High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

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High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby KarateEd » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:27 am

Stardot high score challenge
Season Six: Round Eight
Tapper (Beginner Level) chosen by Tricky


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 9th of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the 23rd of January
: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=303

Please Note: This is a slight change of how we get the game. You can play it from that site or download and play as usual. The instructions are included in all the games as far as I'm aware but I'll post them anyway. Also, please honour the start time in the name of fairness. Let me know how you like it. Thank you and good luck!...
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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=11886

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

First we play Tricky's game, Frogger, now we play a chosen game by Tricky - he's a very involved fellow, rather ummm tricky one could say ....Ed ......:-).....
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby KarateEd » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:34 am

This to get us started.....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby FourthStone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:04 am

Oh boy, another twitchy game that I am rubbish at :?

Anyone else notice that the up key only works once? I'm running on BeebEm with apostrophe (maps as Shitft in game) mapped as up, might try a different key config and also try on B-em to see if it's any different.

Edit: It was the key mapping causing an issue, changing to K and M for up and down works better... didn't help my score much though :oops:

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby FourthStone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:36 am

Can't wait to see what score the pros get :D

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Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:45 pm

The return of a classic arcade game. First game.
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Postby chrisn » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:19 pm

An old favourite, good choice :D I was doing OK until the level with the aliens, lost all my lives on the same level. Best so far: 175,625.

Still a long way to go reach the scores from the last time this game was in the high score challenge... :shock:

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Postby sydney » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:09 pm

A quick couple of goes tonight resulted in:

136025

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I've definitely got a better score in me and I'm sure I'll beat my score from last time round.

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Postby KarateEd » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:44 am

FourthStone wrote:Can't wait to see what score the pros get :D



The 'pros' have arrived......

Ed...... :-)

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Postby KarateEd » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:45 am

Slowly moving up....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby FourthStone » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:19 am

Hmm, looks like I'm heading up the rear... can't seem to get past the 3 level on stage #2

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Postby Tom_Lindberg » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:45 pm

I can't get my brain and fingers to work together in this game.. 11,325

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Postby MatthewThompson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:43 pm

New high score.
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Postby KarateEd » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 pm

MatthewThompson wrote:New high score.


Are you blind yet?

Ed...... :-)

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Postby MatthewThompson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:28 pm

KarateEd wrote:
MatthewThompson wrote:New high score.


Are you blind yet?

Ed...... :-)


Not yet. Think i can beat this score too !

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Postby sydney » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:29 pm

I'm blind now.

177900

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Postby JoolsH » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:15 am

A great game, loved this the last time it came up.

Rather too easy in beginner mode, though (we played arcade mode last time) - the sheer number of extra lives you get makes it pretty marathonable.

Took me four goes to get back into the swing of it, this game certainly took a while:

614,400
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Postby KarateEd » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:15 am

ok, finally a somewhat significant 'upgrade' though nowhere near the 'pros' stratosphere.....

Ed...... :-)

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Postby KarateEd » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:13 am

High Score Tables Updated......

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Postby FourthStone » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:44 am

Getting better and got past that pesky stage#2, now all tapped out, and not even close lol!
58250

Reminds me why I was so happy when emulators had savestate, I could actually complete some of my favourite games at last :oops:

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Postby chrisn » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:54 pm

I've not gone blind, but I do have the tune from level 2 stuck in my head now! Getting better: 227,625.

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Postby MatthewThompson » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:00 pm

Bit of an improvement.
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Postby Jeremy Grayson » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:46 pm

Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?

I find the keys a tad unresponsive and the glass collection detection a little variable. Beautiful game to look at, though, and the animation makes me smile throughout.

Here's my paltry progress so far - still a career-best on this game for me, but still a long way off the pace. Game version played was the original BBC Micro tape version on a real Beeb as depicted. Please note that the tape is for sale.

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Postby JoolsH » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:58 am

Right, that's your lot! This took nearly two hours, and I'm not playing it again... :-o

955,725
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Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R8 - Tapper (Beginner)

Postby richardtoohey » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:05 am

Jeremy Grayson wrote:Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?
Come join me at the bottom of the score tables. I need the company, it gets lonely down here. :( :-({|=

The others getting high scores - well, Ed gets his pets to play, and the rest are super-human. :?: Either that, or I'm just utterly hopeless? #-o :-k

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Postby KarateEd » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:21 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Jeremy Grayson wrote:Ye gods. How do you manage to score so highly on this?
Come join me at the bottom of the score tables. I need the company, it gets lonely down here. :( :-({|=

The others getting high scores - well, Ed gets his pets to play, and the rest are super-human. :?: Either that, or I'm just utterly hopeless? #-o :-k


I think you nailed it on that last one Richard.. :evil: :evil: :evil: .. but I''m not far off at that.....

Ed...... :-)

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Postby KarateEd » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:23 am

JoolsH wrote:Right, that's your lot! This took nearly two hours, and I'm not playing it again... :-o

955,725


So..... you had a shot at a million and you QUIT!???

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Postby FourthStone » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:43 am

Here we go, no pro but not last anymore :wink:

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Postby JoolsH » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:32 pm

KarateEd wrote:So..... you had a shot at a million and you QUIT!???

Yup :lol: - could have easily clocked it, but deliberately I started to play sloppily at the end 'cos I'd had enough. It was 2AM and I needed to get some sleep.

Also, I wanted to see a big score on the high score table. And perhaps feel a bit like the boy at the end of "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" :)

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Postby FourthStone » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:02 pm

Question for Jools, are you playing on a real micro or inside beebem?

Just wondering if anyone knows if the sometimes laggy key response is better on a real box :-k Sometimes I'll tap the space say four times quickly and I might only get 2-3 drinks served, makes it hard to calibrate for missed drinks as i'm not sure how many have actually come out :?

If you guys are getting top scores while dealing with the laggy key response, my hats off to you all =D>

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Postby chrisn » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:39 pm

A little bit better... I'm sure I won't get anywhere near a million. 269,575

FourthStone wrote:Just wondering if anyone knows if the sometimes laggy key response is better on a real box :-k Sometimes I'll tap the space say four times quickly and I might only get 2-3 drinks served, makes it hard to calibrate for missed drinks as i'm not sure how many have actually come out :?


I find games generally easier to play on a real Beeb, because it is more responsive than the emulators. But, with Tapper you have to hold the pour key down for a short while before releasing it, so there's a certain rhythm to it. If you press the key too quickly it won't send a drink.

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