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by fwibbler
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 1168

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

yep, this game is soooo hard!
Had a big improvement in the score though. :D
by fwibbler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Firebug, Sorcery, Boxer and Smash and Grab...
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Firebug, Sorcery, Boxer and Smash and Grab...

I see what you mean.
A while ago, there was a mention of some kind of software that Acornsoft were using to create some of their games with and I wondered if that might have been it.
Thanks.
by fwibbler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Firebug, Sorcery, Boxer and Smash and Grab...
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Firebug, Sorcery, Boxer and Smash and Grab...

I've noticed that these 4 games all have a very similar look and feel to them and they were all programmed by Walter Mansell.
I was wondering if he used some kind of games designing software to make them, perhaps one of his own making?
Any thoughts?
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by fwibbler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 1168

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Here's my first attempt at this one (recently anyway).
by fwibbler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

Oh god, this requires brain power ](*,)
by fwibbler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

(Finally found the correct screenshot!)
Got to into the 4000's on command 1 with this one, then barely managed 80 on 2, got a few hundred each on 3 and 4 before getting slaughtered in seconds on command 5 with only 28 points.
Definately the best score I've ever had though (even BITD!).
by fwibbler
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Theres definately a large element of luck involved with this.
Sometimes you get nothing but plasma bolts firing at you and other times they just seem to line up for you to shoot them.
Anyway...
by fwibbler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

I think we're getting close enough to make flibble sweat now :lol:
by fwibbler
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Gradually creeping up, but it took me all day to get this one.
by fwibbler
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Its starting to come back to me now.
by fwibbler
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Getting better, but still nowhere near as good as I used to be.
by fwibbler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Aha!
One of my favourite games for the Beeb.
Be interesting to see how this one goes.
by fwibbler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1616

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Managed to get through to level 6 on my first try!
Problem is, I don't think I ever completed level 6 BITD so I'm unlikely to now.
by fwibbler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress
Replies: 52
Views: 1718

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress

Always loved the concept of this game...always crap at actually playing it :roll:
by fwibbler
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Plus 1 interface (or similar?)
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Plus 1 interface (or similar?)

Sounds promising.
Thanks, will do.
by fwibbler
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 2142

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Theres a lot of luck needed with regard to where the ghosta appear at the start of each level.
Also, i wonder how many broken beebs and screens this game was responsible for?...
by fwibbler
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Plus 1 interface (or similar?)
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Plus 1 interface (or similar?)

So, now I have my Mega games cartridge, I need a Plus 1 interface to use it with.
Does anyone have a surplus of them? (Preferably at a reasonable price.)
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 2142

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Actually completed a level or two this time!
I remember how frustrating this game was BITD until I discovered the trick of playing it (the BBC version) on my Electron [-X
Anyway, no such luxury this time so...
by fwibbler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 2142

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Don't think I'm going to like this one.
my first attempts got me to ....

298 #-o
by fwibbler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 12 Game Nominations
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: Season 12 Game Nominations

No reason why not surely.
I should have thought of Frogger too but i only had 3 choices
by fwibbler
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 12 Game Nominations
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: Season 12 Game Nominations

Heres mine...

Helter Skelter
Sorcery
Felix in the Factory
by fwibbler
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 2124

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Starting to get the hang of it a bit better now.
by fwibbler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 1451

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Lol! Ive tried several times and still havent equaled my original score! ](*,)
by fwibbler
Wed May 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 1451

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Been playing this each day so far and this is the best score I've managed so far.
I suspect this will not be one of my favourite games...
by fwibbler
Wed May 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 44
Views: 1384

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: 44
Views: 1384

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.