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High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Wed May 27, 2020 3:35 am

Hi Folks,

Onto Season 14 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 June 15th, 9:00 PM UK time. This will give us time to put our games in which should be sufficient. Cutoff for admitting games will be June 12th at 9:00 PM UK time in order to give me time to get the 14th 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 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13. If you have a game(s) that wasn't chosen in the last 5 seasons then you may Choose it for Season 14. 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 removed with the option of you being able to replace it if it's in the time frame. 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. I would recommend you do a few test runs on each game you choose so we know it's appropriate for the HSC.

If you don't want to choose 3 games, you don't have to but it will allow us more choice for Season 13.

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 14.

If you have any questions, please hold them for the thread that needs to be set up that shows what games have been chosen and Sydney or I will try to answer them in there for everyone as well as possible.

Thanks again everyone for participating and see you in the next round.

Just so everyone is aware of what was chosen the last 5 seasons, please don't choose any of these games again for this season.....tx..Ed.... :-)

These are the games that may not be chosen for Season 14: I will add and subtract these as explained in my previous message.

Season 13

Ransack!
Castle of Nightmares
Centipede
Blitzkrieg
Professor McBrolly
Scramble
Bubble Bobble
Astroblaster
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2
Volcano
Galaforce

Season 12

Ghouls
Fortress
Thrust
StarShip Command
2048
Wet Zone
Yoyo
Sorcery
Spy Hunter
Battle Tank
Qwak!

Season 11

Donkey Kong Jr.
Arcadians
Boffin
Snapper
Missile Base
Spooks and Spiders
Savage Pond
Road Runner
Impact!
Planetoid

Season 10

Jetpac
Bounty Bob Strikes Back
ArcPinball
The Mine
Vertigo
Nevryon
Chuckie Egg 2009
Carnival
Uridium
Magic Mushrooms
Crazy Painter

Season 9

Way of the Exploding Fist
Proteans
Gyroscope
Corporate Climber
Perplexity
Beach Head
Creepy Caves
Zenon
Frenzy
Kix
Boxer
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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by chrisn » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:28 pm

Here are my choices for season 14:

Tetrapod (Acornsoft)
W.A.R. (Martech) (Select Game 1 at the start)
Jet Power Jack (Micro Power)

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by Venger » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 pm

Sorry for the delay. Here's my 3:

Planet Nubium - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=2969

Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58

Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5


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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:52 pm

Venger wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Sorry for the delay. Here's my 3:

Planet Nubium - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=2969

Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58

Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5
Hey Venger,

I think Planet Nubian will have to change. It's only good on the Master and not everyone plays with emulators or have Masters.
Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by richardtoohey » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:22 am

Probably a bit cheeky given I keep getting distracted and not playing, but

Mr Ee! http://bbcmicro.co.uk//jsbeeb/play.php? ... ssd&noseek

Pengo http://bbcmicro.co.uk//jsbeeb/play.php? ... ssd&noseek

Can't think of 3 things at once so will have to do some more pondering.

Also if naff choices feel free to ignore. :D

EDIT Pondering over, Demon DecoratorVideo's Revenge: http://bbcmicro.co.uk//jsbeeb/play.php? ... ssd&noseek

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by Venger » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:01 am

KarateEd wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Venger wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Sorry for the delay. Here's my 3:

Planet Nubium - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=2969

Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58

Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5
Hey Venger,

I think Planet Nubian will have to change. It's only good on the Master and not everyone plays with emulators or have Masters.
No worries, I'll have a little look now and get it changed.

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by Venger » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:39 am

My amended 3 games:

Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58

Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5

Danger UXB - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=59

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:53 pm

Venger wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:01 am
KarateEd wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Venger wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Sorry for the delay. Here's my 3:

Planet Nubium - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=2969

Cybertron Mission - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=58

Felix in the Factory - http://bbcmicro.co.uk//game.php?id=5
Hey Venger,

I think Planet Nubian will have to change. It's only good on the Master and not everyone plays with emulators or have Masters.
No worries, I'll have a little look now and get it changed.
Thanks Venger.....btw, I really like Planet Nubium as a game.
Ed...... :-)

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Post by fwibbler » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:54 pm

Here are my three choices:

1. Trapper
2. Helter Skelter
3. Manic Miner

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Post by klintworth » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:11 am

BBC B Issue 4 & 7, BBC B (USA), BBC Master, Electron, BBC Master Compact, Olivetti PC128S, Castle A7000+, A3020, Valiant Turtle (sans IR Communicator!)

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 am

My 3 for this round

White Light
Breakthrough
Hopper
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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by richardtoohey » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:05 am

I was going to make my third choice Jet Boot Jack ... but having had a look, I was actually thinking of Jet Power Jack and chrisn has already chosen that ...

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:04 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:05 am
I was going to make my third choice Jet Boot Jack ... but having had a look, I was actually thinking of Jet Power Jack and chrisn has already chosen that ...
Well then, I suspect you still need a 3rd game for input. I know you'll succeed with a doozie of a game for us...... =D>
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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by richardtoohey » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:38 am

The pressure :shock: :roll: Added Demon Decorator to my list, then (will edit my post above). Not sure if it counts as a doozy, though! :?:

Noooo, Crazy Painter was in Season 10, will have to think again =;

Qix already used ... OK, another one from my BITD, Video's Revenge; I'll edit my post again!

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Re: High Score Challenge Nominations - Season 14

Post by KarateEd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:29 pm

Only a few more hours to get in your games guys......
and time is well up!!!
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