High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

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High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:33 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Eight: Round 2
Manic Miner chosen by MatthewThompson


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 18th of September and ends at 9pm on Monday the 2nd 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: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=188
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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=13677

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Mining is tough but Manic Mining? How tough is that?...:-).......Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 pm

I'll start with a very modest score. I can see this is going to be a bit on the difficult side with the usual 'pixel perfect' precision needed to close out each level.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby FourthStone » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:22 am

Pixel perfect jumper, great game!

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:53 pm

This score just so you know you can't stop there FS..... :evil:

I actually had over 5k last night but didn't screen save quickly enough so have to achieve it again.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Kind of like this one.....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:41 pm

An 8 bit classic (whichever platform you were on) , not played it for while, best score so far, shame we can't do Jet Set Willy as a high score challenge, but there is no high score, just maximum number of items to collect, unless you go by the time taken to complete it.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Little bit better.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:24 am

This one before going to bed.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby FourthStone » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:09 am

Starting to learn more about each level... makes it a bit frustrating redoing the earlier stages as everything has to go perfect to get a chance to practice the higher levels. Menagerie had me stumped there for a while as I kept dying while falling too far when jumping for the last key, started trying silly moves and worked out the secret.

KarateEd wrote:This score just so you know you can't stop there FS..... :evil:

Hoping to give this one a good play through 8)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:09 pm

It's getting tougher, a little along the lines of Vindaloo or Mouse Trap in difficulty it feels like to me.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Only slightly better.....EDIT: updated on this post as a tiny update.........
Another EDIT: - ibid

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:19 am

Ok, this is getting a bit better, so close to solving level 5.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby Pablos544 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:15 am

Ok I just had a go first go I get to Processing Plant after Eugene's Lair wassup guys???? :?

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby FourthStone » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:32 am

Well done Pablo, please post screen shot :o

Today's effort, not quite up to Ed's score but still good practice.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:13 pm

Pablos544 wrote:Ok I just had a go first go I get to Processing Plant after Eugene's Lair wassup guys???? :?


This game doesn't keep a high score table so if it's on real hardware, you have to be very fast with a camera or screen capture software and on an emulator, you have to screen capture quickly. A bit short-sighted to have no high score table within the game.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:07 pm

New high score, starting to come back to me now, how to do these levels.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby Pablos544 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi thanks FourthStone but I think your congratulations a bit premature :oops:
I was pretty dash with the real BBC Micro hardware first go right past you guys
..but as soon as I tried it on the Mac BeemEm it wasn't anywhere near so smooth :!:
for a start I am using a hi-res mode on my 15-inch MBP which makes the default BeebEm window look tiny on the screen 640 x 480
I tried changing it to full screen but then I found the Apple Screen Capture keys didn't work so I completely missed the boat trying to capture the foot crushing me with proofs of completing further than Eugene's Lair :cry: :cry:
So retrying a few times not really as fresh anymore I manage to equal that of KarateEd and a few of you other guys :x Pablo
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:05 pm

New high score, you get an extra life on the completion of Level 6 (Processing Plant)
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby Pablos544 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:16 am

Ok That Vat was really unfair I was literally nano seconds away from progressing but the kangaroo at the bottom killed me even though I wasn't really that close ](*,) but hey at least BeebEm on Windows 7 plays a lot like the real BBC Micro :lol:

Also found it a lot quickly to dash dash for the mouse rather than have to remember a keypress to capture the screen :wink: Pablo
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby FourthStone » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:57 am

Enough for today, small steps... worked out level 6 just couldn't link it all together :-k

I think the extra life is for reaching 10k as I got it without completing level 6.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby MatthewThompson » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Very small increase, but I got to meet the Kong beast if nothing else !
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 pm

well, a classic, but never got into it BITD, so a quick blast:
3,784 8) Level 3
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby Pablos544 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:51 pm

Well looks like I've upped you up there MathewThompson only by 1 mind :? pab
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:21 am

FINALLY broke 10k..... that level 5 has been a bane for me.... might still not be doing it 'right' but at least now I can get through it.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:25 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:38 am

Getting better, slowly but surely.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:37 am

Up to level 9 now but seems a bit of a low score for that far.... probably I'm not being efficient enough.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby KarateEd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:59 am

ok, enough of this for the night but.... a new high score has emerged and a further level....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby Pablos544 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:15 am

KarateEd wrote:ok, enough of this for the night but.... a new high score has emerged and a further level....

Ed...... :-)

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lol you must have been really going at that KarateEd :lol: I really struggled with the last Kangaroo in the VAT. There's only one way you can do it

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Postby sydney » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:06 am

I've been really busy of late so had no time to join in but later today I'm going to lock myself in the garage for an hour or so with a beeb and a TV and see if I can get a few goes of this in.


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