High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby chrisn » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:17 pm

Getting better... I'm now up to level G. 18,479.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby JoolsH » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:27 pm

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

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:24 pm

Great!! Now I'm going to drop like a rock in the standings.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby FourthStone » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:33 am

Slight improvement, need to practice F a bit more, then link em all together, what a marathon :lol:

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby JoolsH » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:46 pm

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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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby chrisn » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:03 pm

KarateEd wrote:Well, I was also wondering how it would go but it seems to be doing fairly well. It's not any odder than some other games. It's a level type game with a certain amount of points to it, multiple ways to score those points to have a score climb higher, or not, and there are choices all along the way so it actually makes a very good choice for the challenge.

I wasn't sure how well it work when I suggested it, there are lots of games that'd be great to play that don't necessarily fit the high score format, so this was a bit of an experiment. I'm pleased it seems to be going pretty well... I didn't know that the game continues after level 12, I assumed it would end and there'd be a maximum possible "perfect" score. I never completed the game in one sitting before, so that's my aim...

Still stuck on level G, but a slightly better score this time... 20,190

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:10 pm

I'm about the same on D level. More practice. I just squandered 4 lives on that level but at least now I have the layout better in my mind and should do better.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Arrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!

Got past d finally and spent all of 5 seconds on e when I dropped an egg on my head, I have a headache......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:29 pm

Finally got a bit better than '5 seconds' of play time on e.... makes a big difference.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:21 am

Moving up slightly in the world.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby Jeremy Grayson » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:00 am

Just for the avoidance of doubt - are we only counting scores from games that have started from Level A, rather than from later and perhaps more richly endowed levels?

If so, this 'ere piddling 11,146 is the best I've managed so far. I can better that by another thousand, but only from starting on level D.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:17 am

Yes, we are starting every score from level A....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby Jeremy Grayson » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:44 am

Splendid, thanks. I thought that was likeliest, but just wanted to make sure I was diddling myself out of a merely moderate score, as opposed to the very moderates score above :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:54 pm

Working on g now.....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby FourthStone » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:25 am

Small improvement, thought I had G worked out but then made silly mistakes and blocked areas still needing clearing... maybe tomorrow [-o<

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:37 pm

Also made a silly mistake on G or would have finished it.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:45 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby JoolsH » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:03 am

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

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby JoolsH » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:36 pm

Got as far as level I this time.

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

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 pm

Got a bit further, now trying to solve H. That vertical movement on the right side of the puzzle is challenging.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby chrisn » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:07 pm

I'm now up to level J ... made a mistake and blocked a diamond in under a rock. #-o New high score: 29,555

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:15 am

My last one as I'm going to Kamloops tomorrow to see our grandkids.....

A very silly mistake cost me this level, over zealous on my man movement and covered a rock.....

Just to let folks know, I've put next week's game up as I'm away from my computer for a few days. There are no graphics yet, I'll do that later but the link is there for the game so as not to deter anyone from playing while I'm gone.....usual rules, Monday after 9 PM, thanks folks.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 am

A slight increase, but thats me finished now .
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby FourthStone » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:41 am

Progress! Well sort of, still not linking the levels together well enough for a higher score but better than my last so happy.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby chrisn » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:42 am

Completed J, now stuck on K... caught by 3 monsters :shock: Any tips on how to survive...? New high score: 33,562.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby sydney » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:00 pm

I don't know why but I've never really enjoyed any of the Repton games so this is my one and only attempt at this.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:07 pm

sydney wrote:I don't know why but I've never really enjoyed any of the Repton games so this is my one and only attempt at this.


I agree with you on that one, I was the same but somehow I managed an ok score anyway.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:59 pm

chrisn wrote:Completed J, now stuck on K... caught by 3 monsters :shock: Any tips on how to survive...? New high score: 33,562.

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This is an awful level, I have always hated it, and still do , it is totally down to luck rather than skill, the whole point of Repton is to solve puzzles, work out the solution, so to have a level which is totally random with three monsters coming at you and you have to collect all the diamonds in that area, and hope you don't get killed is pretty intense.

The only way I could do it was to ignore the monsters and go straight down into the bottom half of the level, the monsters will follow but get stuck behind a boulder, clear the bottom of the level, then kill myself under the boulder of the last diamond, you lose a life but start back up at the top without the monsters on your tail, so it's easy to finish now, I couldn't do it any other way.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Postby sydney » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm

KarateEd wrote:
sydney wrote:I don't know why but I've never really enjoyed any of the Repton games so this is my one and only attempt at this.


I agree with you on that one, I was the same but somehow I managed an ok score anyway.

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I really should like it though. It's got good graphics, music, sound and gameplay. I just find myself turning it off after a few minutes.


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