High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

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High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby sydney » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:26 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Nine: Round Five
Perplexity chosen by MatthewThompson



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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 9th of April and ends at 9pm on Monday the 23rd 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.nomishooper.magix.net/Season9/05/Disc046-PerplexityP.ssd
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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=14413

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Who'd have thought an entire generation would spend their time munching pills and listening to repetitive music?

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby sydney » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:27 am

I'm posting this now as I may not have time tomorrow but don't forget - ROUND 5 BEGINS AT 9PM ON MONDAY!

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby barbarossa69 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 am

This is insanely hard, and pretty unforgiving as there's no "undo" move. But I guess once you've learned the levels.......

I got to level 2...
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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby FourthStone » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:00 am

Long long game ahead, many foreheads will be slapped... got to level 2 and ran out of RL time with 4 lives left, will probably do a bit better but will need some quiet time to myself.

Score: 6572 (second so far!!!)
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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:32 pm

It's been a long time since I played this one, still pretty difficult, was always billed as Repton meets Pacman , makes me think Pacmania could of been done on the BBC though.

Only managed to get level 2 so far.
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Postby CMcDougall » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm

had a copy of this on disc BITD 8-[ , music is good, so is the game!
don't have instructions for this one :(
what do the other items do, like the timer thing, something else, & I know what the 4arrows do :x :lol:
a quick go got me 4,610 8)
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Postby FourthStone » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:29 pm

CMcDougall wrote:what do the other items do, like the timer thing, something else, & I know what the 4arrows do :x :lol:

The four arrows is evil :twisted: To finish level 1 I had no choice but to back track over the four arrows to reach the last key which needed to be manoeuvred into position using reversed keys, managed to do it but not without a few heart stopping wrong moves luckily though it didn't result in repeating the entire level #-o

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby FourthStone » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:14 am

Did a bit better, still stuck on level 2, it's so brutal when you've made 1 mistake #-o

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby MatthewThompson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

The hourglass gives you more time.

Collect 4 potions to give you an extra life.

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 pm

^ pity does not give you invisable walls :x

another few goes got me to level 2 :D
then it all went pair shaped! #-o

wonder how my highscore was better not even leaving level1 :-k [-(
5,735 8)
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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby FourthStone » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 am

Sometimes the key swap (four arrows) is unavoidable, sometimes it changes all the keys to opposite and other times either up/down or left/right are swapped.

The good thing is that if you find another key swap icon the keys appears to revert to normal, I've had this happen a few times now.

If I find a key swap icon I try to leave it in place if possible and then if later in the level you're forced to run over another one then you can head back to the first one to reverse the effects.

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby sydney » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:17 am

High score table updated.

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Postby chrisn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:13 am

Nice game... Just getting started, up to level 2 so far. 4544

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby MatthewThompson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:19 pm

Managed to get to level 3 which looks even more like a Pacmania level.

Still just as hard too.
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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby FourthStone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am

Made it to level 4, strangely my score was slightly less than my previous highest where I only made it to level 2 I think because I'd trapped myself a couple of times on level 1 and had to restart the level :-

Level 3 is a real brain teaser, lots of back tracking and setting up to do, level 4 looks even more puzzling :-k ](*,)

Good that the password option is available to practice the levels, once you crack them it just becomes a matter of not messing up the moves.

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby KarateEd » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 am

Made it to level 2 and completely lost my mojo...... 5,415 ......

Ed......

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby FourthStone » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 am

Good to see you back Karate Ed.

Thought I'd post this score, it's a play through without all the dying (honest score though) on level 1 and I made it through to level 6. The first five levels I have cracked but level 6 is a real humdinger, such a long process it took about 1 hour :-|

Won't get much of a play at all between now and Monday so this may be my final go.

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Postby barbarossa69 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:21 am

This is a beautiful game and I love puzzle solving games like this but I just haven't got the time to play it at the moment, sorry!!

I will remember it and one day work my way through all the levels though. It's totally my sort of game :)