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High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:43 am
by KarateEd
Stardot high score challenge
Season Eight: Round 10
Skirmish chosen by Sydney


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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 8th of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the 22nd 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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DISK IMAGE
:arrow: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=822

FOR MASTER
:arrow: http://www.nomishooper.magix.net/Season8/10/SkirmishMast.ssd
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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.

Whatever you do, just don't get knocked off!!!...just jousting......;-).....Ed ...........
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 pm
by KarateEd
For this game I'm using W, E, <RETURN>. This allows fairly easy familiarity with the keyboard, similar to Z, X, <RETURN> but of course the game maker didn't think to use the most common usage of keys going so we have W, E instead.

A score to start us off with this one. I'm terribly good at this one but I started liking it back in Season 2. There are tips and tricks there for those that want to go back and look. It's on the 3rd page of HSC.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:20 pm
by sydney
Well, I'm really busy again but this round will still be going during the Manchester ABug so expect my score around then.

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 pm
by KarateEd
sydney wrote:Well, I'm really busy again but this round will still be going during the Manchester ABug so expect my score around then.


Of course and it will still be way better than my score. I checked out Season 2..... I had 49,000, you had something like 149,000. I have no idea how I got even to 49,000 when I consider how well I'm doing right now.

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:36 am
by KarateEd
Well, I'm starting to approach my Season 2 score - 31,450

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:24 am
by FourthStone
Hmmm, had a few goes and not getting very far, here is a starting score:

Score: 19900
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:50 am
by sydney
I'd really recommend reading the thread from the first time we played this. Ivor gave some excellent advice on how to play the game well.

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:44 am
by KarateEd
Yeh, it's a slow go, even with the tips and tricks. I believe this is an acquired taste and the 'feel' will come in time.

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 am
by barbarossa69
I remember this from back in the day. Used to play against my brother for hours on end....

Can't remember it being this hard though!

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:05 am
by barbarossa69
Got to level 9...

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 am
by KarateEd
High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 pm
by barbarossa69
Last one for today ... got to level 13.

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:42 pm
by KarateEd
@Barbarrossa69,

Sorry, must have been updating the scores at the same time you put in a new one. I'll update again.

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:48 pm
by KarateEd
High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:50 am
by KarateEd
Moving up a little at a time, almost got my Season 2 score, just 4k short right now - 45,000

Edit: I can stop now.... I mis-remembered.... This is exacly the same score I got last time, surely I will better it....

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 am
by KarateEd
Ok, I kept going..... I'm playing between my Master and my BeebEm emulator. Both play quite well.

Score this time is 54,000

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48 pm
by MatthewThompson
Best score so far. Been ages since I played this, a great game but hard at times.

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Sikimish

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:25 pm
by chrisn
I never played this before, I liked Winged Warlords BITD. I might have to play that again to see they compare... Really good game, this. Hope to improve a bit... 15,400

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:46 pm
by KarateEd
High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:48 pm
by barbarossa69
Finally broke 100k! :)

EDIT: Hey Ed, any chance you can fix the typo in the thread title? ;)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 pm
by MatthewThompson
Much better score now, got to egg wave but never had a chance to start it as got grabbed by the firey hand thing and pulled in , so this score should of been a lot higher !

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm
by KarateEd
barbarossa69 wrote:Finally broke 100k! :)

EDIT: Hey Ed, any chance you can fix the typo in the thread title? ;)


Wow, nice score. Header changed.....

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:37 pm
by KarateEd
High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:00 pm
by sydney
MatthewThompson wrote:Much better score now, got to egg wave but never had a chance to start it as got grabbed by the firey hand thing and pulled in , so this score should of been a lot higher !


If you flap fast enough you can escape from the firey hand.

I had a spare half hour tonight so decided to have a quick go and my first score is:

59050

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I seem to remember being considerably better on the beeb last time round so I'm looking forward to having a good go at this next weekend.

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:26 pm
by KarateEd
Well, got to the pterodactyl arena...... got bombed out pretty quickly.... 64,850...

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:02 am
by chrisn
A little better... 32,200

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm
by KarateEd
A slight improvement over my last score.... 66,800...

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:20 am
by KarateEd
High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:50 am
by FourthStone
If the aim of the game was to hit the other birds in the bottom then I would be the ultimate champion...

As it is I can't seem to progress past level 4 :oops:

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:06 am
by KarateEd
FourthStone wrote:If the aim of the game was to hit the other birds in the bottom then I would be the ultimate champion...

As it is I can't seem to progress past level 4 :oops:


Level 4 is where they introduce the 'blue' men on the birds. They are a bit quicker so you have to plan how you're going to get them on the fly so to speak.....

Ed...... :-)