High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

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High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Eight: Round 3
Star Wars chosen by Chrisn


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 2nd of October and ends at 9pm on Monday the 16th 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=555
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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.

Well Mr. Skywalker..... what do you think about this? ...:-).......Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 pm

I used the force and got this high score to start us off.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:35 am

Just didn't want you to feel all by yourself Matt..... so I've put an extremely low score up.

This seems to be pretty erratic, this game. Hopefully it will get better.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby FourthStone » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:35 am

A quick go to get started, might be my best score with my current RL schedule :lol:

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby sydney » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:40 am

My first go. I seem to remember being good at this as a young 'un but that will have been the monochrome electron version and later the C64 version. Never played it on a beeb before. I presume we'll all be starting on wave 1?

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby barbarossa69 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:18 pm

This is not really my sort of game!! :O

Anyway, here's a score to get me on the board...
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Postby barbarossa69 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:25 pm

Wave 3 pretty hard ...

This part in particular plays really sluggishly
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:20 pm

sydney wrote:I presume we'll all be starting on wave 1?


That would be an affirmative on that Sir Sid as Chrisn didn't give instruction to start anywhere else, it makes sense.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:44 pm

New high score.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:28 pm

Never had this BITD, but got it in a lot of tapes a few yrs ago...
Tried it out on my 'new' Iss3 board, after unsoldering 16 rams off a rusty Iss7 :|

37,534 after a few go's :)
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:33 am

Well, I'm obviously not getting this one.....

Are people using Joysticks for this one or keyboards?

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 am

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby FourthStone » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:53 am

Keyboard for me, WASD + Return for fire.

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Postby barbarossa69 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:59 am

keyboard for me, Z+X left and right, ; up and . down.
return for fire. I pretty much keep my little finger on return constantly.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby sydney » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:08 am

KarateEd wrote:Well, I'm obviously not getting this one.....


Just keep shooting the fireballs and ignore the ships. Don't hold down fire as this slows down your sights.

barbarossa69 wrote: I pretty much keep my little finger on return constantly.

Really? I really noticed a difference by only firing when near a target.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby barbarossa69 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 am

sydney wrote:
barbarossa69 wrote: I pretty much keep my little finger on return constantly.

Really? I really noticed a difference by only firing when near a target.


Interesting, I'll give that a try!

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:08 am

barbarossa69 wrote:keyboard for me, Z+X left and right, ; up and . down.


This is what I've done too.... Return for fire but not held constantly but still seem to have trouble getting any kind of score.

I've gotten to the exhaust port 3x but always die there or it says I miss it.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:23 am

ok, so the exhaust port is a dive down to get through it.... didn't get that at first. Starting to feel like I'm getting in the game now.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 am

Another slight boost and with that, to bed......

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby sydney » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:07 pm

sydney wrote:
KarateEd wrote:Well, I'm obviously not getting this one.....


Just keep shooting the fireballs and ignore the ships. Don't hold down fire as this slows down your sights.


Looking at the points awarded for a tie-fighter - 1000 - my advice may not be the best. Still prioritise the fireballs but don't ignore the ships.

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Has anyone got a 25000 point bonus for hitting the exhaust port? I didn't on my last go.

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Postby sydney » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:22 pm

New high score 123600.

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I noticed only 1 25000 point bonus even though I hit the exhaust port 3 times.

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Postby barbarossa69 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:07 pm

As far as I can tell you get a bonus of 5000 per shield point you have left at the end of each wave.

No 25000 points as far as I can see.

I'm trying to see if you get the 50000 for destroying all the towers in the second sequence of wave 3... closest I've been is 1 away :/

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:35 pm

sydney wrote:
sydney wrote:
KarateEd wrote:Well, I'm obviously not getting this one.....


Just keep shooting the fireballs and ignore the ships. Don't hold down fire as this slows down your sights.


Looking at the points awarded for a tie-fighter - 1000 - my advice may not be the best. Still prioritise the fireballs but don't ignore the ships.

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Has anyone got a 25000 point bonus for hitting the exhaust port? I didn't on my last go.


Yes, priortizing the fireballs but strafing to get the ships can boost up the score quite quickly.
I was wondering about that too. Have yet to see that many points awarded for getting through the exhaust port.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby chrisn » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:50 pm

KarateEd wrote:
sydney wrote:I presume we'll all be starting on wave 1?


That would be an affirmative on that Sir Sid as Chrisn didn't give instruction to start anywhere else, it makes sense.

Ed...... :-)


Yes, starting at wave 1 makes sense. Thanks Ed.

sydney wrote:Has anyone got a 25000 point bonus for hitting the exhaust port? I didn't on my last go.


I think the way to get the 25,000 bonus is to "use the force" - which means not shooting at anything until you get to the exhaust port. Another tip is to shoot darth vader's tie fighter as much as possible. You get 2000 points per hit and it can't be destroyed so if you're lucky you can hit it a few times in a row.

Here's my best so far: 249,334 (on my first go too...)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:13 am

Got a bit better score, still not caught up to the 'big' scorers yet.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:02 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby FourthStone » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am

Struggling to get a higher score, does anyone know, is there some trick with hitting the exhaust port to receive the 25k bonus? I've tried shooting nothing but it doesn't ever give the bonus.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:02 pm

FourthStone wrote:Struggling to get a higher score, does anyone know, is there some trick with hitting the exhaust port to receive the 25k bonus? I've tried shooting nothing but it doesn't ever give the bonus.


I suspect there is a bug in the program. The intent was to get 25k for 'using the force' but I guess it has failed.

Maybe someone that knows this game better can give a better answer. I'd kind of like to know also. I've done the same as FS.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:09 pm

Has anyone had the issue of the game freezing and having to restart again?

I've had that happen in BeebEm at least 3 times.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Postby KarateEd » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 pm

Marginally better and I do mean marginally.....

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