Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

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Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby SimonSideburns » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:12 pm

Was playing Repton Infinity on my Android based phone the other day and I recalled something that was written somewhere stating that the names in the high score table are anagrams, but what of? So I started playing with the letters. Here are the names I took from the screen (and the anagrams I have worked out so far) (edited with already found solutions):

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CARMEN OUTCROP = ACORN COMPUTER
OWEN TRADEMARK = NEWMARKET ROAD
PANDORA LEGUME =
ANGELA LEOPARD = EDGAR ALLAN POE
WINSTON ANORAK = ROWAN ATKINSON
NORMAN OCULIST = MARTIN COULSON
ERICA DOORNAIL = RADIO CAROLINE
NANCY DEPLORED =


Edit: Has anyone ever worked out other names from the list? Have a go if you can and see what you get.

There's only two left now...
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby danielj » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:16 pm

OWEN TRADEMARK = Newmarket Road (Acorn's offices were there..).

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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby Pernod » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:38 pm

Here's a few more:
ANGELA LEOPARD = Edgar Allan Poe
WINSTON ANORAK = Rowan Atkinson
ERICA DOORNAIL = Radio Caroline
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby streaks » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:07 pm

PANDORA LEGUME: daemon earplug... lamer poundage... plum orangeade... lunar megapode... neural megapod... unpaged morale... napalmed rogue... nodule rampage... omega underlap... among a prelude... a damper lounge... a lumpen dog ear... man glued a rope... a moped granule... a lemon upgrade... undergo a maple... a gulper moaned... a modern plague... a planed morgue... a plumed orange... a demeanor plug... among a prelude... golden puma ear... mop lure agenda... u alarmed pengo... mule adage porn... duel game apron... nude polar game... pun ordeal game... drop algae menu...

up melange road...
enamel pug road...
enema plug road (woa)...
men plague road...

NO GOD DAMN IDEA



NANCY DEPLORED: canyon peddler... needy land crop... danced pronely... preclean noddy... a penny coddler... nerdy plod acne... add nylon creep... pond and celery... encradled pony.... a precoded lynn.... AGH MY BRAIN

The answers must be names of people or bands I don't know... pamela gounder/guerdon/grouden?
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby joachim » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:42 am

I've just realised the obvious: that there are sixteen more anagrams in the fictional credits for the included game files. Within each game there are two credits for "Scenery" (because it differs between the G.*A and G.*B files), one credit for each of Casting and Screenplay.

Repton 3 – Take 2:

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ERNEST CREVICE = SERVICE CENTRE
LAURA MENUS    = USER MANUAL
ELINOR DYNAMO  = LEONARD NIMOY
NATHANIEL RISC = CHRISTINA NEAL

Repton 4:

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KEN SOLEMNITY = MILTON KEYNES
DAN WRONGDOER = ANDREW GORDON
LUTHER JOLT   = JETHRO TULL
ROGER LEGENDS = GOLDERS GREEN

Robbo:

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ADAM PERILOUS = AUDIO SAMPLER
COLIN CARPET  = ERIC CLAPTON
BELLMAN PECK  = KEN CAMPBELL
LYDIA NEWTS   = WALT DISNEY

Trakka:

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KENNETH PIGS  = STEPHEN KING
ADAM THEATRES = THE MARAT/SADE
VERGIL RETINA =
ALICE MACHINE = MICHAEL CAINE
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby sbadger » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:02 am

Kenneth pigs = stephen king
Alice machine = michael caine
Elinor dynamo = leonard nimoy
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby mjforbes » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:17 am

NATHANIEL RISC = Christian Lane (who?)
KEN SOLEMNITY = Milton Keynes
DAN WRONGDOER = Andrew Gordon
COLIN CARPET = Eric Clapton
BELLMAN PECK = Ken Campbell
LYDIA NEWTS = Walt Disney
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby joachim » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Thanks! That leaves Adam Perilous, Adam Theatres and Vergil Retina that we don't have answers to.

Also, who are Christian Lane, Andrew Gordon and Martin Coulson? Did we actually solve those correctly?

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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby streaks » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:16 pm

NATHANIEL RISC = Altiranischen / Christian Lane
DAN WRONGDOER = Andew Gordon / Gordon Andrew
ADAM THEATRES = The Marat/Sade

ADAM PERILOUS = Audio Sampler, Dualism Opera, Aplaudiremos (Portuguese first-person plural future-indicative of "aplaudir" which means "applaud"). Long shot.

VERGIL RETINA: gin retrieval... relieving art... virgin elater... girlie tavern... granite liver... trivial genre... relative grin... viral integer... genital river... real riveting.... clueless.
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby SimonSideburns » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:11 pm

joachim wrote:Also, who are Christian Lane, Andrew Gordon and Martin Coulson? Did we actually solve those correctly?


A quick search online would suggest that Martin Coulson was from a company called Atomwide. I didn't actually search further than what appeared on the search results in Google.
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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby barbarossa69 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:02 pm

NATHANIAL RISC is an anagram of CHRISTINA NEAL, who was an editorial assistant on Acorn User.

Too much of a stretch? :?

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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby davidb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:36 pm

barbarossa69 wrote:NATHANIAL RISC is an anagram of CHRISTINA NEAL, who was an editorial assistant on Acorn User.

Too much of a stretch? :?

No, I don't think it's too much of a stretch. I seem to remember that the authors of Repton Infinity both wrote for Acorn User, so it seems likely (to me, at least) that they would incorporate the names of their colleagues in their game.

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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby Kecske Bak » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:01 pm

davidb wrote:No, I don't think it's too much of a stretch. I seem to remember that the authors of Repton Infinity both wrote for Acorn User

As did Rob Miller who did the music and graphics.

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Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

Postby joachim » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:20 pm

joachim wrote:Also, who are Christian Lane, Andrew Gordon and Martin Coulson? Did we actually solve those correctly?

There's an Andrew Gordon named in the credits section of the OS 1.20 ROM (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_MOS#Credits).


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