High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

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High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Stardot high score challenge
Season Seven: Round 4
Estra chosen by JeremyGrayson


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 17th of April and ends at 9pm on Monday the 1st of May
: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=401
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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=12659

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

Here we go, this is a new one to me but looks like it should be another good one....Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby chrisn » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:38 pm

I used to like this one :-) It's a bit frustrating because I find it too easy to accidentally bump into the walls. Here's a score to get us started... 40,900.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:43 pm

This one's a first for me so it may take a while to get up to speed.

After a few attempts I got this: 17, 530

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Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:16 am

Ok, a small improvement. I think I've figured out how this game works now so it's just a matter of time.

21,680

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:51 pm

never had this or played before.
took a while to work out how to play:
get one bit from side, take to middle while dodging the moving bits, repeat.
Got to level 2 :)
score : 9,030
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:22 pm

Interesting game, never saw it BITD so new to me. I think I understand the game after a few frustrating attempts and then going back to read the instructions... ohhh you can kill those blue dots! Quick game today to get started and I expect to be having a few more goes and a higher score hopefully!

Score: 12870
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Had time for another go, getting close to Ed but way off but no where near the top score... hmmm more practice needed [-o<

Score: 21000
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby chrisn » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:28 pm

FourthStone wrote:Had time for another go, getting close to Ed but way off but no where near the top score... hmmm more practice needed [-o<

Sorry! I got to level 4 this time... 63180
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:15 am

Sorry! I got to level 4 this time... 63180


Much, much, much more practice needed then :lol:

Hey Chris, is your palette modified or is it an artifact of taking a photo? Got some nice looking hues happening :-k

Made it to level 3, lots more moving things which isn't so bad but it makes for more risky moves and died by running into walls msotly... #-o The bonus score really helps if it doesn't get halved, first level is best for aiming for that.

Score: 32100
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby chrisn » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:52 pm

FourthStone wrote:Much, much, much more practice needed then :lol:

Hey Chris, is your palette modified or is it an artifact of taking a photo? Got some nice looking hues happening :-k

Made it to level 3, lots more moving things which isn't so bad but it makes for more risky moves and died by running into walls msotly... #-o The bonus score really helps if it doesn't get halved, first level is best for aiming for that.
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They are nice colours :-) ... I guess it's the effect of the animation on the phone camera I'm using. The bonus is the key to getting a high score, so I'm trying to complete levels without losing a life. Not sure I can get beyond level 5, it gets tough with the blue lines that grow towards the centre and block you in... A new high score: 69,900.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby JoolsH » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 pm

Had a couple of goes... not played this one before.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby JoolsH » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:14 pm

A bit better.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 pm

Frak! I'm being left behind....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 am

Creeping up slowly, missed out on the 20k bonus for round 2 by 1 statue piece otherwise might of scored a bit higher #-o

Score: 40330

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:06 am

Not had a lot of time for this one, a new one for me too, but for some reason I keep losing lives for no reason, I have energy in the bar and nothing has touched me and yet suddenly I lose a life for no obvious reason, anyone else experienced this ? also has anyone seen the psychic energy bonus which are supposed to appear in the half circle things floating around ?
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:27 am

New high score. (and I did see that psychic energy bonus at last) !
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:40 am

Slight improvement, getting the hang of it more now. Still not sure why I seem to lose a life for no reason.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:55 am

MatthewThompson wrote:...but for some reason I keep losing lives for no reason, I have energy in the bar and nothing has touched me and yet suddenly I lose a life for no obvious reason, anyone else experienced this ?


Hey Matt, good to see another player joining in the fun, I can think of one possible way you've been dying as I played the game for the first few times and was dying for no obvious reason as you said, then I went back and carefully read the instructions and the penny dropped for me.

The flashing balls around the edge of the play area can release a spore (??) which can hit and kill you and after this the ball dislodges, turns blue and travels slowly towards the middle area where your statue is. If the blue ball makes it all the way to the center then you will lose a life. The good thing is you can easily kill the balls by running over them and they give a nice score boost also. Be careful not to run over the ball too soon after it appears as it it will turn back in a flashing ball and can kill you.

Another tip, you can kill the claw thing that moves around in straight lines by running into the ball part and avoiding the claw part, worth it for the score boost.

Happy statue building :D

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:58 am

New high score, thanks for the suggestions on life lose, certainly makes sense, will monitor it , see how it goes.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:53 pm

Ok, got a couple games in this morning. Still have not completed any level perfectly but it's getting closer.

Level 3 before the ceiling caved in. 31,280

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed.......:-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:45 pm

New high score
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby KarateEd » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:12 am

Me too, a bit higher....

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby chrisn » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:25 am

KarateEd wrote:Still have not completed any level perfectly but it's getting closer.

I'm now at the point where I give up and start again if I lose a life on the first two levels. Level 5 looks impossible to complete... :shock: New high score: 88,270

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:59 am

New high score, first time managed level 1 with no life lost, but then lost about 4 just at the end of level 2 which ruined by bonus !
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:28 am

Made it to level 4, got perfect level 1 and divide by 2 for level 2, after that I didn't really care but almost got perfect for level 3 before throwing away 4 lives... level 4 gets particularly hard with blue lines that grow down from the sides towards the center, great game for giving your hand eye coordination a good workout.

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby MatthewThompson » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:43 pm

New high score.
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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby Wouter Scholten » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:48 am

I tried this game for a bit, and I must have tried it long ago very briefly when setting up the BBC micro software archive as I found it back in there, but I don't really like it, an annoyance to start is the long delay until you can play. Similarly, the long delay between dying and using the next life was a big point in why I didn't like Galactic firebird...

Anyway, I will be abroad from next month, for a long period so no point in taking part in the competition. Until then, I might try to achieve some high scores in a few more of my old favourite games (such as fortress).

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby FourthStone » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:07 am

Slight gain, level 4 gets tough...

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Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Postby richardtoohey » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:15 am

Not quite sure what is going on yet ... :-k

10810 to start with.
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