High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

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High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:03 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Seven: Round 3
Galactic Firebird in honour of Gary Forest


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 3rd of April and ends at 9pm on Monday the 17th of April
: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: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=171
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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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Link to Overall High Score Table...http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=12659

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

In honour of Gary Forest, we present one of his favourite games - Galactic Firebird...RIP Gary.....Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 pm

I know this is not a very good score but it's something to get us started.....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby FourthStone » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:35 am

Oh no, I feel like my score is not going to be anywhere near the top for this one.

Pro-tip, shooting the green things (missiles?) gives decent score and are easy to aim for :lol:

Score: 11325 (after one or two attempts :shock: )
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:50 am

ok, here we go again.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:45 am

Your turn FourthStone.....

btw, I think Sydney might be sitting in the weeds watching us make fools of ourselves..... and then he'll pounce.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:51 pm

never had this game BITD, & just played
think you need 3 sets of eyes for this one :shock:
will have a blast on real beeb later..... see if that makes a difference to score... :^o
best score 3,775 :|
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:28 pm

First go.

17700

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It's the first time I've played it on an emulator, going to try to get a beeb out tomorrow and see how it compares. The cursor keys are too far apart on my laptop to be comfortable so there could be some immediate improvement. I was going to suggest this game in the thread about good games to watch as I think it looks great!

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:32 pm

Did I not call it? Sydney, the weed-sitter?

Blast, darn and dang!!!

You've not going to make it easy, are you Syd?

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Sorry Ed....not gonna happed! :lol:

Oh, btw.
Second go:

19400

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As has been mentioned before: Shoot the green things and try to not get hit! Also don't bother trying to shoot the bug blue pacman ghost type baddies at the end of a level just dodge em and keep shooting or they will run you through with a big yellow laser every time

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby JoolsH » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:31 am

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

First go: 9,100
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:35 am

Well, this doesn't beat your score Syd but I just want you to know that I'm in the game.... oh yeh, be afraid, be Veerrrryyyy afraid..... bwahahahahaha....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby FourthStone » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:13 am

Not the top score but getting up there, over to you KarateEd :D

Agree with the left handed controls, thinking it would be hard on a physical beeb with the arrows at the top of the keyboard?

Getting past 10k and getting the extra life sound is a pure dopamine hit as it's quite hard work to get that far :shock:

Score: 15175
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:01 am

I'm comin' for ya Syd.....

Up to you now FourthStone.......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:42 am

Doh! Forgot to post this before I got the score below....

High Score Tables Updated......

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Ok Syd, you're turn too..... I'm WAYYYY ahead of you now....

You got some work to do FourthStone.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:21 am

AAARRRRGGHHH!!!

My strategy of shooting the green bombs and dodging everything else was working fine until I broke 20k and the extra life made me too confident! 3 lives lost for less than 3k in points resulted in:

22950

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I'll be back to this later today as long as the car passes it's MOT.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:16 pm

You took me literally at that beating you score didn't you Sydney...... huh? C'mon, fess up..... you just want to make me work too hard to win this thing..... nice score btw.....

C'mon FourthStone, you're laggin'...... let's go......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:59 pm

There is a definite change of pace at 20k. There are already at least 3 ghosts trying to lance you but the worst thing is the pink and yellow square things that seem to spend all their time swirling around making pretty patterns suddenly decide they'd like to get to know you a whole lot better! :lol:

I think I had 4 lives when I broke 20k this time and they lasted a little bit longer so my score ended up at :

26000

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:09 pm

I found this to play much nicer on real hardware. I can hardly wait to see your unbeatable score on real hardware Sydney.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:14 pm

Probably won't get onto real hardware until next week now but......

28425

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I revise my previous advice about avoiding the blue ghosties. They seem to be worth around 300 points or thereabouts so killing them boosts your score and they keep respawning. Leave em alone when they are in the lower half of the screen because you wont have enough time to avoid their weapons but when they are in the top half just keep shooting next to them and they will usually move into a couple of bullets for you.

EDIT: Just checked on beebem and this game doesn't seem to like the Master so real hardware may not happen as the beeb is packed away and possibly no longer has mmbeeb in it. So unless Richard or someone else wants to try to make it work on a master it's probably not gonna happen :(

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Do you have Mark's 4 way OS chip Sydney?

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby chrisn » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:17 pm

Nice game, another one I hadn't come across before. Best score after a few tries: 24,175.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:13 pm

You just had a close call Syd..... well, maybe not THAT close!!!

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby FourthStone » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:26 pm

C'mon FourthStone, you're laggin'...... let's go......

Challenge accepted :D

First run for today :-

Score: 24325
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:24 am

FourthStone wrote:
C'mon FourthStone, you're laggin'...... let's go......

Challenge accepted :D

First run for today :-

Score: 24325
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That is just sick FS..... where did you come from?

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:18 pm

Score to get on the board, this is a new one to me, released before my Acorn days, basic but good fun.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:29 pm

A bit of an improvement.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby sydney » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Phew!

31200

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby FourthStone » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:33 pm

KarateEd wrote:That is just sick FS..... where did you come from?


It was one of those runs where everything was going right, and I can't seem to repeat it! I didn't lose a life until 14k and just kept being in the right place to dodge bullets, shoot green missiles and blue ghosts.

The other factor might be trying to beat your score Ed :D

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Postby KarateEd » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:00 am

FourthStone wrote:
KarateEd wrote:That is just sick FS..... where did you come from?


The other factor might be trying to beat your score Ed :D


This might be the closest to the truth in this message FS.....

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