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by JoolsH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1589

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

A marginal improvement.

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 964

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1326

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1326

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R2 - Castle of Nightmares
Replies: 41
Views: 1233

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - Championship Round - Qwak!
Replies: 66
Views: 2207

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R10 - Battle Tank
Replies: 33
Views: 1330

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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by JoolsH
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R10 - Battle Tank
Replies: 33
Views: 1330

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R10 - Battle Tank

Got to love that buttery smooth 3FPS action, wow :lol: I got a score of 9,120 at normal speed. It's like walking through treacle, though. I don't think I've got the patience to have another go. I also tried it in the emulator at 400% speed. It vastly improves the game, turning it into a pretty enjoy...
by JoolsH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R9 - Spy Hunter
Replies: 41
Views: 1660

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R9 - Spy Hunter

Ohh, didn't realise you can drive your boat over the shallow bits and stay on that stage forever. Makes the game a bit boring, though.

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by JoolsH
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R9 - Spy Hunter
Replies: 41
Views: 1660

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R9 - Spy Hunter

Neat game, but not sure that it works as a whole that well.

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 1731

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Still stuck on level 2, but I broke the 10k and squeezed a few more points out of it.

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 1731

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Maybe it was a few more games than that, I lost count :)

Can't beat my previous score, although I did get to 9,800 again. I think I've had it with this one, it's just too random and frustrating. Might come back to it later.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 1731

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Interesting game, a new one on me... some elements of Popeye / Boxer, and also Dig Dug / The Mine. Fun, but frustratingly random as other people have pointed out. Took about a dozen games before I even got to the second level.

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