High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

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High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Thirteen: Round Championship
Galaforce by Venger

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RULES
:arrow: Round Champ starts at 9pm on Monday the 25th of May and ends at 9pm on Monday the 8th 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=438
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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=18480

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May the force be....ummmm Galaforce be with you...!!!......
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Wed May 27, 2020 4:13 am

Just something to get us started - 12,820
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by FourthStone » Wed May 27, 2020 12:04 pm

Gotta post something, such a smooth and very fast game, harder than it looks...

Score: 9940
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by Venger » Wed May 27, 2020 1:53 pm

This seems to be slightly harder than the Electron version (either that or my reflexes aren't what they used to be over 30 years ago :lol: ).

It took me 3 or 4 goes to get this score.
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Post by FourthStone » Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 am

Slight improvement (on Ed :lol: )

Score: 12840
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by Venger » Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 am

Got to Zone 9 on this try. Zone 4 boss with the "wall" of armoured spaceships repeats itself in Zone 8.
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 am
Slight improvement (on Ed :lol: )

Score: 12840
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Dang, now you're forcing me to play...... :^o
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Thu May 28, 2020 9:15 pm

Slight improvement (on FourthStone :lol: )

14,640
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by chrisn » Thu May 28, 2020 11:43 pm

Good choice for the championship round! I always find zone 3 really difficult. Best so far: 30,220


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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 am

I agree, it would be good for the HSC at ABUG but I have to wait until people haven't been playing it for a while. Rest assured it will show up sometime.

New score, still better than FourthStone's - 15,040
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by Venger » Fri May 29, 2020 9:41 am

This game gets hectic pretty quickly. Good game though!
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Post by KarateEd » Fri May 29, 2020 5:32 pm

A bit better, it's starting to come back..... 21,300
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Fri May 29, 2020 8:14 pm

High Score Tables Updated......
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by FourthStone » Sat May 30, 2020 4:57 am

Slightly better than my previous lowest score :lol:

Score: 16180
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by richardtoohey » Sat May 30, 2020 5:43 am

I should be able to get to 5 figures this time ... but not there yet!

9720
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Post by richardtoohey » Sat May 30, 2020 8:06 am

Still well at the bottom but I'm used to that ... 12080 ...
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Sat May 30, 2020 4:50 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 8:06 am
Still well at the bottom but I'm used to that ... 12080 ...galaf2.png
That's not a horrible score Richard. It actually takes some skill to get to that level......
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by klintworth » Sat May 30, 2020 5:05 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 8:06 am
Still well at the bottom but I'm used to that ... 12080 ...
Afraid not, Richard - I’ve got the low score so far!! 😀 5340
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by Venger » Sat May 30, 2020 6:54 pm

I thought I'd have a little look back at the Electron version and see if it was easier as I never recalled Galaforce being as difficult as the Beeb version we're playing now. I had one go and scored 46820 (Zone 13). From what I can tell, the attack patterns are exactly the same but with some alien types substituted. The gameplay is a bit slower though (which is a godsend on Zone 3).

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Post by chrisn » Sun May 31, 2020 11:25 am

A bit better... 35,500

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Post by Rod C » Sun May 31, 2020 4:12 pm

Nice game with fun sound, great graphics and play challenges. Looks like I have a long way to go though. So far ... 12760
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Post by Venger » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:25 pm

A bit better but the speed on the "snake" formation in Zone 11 is nasty...
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Post by Rod C » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:17 pm

Just made it to Zone 6 at 16780.
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:25 am

A tiny bit better..... 22,360 ..... for some reason it won't let me enter my name now, it just beeps.....and I've had the odd crash when saving state for best score only.
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm

Another tiny step up...... 23,680 ...... random bombs did me in.

Has anyone else experienced the inability to input their name on the HS table within the game?
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Post by Rod C » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:44 pm

That was fun! 22340
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by Venger » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Another tiny step up...... 23,680 ...... random bombs did me in.

Has anyone else experienced the inability to input their name on the HS table within the game?

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I've been fine so far. What I do get sometimes is the sound playing up a little if I leave the emulator on for a while without playing. This happens with all games though and is only a minor hindrance.

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:21 pm

Venger wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:46 pm
KarateEd wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Another tiny step up...... 23,680 ...... random bombs did me in.

Has anyone else experienced the inability to input their name on the HS table within the game?

Galaforce6.png
I've been fine so far. What I do get sometimes is the sound playing up a little if I leave the emulator on for a while without playing. This happens with all games though and is only a minor hindrance.
For the sound it's just a matter of turning the sound off on the emulator and back on again and you're good for a little while. I totally didn't expect the input issue but it may be because I left the emulator running for a very long time rather than shutting it down, giving the little bugs hope that they could disrupt the proceedings as planned.
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:55 am

High Score Tables Updated......
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Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Post by KarateEd » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:26 pm

So, I posted for the next season requesting games for season 14. It was supposed to be for this coming week.

Since no one has posted (even me) likely due to busyness I've altered the dates for the end of the week to have the 3 games in.

Are we still all happy to play? Do we need a hiatus from gaming for a bit?

Please give me your thoughts so that I'm not in a vacuum on this. Thanks folks.
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