High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

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High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Post by KarateEd » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:32 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Nine: Round Two
Proteans by Jeremy Grayson


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 19th of February and ends at 9pm on Monday the 5th of March
:arrow: The aim is to score as many points as possible
:arrow: Post scores and screenshots/photographs in this thread
:arrow: The rules are here
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:arrow: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=297
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INSTRUCTIONS

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

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Link to Overall High Score Table...viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14413

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Oh no!!!...more Aliens on steroids....be careful out there...this really is out of this world....Ed ...........

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Post by KarateEd » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:59 pm

This is just to get us started. I'm sure the Jools of the world will come along and show us how this is played.

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Post by JoolsH » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:44 pm

KarateEd wrote:This is just to get us started. I'm sure the Jools of the world will come along and show us how this is played.
Well, let's have a go then 8)

It's a bit hectic. I've played a lot worse games.

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Post by FourthStone » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:51 am

Hectic is the word, noticed the kill points seem to increase with levels.

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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:06 am

I can't cope with the gap between C and B ... why couldn't he use Z and X like everybody else ... :-({|= :roll:

792 so far, did a screenshot then pressed F12 in jsbeeb on the high score table ... doh #-o
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Can't remember ever having seen this game, it's not bad (not a classic, obviously, but certainly better than my non-existent attempts!)

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 am

Well, it is super hectic at times for sure, especially once you're near the end of a level....2202.........

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:37 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by barbarossa69 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Quick game at lunchtime...
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:48 pm

Never had this BITD, but did play a few times recently when got the tape.

Too fast with one baddy still to kill :shock:

they could of also made bullets yellow not blue so I can miss them better....

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Post by barbarossa69 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:11 pm

Bit better
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Post by chrisn » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 pm

richardtoohey wrote:I can't cope with the gap between C and B ... why couldn't he use Z and X like everybody else ... :-({|= :roll:
It is a strange choice of controls... I'd never heard of this game before, but that's the great thing about this competition :-) I got this score playing in jsbeeb, will have a go on real hardware next. My best so far: 1447
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Post by JoolsH » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:07 am

OK, I've got the hang of it now. Shoot yourself a nice hole in the middle of the aliens to give yourself breathing room, and let the aliens come to you. Just try to avoid messing up.

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Post by richardtoohey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:20 am

JoolsH wrote:try to avoid messing up
and try to avoid the alien bombs? :D

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:05 am

Creeping up, that last one of the wave always seems like pot luck to me [-o<

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:32 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:03 am

OK that's my high-score for the moment...

This is quite a frustrating game! Incidentally, I've remapped the keys on BeebEm to Z and X, and / to fire.
(Repeatedly pressing SHIFT was causing my PC to think I wanted to turn on sticky-keys...)

As the proteans vaguely move from left to right, I vaguely go the opposite way, from right to left. But yeah, the last couple on each level are a bit of a lottery...
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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:53 am

ARGH MUST STOP MAKING SILLY MISTAKES!

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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 pm

Last one for today. 3085.
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Post by JoolsH » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:26 pm

Got a bit further...

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:06 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:27 am

A HUGE increase in my score...... 2,222....

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Post by FourthStone » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:49 am

Slightly better score (than Ed :lol: )

Seems to be a bug where sometimes after killing an enemy missiles keep hitting the same spot until you move somewhere else, can't work out if yet if score keeps going up, need an extra pair of eyes to investigate further.

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Post by barbarossa69 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 am

FourthStone wrote: Seems to be a bug where sometimes after killing an enemy missiles keep hitting the same spot until you move somewhere else, can't work out if yet if score keeps going up, need an extra pair of eyes to investigate further.
Yeah I've noticed that, it's quite annoying! As far as I can see the score doesn't increase though.

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Post by FourthStone » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:12 am

Slight better score, still struggle with the last alien of each wave, just got a bit lucky on this run.

Scoring for each alien appears to be a multiple of 3 points times the wave number.

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Post by KarateEd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:22 am

FourthStone wrote:Slight better score
AND......still slightly better than Ed's score....hhrrrmphhh!!!

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Post by FourthStone » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 pm

Another slight improvement, made it to wave 8 this time. Had a lot more practice runs but hit reset in disgust then had a super lucky run...

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:07 am

Just so you don't get too comfortable in your score FS, a small bump up..... just want you to know, I'm trying.... 2,508...

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:19 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by sydney » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:36 pm

1st few goes.

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Not sure about this one. It feels like a good game and I should love it but I feel a bit cheated every time I get killed by a ridiculously fast enemy.

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Post by MatthewThompson » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Best score so far, not sure it will get any higher it might do. It's apretty decent game - reminds me a bit of Positron and one of the levels of Swoop, but I don't like the going mental bit of a few left at the end of the screen - makes it way too random and difficult. Other than that an interesting title - first time i've ever played it.

Nice and noisy too !
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