## High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

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### High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Stardot high score challenge
Season Six: Round Eight
Tapper (Beginner Level) chosen by Tricky

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RULES
Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 9th of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the 23rd of January
The aim is to score as many points as possible
Post scores and screenshots/photographs in this thread
The rules are here
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DISK IMAGE
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=303

Please Note: This is a slight change of how we get the game. You can play it from that site or download and play as usual. The instructions are included in all the games as far as I'm aware but I'll post them anyway. Also, please honour the start time in the name of fairness. Let me know how you like it. Thank you and good luck!...
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INSTRUCTIONS

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SCORING
Points will be awarded using the following formula.
points = (YS / BS * 50) + ((NOP - YP + 1) * (50 / NOP))
BS = Best Score
NOP = Number of Players
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HIGH SCORE TABLE

Link to Overall High Score Table...viewtopic.php?f=46&t=11886

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

First we play Tricky's game, Frogger, now we play a chosen game by Tricky - he's a very involved fellow, rather ummm tricky one could say ....Ed ...........
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This to get us started.....

Ed......

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Oh boy, another twitchy game that I am rubbish at

Anyone else notice that the up key only works once? I'm running on BeebEm with apostrophe (maps as Shitft in game) mapped as up, might try a different key config and also try on B-em to see if it's any different.

Edit: It was the key mapping causing an issue, changing to K and M for up and down works better... didn't help my score much though

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Can't wait to see what score the pros get

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The return of a classic arcade game. First game.
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An old favourite, good choice I was doing OK until the level with the aliens, lost all my lives on the same level. Best so far: 175,625.

Still a long way to go reach the scores from the last time this game was in the high score challenge...

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A quick couple of goes tonight resulted in:

136025
I've definitely got a better score in me and I'm sure I'll beat my score from last time round.

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FourthStone wrote:Can't wait to see what score the pros get
The 'pros' have arrived......

Ed......

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Slowly moving up....

Ed......

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Hmm, looks like I'm heading up the rear... can't seem to get past the 3 level on stage #2

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I can't get my brain and fingers to work together in this game.. 11,325

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New high score.
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MatthewThompson wrote:New high score.
Are you blind yet?

Ed......

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KarateEd wrote:
MatthewThompson wrote:New high score.
Are you blind yet?

Ed......
Not yet. Think i can beat this score too !

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I'm blind now.

177900

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A great game, loved this the last time it came up.

Rather too easy in beginner mode, though (we played arcade mode last time) - the sheer number of extra lives you get makes it pretty marathonable.

Took me four goes to get back into the swing of it, this game certainly took a while:

614,400
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ok, finally a somewhat significant 'upgrade' though nowhere near the 'pros' stratosphere.....

Ed......

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High Score Tables Updated......

Ed.......

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Getting better and got past that pesky stage#2, now all tapped out, and not even close lol!
58250

Reminds me why I was so happy when emulators had savestate, I could actually complete some of my favourite games at last

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I've not gone blind, but I do have the tune from level 2 stuck in my head now! Getting better: 227,625.

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Bit of an improvement.
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Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?

I find the keys a tad unresponsive and the glass collection detection a little variable. Beautiful game to look at, though, and the animation makes me smile throughout.

Here's my paltry progress so far - still a career-best on this game for me, but still a long way off the pace. Game version played was the original BBC Micro tape version on a real Beeb as depicted. Please note that the tape is for sale.
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* Inveterate but sadly increasingly occasional BBC gamer - original hardware/software only
* Former contributor (original software and some editorial) to The BBC Games Archive
* Exhibitor at CG-Expo 2004, 2005
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Right, that's your lot! This took nearly two hours, and I'm not playing it again...

955,725
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Jeremy Grayson wrote:Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?
Come join me at the bottom of the score tables. I need the company, it gets lonely down here.

The others getting high scores - well, Ed gets his pets to play, and the rest are super-human. Either that, or I'm just utterly hopeless?

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richardtoohey wrote:
Jeremy Grayson wrote:Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?
Come join me at the bottom of the score tables. I need the company, it gets lonely down here.

The others getting high scores - well, Ed gets his pets to play, and the rest are super-human. Either that, or I'm just utterly hopeless?
I think you nailed it on that last one Richard.. .. but I''m not far off at that.....

Ed......

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JoolsH wrote:Right, that's your lot! This took nearly two hours, and I'm not playing it again...

955,725
So..... you had a shot at a million and you QUIT!???

Ed......

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Here we go, no pro but not last anymore

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KarateEd wrote:So..... you had a shot at a million and you QUIT!???
Yup - could have easily clocked it, but deliberately I started to play sloppily at the end 'cos I'd had enough. It was 2AM and I needed to get some sleep.

Also, I wanted to see a big score on the high score table. And perhaps feel a bit like the boy at the end of "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

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Question for Jools, are you playing on a real micro or inside beebem?

Just wondering if anyone knows if the sometimes laggy key response is better on a real box Sometimes I'll tap the space say four times quickly and I might only get 2-3 drinks served, makes it hard to calibrate for missed drinks as i'm not sure how many have actually come out

If you guys are getting top scores while dealing with the laggy key response, my hats off to you all

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A little bit better... I'm sure I won't get anywhere near a million. 269,575
FourthStone wrote:Just wondering if anyone knows if the sometimes laggy key response is better on a real box Sometimes I'll tap the space say four times quickly and I might only get 2-3 drinks served, makes it hard to calibrate for missed drinks as i'm not sure how many have actually come out
I find games generally easier to play on a real Beeb, because it is more responsive than the emulators. But, with Tapper you have to hold the pour key down for a short while before releasing it, so there's a certain rhythm to it. If you press the key too quickly it won't send a drink.