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by fwibbler
Wed May 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Wow! Just played this just now, this evening when I was tired.
Utterly hopeless! Couldn't keep up with the ball at all.
Just a measley 81500 points.
Going to try again tomorrow morning first thing and see how much difference it makes...
by fwibbler
Fri May 17, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Couple of tips:
First job is to activate the magnet powerup. This enables you to aim the ball and also helps you collect other tokens.
After that, the extended bat helps as does the wrecking ball.
Those three powerups can be combined.
by fwibbler
Thu May 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Knowing about the unused token bonus at the end of each level helps...
by fwibbler
Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

1st Not sure : Makes invisible blocks visible
2nd Not sure : Destroys badies on screen
3rd Not sure : 3 missiles (destroy everything in their path)
by fwibbler
Wed May 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Oh boy this one is zippy, anyone know what star key (adjust position) does? It allows you to aim the ball before it launches. Also it allows you to implement the upgrade selected in the box at the bottom right. Would you explain how to do this, please? I cannie get it to work! As you collect the U ...
by fwibbler
Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

FourthStone wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 pm
fwibbler wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:58 am
Had to press ever key on the board to find it but finally found it.
Which key was it? I feel like I'm missing something here :lol:
Its the }] key next to the Enter key.
by fwibbler
Tue May 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Never actually liked this one BITD, preferred Arkanoid on the Speccy.
However, this one seems a tad easier.
by fwibbler
Tue May 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

FourthStone wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:28 am
Oh boy this one is zippy, anyone know what star key (adjust position) does?
It allows you to aim the ball before it launches.
Also it allows you to implement the upgrade selected in the box at the bottom right.
by fwibbler
Tue May 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Ok, I got it now.
Had to press ever key on the board to find it but finally found it.
So, my first score first thing in the morning so I may struggle to beat it.
by fwibbler
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 33
Views: 460

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

I cannot get the '*' key to work...
I've tried using the Default mapping and the Logical one without success.
Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks.

(Edit)
I've setup the user keyboard mapping so that the @ key is now the * key, which works on the BBC when I press it, but still no joy in the game itself...
by fwibbler
Mon May 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 834

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Finally got to have a go at this one today and here's my score for it...
by fwibbler
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

I remember buying this years ago after reading a great review of it (I think it was in Electron User) and being profoundly disappointed at how crap I was at playing it!
Time has not been kind to my reactions and my score is therefore like the tadpole (very small indeed).
by fwibbler
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 971

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Finally made it out of the 3rd level.
Turns out there are only 3 levels then it loops back to the 1st again.
This time there are flying skulls but no other differences.
Got to level2 (2nd time around).
by fwibbler
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 971

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Small increase in previous score.
I find that playing it first thing in the morning works best for me :D
by fwibbler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 971

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

So close to catching you Fourthstone!
by fwibbler
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 971

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

I always rather lied this game but not sure why.
Its probably nothing special technically and the collision detection is not the best but anyway...
spooks1.png
Just to get my name on the scoreboard for now.
by fwibbler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 975

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Well, thank heavens I get another life every 10000 points. That'll come in handy I'm sure!
by fwibbler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1471

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

Had one of my best ever goes at this this morning and got what I thought was a fantastic score until I saw the rest of them :shock:
Must try harder still!
by fwibbler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Its taken me ages to complete Cave 19.
Cave 20 looks easy but I just cannot get past the spider quick enough to stop it killing me.
Think this will be my last attempt (unless I get bored at work later :mrgreen: )
by fwibbler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Can't even remember what cave I was on, but its a real bugger.
Dont think I'm going to get further than this.
by fwibbler
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

I thought cave 15 was impossible and then cave 16 came along and zapped my remaining lives in the wink of an eye!
by fwibbler
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Grrr! Thought I'd made it to the top of the score chart at last.
That cave 13 is a real killer for me.
by fwibbler
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Cave 8 is a bugger. Lost lots of lives at the start of that one then lost the rest on cave 10.
Getting further each time though.
by fwibbler
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

This is a great game, can't believe I missed it BITD.
by fwibbler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2305

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Never played this before.
Seems like fun and I can get on the High Score chart this time (failed miserably with Arcadians)
by fwibbler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: hi - another one
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: hi - another one

Hi,

I really liked this game BITD.
Choosing the right keys was always by biggest problem too.

Must have another go at it.
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 204
Views: 18044

Re: what should i write next?

Kind of resurrecting an old thread, but would a port of Oids (Atari ST) be out of the question?
by fwibbler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Hi!

Welcome to the forums Tony. Thats a lovely looking Electron and cassette player there. No yellowing of the cases at all by the looks of it. Hope it all works ok (Mine has a dodgy keyboard at the moment) Welcome, what a great looking Elk and I've never seen the data recorder, but now I think I might ...
by fwibbler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1817

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Had an amazingly good run (by my standards) and then lost all my lives(about 3) on the same level! :oops:
by fwibbler
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1817

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Starting to get the hang of this (sometimes) although I still keep making stupid mistakes