HSC - S3 - Champ Round - Ghouls

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HSC - S3 - Champ Round - Ghouls

Post by KarateEd » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:22 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Three: Round Champ
Ghouls chosen by JoolsH


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RULES
:arrow: Round Champion starts at 9pm on Monday the 3rd of November and ends at 9pm on Monday the 17th of November
: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: Ghouls.zip
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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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Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.
Let's get scary with those ghouls and spiders......:-)

whoo-whoooooooo-oooooooooo......:-)
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Re: HSC - S3 - Champ Round - Ghouls

Post by fwibbler » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:14 pm

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Post by JoolsH » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Yeah, this game is brutal, alright! One of my favourites from back in the day. I do love the splat sound, and the ghost's mocking smiley face when you die (for the 500th time, probably) :lol: And the annoying glitches are part of the game's charm.

Hints:
- You can lure the ghosts to positions where they don't get in your way.
- On the set of steps on the left hand side of level 1, you have to jump from the second step down, otherwise your player will double-dump for some unknown reason and die (!)
- If you hadn't already noticed, timing is VERY critical on this game. Maybe consider setting your display's refresh rate to 50Hz to match the game if you're playing in an emulator. Or, better still, play it on real hardware with a CRT display.
- On level 2, jump over the spring, then walk left over it. At the top, the "N" in "Bonus" is about where you should jump to finish the level.
- Neat feature - the sound the high score table makes when printing depends on what you enter as your names.
- Try not to jump into the spikes :P

Got to level 4 ("Death Tower") in this go. Back in the day, I did occasionally manage to beat level 4, after that it goes back to level 1 but even harder (with two ghosts) IIRC.

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Post by sydney » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:43 pm

I'm not quite feeling like fwibbler but it's a bit of a tough one for sure. I almost completed level 1 here but mistimed a jump trying to collect the dots in the top left corner.

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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:56 pm

played this lots BITD, here's the elk instructions:
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will get on this...soon :)
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Post by fwibbler » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:59 pm

Yes, I remember this game bitd and how infuriating I found it then.
A quick play of it this evening shows its effect on me has not changed.
I did manage about a thousand earlier on, but bugger all since then :?

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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:10 am

fwibbler wrote:Yes, I remember this game bitd and how infuriating I found it then.
Oh yes, great sound, OK graphics, but pixel-perfect mega-frustration! Don't think I ever got off the first level BITD, and I doubt I'll have improved with age!

I might let one of you guys win this round. :lol:

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:24 am

3 pics this time.... last nights practice....can't count it in the round, Mitch helping me play Ghouls and my next high score....

Ed......:-)

edit: Got to level 5 (1st screen with 2 ghosts and humungous spider). It was horribly wrong that whole level.
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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:30 am

KarateEd wrote:Mitch helping me
Ah! At last, the secret of your success!

It's been the cat all along! :shock:

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:32 am

richardtoohey wrote:
KarateEd wrote:Mitch helping me
Ah! At last, the secret of your success!

It's been the cat all along! :shock:
Yes, he's flippin' brilliant!!!

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Post by MatthewThompson » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:20 pm

I remember this one very well, had it for both BBC and Electron, loved playing it, brilliant sound effects, really good game which can be very frustrating at times with the jumps and the spikes at times, the only disappointment is that it only has 4 levels and then it loops with an extra ghoul, a sequel with more rooms would of been brilliant.

If you get the ghoul with the power pills behind it's eyes they look a bit weird !

Managed to get to the Spiders Parlour so far .
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:23 pm

Ed wrote:Mitch helping me play Ghouls
no cheats in this game [-X :lol:
nice hairy pussy BTW =D>

Think this game is all about luck where the Ghost/s are on screen :x
my go tonight on a real beeb: 1,884 8)
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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:33 am

Ok, I didn't let Mitch help me on this one......

Also on real hardware......

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Post by richardtoohey » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:56 am

I haven't got a cat helping me ... so 408 ... dying on the moving platform of level 1 ... if I even get that far!

I'll try and improve a bit. :-s

Maybe the dog will help (he's too busy hiding from fireworks right now.)

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:02 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:05 am

richardtoohey wrote:I haven't got a cat helping me ... so 408 ... dying on the moving platform of level 1 ... if I even get that far!

I'll try and improve a bit. :-s

Maybe the dog will help (he's too busy hiding from fireworks right now.)
Sorry, dogs can't do this sort of work.... you'll have to do it yourself.... but where's your pic of the score so we can at least post that. Persevere a bit on this one and you will get it. The timing becomes intuitive after a time....

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Post by richardtoohey » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:22 am

Didn't post the 408 because I knew I could do at least a bit better!

Finished level 1, got to level 2 with 718 points, but then they went down? Not sure why, will have to go read the instructions!

So finished on 699 ...
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Got to level 2, ran across to the spring and got bounced splat against the right-hand side ... ](*,)

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:29 am

richardtoohey wrote: Finished level 1, got to level 2 with 718 points, but then they went down? Not sure why, will have to go read the instructions!

So finished on 699 ...

Got to level 2, ran across to the spring and got bounced splat against the right-hand side ... ](*,)
Hmmm....don't know about the decreasing score, don't recall seeing that before....anyone else see it?

The spring...yes...you have to jump over it and then run across it coming back and you'll be right as rain....

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Post by richardtoohey » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:43 am

KarateEd wrote:Hmmm....don't know about the decreasing score, don't recall seeing that before....anyone else see it?
Nothing in the instructions about it - but level 1 ended and I was watching to see if the bonus (18) got added to my score. I noticed my score was 718 just before level 2 but wasn't sure if that was before or after the bonus. Level 2 swirled into view, I started playing, looked at my score and I'd gone back down (to 645, something like that.) Played a bit on level 2, and it picked up again, but never to the giddy heights of 718.

Most likely to be me, but I'm pretty sure I ended level 1 with 718 points!

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Post by sydney » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:34 am

I've noticed the decreasing score too. Not sure why.

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Post by JoolsH » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:40 am

richardtoohey wrote:Got to level 2, ran across to the spring and got bounced splat against the right-hand side ... ](*,)
You can't say I didn't warn you :lol:

Your score goes up when you move up the screen, but goes down when you go down again. There seems to be a bit of a bug, where you don't get the right number of points for going up when using the spring. If you try going round in a circle on level 2, using the spring again and again, you end up losing points every time. Never noticed that before.

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Post by chrisn » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:23 pm

I never was very good at this game... But with a bit of practice I can get to the 3rd level, I haven't got past the spider yet though! 1196 is my best score so far.

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:34 pm

This is what "Level 5" looks like on start...

There are 2 ghosts and the big spider moves up and down. On this effort, I almost got past the big spider. I mistimed my jump so lost my last life and that was that. I have yet to get past this level but I can see I'm close to that now.

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:45 pm

I got to Level 3, 2nd time around. On that level there were no extra big spiders. For Levels 1 and 2, the extra big spider is a timing challenge, just what we all wanted.

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Post by JoolsH » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:51 am

Level 2, second time around. Probably about as far as I got back in the day.

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:49 am

This is another one of those games that once you get better at clearing the level, the score stays low.... efficiency = lower score.... However, once you break into the second go-around, the scores go up accordingly because... it's so darned frustrating getting through level 1 and 2 2nd time through.

I hear ya Jools.... it's a tough one....

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Post by KarateEd » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:32 am

A final small upgrade one for the night....

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High Score Tables Updated......

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Post by JoolsH » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:35 pm

A slight improvement.

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