High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

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High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:56 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Six: Round One
Zenon (Impact) chosen by MatthewThompson


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 3rd of October and ends at 9pm on Monday the 17th of October
:arrow: The aim is to score as many points as possible
:arrow: Post scores and screenshots/photographs in this thread
:arrow: The rules are here
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:arrow: Zenon.zip
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INSTRUCTIONS

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SCORING
:arrow: Points will be awarded using the following formula.
:arrow: points = (YS / BS * 50) + ((NOP - YP + 1) * (50 / NOP))
:arrow: YS = Your Score
:arrow: BS = Best Score
:arrow: NOP = Number of Players
:arrow: YP = Your Position
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HIGH SCORE TABLE

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Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Watch out for the crazy bouncing 'things'.........Ed ......:-).....
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:11 pm

Excellent -one of mine first, been years since I played this - the £5 Impact Games range was great, shame there was also 3 of them, anyway first score to get things going.
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:05 pm

^2 hours early [-(
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby tricky » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:05 pm

I'm not sure if I am getting the hang of it, it seems rather random!

EDIT: Oh, PM!
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:18 pm

Bit of an improvement, i've noticed the game automatically starts at the highest level you get to, does this matter or should we be resetting to level 1 each game?
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby tricky » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:35 pm

I would suggest that as you score resets, but the difficulty doesn't, you would be better off starting again, CTRL-BREAK, SHIFT-BREAK; when the competition starts in 25 minutes ;)

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:39 pm

Never noticed the time start - i'll be in bed by then ! early start up at 5 !

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:06 pm

forgot about the flying chainsaws :shock: :lol:
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:12 am

Just to get in the game..... only a cursory try as it's late and time for bed....

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:27 pm

16650

The action seems random, so my only tactic so far is to blast away and prey.. I hope to improve, but probably not much.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby tricky » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:42 pm

Seems quite random as to how "hard" it is.
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:39 pm

Hmm, your energy constantly regenerates (slowly). Using that to my advantage and progressing very slowly it was much easier to get a decent score. I didn't even reach level 2 :shock: Actually you should never leave level 1 since this is the easiest level :wink:

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:38 pm

Solid improvement tonight.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby chrisn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 pm

Not much time for Beeb gaming recently... Nice game, another one I never played BITD. 22,100

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby MatthewThompson » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:12 pm

New high score, starting to get better at it now, I remember now, I actually completed this game back when I first got it, but couldn't remember (or believe) that I completed 255 levels in one go (unless I used Cheat It Again Joe!) but as it ticks off each level as complete, it's now obvious ! The levels get a bit repetitive I seem to remember and not much else happens, still a decent little game though.
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:35 pm

Just a reminder to read the rules if you haven't yet. One should try to continually advance through the levels to achieve a good score. Staying on one level to achieve a high score is one of the provisons in the rules for making the game fair and also fun.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:19 pm

OK, disregard my latest entry.

Played it from level 1 and ended on level 4.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby richardtoohey » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:25 am

Eh? What? I'd better go and read Col's instructions! :lol:

Here's first attempt anyway ...
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EDIT: got a bit further (and off level 1) - reading the instructions about the blobs to try and catch helped!
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:22 pm

Tom_Lindberg wrote:OK, disregard my latest entry.

Played it from level 1 and ended on level 4.

42010

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That's the spirit, nice score!

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:33 pm

Slight upgrade but a ways to go yet...level 2, 11, 280.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:44 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:53 am

Ok, got a slightly better score, quite a digit numbing game....14,920

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:28 pm

I'm looking at the updated hi score table.

According to the formula shouldn't for instance trickys score be

(32450/42010*50)+((7-2+1)*(50/7)) = 81,48

Or is my math just really bad? :D

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:59 pm

Tom_Lindberg wrote:I'm looking at the updated hi score table.

According to the formula shouldn't for instance trickys score be

(32450/42010*50)+((7-2+1)*(50/7)) = 81,48

Or is my math just really bad? :D


No, your math is dead on. The formula has since this formula has been changed to =C3/rnd3ts*100 which of course provides simpler math but also a slightly better advantage to the leader (that would be you) so that's what we're going with. The formula you're quoting I guess hasn't been changed in the instruction page so that's what the real problem is.

I'll try to get that done so there is no confusion for those that have an eye to detail.

Thanks for pointing that out Tom,

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:33 pm

KarateEd wrote:The formula has since this formula has been changed to =C3/rnd3ts*100 which of course provides simpler math but also a slightly better advantage to the leader (that would be you) so that's what we're going with. The formula you're quoting I guess hasn't been changed in the instruction page so that's what the real problem is.

I'll try to get that done so there is no confusion for those that have an eye to detail.

Thanks for pointing that out Tom,

Ed......:-)

Ed, when the rules post is updated, it should be explained that the calculation method has changed. Include the new formula, but also keep the earlier formula. If the date of the change is known, include this detail as well. Otherwise when someone looks back at previous threads, there may be confusion.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby tricky » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:42 pm

Every time I get to 20K, I get a couple of waves of cyan sticks with magenta blobs on the end and loose a life and then just as my invulnerability runs out, here come many red triangles to spoil my day! - I think my random number generator is set on "unfair"!

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:55 pm

tricky wrote:Every time I get to 20K, I get a couple of waves of cyan sticks with magenta blobs on the end and loose a life and then just as my invulnerability runs out, here come many red triangles to spoil my day! - I think my random number generator is set on "unfair"!


Yeh, me too tricky.... oh wait, I've only been over 20k once.....sigh.

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:57 pm

A bit better score.....20,030

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby KarateEd » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:07 am

1024MAK wrote:Ed, when the rules post is updated, it should be explained that the calculation method has changed. Include the new formula, but also keep the earlier formula. If the date of the change is known, include this detail as well. Otherwise when someone looks back at previous threads, there may be confusion.

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Ok folks, just figured out what happened. Tom was quite correct in pointing out the 'flaw' in the calculations. I thought I had the most recent of the spreadsheets with the updated calculations in it, that was not the case. I've made a slight blunder in that direction so, I will correct it, and put in the calculations as they should be and we're all good, no need to change what works and there won't be a change to the way the score has been kept.

My bad!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Postby richardtoohey » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 am

So does this explain why I always come last? [-o< [-o< [-o<

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