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by MartinH
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R8 - Astroblaster
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R8 - Astroblaster

Late to the party due to these unusual times...

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by MartinH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Time to throw in the towel!

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by MartinH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I'm going to have one more go tomorrow, then I'm conceding to Venger. I'm closing in, but - yikes, what a way to go! 572340 scramble26.png I had some ideas about how the game (that is Scramble, not just Tricky's conversion) could be improved for the non-coin-guzzling era: 1) Fix the number of loops ...
by MartinH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

tricky wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 am
Are you enjoying the game?
Absolutely - a tremendous conversion, and props to you for being able to squeeze it on to the beeb!
by MartinH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

MartinH wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Well I'm certainly not going to catch up with that!
Or am I?

466420. I hurt in places I didn't know existed!
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by MartinH
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Well I'm certainly not going to catch up with that!

I lost count of how many times I went round for this:

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When I close my eyes now, all I can see is Scramble!
by MartinH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I don't think I'll do much better than this...

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I was completely in the zone... and then I woke up and smashed straight into a wall!
by MartinH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Venger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Here's my first go on the new version. Stupid mistakes killed me off so plenty of improvements to be made.
I knew I should have kept quiet :D

My latest effort: 165620

The fuel vanishes sooo quickly, and my bombing ain't upto RAF standard!
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by MartinH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

And a big jump this time around!

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by MartinH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Using Tricky's new BeebEm release - no more crashes on loop four!

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by MartinH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

84250!

But then I encountered the crash reported by Venger - 4th loop start of the caves :(
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I took a BeebEm save state right at the end of the 1st stage 4th loop. Would this help debug the issue?
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by MartinH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I actually seem to be getting to grips with this!

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by MartinH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Most of the way through the second loop...

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by MartinH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Made it through a loop!

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by MartinH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

The yellow maze bit before the end is, err, tricky :)

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by MartinH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I'm not sure which version we're supposed to be using, but seeing as I'm never in a month of Sundays going to get anywhere near Venger's score I'm sticking with the original!

A bit more progress:

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by MartinH
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1239

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

Congrats KarateEd - I can only assume that people in BC, Canada have far more patience than they do 'round my neck of the woods!

A truly horrible game - even for a type in - which has given me a new appreciation of how brilliant Boffin is! So there's a silver lining :)
by MartinH
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2374

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Liking this a lot! Thumbs up to Tricky!

My starter for 10...

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I'm now going to have to try Rocket Raid again (after almost 35 years!) to see how this compares to my memories of Acornsoft's "homage" to Scramble.
by MartinH
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1239

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

This game is sooooooo frustrating it makes proper Boffin seem like a walk in the park! Did a bit better tonight, but it all seems to hang on which order the levels are presented... at least until I can figure out how to beat them all.

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by MartinH
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1239

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

1239 - some of these levels don't even seem possible!
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by MartinH
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1239

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

As a big Boffin fan I really want to like this, but... well. Least said, soonest mended!

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by MartinH
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 1282

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

Yep, holding ctrl and firing occasionally - the strategy of champions!

86900!
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by MartinH
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 1282

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

Like the graphics, but the gameplay is a bit.. um... limited. I got this score by holding down control and pressing fire occasionally...
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by MartinH
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Finally made a bit of progress... only I see you guys are making great strides!
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by MartinH
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Finally broken 10,000! For some reason I can't hit anything tonight! :x
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by MartinH
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

KarateEd wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Wouldn't let me type my name in......
You have to do the arcade thing of up/down to select the letter then right/left to select the position. Strangely, it's pretty laggy to do seeing as the game is so fast!
by MartinH
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

I'll throw in my starter for 10!
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This is a nice conversion of Centipede - not that I've ever been much good at the game :( - love how fast it is!
by MartinH
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Boffin2 HELP needed on Cave 25.
Replies: 41
Views: 7999

Re: Boffin2 HELP needed on Cave 25.

From what I've read it's so it can run on the Electron. It seems that Boffin 1 & 2 were released in the same "package", but where Boffin 1 can only run on a beeb, Boffin 2 can run on both.

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