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Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 am

Hi Folks,

Onto Season 10 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 July 30th, 9:00 PM UK time. Cutoff for admitting games will be July 27th at 9:00 PM UK time in order to give me time to get the 10th 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, 8, or 9. If you have a game(s) that wasn't chosen in the last 3 seasons then you may Choose it for Season 10. 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 10.

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 used to pick them but sadly I now pick them from a bowl that is raised over my head so will have no idea what is being chosen). Also, the papers are folded so I 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 10.

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 3 seasons, please don't choose any of these games again.....tx....Ed...... :-)

These are the games that may not be chosen for Season 10: I will add and subtract these as explained in my previous message.

Season 9

Way of the Exploding Fist
Proteans
Gyroscope
Corporate Climber
Perplexity
Beach Head
Creepy Caves
Zenon
Frenzy
Kix
Boxer

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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Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 pm

I guess I'll start:

Crazy Painter
2048
CastleOfNightmares (cheezy I know but it is 8-bit computing after all).

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Post by FourthStone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 am

First one, I know it's a classic but I've never had a good play of it...
Chuckie Egg http://bbcmicro.co.uk//gameimg/discs/25 ... kieEgg.ssd

Another classic, again never played it in the competition... BITD I remember getting through to reverse gravity stage and mind being blown.
Thrust http://bbcmicro.co.uk//gameimg/discs/43 ... Thrust.ssd

One I've never played but looks like a good platformer:
Magic Mushrooms http://bbcmicro.co.uk//gameimg/discs/24 ... apeSTT.ssd


That will do for now, please let me know if I've picked any incorrectly.

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:36 am

Can we choose new old? E.g.

Prince of Persia
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2843
[Edit: Forgot you dont get a score, alternative is a 'Tricky' modern game, Phoenix http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2719]

Bubble Bobble
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1874

Arc Pinball
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1604
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Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by FourthStone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am

Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 am

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?
Good point. We could just say I win.

Edit: I will add an alternative
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Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by KarateEd » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?
We can choose new/old but the game has to make sense for the competition. POP doesn't work for the HSC platform, sorry, great game though.

We did play While Light a season or 2 ago, it's new.......and a wonderful game. That's an example of a game that works for this competition.

Ed...... :-)

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:07 pm

Had already added a modern tricky alternative. In case people didn’t go with my suggest that we play it and I automatically win. Or ask Kieran to tweak it and add a score !

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Post by klintworth » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:06 pm

Here are my picks: Jetpac, Tetrapod and Impact. :D

Thx Ed! Looking forward to Season 10!

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Post by topcat96 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:46 am

Here's my nominations:

Chuckie Egg 2009 by Organ Grinder's Monkey
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1840

Nevryon by 4th Dimension
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1183

Mega Apocalypse by Martech
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=786

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Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by sbadger » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?
how about remaining time?, you only get 60 mins.
So many projects, so little time...

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Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Post by KarateEd » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 pm

sbadger wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 pm
FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?
how about remaining time?, you only get 60 mins.
There are some platform games that are conducive to the HSC here but I believe the POP is not one of them.

There is another reason why it's not conducive. Not everyone has a Master and not everyone likes playing on an emulator so that would exclude at least a couple of our regulars and I'm unwilling to do that.

I'd rather not try to reinvent what we are mostly trying to do. That doesn't mean I won't make changes that make sense but in this case I think POP is not a great game for this format.

Having said that, maybe down the road we can figure a single competition for this game outside the HSC so that those that don't mind emulators or have a Master could play against each other for a week or 2.

Ed...... :-)
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Post by Elminster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:28 pm

Yep totally agree. I just had it in my head you got a score on POP. It is old age.

The other alternative is everyone flys/Drives to Cambirdge for an ABUG internation retro game off challenage. I am sure we can rustle up a few extra Masters.

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Post by chrisn » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Here's my season 10 selection - includes some I suggested before but weren't chosen to play (I hope this is OK?):

Vertigo (Superior Software)
Road Runner (Superior Software)
The Mine (Micro Power)

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:58 pm

chrisn wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Here's my season 10 selection - includes some I suggested before but weren't chosen to play (I hope this is OK?):

Vertigo (Superior Software)
Road Runner (Superior Software)
The Mine (Micro Power)
Of course it's ok, as long as it isn't in that list it's ok to choose.

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:17 pm

Just a note folks,

One Week to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:40 pm


6 days to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:50 pm


5 days to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:53 pm


4 days to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:06 pm


3 days to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:21 am

Are we there yet :lol:

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:31 am

FourthStone wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:21 am
Are we there yet :lol:
May have to ban you for that one..... ;-)

Ed...... :-)

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Post by MatthewThompson » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:21 pm

E type (4th Dimension)
Superman - Man Of Steel (Tynesoft)
Bounty Bob Strikes Back (US Gold)

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:39 pm


2 days to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

and no..... we're not there yet FourthStone.......

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Post by tricky » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:34 pm

A bit Tricky orientated:
Hob Goblin (tricky, but not by Tricky)
Carnival (by Tricky) - no cheating, if you want the music off (can't think why), you should use a bullet to hit the musical note :lol:
Scramble (by Tricky) - not finished yet, but playable and if it did get selected, would it be possible to put it down the list, just in case?
Also, it is a bit like Rocket Raid.

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:58 pm


1 more day to go to submit your 3 valid games for Season 10.....

Ed...... :-)

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:25 pm

Hi Folks,

Today is the last day to get your games submitted before 9:00 PM UK time.

Let's have at 'er and have some fun in a couple of days.

Ed...... :-)
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Post by KarateEd » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:34 pm

Ok, we'll go with the ones that people have put on here.

Thanks folks,

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