High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

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High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Mon May 15, 2017 8:57 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Seven: Round 6
Vindaloo chosen by MatthewThompson


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 15th of May and ends at 9pm on Monday the 29th of May
: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=503
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INSTRUCTIONS

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The Levels

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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.

This looks to be a really puzzling game with action....good luck all....Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Mon May 15, 2017 8:22 pm

This is a starter score..... I'm sure it won't get a lot higher. I usually like these types of platforms but it makes my head go dizzy.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby CMcDougall » Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 pm

great game this, just need more time to think about it, or run & hope for the best 8)
first quick go: 27,230
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 pm

After a couple tries, 27,900. This is interesting if not a bit clunky for my taste.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 pm

This is a pretty tough game, lots of difficult timing puzzles to solve...... 29,120

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby JoolsH » Mon May 15, 2017 10:56 pm

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: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8613&p=93251

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue May 16, 2017 6:13 am

Best score so far, a great game, played it loads back in the day, was a Christmas present in about 1986 with a load of other Tynesoft games. The game is completable
I remember doing it, I also like the strange and silly names for the rooms. Great idea for a game scenario too, probably wouldn't be allowed to do that now.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby FourthStone » Tue May 16, 2017 9:01 am

Interesting game, never saw it BITD, some of the moves are really fussy about the timing so something that feels easy one game can suddenly become impossible the next.

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.

My top tip: RAJ can jump any distance down to an elevator if it is moving down, if it's moving up he will die just like Richter in Total Recall (any Arnie fans :wink: ) ... took me a few frustrating attempts to time the jump onto the elevator before realising this :oops:

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue May 16, 2017 11:26 am

New high score, got as far as "Scoop De Doop!"
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue May 16, 2017 8:25 pm

New high score.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby JoolsH » Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm

FourthStone wrote: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 easier than it looks. Walk down on to the platform so you're beside the first skull. Wait until the skull is coming back down again. Just before the top of the skull is level with your feet, go right and keep it held down. Once you are level with the skull, you will start walking onto it, and you'll walk straight through the rest of the level as well.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby JoolsH » Tue May 16, 2017 10:35 pm

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, playing properly from the beginning this time. Only got a couple of levels further, but it's better than nothing. Couldn't remember what strategy ended up working originally for "Eleventh Heaven" and lost all of my remaining lives there. Need more practice!

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby FourthStone » Wed May 17, 2017 9:39 am

Made it to Sort This One Out, only had 2 lives left by this stage and used them pretty quickly. It's another one of those "get the perfect run on early levels to have any chance to practice on the later levels" type game, and I'm loving it :D

Nice graphics and sound, everything is pretty well put together, only complaint is wishing there was an end game key, bit of a pain losing a life on the first level and having to burn through the other lives or reboot.

Score: 79970
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Wed May 17, 2017 5:16 pm

New high score
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Ok, got a couple more levels done, long, long ways from the leaders though.....46.270

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 pm

Might be starting to get the hang of this one...... anyone get to the end yet? Does it wrap around for a 2nd or 3rd play then or done once you complete it? Not that I'm likely to find the loo in time but you never know....64,390

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 7:44 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Yup, starting to understand this game at bit.....not easy and is easy to lose a life when a little bit careless -73,300

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby sydney » Wed May 17, 2017 8:58 pm

First few goes:

37310

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 9:25 pm

A bit better.....79,790

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 9:35 pm

Moved up another notch.... I'm actually starting to enjoy this game, quite the puzzler.....81,410

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Wed May 17, 2017 11:38 pm

Ok, one more for today until possibly later.... 89,190. I'm through 1/2 the levels so far.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm

Little bit better.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu May 18, 2017 4:39 pm

Slight increase.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 pm

And another..
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby chrisn » Thu May 18, 2017 7:06 pm

I have some catching up to do... 36330

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby JoolsH » Thu May 18, 2017 8:02 pm

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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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 pm

Well, I've moved up a bit.... 96,080....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Thu May 18, 2017 10:02 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Postby KarateEd » Thu May 18, 2017 10:13 pm

Broke the 100k mark..... 113.980

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