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by JoolsH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R5 - Vertigo
Replies: 44
Views: 610

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R5 - Vertigo

Best so far... 896.

Frustrating, but fun.

Why do I recall there being a 4-colour Mode 1 version of this for the Master? Am I thinking of a different game or something?
by JoolsH
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 43
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

I haven't quite got the hang of the whole "not dying" thing yet. Improving, though. Level 6, second time around.

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by JoolsH
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 43
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Same level, better score.

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by JoolsH
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 43
Views: 782

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

A good game this one, I had this on the Electron back in the day.

Got to level 5, the second time around.
by JoolsH
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification?

I had another look for the original tape, unfortunately no joy. Here's an SSD containing the file that was on my copy tape (recorded by a terrible tape recorder on an awful quality cheap tape, which loaded after about 10 attempts). It's from side 2 of the original tape, and it's the ADVAL utility (I...
by JoolsH
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 906

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

Slight improvement.

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by JoolsH
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball
Replies: 57
Views: 906

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R3 - Arc Pinball

It's pretty random and buggy, but it's smooth at least. Incredibly frustrating, but I've played worse.

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by JoolsH
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification?

It looks a lot like a "Bud" joystick interface I had back in the day (and the word "Bud" on the PCB might push things in that direction). It came with a tape with two different utilities, one on each side. The first side was a kind of keyboard interception, where you could choose which direction on ...
by JoolsH
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1242

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

Not played this before... this is really fast and crazy hard. Got to level 3 so far...

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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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 1145

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 986

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: 986

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: 2336

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: 1872

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: 1872

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: 1872

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: 1872

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Getting the hang of this now.

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