High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Venger » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 am

My latest effort. Can't see me playing this much more as it's too random (as mentioned by others).
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Rod C » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Still creeping up. Now on 8060 in level 2.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by tricky » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:09 pm

Sorry I haven't been able to play recently, just had my first go, I don't think I am going to be any good at this one!

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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:15 pm

tricky wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Sorry I haven't been able to play recently, just had my first go, I don't think I am going to be any good at this one!
I think many feel the same as you Tricky..... not to worry, do as well as possible and submit your best.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by chrisn » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:14 am

Just getting started with this one, I'm up to level 2 but haven't been able to get to the second ladder yet. Best so far: 7430.

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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Rod C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Got my daily increment. Now on 8760.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 pm

Got up a bit better, still level 3, that's a real beggar that one.....
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by JoolsH » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:23 pm

Interesting game, a new one on me... some elements of Popeye / Boxer, and also Dig Dug / The Mine. Fun, but frustratingly random as other people have pointed out. Took about a dozen games before I even got to the second level.

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Post by KarateEd » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:14 am

JoolsH wrote:
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Took about a dozen games before I even got to the second level.
What took you so long. It took me at least 50 or 60 games to get to the 2nd level, maybe even more.
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Post by JoolsH » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 am

Maybe it was a few more games than that, I lost count :)

Can't beat my previous score, although I did get to 9,800 again. I think I've had it with this one, it's just too random and frustrating. Might come back to it later.

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Post by KarateEd » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:04 am

This is a blood, sweat and tears sort of score......
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:09 am

High Score Tables Updated......
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by JoolsH » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:59 pm

Still stuck on level 2, but I broke the 10k and squeezed a few more points out of it.

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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Venger » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Well, I got past level 3 with 3 lives left but, when the levels wrap around, level 4 is a lot more manic than level 1. Didn't improve my score though :(
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by caspian » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:04 am

Got very close to beating level 2 but it wouldn't let me through, I guess because I hadn't collected all the keys.
Some more games and I got up to 12280 while stuck on level 2.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Rod C » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:41 am

I seemed to have hit a wall then unexpectedly broke into the 9K's. Now on 9340.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by Rod C » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:25 pm

Finally got the extra life but didn't manage to do much with it. Ended up with 11920.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:06 am

Rod C wrote:
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Finally got the extra life but didn't manage to do much with it. Ended up with 11920.
That extra 2.5k you got is that extra life so you did about what usually happens.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by fwibbler » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:29 pm

yep, this game is soooo hard!
Had a big improvement in the score though. :D
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:03 pm

fwibbler wrote:
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yep, this game is soooo hard!
True but, you chose it and..... it's also a bit of an unfair game due to it's randomness.

It's kind of cool playing some of these old games and finding out their foibles.
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by klintworth » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:53 pm

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Post by Rod C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:27 am

This time I was able to hang in there a bit longer with the extra life and got to 13540.
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Post by klintworth » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:55 pm

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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by KarateEd » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:17 pm

High Score Tables Updated for the 8th Round......

Everyone that played this one deserves credit. This game is extremely subject to randomness as several (including me) have mentioned. Nevertheless it does have a certain appeal but it does wear thin at times. I found myself not wanting to play this in really long stretches so it loses it's 're-play' characteristic in my view.

Anyway, there were several good scores but in the end the winners is
KarateEd with a score of just over 17k......Really, I'm not even sure how I got that high a score because I certainly could not repeat it. This also points to the randomness of the game. Anyway, I suppose self-congratulations are in order so pat on the back from my twisted arm just for playing the game and the same for all the rest of you that persevered for whatever score you got...... =D> =D> =D>
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Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Post by FourthStone » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:55 pm

Well done Ed =D> I did have a few more attempts but didn't quite get there in the end #-o

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