High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

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High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by KarateEd » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:43 pm

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Special Circumstance Centipede High Score Challenge 1 week
Centipede by Tricky


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 19th of March and ends at 9pm on Monday the 26th 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.nomishooper.magix.net/Season ... tipede.ssd
:arrow: Play in jsbeeb in broswer
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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

Note: Please remember to refresh your page to have the latest score update.

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:37 pm

To enter your name, use up and down to change the letter and left and right to change which letter you are changing and finally, press fire to finish.

The joystick is ignored until you press fire, then you can use either keyboard or joystick.

If you camp at the sides the spider will pounce.

Watch out for the segments reaching out as they change direction or explode.

I haven't tried the joystick on compact. I'll try and fix any issues quickly, but I don't know of any.

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by KarateEd » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:49 pm

ok, perfect thanks - up/down keys change the letter, goes back or forth and z,x goes to the letter you want to change.... it works, thanks Tricky.

I initially tried using the arrow keys - doh!!!

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:08 pm

great sound when nothing about to kill you like bloody Spider or falling thing! 8)
few goes gets me 9,746
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will be a higher score on the dickisons real deal... :^o

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by sydney » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:08 pm

Possible bug report: Holding shift pauses the centipede but the player, spider and thing that lays mushrooms whilst falling down the screen are unaffected. Using Beebem 4.15(Beta 1), 12 Feb 2018

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Post by steve3000 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:02 pm

I'd been meaning to try this out, having read so much about it and the high score challenge was the perfect opportunity - very nice conversion =D>

Scored 13754 on my second go, so certainly room for improvement, just need to find the time!
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PS. I used BeebEm as the JSBeeb link doesn't work for me, gives a "Unable to load discs..." error.

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:04 am

sydney wrote:Possible bug report: Holding shift pauses the centipede but the player, spider and thing that lays mushrooms whilst falling down the screen are unaffected. Using Beebem 4.15(Beta 1), 12 Feb 2018
The game doesn't check for shift, I'll take a look.

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by KarateEd » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:30 am

This is tougher than it looks..... 10,275...

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:01 am

I was worried that I would need more digits in the scores, but all the game elements work together to encourage risk reward and in turn to trap you. I hadn't played it much in the arcades and had missed most of the subtleties that I found adding the gameplay features one by one.

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by FourthStone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:42 am

This game is tricky!

Score: 12289
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:30 am

So, the SHIFT "bug" is some debug code that I don't even remember writing!
I've taken it out and updated the high scores ;)
The game is unchanged, so as long as you aren't using the "cheat", there is no need to change!
The Play in jsbeeb in broswer link above seems broken, but this should work.
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Post by barbarossa69 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 am

I'm terrible at this.
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:17 am

Score 17,169.
You should be able to use any of the guides for Centipede, but I have tried to block the point pressing techniques.
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Post by barbarossa69 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:37 am

Wow. fluke score! (for me)
16526.
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Post by sydney » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm

First couple of goes after my shifty problems earlier:

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by CMcDougall » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:36 pm

tricky wrote: updated the high scores.
why am i at 6,154, I was 9,746 :shock:

& Simon, what the hell you pressing Shift for when playing??! :-k

may be just a tiny 'bug' as when you are entering your name,
go down before Z gives the 3 chars in game 8) see below

new score : 10,506 :o
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Post by sydney » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:51 pm

CMcDougall wrote: & Simon, what the hell you pressing Shift for when playing??! :-k
When I set up custom controls to move '*' to '@' Beebem also set the shifted character there too so every time I pushed up shift was also being pressed too.

New high score:

17591
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:12 pm

^ok, but so used to all the keys on laptop for beeb, now have to look at keys when using real laptop :lol:

no extra life at 10,000 Mr.B, that would be good! 8)

slight improvement 10,708
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by KarateEd » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:32 pm

High Score Table Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by flibble » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:43 pm

Need more practice, 21303
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:50 pm

Extra characters are what was on the sprite page after the letters, so I left them accessible :)

Flibble, I think you might have had too much practice already!

Hope your are all enjoying it.
Anyone tried an analogue joystick - just wondering how it feels?

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:22 am

Slightly higher score: 14950
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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:46 am

19344!!
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:11 am

I have the day off as it is the Mrs' birthday and for some reason I'm allowed to play :)
23,753
I was playing earlier and scored 3 +5 for one damaged mushroom on my first life, still got over 20K.
PS You get the extra life at 0,000 ;)
PPS If you want to save you score, you have to make the disc writeable, then CTRL-BREAK then SHIFT-BREAK, it should say saved and then quit.
To re-run, just SHIFT-BREAK again. - Take your screen shot first, just in case.
PPPS I used the small explosion in the font as a full stop and made the game start on the GAME OVER screen, but haven't changed the game at all.
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:27 pm

45961...

Not sure this counts as point-whoring though.

What happened was the bits of the centipede were trapped in a loop down the left-hand bottom corner, and I knew that if I hung around near the right-hand side, the spider would keep appearing on that side, so I just had to keep picking it off.

Tricky, if I could make a suggestion, that sometimes (maybe 1 in 10 times?) the spider should be allowed to appear on the opposite side of the screen to where the player is, that would then give it a chance to disrupt the pattern?
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Post by MatthewThompson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:06 pm

Best score so far.
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by tricky » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:16 pm

barbarossa69 wrote:45961...

Not sure this counts as point-whoring though...
I would say that it is not in the spirit of the competition, and that this sort of thing has come up before and we have had to avoid it in old games.

I will tweak it, thanks for the report, but I would suggest letting them out if it happens again :lol:.
Still a great score, the spider can be "tricky" :) 19,344 is up there though.

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Post by CMcDougall » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 pm

I did do better on a real beeb! :D

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Post by MatthewThompson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:39 pm

New improved score.
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Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Post by chrisn » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:16 am

Excellent game... =D> I'm up to 11,201 after a few attempts
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