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by JoolsH
Thu May 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

I've been past 'Sick as a Parrot' a few times but there's no real consistency for me. Often I get to that level and boom, it's all gone. Is there a 'timing' thing for that level or is it just where the ball is before you drop down to the floor to escape getting blown up? Walk off the top when the b...
by JoolsH
Wed May 24, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 8 bit Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: 8 bit Haiku

Chain quote quote, enter
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Data? Rewind Tape
:evil: :roll:
by JoolsH
Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

A bit of an improvement, more by fluke than skill! the "Sort this one out" level is my achillies heel pretty much every game ! Stay on the right hand side of the first moving thing to give yourself the best chance to switch to the second moving thing. Follow the second one back when it tu...
by JoolsH
Sat May 20, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Grrr... messed it up halfway through the *last level* :evil:

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by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Not bad :lol: - just gave it another go, but only got as far as the incredibly annoying Spam Sandwiches level this time. I'll get there in the end...
by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

So close... got to the penultimate level.

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by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

A marginal improvement. Three times I've got to this level and lost my last life on it now.

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by JoolsH
Thu May 18, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

That's a bit more like it. Got to level 16 (of 22) - not that far to go! Made a few silly mistakes here, as well, so I can do better.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

I had a play using savestates, and managed to complete the game eventually, after a lot of reloading. Some of the levels are stupidly easy (some even have shortcuts where you can bypass half the level), some are just a pain (I'm looking at you, "Spam Sandwiches")... Then I tried again, pla...
by JoolsH
Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Made it to the skull level... appropriately named "Skull Level Four" :lol: Any ideas for how to get past the first skull? I kept dying when trying to jump off the first one onto the next platform, but it was the first time on that level so might need to practice it more. This one's a lot ...
by JoolsH
Mon May 15, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

I like this one, but it's pure memory-test. First go - got as far as "Buy Inca Cola II", which is about as far as I ever got back in the day. Can still remember the tricks for all the early levels :) If anyone wants to play this on the BBC Master, I did a fixed version, available here: htt...
by JoolsH
Sat May 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 1106

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

A bit of an improvement - still not going to trouble the high scorers on this one, though.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 02, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 1106

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

This is just bonkers!

Best so far... 17,310
by JoolsH
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: software: games
Topic: New Release: Castle Defender
Replies: 30
Views: 1907

Re: New Release: Castle Defender

This is really rather good! Great graphics, considering the palette limitations, and very playable and fun.

Managed to complete it too...
by JoolsH
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra
Replies: 46
Views: 913

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

A bit better.

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by JoolsH
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra
Replies: 46
Views: 913

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Had a couple of goes... not played this one before.

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by JoolsH
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird
Replies: 50
Views: 989

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Found time for another go of this. Not bothering the top scorers, though...

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by JoolsH
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird
Replies: 50
Views: 989

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Not played this one before. Nice and smooth, although the left-handed controls feel a bit strange.

First go: 9,100
by JoolsH
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R2 - Hunchback
Replies: 43
Views: 949

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R2 - Hunchback

Way too memory-test for me I'm afraid! I've completed all of the levels individually except K, but stringing them all together is not so easy.

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by JoolsH
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R2 - Hunchback
Replies: 43
Views: 949

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R2 - Hunchback

Not sure I've got the patience for this, it's way too frustrating!

I had "The Great Wall" on the Electron BITD, which was a bit less annoying than this was.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?

Our local computer shop sold the Micro Power games for £2.50 each between 1986 and 1992 or so. I bought almost all of the ones they had :)
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: S7R2 request
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: S7R2 request

+1, what a nice idea.
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 7 Game nominations
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Season 7 Game nominations

I may be too late for the nominations, but if not, here are mine:

Corporate Climber
The Mine
Bumble Bee
by JoolsH
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R1 - Banana Man
Replies: 37
Views: 842

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R1 - Banana Man

A bit better...

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R1 - Banana Man
Replies: 37
Views: 842

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R1 - Banana Man

It feels a bit "written in BASIC", and it's annoying when the game places a spider down on a square a millisecond before you step on it. And the boxing-in on later levels is a bit random.

Weirdly fun in a strange kind of way, though.

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze

Got to the second level, the second time around. The game is a lot more fun once it speeds up the second time around. Perhaps it was originally that speed, but the author had to slow it down to make it easier. If it's the same author as Astro Plumber - which had the same issue - then that does expla...
by JoolsH
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze

Got lucky here. Still only level 4, but completed some of the earlier levels quickly.

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by JoolsH
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze

Squeezed a bit more out of it. Luck seems to play a large part in this game... the timer will often get you, no matter how skillful you are.

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by JoolsH
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze

I had a bit of a love-hate thing with this game, the controls are kinda clunky, but there's still some fun to be had. I've already got further than I did back in the day... got to level 4 here. I don't remember the timer being quite this brutal. One neat thing about this game is that the nasties nev...
by JoolsH
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - S6 - R10 - Tetris
Replies: 51
Views: 1311

Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R10 - Tetris

Yay! :D Thanks for another great season, everyone. A great selection of games for this one. I'm going for the one of my original selections that didn't get picked - Blue Ribbon's "Nightmare Maze". I don't think I've played this since the 80s, but I remember it being as hard-as-nails as the...

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