High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

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High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:47 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Eleven: Round Two
Arcadians by LeeW

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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 21st of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the 4th of February
: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=20
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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=16309

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Another golden oldie, the realm where all shooters came from....Does this qualify as an 'Arc'?........
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Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Post by sydney » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 pm

First go:

5080
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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:28 pm

had this BITD on acornsoft hits vol2 tape, sure it went to disc no problem :)

a few goes got me 4,300 8)
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Post by KarateEd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:42 pm

A small start...... 4,690
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Post by Leew » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:06 pm

Half an hour and I got to level 4 with a score of 8130
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had this BITD on acornsoft hits vol2 tape, sure it went to disc no problem :)
I think this was the first game I ever played on my Electron back in the 80's... Ahh, fond memories when games took 10 minutes to load off tape :-D Although I must admit the little intro tune and sound effects are much better on the Beeb.
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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 am

5020 for starters ... first couple of waves are tame, but wave 3 leaves you nowhere to hide ...
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Post by sydney » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:13 pm

Second go:

8440

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Post by ctr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 pm

I got to level 4 but only 4,840. I guess flying ones score more?
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:02 pm

ctr wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 pm
guess flying ones score more?
yip :
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another go 4,520 :
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Post by JoolsH » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:43 pm

Our third time playing this one - it is a classic, though; and I won it last time so I'm not complaining :)

Still got a bit of a way to go to reach my previous score:

11,500
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Post by JoolsH » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:46 am

A bit better...

12,460
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Post by FourthStone » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 am

Struggling on this one... like last time we played it.

Have a question about play style, do people try to shoot everything as fast as possible and progress through levels? Or do you wait for everything to come down in formation and try to pick them off mid-flight for the higher unit score?

Either way, I can't seem to score above 4-5k... need to find time to have a concerted attempt.

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:20 am

@FS,

My method is to go as fast as possible and when the triple big formation comes, try to achieve that 800 score.

As you can see from my score, I am in the same boat as you, a sinking ship.
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Post by FourthStone » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:46 am

Low score but I managed to get the 800 bonus a couple of times.

Found a video that helped with my technique... slightly: https://youtu.be/0xtJrq-SpVs

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:09 am

Yeh, now I remember why I didn't like this much....it's a nightmare game, mostly you need a ton of patience for it......
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Post by KarateEd » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:18 am

High Score Tables Updated......
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Post by FourthStone » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 am

Slight improvement, gets fast at level 3.

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:43 pm

Well, slowly getting a bit better score but it's a struggle..... 6,130 ......
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Post by chrisn » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:07 pm

A good choice of game to play again. I beat my high score from last time... 10,640

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Post by JoolsH » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:57 pm

Nooooo! I was having a fantastic game... completely in the zone, got to level 8, score of about 19,800, beating my scores from the last two times we played this. Game over, I do alt-enter to put it back in windowed mode for a screenshot, and the whole PC locks up solid :(

Sigh. I'll have to have another go then, but not right now.

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Post by sydney » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 pm

Lost all my lives in about 30 seconds here. This game gets pretty brutal.

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Post by JoolsH » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:31 pm

Phew, got a better score anyway. My best ever score at this game, got to level 9.

20,280
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Post by KarateEd » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:53 am

Better on real hardware...... 10,760 ......
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Post by Leew » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 pm

JoolsH wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Phew, got a better score anyway. My best ever score at this game, got to level 9.
20,280
Well done JoolsH… That's an impressive score.

My new high score 11,120 :-)
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Post by FourthStone » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:12 am

Struggling with this one, can't seem to settle on an approach, got to level 5 this time by sheer luck more than strat.

Score: 8850
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Post by M_Ron » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:38 pm

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Can anyone help me remember the name of another space invaders, please?
You started off with a very small spaceship but after the first level you could dock with a larger one giving you more fire power, then after level 3 there was another docking station. Ring any bells?

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M_Ron wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Can anyone help me remember the name of another space invaders, please?
You started off with a very small spaceship but after the first level you could dock with a larger one giving you more fire power, then after level 3 there was another docking station. Ring any bells?
Mooncresta ..?

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:39 pm

M_Ron wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:38 pm
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Can anyone help me remember the name of another space invaders, please?
You started off with a very small spaceship but after the first level you could dock with a larger one giving you more fire power, then after level 3 there was another docking station. Ring any bells?
It does ring a bell, don't think it's Mooncresta though, but, can't think of the name right now......the one I'm thinking of has really bright music and mode 2 style spaceship in it, does that make sense?

Just played Moon Cresta to be sure, and now I'm not sure. It could be Moon Cresta TopCat but also another one that I remember that played similarly but maybe a clone......
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Post by dv8 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:59 pm

Star Striker from Superior Software ?

http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=123

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Post by KarateEd » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:46 am

dv8 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Star Striker from Superior Software ?

http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=123
That's why I was confused....there are 2 of them and they are essentially the same game. Yup, think that's what I was thinking about.
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