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by Venger
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Just had another couple of goes and boosted my score a bit.
by Venger
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

I just had a look at this, and if you start from 3,5 or 7 which you can at any time - press E to move level - each time you complete the first screen you get a bonus, but the next screen completions don't seem to give any bonuses. if you leave it as default you get no bonuses after level completion...
by Venger
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

I just had a look at this, and if you start from 3,5 or 7 which you can at any time - press E to move level - each time you complete the first screen you get a bonus, but the next screen completions don't seem to give any bonuses. if you leave it as default you get no bonuses after level completion...
by Venger
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Barely broke the 100K barrier. Those yellow buggers creep up on you without much warning sometimes :oops:
by Venger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Bit of a jump in score but still quite a difficult game. Starting to grow on me a bit now.
by Venger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Not really getting the hang of things with this one so far :? . It's not a bad game though, even if it is difficult to see what's going on some of the time and dodging the bullets is hit and miss.
by Venger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

The highest score in Citadel in the over 18s category was 7. Yes, that's 7 out of 99! If any of us high score competitors had been able to join the TNMOC competition we would have cleaned up big style!

https://twitter.com/tnmoc/status/1364213424469774336
by Venger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Here's the link to my freshly posted YouTube video of the 20460 run for anyone who's interested : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvBTKz9zs9Q Good run through =D> I kept expecting to see a trick or shortcut that I'd missed during my play through but I think I complete some of the levels slightly fa...
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Okay, I had a few goes before bed. This one takes quite a bit of getting used to and I bet there'll be some seasoned pros at playing this.
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 52
Views: 804

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

I'm ashamed to say that I've never played this before! It's nice to see a bit of a change from the platform genre though. I'll have a crack tomorrow after work as it's getting late now.
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Thanks, Ed. It took me a while to get to grips with this one and I was still struggling to finish the game when others had already done so. It was only by luck that I had the most points at the end (that and probably taking a few more risks than others because I get impatient waiting around for &quo...
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Here's the link to my freshly posted YouTube video of the 20460 run for anyone who's interested :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvBTKz9zs9Q
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Rod C wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Venger wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:25 pm
My best is 1240
Nice! 8)
Thanks. It's probably exactly the same way you do it, but just cutting off a fraction of a second somewhere. You must be using the wall hack at the bottom of the screen by the conveyor belt too then I take it?
by Venger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Another 1000 point boost but still the same level. This tells me that I'm just getting a bit more efficient and gaining those lives on level 10 around the 10k points helps a lot too.......just not enough skill these days any more. Chin up, Ed! Your game's looking pretty good from here. :D Here's so...
by Venger
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Wondering the same, so we could either maximise our possible scores knowing there is only so many points based on speed bonus and keys collected, or just rely on dumb luck and keep running until we accidentally get the perfect optimal run with one life left... the second option sounds too contrived...
by Venger
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Completed level 20 with 2 men spare but slightly less than Venger, probably some further level shortcuts to be found :-k Score: 19890 Blagger.PNG A thought: Given that the game doesn't loop and that level 19 is easy, wouldn't it be optimal to use up those two remaining lives on level 19 for a nice ...
by Venger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Well, I finally managed to suss out the last level (the timing is very tight!) and completed the game with 4 lives left and a score of over 20000 :D .
by Venger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

Apparently, the over 18s winner had a score of 267110. Quite a few of us had scores much higher than that in the high score competition. It seems that we must be the creme de la creme of the BBC gaming world :lol: . https://twitter.com/tnmoc/status/1361713790568591365/photo/2 I like the way you twe...
by Venger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

Apparently, the over 18s winner had a score of 267110. Quite a few of us had scores much higher than that in the high score competition. It seems that we must be the creme de la creme of the BBC gaming world :lol: .

https://twitter.com/tnmoc/status/136171 ... 65/photo/2
by Venger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

Out of interest, does anyone know what the winning score on Chuckie Egg was? All I can see is a score of 4610. Surely that can't be the winning score as that's absolutely pathetic!

I did see a score of 21840 from some CBBC presenter as well but not sure if that was included in the competition.
by Venger
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Finally on the final screen but I'll have to learn how to actually complete it.
by Venger
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

I wonder if I could pass as a 17 year old if I shaved my beard off? :lol:
by Venger
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

FourthStone wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:47 am
Bit of progress, do others see the level number bug as per below?

Score: 12600
Blagger.PNG

Level bug?
blagger_Level_Bug.PNG
Yeah, I get the level number bug when the level number goes to double figures too.
by Venger
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

It looks like the event is all booked out anyway. I didn't realise there were a limited amount of "tickets" (I hate Eventbrite as we use it in work sometimes and it's a pile of steaming poo). Oh well... It may be interesting to see what sort of scores are posted to see how good or bad our ...
by Venger
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: BBC Micro olympics - check it out
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: BBC Micro olympics - check it out

I'm very surprised they included Citadel in the list as its top score is capped at 99 points (which I used to be able to get all the time when I played it back in the day). It's not a particularly difficult task to get this maximum score so I can see lots of people posting maximum scores. I don't th...
by Venger
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Meanwhile... I still haven't completed the game yet though :lol: . It's just a matter of learning the last few levels as I play them though. I can't believe we've still got over a week left though. It's going to be a case of some of us twiddling our thumbs for a while. I don't really understand the ...
by Venger
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

I think I've just used up all my luck for the year with the luckiest run I've ever had at any game ever... I've beaten level 20! 15800! blagger19.png But... My strategy for the game was flawed! I was banking on the fact that the game would loop, so I've spent all week trying to get as far as I can ...
by Venger
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1740

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

I think I've just used up all my luck for the year with the luckiest run I've ever had at any game ever... I've beaten level 20! 15800! blagger19.png But... My strategy for the game was flawed! I was banking on the fact that the game would loop, so I've spent all week trying to get as far as I can ...

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