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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 54
Views: 861

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Not a bad port, although it does feel like it's expecting a bit much of the poor old Beeb :)

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by JoolsH
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1750

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

MartinH wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:42 am
I managed to lose a life just by jumping up and down to get a key. I didn't fall or crash into anything, but the game decided it just didn't like me :shock:
Same here, on multiple occasions. This is painful, don't like this game one little bit :(

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 3 - Psycastria 2
Replies: 77
Views: 1795

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 3 - Psycastria 2

Not a big fan of this one - the deaths just seem too random. Took me forever to actually get to level 2, this is the only time I've done it so far...

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by JoolsH
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 2 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 118
Views: 2968

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 2 - Creepy Cave

Got to level 20... it's starting to come back to me now.

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by JoolsH
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 2 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 118
Views: 2968

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 2 - Creepy Cave

Ooo, this one again. Frustrating, but I quite enjoyed this one last time, especially the novel scoring system.

Still a long way off my score from last time, but I'm gradually getting the hang of it again.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 1 - Elementum
Replies: 129
Views: 3869

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 1 - Elementum

Not played this one before. Wow, it's utterly brutal!

Like most other people, I've got to level 7 and I'm finding it a little hard.

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by JoolsH
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Pacman from Tricky testing and games scores
Replies: 125
Views: 4261

Re: Pacman from Tricky testing and games scores

A bit better, getting the hang of it now.

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by JoolsH
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Pacman from Tricky testing and games scores
Replies: 125
Views: 4261

Re: Pacman from Tricky testing and games scores

Nice job, Tricky, another great conversion! It retains the feel of the original really well.

This is using the latest version - 48,280.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 2378

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Hard game. The rhythm being all wrong in the music is a little irritating!

Helped by getting 10,000 point bonuses on the first three levels, here.

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 3478

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

A bit more like it. Got to level 10.

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 3478

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

An interesting game. Took me an embarrassingly long time to work out that you have to keep the button held down to fix the issues, rather than just pressing it.

Avoiding the bugs seems a bit random at times.

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by JoolsH
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R08 - Manic Miner
Replies: 118
Views: 4449

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R08 - Manic Miner

Token score, haven't had the time to play this one much.

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by JoolsH
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 65
Views: 3649

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

This one's a little frustrating. There seems to be a bit of a lag between pressing the button and your bat moving (although how much of this is due to the game and how much to the emulator / TV combo I'm using currently I'm not sure - might be worth trying on real hardware if I get round to it), and...
by JoolsH
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Last minute entry. This is pretty frustrating, especially the diagonals.

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by JoolsH
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 3360

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

Serious amounts of luck were involved in this run, getting to level 20. Probably going to be my last attempt, no chance of getting 400k+.

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by JoolsH
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 3360

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

Personal best!

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by JoolsH
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!
Replies: 64
Views: 3360

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R05 - MrEe!

An impressive conversion given the limitations of the beeb, but doesn't feel quite right compared to the arcade version. Still good, though.

98,900. Not as good as last time we played, but OK for starters.
by JoolsH
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R04 - Hard Hat Harry
Replies: 63
Views: 3436

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R04 - Hard Hat Harry

Love this game. Haven't got close to where I got last time we played, though - I'm a bit out of practice. Still having trouble with levels 7 and 8.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough
Replies: 123
Views: 5960

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R03 - Breakthrough

Missed out the first two games of this season, but may as well still give this game a go as I've not played it before.

I like this game, although it sometimes feels like I'm fighting the controls.

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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: 2474

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: 2474

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: 2474

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: 2474

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: 3063

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: 3653

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: 6181

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: 6181

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: 6181

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: 6181

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...

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