay Retro Gaming in Leeds 4-5 Aug
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Replay Retro Gaming in Leeds 4-5 Aug

I should be there -- I can't miss an event that's practically on my doorstep 8)

But I'm wondering -- why wasn't this posted on the forum much sooner? If you hadn't posted, I wouldn't even have known about it....
by The Kraken
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Games Britannia / 7-8 July 2012 / Sheffield
Replies: 27
Views: 4324

Re: Games Britannia - July 7-8

Jonathan and I will be there. (Any chance we'll be able to play Repton 2?)

We're a little baffled as to why there wasn't a thread about the event until now, less than a week beforehand! But good to know other people will be going :P
by The Kraken
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Savestate thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 9828

Re: The Savestate thread!

This brings me nicely round to something. At my school, there perpetuated a myth that when you had reached a certain level on Chuckie Egg (I think level 33) that you had two yellow birds to contend with. Was this widespread? It was only years later when I played the Amstrad version that I realised ...
by The Kraken
Sun May 20, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: identify game from very vague description
Replies: 45
Views: 4077

Re: identify game from very vague description

1st Game as described very vaguely by my friend. He played a game on his school BBC where you were a wizard and you could pick up keys to open doors. That is about the best description i could get out of him. He described it as an arcade adventure type of game - like Citadel. I have tried him with ...
by The Kraken
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc
Replies: 23
Views: 2847

Re: Castle Quest, Stykers Run 2, Plan B etc

It's true, difficulty levels back in the 80s were insane by modern standards -- but there are two main reasons for this. First, most of the old quest-style games didn't have any way to save your progress, which meant you had to complete them by a long process of exploration and trial and error and p...
by The Kraken
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Jungle Journey
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Re: Jungle Journey

Fifty-eight? Damn, the last one I watched was #50. I have some catching up to do ;)

As for Jungle Journey, I'll edit this post to leave my impressions after I've watched the eight videos.
by The Kraken
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!
Replies: 48
Views: 14269

Re: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!

Well, if no-one else is going to write up the event then I will ;) Learning from last year's experience, I managed to arrive when the queue was still fully inside the building. There was a very interesting stand close to where I was waiting, as well -- celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bubble Bobb...
by The Kraken
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3 level credits
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: Repton 3 level credits

Thank you! :D Very glad you liked those levels. I agree with you about certain elements being underused -- no doubt this was partly because the designers all worked on levels individually, only getting each other's input when it came to testing the finished thing; partly because the LARGO levels alr...
by The Kraken
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3 level credits
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: Repton 3 level credits

Oh, congratulations :D As you said, the LARGO levels are by Lost Realms author Paras Sidapara, and Dave J (Kecske Bak) made all six ALLEGRO levels. I made five levels, ADAGIO D and E and PRESTO B, E and F. Jonathan (kingcobra on this forum) made ADAGIO F and PRESTO A and C. Peter (Samwise) made ADAG...
by The Kraken
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!
Replies: 48
Views: 14269

Re: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!

So.... it turns out Jonathan can't come after all :( Is it possible for us to resell his ticket?

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