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by JoolsH
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 40
Views: 642

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

Better, got to level 8.

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by JoolsH
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 40
Views: 642

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

I had this back in the day on the Electron, but I never played it much. Probably 'cos it was so damn hard.

I'm enjoying it a bit more now, though. Got to level 6 here.

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by JoolsH
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

I finally did it!

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by JoolsH
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

A 1024, and a 512. So close, I really thought I was going to do it this time :(

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by JoolsH
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

Getting closer, but still not quite...

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by JoolsH
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

I've got 1024 a few times now, but still no 2048.

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by JoolsH
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

Trying the "never go up" strategy, seems to work quite well.

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

A little bit better:

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by JoolsH
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

Getting there slowly...

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by JoolsH
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1094

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

Looking at Klintworth's screenshots, it's kinda funny that a game released in 2014 has Master compatibility issues :)

It's a pretty fun game. Here's a starter score.

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by JoolsH
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1076

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Damn, so close to fwibbler's score. Got to command 7 here, annoyingly I had enough points to get through to the next command, but there were ships all around me so I couldn't safely eject without risking a collision, and ended up with my ship exploding :( Need to remember to eject a bit earlier on t...
by JoolsH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1076

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

I'm going to have to disagree with some of these hints and tips: Turn on velocity and rotation dampers by pressing f0 (f10 on beebem) and f0. This will return your ship to a straight heading and stationary when you release the controls. Moving forwards and turning costs energy. Wait for enemies to c...
by JoolsH
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1076

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Did a bit better here. Not my best ever score, but getting close now. I got 1008 points on level 2 alone.

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by JoolsH
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1076

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

I love this game, it's between this and Chuckie Egg for my fave BBC game I think. Best so far:

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by JoolsH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Seems a bit nicer to play on real hardware. Great game, but I'm struggling to get any better than this...

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by JoolsH
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Got a bit further in the reverse gravity levels, still a bit of a way to go until I reach my score from last time we played, though.

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by JoolsH
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Got to the reverse gravity levels.

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by JoolsH
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Best so far on the emulator. Will have to get the real hardware out at some point.

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by JoolsH
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress
Replies: 52
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress

Managed to fluke my way quite a long way through level 2 this time.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress
Replies: 52
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress

Got a bit further on level 2, but I was running out of fuel and had to take some crazy risks to avoid running out.

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by JoolsH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress
Replies: 52
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress

Good game, but it's not easy! Got to level two...

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by JoolsH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 1742

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Last minute entry! Forgot about this. Playing using a different monitor, it's way easier. I think the TV I was using before has ropey timing.

Only time for one game, though :(

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by JoolsH
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 1742

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Has it really been nearly five years since we last played this? Wow.

I won it last time, but I'm having trouble today. Might have to dig out the BBC Master and play it on a CRT for the precise timing this game needs.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1761

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

Dammit... one egg short of completing level 32 :evil:

Rote memorisation seems to be the key to level 32. I was just starting to get the hang of it after losing a dozen lives or so. Still, that's the closest I've ever got...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1761

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

Ahh, one of my favourite games of all time.

Respect to anyone who's managed to get past level 32, that's something I've never managed. I can usually get to level 31 or so, like in this game:

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by JoolsH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Broke 30k, got to level 4 I think. Enjoying this, although it's brutally hard.

The hyperspace button isn't particularly practical, it's nowhere near the other keys and requires moving your hand to hit?

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by JoolsH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

A bit better.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

I never was all that good at Defender, this is a pretty good port though.

For starters:

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by JoolsH
Fri May 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 44
Views: 1158

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Damn, forgot to play the previous game :(

Here's a token score for this one, in case I don't have time to play it again.

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by JoolsH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

I haven't got the patience for this one... especially with the weird collision detection where it's anyone's guess whether picking things up is actually going to work or not.

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