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by JoolsH
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 51
Views: 527

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Alright, I finished the first run-though...

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 51
Views: 527

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Hard game, but at least games are quick!

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by JoolsH
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

barbarossa69 wrote:Sorry, to clarify, you didn't HAVE to die, you could CHOOSE to die

Ah, gotcha, I missed that part. Yeah, in that case, I agree that deliberately dying here shouldn't be allowed.
by JoolsH
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Usually, deliberately killing yourself in order to be able to re-do a high scoring section is frowned upon and against the rules. There might have been a case to make an exception for Manic Miner, though. Adding kong to the game and giving you 2000 points for toppling him (at the exchange of a life)...
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1247

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Valiant effort at porting this game to the Beeb, but it slows down to slideshow framerates at times...

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by JoolsH
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1529

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Thanks, got a little further.

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1529

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Got to the third level...

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1529

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Marginal improvement...

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1529

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

OK, I don't think I'm going to win this time. Took me ages to even get off the first level...

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by JoolsH
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 897

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

One game I randomly managed to find and destroy the base twice. The other game I didn't, and was wandering around for ages, just shooting stuff. Guess which game scored more?

Not a bad game, the maze mechanic is a clever idea, but it doesn't quite work for me.

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 897

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

I haven't quite got the hang of the maze system yet.

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by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Last minute entry. Got to level 7 this time... I think, was starting to lose count.

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by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 8 Game Nominations
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Season 8 Game Nominations

I'm going with:

The Mine
Bumble Bee
Corporate Climber
by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Fred the Needle
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Fred the Needle

Nice game, love the backgrounds!

I managed to complete the game on the original version - the timings are tight, but not excessively so.
by JoolsH
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Got a fair bit further - I think this was level 6?

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Got a little bit further... level 4 this time. Impressed with how polished this game is.

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by JoolsH
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Very enjoyable. First go - I think I got to level 3 but can't remember.

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?

Moonraider is very different on BBC and Electron. Arguable which one is better, though.
by JoolsH
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1440

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

Didn't get any further, but got a higher score.

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1440

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

Not got a lot of time for this game, unfortunately.

As previously mentioned, what awful controls! Had to break out the old "Model B" emulator that's nice and flexible in having custom key mappings.

Got to stage 5 so far, not completed it yet.

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by JoolsH
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 56
Views: 1521

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Impressively smooth, this game. First attempt:

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by JoolsH
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Loading a game from a cassette tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1024

Re: Loading a game from a cassette tape

Cool, glad it worked! :) - Yeah, I programmed that one myself a few years ago. I found the wavs generated by FreeUEF a little iffy when I tried them on my spare beeb a few years ago. I could get them to work, but I had to tweak the tone controls on my amp to get them working (bass down, treble up) -...
by JoolsH
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Loading a game from a cassette tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1024

Re: Loading a game from a cassette tape

Here's a wav version of my Mixed Grill March game - try downloading this and playing it through your computer?

http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/ima ... ad-wav.zip
by JoolsH
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!
Replies: 39
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!

Nearly got through level 6 - managed to get the thing on the right, but died going through the tunnel.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1919

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Got as far as level I this time.

(Got further on practice goes - level K is really nasty!)

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1919

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

I got to level G too... starting to learn the earlier levels.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1919

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Nearly finished level 3. It's a little brutal, in that if you make one mistake and block some diamonds off, there's no way to reset the level - that's effectively game over.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1919

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Making a start... got to level 3 so far.

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