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by JoolsH
Sat May 23, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano

After dozens of goes with no improvement, I finally had a good / lucky run, and got to level 5! Getting an extra life at 5,000 points was helpful, too. The difficulty on level 5 is even more bonkers, though.

Don't expect I'll beat this score again.

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by JoolsH
Fri May 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano

My tactics: - Head over to the left hand side, shooting a few rocks as you go - Shoot rocks, until the lava is about halfway down the first section - Pick up the left -most human - Shoot rocks again, don't bother to head back home - The human you're holding will fall to the ground at about the same ...
by JoolsH
Fri May 15, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano

There are tactics to this game... just not ones the programmers intended!

Got to level 4 again. Using keyboard here, this game requires precision.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R10 - Volcano

The difficulty level on this game is insane. Somehow, I managed to get to level 4.

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by JoolsH
Sat May 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R9 - Yie Ar Kung Fu 2
Replies: 48
Views: 1347

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R9 - Yie Ar Kung Fu 2

Damn, forgot to play the previous game. Ah well, I wasn't in danger of winning this season, anyway :)

This is a nice looking game, bit of a button masher though, as previously mentioned. Not using the T button here.

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by JoolsH
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 53
Views: 1842

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Much as I love Bubble Bobble, and can appreciate the effort that must've gone into this conversion, it feels pretty clunky compared with the arcade or the fantastic Amiga conversion I grew up with. This one might've been a bit ambitious for the beeb.

First go:

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by JoolsH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I wasn't 100% that it was loopable on the hardest fuel setting, but it is a direct copy of the map and on the stern version I'm told that you can't miss a single fuel. Your version seems a little more lenient than that on levels 6 and 7, you can miss a good few as long as you get the majority of th...
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

JoolsH, are you sure that this wasn't happening before as I only changed one line inside the score display code. Not sure... while I don't recall seeing this before, it's possible I was only playing one game each boot, as the games can last quite a while. Right, I was never resetting the looped cou...
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Something weird is going on with this latest version. The most significant digit problem seems to be fixed, but when starting a new game the flags in the bottom right corner denoting the level don't seem to be reset. In the game below, after a while, the levels I was getting were continuously easy o...
by JoolsH
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Really liking this. Got to the end of the 3rd level, 7th time around. The fuel starts depleting a lot faster at this point, forcing you to take some risks. I'm still making some stupid mistakes. Here's a bug - the most significant digit of the score gets messed up when you get over 100,000 points. 1...
by JoolsH
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Minor improvement, made some really clumsy mistakes here though. Capable of better...

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by JoolsH
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Using the new disc image, got to the 4th stage, 5th time round. There were a lot of UFOs on the 2nd stage, 4th and 5th time around, but it behaved itself and there were no crashes. I have seen it a couple of times where I hit some stray pixel that was left on the screen due to a graphical glitch and...
by JoolsH
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 2997

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Another great port, nice job Tricky :)

I got to the saucers on loop 3 or 4 here as well - the game didn't crash, but loads of saucers were there (including inside the upper walls) and I died pretty quickly.

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by JoolsH
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

OK, this is a bit more like it. Got most of the way through, the third time around. Lost three lives to the stupid auto-kill bug on the smiley face level (including my final life), and lost two lives to stupid mistakes (fortunately quite late in the game). Could probably still wring a few more point...
by JoolsH
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

All that work for a trivial 11 points improvement, sigh. Was doing really well this go, but ended up losing 3 lives mid-way through on a relatively easy level. At least I can get back up on the trampoline now on the level with the two electrified patterns (by, er, just jumping around in random direc...
by JoolsH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

Alright, I managed to complete it. Got most of the way through the second run of levels, then finally got killed off by that annoying buggy level that kills you immediately on entering (so lost two lives to that in total). And as I still can't get back up on the trampoline on the level with the two ...
by JoolsH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

OK, something weird is happening. I'm starting to actually enjoy this game :shock:

Got to level 7 here, I think.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

Nearly to the end of level 4, IIRC. There's a certain twisted logic to this game, and once you've got your head round it, you can make progress. Still needs pixel perfect precision, though.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

This game is pretty painful. Got to nearly the end of level 3 here. Respect to those who have done all of the levels, you've got more patience than I have.

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by JoolsH
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 1488

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

A marginal improvement.

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 1488

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

Got to love this game's logic. Tank firing at you? Just turn away and say "Nar-nar, I can't see you so you can't see me" and everything will be fine :P

Some fun to be had here, will have to give this another go before the end of the competition.

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1894

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Yay, beat my previous score from last time. A different tune on the high-score table when you beat the top score, nice touch :)

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1894

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Somehow I forgot that we played this before, even though it was relatively recently. Great game... took a little while to get back into the swing of it, but I'm getting there. Not beaten my previous score yet, but getting close.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R2 - Castle of Nightmares
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R2 - Castle of Nightmares

Not played this before. The player's movement is a bit painfully slow, and the rockets are annoying, but it's still better than most type-ins.

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by JoolsH
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!

Slight improvement. Did get to level 4, but not in this go.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!
Replies: 37
Views: 1660

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!

Fun game, but pretty hard. I thought this looks familiar, looks like we last played this in 2015 here.

Best so far: 39,650 - got to level 3, but still a way to go to catch my previous score.
by JoolsH
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - Championship Round - Qwak!
Replies: 66
Views: 3006

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - Championship Round - Qwak!

Fun little game, this. Pretty hard, though. Got to level 7 or so.

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by JoolsH
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R10 - Battle Tank
Replies: 33
Views: 1798

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R10 - Battle Tank

I got a little bit further, this will almost certainly be my last go, though.

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