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by Venger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough

Bit of a jump in score. If you're delicate enough to be able to get past the really annoying over-sensitivity of the fiddly controls, there's a decent puzzle game to be found. Unfortunately it'll probably have you tearing your hair out in frustration as you die needlessly due to bad controls.
by Venger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

I often muttered something a lot worse than "That isn't fair" :lol: . What a frustrating game!
by Venger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough

A little bit better but the control system definitely needs tweaking. It reminds me a bit of Ghouls in that you can't stop sometimes when you want to (although with nowhere near Ghouls' blinding speed). It's a pity as this could've been a much better game if the controls were more accurate :(
by Venger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough

Not really liking this game because of the really fiddly controls. The amount of times you go to face a direction and you walk in that direction is ridiculous. The colours are really strange too and the graphics are poor. Had a few goes and here's my best so far.
by Venger
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

I don't think I ever want to see this game ever again...
by Venger
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

THe most rats I've ever had in a single game is 2. They seem to have an uncanny knack of avoiding the poison. Two rats sounds about right but as tempting as it is to imagine that they have "rat cunning", I think they just appear randomly. Once the poison is placed a random rat has 75% chance of avo...
by Venger
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Yep, its just a matter of plugging away at it until you happen to get a lucky game. Didn't seem to work for "LUCKY EDDIE" :lol: My luck in this game was to be able to fork lots of gremlins in quick succession without the pitchfork disappearing at the critical point. Might have got a couple of rats ...
by Venger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

KarateEd wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Have you guys seen 'FunkyMan"?

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Yip. Regularly. When I start off the game and lose a life early on and decide to commit suicide :lol:
by Venger
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

And lo and behold, just a few goes later...

I don't think I can stomach much more though. Way too random with the ladders and the placement and timing of where and when the fork appears and the psychic mouse/rat seems to have a hell of a knack of avoiding the poison.
by Venger
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

FourthStone wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:55 pm
fwibbler wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:36 am
Finally reached 10k
Gets quite tough with 3 pink monsters.
Well done! Will try again but I feel it is a battle of the luckiest :cry:
I totally agree. Only myself to blame though. I hadn't played it in at least 30 years :lol: The number of times I played to get this score was ridiculous.
by Venger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Not much room for error here. A slight improvement.
by Venger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

This is probably pushing it nearly to the limit (although 10000 isn't out of the question if you get lucky). I had 7650 on my first life but it gets difficult to score points when there are 6 or 7 speedy enemies chasing you :lol:
by Venger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

I had 3 goes this morning. This game is as I remember it from over 30 years ago - a nice little platformer with decent, responsive controls.
by Venger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Best I can do. Rarely have I played such an infuriatingly frustrating game :x It reminds me a lot of Cauldron II.
by Venger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Okay, 2nd go. I got to level 16 so a big improvement. I still don't like the game much though :lol:
by Venger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

I've just had my first go and I'm not sure what to make of it. The bounce isn't hugely responsive and the inertia feels really heavy. Despite that I got to level 7 (I think). I'm not really feeling the love for this one at the moment :cry:
by Venger
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:33 am
#-o ...oh and the time limit is very aggressive!
This game sounds a bit like Marmite to me (you either love it or you hate it). I'll have a go later.

For the record, I'm one of the ones that hate Marmite :lol:
by Venger
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Sorry for the delay. Here's my 3: Planet Nubium - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=2969 Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58 Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5 Hey Venger, I think Planet Nubian will have to change. It's only good on the Master and not...
by Venger
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

So, I posted for the next season requesting games for season 14. It was supposed to be for this coming week. Since no one has posted (even me) likely due to busyness I've altered the dates for the end of the week to have the 3 games in. Are we still all happy to play? Do we need a hiatus from gamin...
by Venger
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Another tiny step up...... 23,680 ...... random bombs did me in. Has anyone else experienced the inability to input their name on the HS table within the game? Galaforce6.png I've been fine so far. What I do get sometimes is the sound playing up a little if I leave the emulator on for a while witho...
by Venger
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

A bit better but the speed on the "snake" formation in Zone 11 is nasty...
by Venger
Sat May 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

I thought I'd have a little look back at the Electron version and see if it was easier as I never recalled Galaforce being as difficult as the Beeb version we're playing now. I had one go and scored 46820 (Zone 13). From what I can tell, the attack patterns are exactly the same but with some alien t...
by Venger
Fri May 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

This game gets hectic pretty quickly. Good game though!
by Venger
Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Got to Zone 9 on this try. Zone 4 boss with the "wall" of armoured spaceships repeats itself in Zone 8.
by Venger
Wed May 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

This seems to be slightly harder than the Electron version (either that or my reflexes aren't what they used to be over 30 years ago :lol: ).

It took me 3 or 4 goes to get this score.

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