High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

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Post by MartinH » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:26 pm

An opener from me:
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Post by M_Ron » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:52 pm

Level 3 is mental! The ball seemed to gt stuck in loops a couple of times only to suddenly come out of it and go into another one before finishing. I also got lucky with two Bs.
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Post by chrisn » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:55 am

I'm also up to level 3. This is a really good conversion, just a bit too fast for me. 34,050

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Post by Venger » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:58 am

I had another go this morning. I got to level 5 again.

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Post by Venger » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:58 am

Doh! (very fitting for Arkanoid...) I forgot to add the screenshot in the first post!
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Post by MartinH » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:33 pm

My Arkanoid skills are rusty. I can barely get off level 1 without the level skip bonus! Still, a bit of a bump here.
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Post by Ailasue » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:58 pm

Wow, this is one difficult game. Oddly enough, I found it a little easier on level 4 as the ball goes up behind the blocks and does a bit of work without help. I like it, although it's going to take a while to get my fingers working quick enough :)
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Post by Venger » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:01 am

A bit of a jump in score but still on level 5.
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Post by fwibbler » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:10 pm

Its a weird one isn't it.
This time I only got to level 2 and yet had my highest ever score!
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Post by Rod C » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:53 pm

Just fast-tracked into level 4 which gave me a bit of a score boost.
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Post by VectorEyes » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:47 pm

I'm sure this game was easier back in my early teens! I remember being able to keep all three balls in play at once. Can't seem to manage that these days.

I have been playing under emulation using JSBeeb, as my actual machine is currently only available for late night disc archival (which doesn't make bleepy bloopy sounds while family are sleeping!) Can I just post screenshots from that?

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Post by Venger » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:50 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:47 pm
I'm sure this game was easier back in my early teens! I remember being able to keep all three balls in play at once. Can't seem to manage that these days.

I have been playing under emulation using JSBeeb, as my actual machine is currently only available for late night disc archival (which doesn't make bleepy bloopy sounds while family are sleeping!) Can I just post screenshots from that?
Yes, I use an emulator as I've never had a BBC (I've got 2 Electrons over my mother's house). Just as long as your score is under 81360 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by VectorEyes » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:23 pm

Venger wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:50 pm
VectorEyes wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:47 pm
I'm sure this game was easier back in my early teens! I remember being able to keep all three balls in play at once. Can't seem to manage that these days.

I have been playing under emulation using JSBeeb, as my actual machine is currently only available for late night disc archival (which doesn't make bleepy bloopy sounds while family are sleeping!) Can I just post screenshots from that?
Yes, I use an emulator as I've never had a BBC (I've got 2 Electrons over my mother's house). Just as long as your score is under 81360 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well, I managed over 50000 yesterday but didn't take a screenshot... so I shall be aiming for your high score but posting interim scores in the meantime!

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Post by MartinH » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:05 pm

Random luck wins the day! This game is just a bit too random and fast - and is it just me, or do some of the power-ups not actually do anything?

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Post by Venger » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:45 pm

MartinH wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Random luck wins the day! This game is just a bit too random and fast - and is it just me, or do some of the power-ups not actually do anything?

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The one that's supposed to slow the ball down does nothing unless your ball is travelling at top speed (this only happens after it's been bouncing around for a long time). Otherwise it's only good for the 1000 points you get when you collect it.

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Post by fwibbler » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:21 am

This game is no good for old people with slow reactions.
Its ageist! ](*,)

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Post by Venger » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm

We're all relatively old! lol. I'm sure all of us used to play the games when they first came out over 30 years ago!

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Post by MartinH » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:42 pm

Another lucky run - three level warps and a number of extra lives. 66120
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This game is no good for old people with slow reactions.
Its ageist! ](*,)
I don't think I'd have done any better as a teenager on this one. It's too fast! Plus, compared to other versions I've played, it seems a lot more difficult to get the ball to stay in the top portion of the screen.

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Post by Stwert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:48 pm

KarateEd wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:26 pm
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Sooooooo, maybe a stupid question, but what the heck.

When these high score challenges start, do you have to join from the first game in the series? Or can you still participate if you’ve missed a few?
Play away my friend. If you don't start at the very beginning it just means you won't likely win the season but we're open to all to play at any time.....well, within the times set.

So yes, you certainly are free to join in the fun and action.

Ach, it’s not about the winning anyway - I’ll say that now because I’m getting old and rusty :D
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Post by Rod C » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:53 pm

I'm getting a bit more in tune with this game but still very erratic.

Mostly I just try to hang in there until luck comes along!
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Post by klintworth » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:05 pm

Got so excited getting my high score I took my eye off the ball!! :lol:
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Post by VectorEyes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:33 pm

Quick game at lunchtime and I managed to get above 50k. I have a while to go before I'm challenging the current winners though.

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Post by FourthStone » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:44 pm

Off the bottom rung :lol:

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Post by Venger » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:59 pm

A very pathetic increase in score :lol: Level 5 is a pain in that it only has very few single-hit blocks and bonuses only come from single-hit blocks... :roll:
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Post by Venger » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:10 pm

And a small improvement on my next go. I think it'll probably take a lucky "B" bonus to get past level 5 (although I only had about 5 or 6 silver blocks left on this go).
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Post by JoolsH » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:33 am

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 it seems like sometimes the ball seems to go straight through your bat.

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Post by chrisn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:11 pm

I was lucky this time. I got two B bonuses to get past level 1 and 2, then cleared level 3 with help of a D bonus.

I agree, sometimes the ball does seem to go straight through the bat.

New high score: 53,100

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Post by klintworth » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:28 am

Finally!
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Post by SimonSideburns » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:37 pm

I used to love playing this back in the day and I could rack up quite the score - well into the 100,000s.

But, and here's a big but, it was too fast for me, so in order to slow it down I used to hold down the pause and unpause keys all the way through.

Keeping those two held down (DELETE and COPY if I remember rightly) would repeatedly keep pausing and unpausing, thus introducing delays into the game loop, making the whole thing more manageable. I'm pretty sure that would be classed as cheating and not within the spirit of the challenge, not to mention making the two fingers on those two keys go numb pretty quickly).
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Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Post by Rod C » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:33 am

Just a teensy bit better.
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