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by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Season 9
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: High Score Challenge - Season 9

The scores for Corporate Climber might need tweaking, I won that one?
by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

I have to say, this one has grown on me a lot. I wasn't too impressed after the first couple of goes, but now I think it's actually pretty good.
by JoolsH
Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Last minute entry! Got to level 14 without losing a life. Managed to get through all the levels, then to level 11 second time round.

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by JoolsH
Sat May 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Had a good run here, managed to do several levels in a row without losing a life.

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by JoolsH
Sat May 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Getting the hang of this now.

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by JoolsH
Wed May 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Got to level 6 without losing any lives again. Lost all of my lives except one on level 6, but managed to get through it and all the way to level 9.

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by JoolsH
Tue May 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Interesting game... a little frustrating, but at least it's consistent.

Got to level 6 without losing any lives, somehow.

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by JoolsH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

Completed it again, with a slightly higher score this time. Got all of my boats through the passageway at the beginning, that helped my score a bit here.

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by JoolsH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

This is kinda fun in a cheesy sort of way :)

I managed to complete it as well.

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by JoolsH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1461

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Sorry 'bout that, guys - I really didn't deserve to win this week. Shame I didn't get more time to play through more of the levels, it's an interesting game.
by JoolsH
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1461

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

In case restarts get banned, here's a score without them. Annoyingly, I was literally one move away from completing level 2 here...

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by JoolsH
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1461

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

I remember reading a review of this in Electron User back in the day, but never really played the game until now. Nice game! Scoring system does seem to be a little messed up, though, as previously mentioned. I spent a lot of time working out how to do level 1 here and having to press escape to rest...
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 4096

Re: Prince of Persia

Works a treat, thanks! It somehow seems more real when running it on real hardware.

This game is also a lot more playable if you actually bother to read the instructions ;)
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 692
Views: 79593

Re: MMC card interface

My 128MB MMC card seems to be misbehaving. Maybe the 5v from the 99p interface did damage it in the end. It does seem to be the card, not the interface - it doesn't work properly on my PC either. I have some spare 64MB ones, and I tried one of those and it seems to work. They're not big enough for m...
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 4096

Re: Prince of Persia

This is impressive stuff! Played it in B-Em and managed to get to the second level, at least. Unfortunately I can't get it working on my real Master - I have my 3.5" drive set up as drive 1 and 3, and my drive 0 is a 40 track 5.25" drive. I wrote it to a 3.5" disc using Omniflop, but ...
by JoolsH
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 63
Views: 2367

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Always a fun one on the school beebs:

Code: Select all

10 ?RND=RND:RUN
by JoolsH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1475

Re: My Wife

That's really rough... my thoughts are with you.
by JoolsH
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Looks like my score of 40,302 on page 2 was missed? And "JOOLSH" is fine.
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

OK, I somehow managed to squeeze through sheet 3.

Sheet 4 is the same as sheet 1, only the enemies move faster.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

...and a tiny amount more.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Didn't get any further, but did the earlier levels a bit quicker and squeezed a few more points out of them.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

I had this back in the day on the Electron, as part of "The Dynabyte Collection" tape. A somewhat fun game, although not one of my all time favourites. This is pretty brutal - I don't remember the Electron version being this fast, but my memory could be playing tricks on me. Halfway throug...
by JoolsH
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Nitpicks: One thing that's annoying me a bit. If you're in a situation like the screenshot below: centipede-mockup.png ...where the centipede is on the way back up the screen again - if you shoot the centipede from where you are, you will die. Is this a bug? Doesn't make much sense to me for that to...
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

It's certainly got that "just one more go" factor. I'm getting the hang of it now...

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by JoolsH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

A bit better.

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by JoolsH
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Best so far - 14,642

Nice conversion, I'm finding the spiders appearing right on top of you a little annoying though! Got to stay away from the sides, I suppose.
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2028

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

OK, I gave it *one* more go.

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by JoolsH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2028

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

KarateEd wrote:Isn't Marble Maddness essentially the same game? I played it off the Complete Acorn Games Site and it played the same, same issues with the program.

Ah, I was talking about the arcade version, didn't know there was a beeb port with the same name.
by JoolsH
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2028

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

I love Marble Madness, but this is painfully buggy and clunky. I'm not sure I've got the patience for this...

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by JoolsH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1773

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Got a bit further...

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