High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

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High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:57 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Nine: Round Nine
Frenzy by KarateEd

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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 4th of June and ends at 9pm on Monday the 18th of June
: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=224
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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...http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14413

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Talk about your split personalities....Ed ...........

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Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Post by sydney » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Ed.... I love you! One of my favourite beeb games. I played the electron version, the version I played first, at the Wakefield show this year and it's quite different to the beeb version.

There is a small problem in that scores over 1 million will lose the '1' at the start of the number as the score only has 6 digits. Luckily they still appear in the correct place on the high score table.

Very busy at the moment but I'll definitely make time for a few goes of this.

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Post by KarateEd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:50 pm

Wow, that's the best reaction I've had to posting up a new game ever....... tx Sydney.....

So here's a starter score. I see there will be some very high scores in this one.....

127,906

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:10 am

ok, slightly better.......

172,649

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Post by FourthStone » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:34 am

Nice game, my hand eye is a little off in this one.

Score: 98608
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Post by KarateEd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:02 pm

Got a bit better score.....

198,946

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Post by sydney » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm

1st attempt:

530299
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:49 pm

^ :shock:

my first go only got me 15,572
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15,572
I prefer the electron tape version... :^o
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Post by KarateEd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 pm

sydney wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm
1st attempt:

530299

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Are you kidding me? :shock: :shock: :shock: ok, so you have a mis-spent youth.....

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Post by sydney » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:22 pm

KarateEd wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 pm
sydney wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm
1st attempt:

530299

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Are you kidding me? :shock: :shock: :shock: ok, so you have a mis-spent youth.....

Ed...... :-)
Less than half my score first time round: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=6919
I happened to record a video if you'd like to see my technique: https://youtu.be/OAg9Vh6vnlg
Made some silly mistakes but will get better. Real hardware is they key for me with this game.
I'd love to get over 1.5 million, I think my best is 1328770.

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:32 pm

sydney wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:22 pm
KarateEd wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 pm
sydney wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm
1st attempt:

530299

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Are you kidding me? :shock: :shock: :shock: ok, so you have a mis-spent youth.....

Ed...... :-)
Less than half my score first time round: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=6919
I happened to record a video if you'd like to see my technique: https://youtu.be/OAg9Vh6vnlg
Made some silly mistakes but will get better. Real hardware is they key for me with this game.
I'd love to get over 1.5 million, I think my best is 1328770.
Sigh...... all who enter herein shall be trashed by Sir Sid..... oh woah is us..... #-o [-o<

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Post by sydney » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Keep at it! JoolsH scored over 900k first time round. Each level completed yields greater bonus points so your score will increase more as you move further up the levels. There is some useful advice in the thread I posted and the video shows how to beat the game.

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:19 am

By comparison of your games, only slightly better....

288,143

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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 am

Second go...

Will try and play more
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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:55 am

319994
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Post by barbarossa69 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:06 am

sydney wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:22 pm
I happened to record a video if you'd like to see my technique: https://youtu.be/OAg9Vh6vnlg
That's exactly how I play :)
Just not quite as well.

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am

I watched the vid and consumed a bottle of wine... managed to get above 100k for first time, need some more practice I think.

Score: 170492
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Post by KarateEd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:16 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am
I watched the vid and consumed a bottle of wine... managed to get above 100k for first time, need some more practice I think.

Score: 170492
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or more wine......

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Post by MatthewThompson » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:46 pm

First score, been a while, but sure I can do better.
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Post by chrisn » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:23 pm

Yes! Great game, this. Here's my first couple of attempts... 301,692

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Post by FourthStone » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:56 am

Today's effort... cracked 200k

Score: 217630
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Post by Elminster » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 am

I didn't see in the rules. Do you have to do on original hardware or do people do this in the emulators?

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Post by sydney » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 am

Elminster wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 am
I didn't see in the rules. Do you have to do on original hardware or do people do this in the emulators?
Both! Real hardware or emulation, its up to you. I find I perform better on real hardware but emulation is so convenient.

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Post by Elminster » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:51 am

I might join one of these at some point as I always read them but never take part, although you lot get silly high scores. And you banned cheating, not sure how I can get close to you lot without cheaing, auto fire, hex editors and rewriting code so if it is me I get a head start.

Edit: It is why I dont play online games, being beaten by 4 years olds is embarassing.

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:53 pm

Elminster wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:51 am
I might join one of these at some point as I always read them but never take part, although you lot get silly high scores. And you banned cheating, not sure how I can get close to you lot without cheaing, auto fire, hex editors and rewriting code so if it is me I get a head start.

Edit: It is why I dont play online games, being beaten by 4 years olds is embarassing.
People get good scores because they take a bit of time to get used to the game play of the game being played. After that, there is a flow that happens so you can get good scores also without the mentioned cheats. It's just a matter of getting into a groove. That's one of the reasons the competition is 2 weeks long so we can actually 'learn' the game and post decent scores.

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Finally got something a bit decent.....on real hardware.....

431,530

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Edit: Don't know why the picture is sideways because it shows up normally on my PC.....

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:39 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by JoolsH » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:17 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am
I watched the vid and consumed a bottle of wine... managed to get above 100k for first time, need some more practice I think.
That technique worked quite well for me when we played it last :)

sydney wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm
There is a small problem in that scores over 1 million will lose the '1' at the start of the number as the score only has 6 digits. Luckily they still appear in the correct place on the high score table.
Yep, it also might be worth using your hacked version on the thread that let you see where scores > 1,000,000 appear in the high score table.

802,792
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Post by sydney » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Just broke 1,000,000.
Didn't take a screen shot but its at the end of this Youtube video: https://youtu.be/AYbvS0m7oLA

1,005,439

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Post by sydney » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Just had a quick go of the electron version and it's a bit easier than the beeb version and it's given me an idea for a series of videos comparing the elk and beeb versions of games.

1,346,982 on my first effort! Obviously doesn't count for the challenge but I just thought it would be interesting to compare.

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