High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

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High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby KarateEd » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:06 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Eight: Round 1
A Maze In Space chosen by WouterScholten


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 4th of September and ends at 9pm on Monday the 18th of September
: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: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=226
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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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Link to Overall High Score Table...http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=13677

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Looks like this could be A Mazing game...:-).......Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:58 pm

original inst, not many of these about... 8)
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wonder why Slogger in 1983 wanted to call it Dogfight :-k
probably due to can't call it Defender / Planetoid / Moon Raider....
first go 15,250, never had this BITD, too busy playing ^ :D
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby FourthStone » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:44 am

Never played this BITD, had a few runs and starting to get used to the play style, made it once through to the alien ship although I missed killing it first pass. Don't forget to look out for the connector rooms that can be used to change levels at the top and bottom of some rooms.

Score: 95250
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby MatthewThompson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:04 pm

This a new one on me, a really good little game, basic but effective, don't like the 1 life idea, and the keys are a bit fiddly, but otherwise this is a good little game.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby MatthewThompson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:45 pm

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

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:41 pm

ok, small score on ASUS tablet...

Ed...... :-)

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

Postby sydney » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:06 pm

High score table uploaded!

Colin: I spelled your name correctly twice and openoffice decided to change it for me. I'll try harder next time.

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

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 pm

ok, we have another new score, still not that great....

Ed ...... :-)

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

Postby CMcDougall » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 pm

^ yeah noticed last table it called my some common name spelt wrong, I also hate auto correct too :x cheers S (no not south :roll: )

looks like I need another go at this, it is rather good, complete mix of Moon raider / Rocket Raid levels all in one sometimes 8)
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm

New high score.
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby KarateEd » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:50 am

Your turn Matt..... I'm coming for you FS...... :evil:

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

Postby FourthStone » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:02 am

KarateEd wrote:Your turn Matt..... I'm coming for you FS...... :evil:

Ed...... :-)


I think I just had a really lucky run, I've yet to get anywhere near that high score since few days ago :oops:

Might need to practice some more [-o<

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

Postby barbarossa69 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm

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Fun little game, I vaguely remember it!

I did better when I ignored the mission (96700 at the bottom), when I try to destroy the blimp thing quite often I keep dying :/

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

Postby MatthewThompson » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:20 pm

New high score !

Does anyone know what the numbers at top of the screen are ? one is obviously the score, but what about the other two numbers? also I notice a beeping every so often, is this low fuel or something ?
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby FourthStone » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:10 pm

MatthewThompson wrote:New high score !

Does anyone know what the numbers at top of the screen are ? one is obviously the score, but what about the other two numbers? also I notice a beeping every so often, is this low fuel or something ?


Score, Stage, Shields
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At the start of a new run the spy tells you which stage the alien ship is hiding, the stage indicator tells you where you are currently in the maze. The tricky part is that stages are not always sequential and eventually loop around so some exploring of up and down tunnels is required to find the correct path to the target stage.

Shield gets depleted if you run into something, the bigger the something the faster it depletes, I really like this type of life system instead of a number of lives.

The beep is when you enter a new stage, something will be fixed on your battered ship when entering a new stage, usually shields or a broken gun.

Also keep in mind point scoring... I was busily trying to obliterate every thing on the ground until I read the instructions again and realized that the churches score -1000
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby chrisn » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 pm

I had this game BITD, but never really played it much. It's a good one.

My high score so far: 52,750

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

Postby JoolsH » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:00 pm

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

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

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:10 am

FourthStone wrote:
MatthewThompson wrote:New high score !

Does anyone know what the numbers at top of the screen are ? one is obviously the score, but what about the other two numbers? also I notice a beeping every so often, is this low fuel or something ?


Score, Stage, Shields
A_Maze_In_Space -_Play02.jpg

At the start of a new run the spy tells you which stage the alien ship is hiding, the stage indicator tells you where you are currently in the maze. The tricky part is that stages are not always sequential and eventually loop around so some exploring of up and down tunnels is required to find the correct path to the target stage.

Shield gets depleted if you run into something, the bigger the something the faster it depletes, I really like this type of life system instead of a number of lives.

The beep is when you enter a new stage, something will be fixed on your battered ship when entering a new stage, usually shields or a broken gun.

Also keep in mind point scoring... I was busily trying to obliterate every thing on the ground until I read the instructions again and realized that the churches score -1000
A_Maze_In_Space -_Play01.jpg


Thanks for posting this. I didn't realise it was a shield system, thought it was 1 hit , game over, shields can be better than lives sometimes as you can continue going where as with lives you'd be dead.

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

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:11 am

New high score, which could of been higher if I hadn't of crashed into the target !
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby JoolsH » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:06 pm

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

Postby sydney » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:43 pm

High Score Table Updated!

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

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 pm

just had a blast again on emu, now going to try the real deal (as suntan man Dickinson's would say!)
42,000 :? (but great fun :) )
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 pm

me wrote:now going to try the real deal

much better! 94,800 8)
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Ok, at home again and on my 'comfortable' computer. Until I get my beeb fixed, it'll be Beeb-Em.... 61,950

Ed...... :-)

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

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:02 pm

Ok, now I'm in the game, scorewise that is.......101,350

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

Postby KarateEd » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 pm

High Score Table Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Thanks Sydney for keeping the scores up to date while I was gone....... :-)

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

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:32 am

Almost put myself in 2nd place, but not quite, so frustrating....103,900

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

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:48 am

Ok, I'm now officially blind and have hand cramps....120,600

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

Postby Wouter Scholten » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:39 pm

KarateEd wrote:Ok, I'm now officially blind and have hand cramps....120,600

Ed...... :-)

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I wish I could compete, but will likely be away at least 1 more week, I forgot to write before I left: "don't select the games I chose until I return!" ;-) I will try this game, finally for a proper gaming session, when I return.

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

Postby KarateEd » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 pm

Wouter Scholten wrote:
KarateEd wrote:Ok, I'm now officially blind and have hand cramps....120,600

Ed...... :-)

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I wish I could compete, but will likely be away at least 1 more week, I forgot to write before I left: "don't select the games I chose until I return!" ;-) I will try this game, finally for a proper gaming session, when I return.


Yeh, sorry Wouter, this is totally random and to be fair I have to take whatever comes out of the 'bowl' so to speak.

You don't have a portable device? I played this on my ASUS tablet w/keyboard attachment.

Ed...... :-)


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