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Season 9 Game Nominations

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:52 pm

Hi Folks,

Onto Season 9 then......Please post your 3 chosen games using the guidelines below and submit them in this thread. Please ensure the game exists online (I'll continue posting so that you can download from the Complete BBC Games Archive - http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php). If it doesn't exist there then please check that it exists in the pages here: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/index ... diskimages If you know of an internet location of a game that isn't at either of these sites (highly unlikely though) then please post that for me.

It will start on February 5th, 9:00 PM UK time. Cutoff for admitting games will be February 2nd at 9:00 PM UK time in order to give me time to get the 9th season site set up so we can start on time.

Again, please submit (ONLY) 3 games that you like. The stipulation is that they must not have yet been played within Season 7 or 8. If you have a game(s) that wasn't chosen in Season 7 or 8 then you may Choose it for Season 9. If there are duplicate games chosen (if you check the list though, there shouldn't be) then whoever chose the game first keeps the choice and the duplicator may choose a different game if they wish. See up to 3 game rule below.

Try also to choose 3 games that make sense as a score competition. ie: Elite or Revs don't make sense for this competition. There must be a proper score within whatever game is chosen or it will be replaced. Also, the games should not be ones that take forever to play through one go otherwise few will want to play it. If you're proficient then the game may get long but first you must be proficient and that's ok.

If you don't want to choose 3 games, you don't have to but it will allow us more choice for Season 9.

Some games have the ability to start different ways..... ie: different levels to start. If you have a preference, kindly state that in this thread when you pick the game.

These are more guidelines than rules but I think most people understand how it works.

It's a crap shoot what games are chosen. It's completely random (my wife picks a game from a bowl that is raised over her head so she can't see in). Also, the papers are folded so she could be looking at them and still not see so it's more random than the random generator in the Beeb.

I can't think of anything else at the moment but I will get the thread set up for choosing your games for Season 9.

If you have any questions, please hold them for the thread that needs to be set up and I'll answer them in there for everyone as well as possible. Also note that Sydney is an admin for this section of the site and can answer anything that's asked as well.

Thanks again everyone for participating and see you in the next round.

Just so everyone is aware of what was chosen the last 2 seasons, please don't choose any of these games again.....tx....Ed...... :-)

These are the games that may not be chosen for Season 9: I will add and subtract these as as explained in my previous message.

Season 8
A Maze In Space
Manic Miner
Star Wars
Caveman Capers
Cosmic Camouflage
Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Bumble Bee
Pipemania
Bug Eyes
Skirmish
White Light

Season 7
Banana Man
Hunchback
Galactic Firebird
Estra
Zalaga
Vindaloo
Video's Revenge
Repton
!Blast
Galaforce2:Alien's Revenge
Rocket Raid

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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:53 pm

My submissions:-

1. Commando - http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=309
2. Gyroscope - http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=293
3. Kix - http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=458

I think Commando was suggested in season 3, but never used.

The other two don't appear to have been suggested before (although Kix is quite similar to Frenzy)

I remember Gyroscope being REALLY HARD!!!!

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Post by MatthewThompson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:26 am

Superman - Man Of Steel (Tynesoft)
Perplexity (Superior Software)
Creepy Cave (Atlantis)

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Post by topcat96 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:12 pm

My nominations are:

1) Donkey Kong Jr.
2) Mega Apocalypse
3) Grabit
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Post by KarateEd » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 pm

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Post by Jeremy Grayson » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm

My three nominations for this season in full are:

- Tetrapod (Acornsoft)
- Proteans (dk' Tronics)
- Cosmic Kidnap (Superior)

Participation may be a bit hit and miss again as the complete refurbishment of our forever house (a one-year project) is now well underway, and the Beebs are all under dust sheets, hopefully to emerge soon...

Cheers!

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:11 am

Please hurry with any nominations you might be making folks. There's only a few more hours left to get them in..... 9 tonight UK time.

Ed...... :-)

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Post by FourthStone » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 am

Having completely missed this post in all the excitement this week (POP on Beeb!) I didn't really have time to select anything but it appears there are already plenty of choices in the hat.

Game On!

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Post by sydney » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:57 pm

I've never played any of the following games on the beeb so if they are not suitable for the competition please let me know and they can be removed. I just went through the top 100 list and picked 3 I liked the sound of.

Hypersports
Plan B
Way of the exploding fist

I've played Hypersports on the original arcade and mame, I've played Way of the exploding fist on the c64 and I've completed Plan B 2 (*plan C surely?) but never played Plan B but have read good things about it.
Cheers,
Simon

EDIT: jsbeeb doesn't seem to run Plan B correctly as none of the enemies are displayed.

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:59 pm

FourthStone wrote:Having completely missed this post in all the excitement this week (POP on Beeb!) I didn't really have time to select anything but it appears there are already plenty of choices in the hat.

Game On!
But it would be great to get your flavour of choices in the hat too FS......

There's still time.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by JoolsH » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 pm

I vote for:

Boxer
The Mine
Corporate Climber

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Post by FourthStone » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm

How about:

Magic Mushrooms http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2487
Hobgoblin 2 http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=852
Zenon http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=684

All games I've not played before, sorry if other people have.

Let the games begin!

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Post by MatthewThompson » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:42 am

Haven't we done Zenon before?

Boxer - a great shout, one of the first games I ever played - came with my Electron, a basic game, but very good.

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Post by FourthStone » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm

MatthewThompson wrote:Haven't we done Zenon before?
Not in the last 2 years, according to the current rules I am within my rights :D

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Post by MatthewThompson » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm

FourthStone wrote:
MatthewThompson wrote:Haven't we done Zenon before?
Not in the last 2 years, according to the current rules I am within my rights :D
Fair enough ! was it really 2 years ago we played that one ?

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Post by KarateEd » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:44 pm

FourthStone wrote:
MatthewThompson wrote:Haven't we done Zenon before?
Not in the last 2 years, according to the current rules I am within my rights :D
Actually, to clarify, not in the last two SEASONS. We will increase the number of seasons we can't choose from by 1 until we have a spread of 5 seasons. That way the games won't get old when and if we revisit them.

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:19 am

We did Zenon in season 6 I believe.

That is within the current rules.

Ed...... :-)

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