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by Venger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

And a small improvement on my next go. I think it'll probably take a lucky "B" bonus to get past level 5 (although I only had about 5 or 6 silver blocks left on this go).
by Venger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

A very pathetic increase in score :lol: Level 5 is a pain in that it only has very few single-hit blocks and bonuses only come from single-hit blocks... :roll:
by Venger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

We're all relatively old! lol. I'm sure all of us used to play the games when they first came out over 30 years ago!
by Venger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Random luck wins the day! This game is just a bit too random and fast - and is it just me, or do some of the power-ups not actually do anything? 44330. ark4.png The one that's supposed to slow the ball down does nothing unless your ball is travelling at top speed (this only happens after it's been ...
by Venger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

I'm sure this game was easier back in my early teens! I remember being able to keep all three balls in play at once. Can't seem to manage that these days. I have been playing under emulation using JSBeeb, as my actual machine is currently only available for late night disc archival (which doesn't m...
by Venger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

A bit of a jump in score but still on level 5.
by Venger
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Doh! (very fitting for Arkanoid...) I forgot to add the screenshot in the first post!
by Venger
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

I had another go this morning. I got to level 5 again.
by Venger
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Phew! A lot of luck and a 'B' on level 2 and suddenly I'm on level 3! Lasted about 30 seconds there... Yeah, level 3 is quite an unforgiving one so early on in the game. It can be frustrating trying to get the ball in between the rows of indestructible blocks. It's by no means impossible without a ...
by Venger
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Another little increase in score.
by Venger
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

I somehow managed to get to level 5 which is shaped like a "space invader". Not much of an increase in score though :(
by Venger
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Well, I got that "lucky game" and managed to make it to round 4...
by Venger
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Slowly creeping towards that top spot. Whoever gets past level 3 will probably win this. I can't see anyone going further without either an "advance screen" bonus or a massively lucky round. This is another game that could do with an escape key option to start over afresh. Another gripe of mine is t...
by Venger
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

A small increase. I can see level 3 being an absolute nightmare unless you get an "advance screen" bonus.
by Venger
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 57
Views: 1112

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

I'll start this one off. It's a lot trickier than the previous "bat 'n' ball" game we played a few rounds back (Impact).
by Venger
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Just managed to get a good run and broke the 10K barrier. This game is still bloody infuriating at times though!
by Venger
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Had a few goes this morning and had a little increase in score. I still keep timing out quite a lot and can't massively get to grips with the game.
by Venger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Oh well... Looks like it's a battle for 2nd place again this round :lol:
by Venger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

There's something about this game that feels massively unfair. The acceleration of the opponents as you get nearer to them and also when you're trying to brick them in, the way they can squeeze through diagonal cracks, etc. I just feel like battering my head against a brick wall ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
by Venger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

fwibbler wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:09 am
Just over 8000 wasn't Ed? :^o
I thought it was more like 99999990 :lol:
by Venger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

A bit higher, not much.... Trapper6.png Unfortunately none of us can see what your "bit higher, not much...." score is as you must've pressed print screen just as the score was flashing. It's a pain having to make sure to press print screen at exactly the right moment to make sure the score shows :...
by Venger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Those damned things are slipperier than jellied eels. They seem to accelerate when they're near you and also when you try to wedge them in. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
by Venger
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

You guys are so funny. A little challenge comes up and it's 'annoying as hell'......you have to put on your thinking hat for this one and think more than a screen ahead but also a block or 2 ahead. I can definitely see this one won't be easy. I think we'll agree to disagree on this one. Breakthroug...
by Venger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

I've never played this game before. It's bloody annoying as hell! :x
by Venger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 1756

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

This game seems so annoyingly unfair. The creeps turn into digger things randomly, with no warning it seems :?:

Anyway, here's a little boost in score.
by Venger
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 1756

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

A little jump in score. Can't see myself getting much more than this.
by Venger
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 1756

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

M_Ron wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Hope you don't mind my late arrival but I just can't resist Mr Ee...

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Oh well... That's put a dampener on things :lol:
by Venger
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 1756

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

A little bump in score. I'm actually quite enjoying this game, having never played it much before.

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