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by JoolsH
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Managed to get to what would've been level 8 round 3 here, although the difficulty tops out at level 6 and that just keeps repeating level 6 after that point. The difficulty in level 6 is pretty brutal - you've got a matter of a few seconds to pick up each baloon, so you've got to take big risks to ...
by JoolsH
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Got to level 6, round 3 again, but with a slightly better score.

Huge amounts of luck in this game. Skill and quick reactions will help you, but you'll still get plenty of unfair situations where there's nothing you can do.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Thanks everyone! A good mix of games this season, some classics and some new to me. "Creepy Cave" was probably the undiscovered gem this season for me. Even Kix, irritating though it was, started to grow on me a little by the end.
by JoolsH
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Er, I clocked it... got to level 6, round 3. Certainly better than I ever did BITD.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

I had this one free with my Electron back in the day, so again one of the first games I ever played.

Feels a little clunky by today's standards (even BITD it felt a bit like that) but it's still enjoyable.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

OK, I think I'm starting to get it figured out now. The trick is to not die. Got to level 18 here...

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by JoolsH
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Inching forward, I had a good run of luck here...

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by JoolsH
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

nggghhhhhhhhrrrhhhh!!!!

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by JoolsH
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Damn, this is frustrating. Totally different technique-wise to Frenzy. I think Frenzy's the better game.

Still, I can't stop playing it...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

And another...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

A marginal improvement...

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by JoolsH
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Broke the million here - I tried a bit harder to always get red fill, and got past the two super-fast nasties level (and messed up the next easy one).

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

A bit better. I *hate* those crawler things.

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by JoolsH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

I watched the vid and consumed a bottle of wine... managed to get above 100k for first time, need some more practice I think. That technique worked quite well for me when we played it last :) There is a small problem in that scores over 1 million will lose the '1' at the start of the number as the ...
by JoolsH
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R8 - Zenon
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R8 - Zenon

A bit better... 42,440
by JoolsH
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R8 - Zenon
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R8 - Zenon

Only now got round to playing this one. It's sometimes a bit unfair, but there is still some fun to be had.

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by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Season 9
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: High Score Challenge - Season 9

The scores for Corporate Climber might need tweaking, I won that one?
by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

I have to say, this one has grown on me a lot. I wasn't too impressed after the first couple of goes, but now I think it's actually pretty good.
by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Last minute entry! Got to level 14 without losing a life. Managed to get through all the levels, then to level 11 second time round.

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by JoolsH
Sat May 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Had a good run here, managed to do several levels in a row without losing a life.

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by JoolsH
Sat May 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Getting the hang of this now.

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by JoolsH
Wed May 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Got to level 6 without losing any lives again. Lost all of my lives except one on level 6, but managed to get through it and all the way to level 9.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Interesting game... a little frustrating, but at least it's consistent.

Got to level 6 without losing any lives, somehow.

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by JoolsH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1929

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

Completed it again, with a slightly higher score this time. Got all of my boats through the passageway at the beginning, that helped my score a bit here.

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by JoolsH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1929

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

This is kinda fun in a cheesy sort of way :)

I managed to complete it as well.

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by JoolsH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Sorry 'bout that, guys - I really didn't deserve to win this week. Shame I didn't get more time to play through more of the levels, it's an interesting game.
by JoolsH
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

In case restarts get banned, here's a score without them. Annoyingly, I was literally one move away from completing level 2 here...

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by JoolsH
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

I remember reading a review of this in Electron User back in the day, but never really played the game until now. Nice game! Scoring system does seem to be a little messed up, though, as previously mentioned. I spent a lot of time working out how to do level 1 here and having to press escape to rest...
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 114
Views: 5440

Re: Prince of Persia

Works a treat, thanks! It somehow seems more real when running it on real hardware.

This game is also a lot more playable if you actually bother to read the instructions ;)
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 692
Views: 81307

Re: MMC card interface

My 128MB MMC card seems to be misbehaving. Maybe the 5v from the 99p interface did damage it in the end. It does seem to be the card, not the interface - it doesn't work properly on my PC either. I have some spare 64MB ones, and I tried one of those and it seems to work. They're not big enough for m...