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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 54
Views: 849

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Dammit... one egg short of completing level 32 :evil:

Rote memorisation seems to be the key to level 32. I was just starting to get the hang of it after losing a dozen lives or so. Still, that's the closest I've ever got...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 54
Views: 849

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Ahh, one of my favourite games of all time.

Respect to anyone who's managed to get past level 32, that's something I've never managed. I can usually get to level 31 or so, like in this game:

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by JoolsH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 768

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Broke 30k, got to level 4 I think. Enjoying this, although it's brutally hard.

The hyperspace button isn't particularly practical, it's nowhere near the other keys and requires moving your hand to hit?

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by JoolsH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 768

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

I never was all that good at Defender, this is a pretty good port though.

For starters:

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by JoolsH
Fri May 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 44
Views: 982

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

Damn, forgot to play the previous game :(

Here's a token score for this one, in case I don't have time to play it again.

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by JoolsH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

I haven't got the patience for this one... especially with the weird collision detection where it's anyone's guess whether picking things up is actually going to work or not.

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by JoolsH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 1007

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

This is from the new version, got to the third time round. This version seems a fair bit easier than the other one, unless that's my imagination.

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by JoolsH
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 1007

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

Nice port! Got past the first round...

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

After a lot of trying, I got to level 3.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Interesting game, I'm not sure if I like it or not. I can live with the lefty controls, but the collision detection is less than perfect and the game feels a little random at times. Still, kinda fun.

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by JoolsH
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 1061

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Never played this one before. Yeah, the keyboard controls are abysmal, I can't get on with them at all. Fortunately, I have a pair of BBC analogue joysticks that I found in a charity shop about 10 or 15 years ago (see pic), so I can run it on real hardware as it should be played. They really transfo...
by JoolsH
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1571

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

I'm improving... it's a pretty decent port, this one.

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by JoolsH
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1571

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

Thanks! Did slightly better...

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by JoolsH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1571

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

====================================================================================== DISK IMAGE :arrow: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2345 ====================================================================================== First try, thought we were playing snapper with changed graphic...
by JoolsH
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1571

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

Not sure if I've ever played this before. First go:

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

This game is utterly brutal. Good thing you get so many extra lives, you really need them.

Finally worked out level 11, I have no idea about level 12 though.

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by JoolsH
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Got to level 11, no idea how to do this one, though :?

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by JoolsH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Got to level 8, haven't completed it yet though.

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by JoolsH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Got a little bit further, the first level with the flying thing is pretty hard though.

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by JoolsH
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

OK, this one is starting to grow on me a little.

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by JoolsH
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2465

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Here we go for starters. Not played this for more than about 20 seconds before (seemed a little irritating when I last played it), perhaps it will grow on me this time.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Phew, got a better score anyway. My best ever score at this game, got to level 9.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Nooooo! I was having a fantastic game... completely in the zone, got to level 8, score of about 19,800, beating my scores from the last two times we played this. Game over, I do alt-enter to put it back in windowed mode for a screenshot, and the whole PC locks up solid :( Sigh. I'll have to have ano...
by JoolsH
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

A bit better...

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by JoolsH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 2002

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Shame I didn't give myself more time for this one... I was almost starting to enjoy it by the end :)
by JoolsH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Our third time playing this one - it is a classic, though; and I won it last time so I'm not complaining :)

Still got a bit of a way to go to reach my previous score:

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by JoolsH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 2002

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.

That's a bit more like it. Got to level 4 this time.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 2002

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Almost forgot about this. Not played this version before... a pretty good conversion of an arcade game I never particularly liked in the first place.

Token last-minute effort:

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