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by barbarossa69
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2936
Views: 267536

Re: LOLPRICE

nvm
by barbarossa69
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Palace of Magic - new review
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Palace of Magic - new review

I loved this game back in the day, preferred it to Citadel. I remember mapping it out with felt-tip pens on sheets of paper sellotaped together!

I remember a great sense of achievement when I completed it!

Great review!
by barbarossa69
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 88
Views: 3735

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

Repton was released in 1985 when a lot of BBC Micro games were still pretty terrible. On the BBC Micro it had full screen scrolling, huge graphics, very nice music and the animation of the main character was particularly well done - most non-ported BBC Micro games back then suffered from "programme...
by barbarossa69
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best 2 player games?
Replies: 28
Views: 1429

Re: Best 2 player games?

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Skirmish. Every time Skirmish.
Yes! Me and my brother spent many hours playing the 2 player version of this! Absolutely brilliant.
by barbarossa69
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Re: Taking a break

I'd just like to say the bbcmicro.co.uk games archive is a phenomenal achievement and I'd like to thank everyone involved in creating this amazing games archive, it's brought back a lot of memories for me. It sounds like you were a big part of that, so you have my appreciation for what you've done f...
by barbarossa69
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 88
Views: 3735

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

Repton 3 got a panning at least: https://archive.org/details/zzapp_64_issue_023_600dpi/page/n21 I can't stand Repton. Compared to the Boulder Dashes, I do indeed find them contrived, clumsy and needlessly involved. Later on from Zzap, Commodore Format used to mock the games as most of us really did...
by barbarossa69
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: iRepton 2
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: iRepton 2

It's pretty good actually. Only played the Welcome scenario, but it works really well (in keeping with the other versions of Repton for IOS)
by barbarossa69
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

I thought Retro software still sold physical copies?
I'd like it too but a physical copy is no use to me as I don't have any physical hardware either :/
by barbarossa69
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Repton Thru Time Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Repton Thru Time Problem

Thanks - that worked perfectly! :)
by barbarossa69
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Repton Thru Time Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Repton Thru Time Problem

Hi, I was trying to play Repton Thru Time from the archive, and I had a problem when I tried to load a different scenario, e.g. "Now". Kept getting error "Disk Fault 18 at 00/00" This happens if I try and play online, and also if I download the file and try and play it through Beeb-Em. (Except the e...
by barbarossa69
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software 1987
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: Superior Software 1987

timmy wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21 am
Who's is the garage?? :-)

Image
It belongs to Mike 87.... ;)
by barbarossa69
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Repton Overture Finally Finished
Replies: 26
Views: 1833

Re: Repton Overture Finally Finished

It's a really good game, I love it!

I just need to fine time to play it...

I see you've added some extra hints, which is good because last time it took me ages to work out what to do with the spirit and the skulls on level 2...
by barbarossa69
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Repton Overture Update: New Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Repton Overture Update: New Stuff

streaks wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Update: There's only the final map to make, and then it's out of beta.
Wow! :D
by barbarossa69
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 2161

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

tricky wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:28 am
The more I play this, the more I am impressed with the amount of work that must have gone in to it and I'm not surprised that at some point the author or publisher must have said "It's good enough - ship it".
:lol:
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 2161

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

^ mind me never to upload any MIA games again then Ed.... never done that with my disc (chk upload above), perfect on a real machine! (Hold down break, take pic of score) tried other pinball games, all just basic or crap graphics (worse collision detect) they are utter rubbish compared to this mast...
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 2161

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

Struggling here!

Anyway, here's a score. Not a very good one.
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 1726

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

OK I can't play this one. I hate it, sorry. 14980.
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Replies: 35
Views: 1726

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R2 - Bounty Bob Strikes Back

I'm missing something here, how do you actually "finish" the level?

EDIT: Oh ok, actually read the instructions.. let's have another go
by barbarossa69
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Repton Overture and XOR Remake Downloads
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: Repton Overture and XOR Remake Downloads

Both are excellent games!

Also I love that font you've used on your website! :)
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 2398

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Finally got past level 3. Score 32275
by barbarossa69
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 2398

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

I'm sure this never used to be this hard :(

Really struggling. Can't get past level 3 at all.
by barbarossa69
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 2398

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

I remember this. Nice graphics but crazy game!
by barbarossa69
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

That's a very good point. When you feel you have been killed unjustly, the temptation is stronger for "just one more go...", whereas when you feel you've reached your skill limit... not so much ;) I still think it's a shame they came out of the hat together. Now I have to try and beat my score :oops:
by barbarossa69
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

I think you guys may have enjoyed this more if you hadn't just had 2 weeks of Frenzy.

It's a shame :(

Having said that I'm stuck in a rut and can't seem to improve my score from yesterday.
by barbarossa69
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:24 am
This is why I never join video game championships.
Fill small areas quickly and large areas slowly.
Also a "split bonus" achieved slowly gives you 1000 points instead of 100... ;)

You get extra lives every 10,000
by barbarossa69
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Getting the hang of it now...
by barbarossa69
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

First couple of goes
by barbarossa69
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 2042

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

I almost said to you if this comes out the hat choose again, because it's so similar to Frenzy.

Oh well.