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by JoolsH
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 33
Views: 668

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

One game I randomly managed to find and destroy the base twice. The other game I didn't, and was wandering around for ages, just shooting stuff. Guess which game scored more?

Not a bad game, the maze mechanic is a clever idea, but it doesn't quite work for me.

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 33
Views: 668

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

I haven't quite got the hang of the maze system yet.

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by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1034

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Last minute entry. Got to level 7 this time... I think, was starting to lose count.

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by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 8 Game Nominations
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: Season 8 Game Nominations

I'm going with:

The Mine
Bumble Bee
Corporate Climber
by JoolsH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Fred the Needle
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Fred the Needle

Nice game, love the backgrounds!

I managed to complete the game on the original version - the timings are tight, but not excessively so.
by JoolsH
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1034

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Got a fair bit further - I think this was level 6?

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1034

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Got a little bit further... level 4 this time. Impressed with how polished this game is.

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by JoolsH
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1034

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Very enjoyable. First go - I think I got to level 3 but can't remember.

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?

Moonraider is very different on BBC and Electron. Arguable which one is better, though.
by JoolsH
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

Didn't get any further, but got a higher score.

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by JoolsH
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1260

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

Not got a lot of time for this game, unfortunately.

As previously mentioned, what awful controls! Had to break out the old "Model B" emulator that's nice and flexible in having custom key mappings.

Got to stage 5 so far, not completed it yet.

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by JoolsH
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 56
Views: 1299

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Impressively smooth, this game. First attempt:

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by JoolsH
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Loading a game from a cassette tape
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: Loading a game from a cassette tape

Cool, glad it worked! :) - Yeah, I programmed that one myself a few years ago. I found the wavs generated by FreeUEF a little iffy when I tried them on my spare beeb a few years ago. I could get them to work, but I had to tweak the tone controls on my amp to get them working (bass down, treble up) -...
by JoolsH
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Loading a game from a cassette tape
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: Loading a game from a cassette tape

Here's a wav version of my Mixed Grill March game - try downloading this and playing it through your computer?

http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/ima ... ad-wav.zip
by JoolsH
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!
Replies: 39
Views: 1079

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!

Nearly got through level 6 - managed to get the thing on the right, but died going through the tunnel.

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1588

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Got as far as level I this time.

(Got further on practice goes - level K is really nasty!)

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by JoolsH
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1588

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

I got to level G too... starting to learn the earlier levels.

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by JoolsH
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1588

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Nearly finished level 3. It's a little brutal, in that if you make one mistake and block some diamonds off, there's no way to reset the level - that's effectively game over.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1588

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Making a start... got to level 3 so far.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge
Replies: 38
Views: 1253

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge

A bit better...

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by JoolsH
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge
Replies: 38
Views: 1253

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge

It's pretty much a one-life game, really. Easy while you have the extra ships, but lose them and it all goes wrong very fast. I got to level 10 here, then lost a life, and it was all downhill from there.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 30, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge
Replies: 38
Views: 1253

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R7 - Video's Revenge

Not a bad game, not played this before. It's like a cross between Defender and Juno First.

Did quite well here, then lost three lives in the last 30 seconds :(

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by JoolsH
Thu May 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

I've been past 'Sick as a Parrot' a few times but there's no real consistency for me. Often I get to that level and boom, it's all gone. Is there a 'timing' thing for that level or is it just where the ball is before you drop down to the floor to escape getting blown up? Walk off the top when the b...
by JoolsH
Wed May 24, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 8 bit Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: 8 bit Haiku

Chain quote quote, enter
Searching. Loading GAMEPART1
Data? Rewind Tape
:evil: :roll:
by JoolsH
Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

A bit of an improvement, more by fluke than skill! the "Sort this one out" level is my achillies heel pretty much every game ! Stay on the right hand side of the first moving thing to give yourself the best chance to switch to the second moving thing. Follow the second one back when it tu...
by JoolsH
Sat May 20, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Grrr... messed it up halfway through the *last level* :evil:

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by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

Not bad :lol: - just gave it another go, but only got as far as the incredibly annoying Spam Sandwiches level this time. I'll get there in the end...
by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

So close... got to the penultimate level.

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by JoolsH
Fri May 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo
Replies: 62
Views: 1815

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R6 - Vindaloo

A marginal improvement. Three times I've got to this level and lost my last life on it now.

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