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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:49 PM

Oils Well & Ardy the Aardvark

 

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Oils Well last played in the HSC's A-Z of gaming. Let's see if anyone can complete it? From memory there are 8 rounds on each skill level and you can earn a certificate for completing it. Good game gets intense. Hold fire to retract your grab, get the bottom stuff early on and use the bomb to slow things down. [HSC Record held by MaPa: 710,330]

 

RULES: Play on Regular. Emulator users make sure you have overscan turned off [View Overscan Mode Normal] - you should not be able to see past the edges of the screen where the approaching things spawn!

 

Oils Well - Download XEX, Atarimania Info

 

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Ardy the Aardvark is more of the same but you steer the tongue back up (I think.) [can press fire just as in Oils Well]

Adry the Aardvark - Download XEX Atarimania Info

 

bonus challenge find another game using the same concept ! So far carlsson has found: Eggard and Jack the Digger (BASIC) Diamond Mine by Blue Ribbon and Diamond Dave (BASIC) :thumbsup: Also Digger by KESoft

Scoring tbc

Round finishes Sunday 29th April 10AM UK time

Have fun


Edited by therealbountybob, Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:26 AM.
Bonus game links added


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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:55 AM

Sounds fun! Just going by screenshots, I believe I've spotted another 4 games of the same kind, though I would have to try them to be sure: Diamond Dave (Antic), Diamond Mine (Blue Ribbon), Eggard (Scandsoft) and Jack the Digger (Homecomputer).



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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 AM

Oil's Well 33580 83020 level 8 (regular)


Edited by McKong, Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:05 AM.


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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:47 AM

Oil's Well - 11340 pts

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Ardy the Aardvark - 6000 pts

I suppose this is the "original" game in this genre. More maze shaped levels and a bit more difficult to control than Oil's Well. For me the tongue sometimes takes its own direction.

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As my bonus game, I chose Eggard by Mats Byström. It seems to only have 1 opponent which you can't kill, and you can't retract the tongue automatically. Still it has some unique charm, which balances it out nicely compared to the other two.

 

Eggard - 22949 pts

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 PM

OW Regular

17,640

Ardy

6,400

 

Bonus

Jack the Digger

5,300

 

Looks like you need to get a certain time to progress to the next level.

 

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=5951


Edited by RedThunder, Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:40 PM

Another Bonus Game...

O'Rileys Mine....or is that to abstract ;-)


Edited by RedThunder, Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:40 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:52 PM

O'Rileys Mine is more like Dig Dug to me. You don't have a long tail to protect, you can just dig your way through the mine and run.



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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 PM

Bonus games must have the probe idea ;) Plus O'Rileys is flawed as the better you get the easier the game gets as there is so much stuff on screen you mass too many lives - another fix job required!

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Ardy 31,215 level 12 I think. Probably make this a bonus game with Oils Well the main game. Ardy is pretty frantic but it's possibly too hard to see / react to what's coming on several of the mazes and that's why they gave you lots of men to start with :ponder:

 

Carlsson's bunch look like they fits the ticket :thumbsup: I've added links to the first post. [Below is not my screenshot!]

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:16 PM

Just for fun, I compared how many games of the same kind exists on the C64 side. It has roughly a dozen (!) simple looking Aardvark clones, of which three made past Y2K without any additional detail than how they looked like 35 years ago. Despite originally being a Commie gamer, I had no idea about all those games, I barely knew Oil's Well. Though there is not that much fun as a developer to keep reinventing the wheel if you make it look and move just like every other wheel on the market. Better a couple fewer games, but with something unique to them.

 

Then again I haven't checked the entire Fandal, various ABBUC archives etc, perhaps there are another half dozen plain Aardvark clones for the Atari waiting to be discovered...



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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 AM

OW

28,650



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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:02 PM

Just for fun, I compared how many games of the same kind exists on the C64 side. It has roughly a dozen (!) simple looking Aardvark clones, of which three made past Y2K without any additional detail than how they looked like 35 years ago. Despite originally being a Commie gamer, I had no idea about all those games, I barely knew Oil's Well. Though there is not that much fun as a developer to keep reinventing the wheel if you make it look and move just like every other wheel on the market. Better a couple fewer games, but with something unique to them.

 

Then again I haven't checked the entire Fandal, various ABBUC archives etc, perhaps there are another half dozen plain Aardvark clones for the Atari waiting to be discovered...

Yes, It's nice to see what different people's takes on a theme are.

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Played Oils Well and still love it, got to round 8 - 46,110 fGet the goblets to boost your scrore! [Escape is pause]



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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:29 PM

OW 103850 level 6 2nd round

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:33 PM

Some improvements:

 

Oil's Well - 18300 pts

Ardy the Aardvark - 13635 pts



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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:26 PM

OW 115260

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 PM

Oils Well:  188,300!  Made it to level 8 the 2nd time around...and almost finished it.  Only needed 3 more pellets.   :(

 

certificate.png   Oil 188300.png

 

Ardy:  27,675

 

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Edited by Deteacher, Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:43 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:02 PM

Oils Well - 7,400

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Ardy the Aardvark - 2,880

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OW 124450 LEVEL 3.1

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OW 149210 LEVEL 3.1

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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:17 PM

Deteacher and McKong battle it out for ownership of the Oil Facility!

 

Full HSC points for OILS WELL, Ardy 1pt per player, others to be decided if they are competative games they will score more!

 

first tables

Oils Well

  1st   Deteacher                188,300  12pts
  2nd   McKong                   149,210  11pts
  3rd   therealbountybob          46,110  10pts
  4th   RedThunder                28,650  9pts
  5th   carlsson                  18,300  8pts
  6th   jblenkle                   7,400  7pts

  7th   slx                        3,050  6pts

Ardy the Ardvaak
  1st   therealbountybob          31,215     6pts
  2nd   Deteacher                 27,675     5pts
  3rd   carlsson                  13,635     4pts
  4th   RedThunder                 6,400     3pts
  5th   slx                        3,540     2pts

  5th   jblenkle                   2,880     1pt

Jack the Digger
  1st   RedThunder                 5,300     1pt

 

Eggard

  1st   carlsson                  22,949     1pt

 

Diamond Dave
playing soon!

 

Diamond Mine (Blue Ribbon)
playing soon!

 

Season 15 Current Standings Updated :)


Edited by therealbountybob, Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:00 AM.
corrected!


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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 PM

Jack the Digger
  1st   carlsson                  22,949     2pts
  2nd   RedThunder                 5,300     1pt

Not correct. I played Eggard, not Jack the Digger. Two different bonus games with different scoring.

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:26 AM

Thanks for the likes and encouragement, upped Ardy a bit (find that game a bit more friendly to play).

 

3050 Oil's Well

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11255 7400 3540 Ardy, begin to like that game.... :grin: :

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slx jr. gave it a try, too and scored 6350:

Ardy Slx jr. 6350, 4975, 4310.png

 

 


Edited by slx, Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 PM.


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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:58 AM

Not correct. I played Eggard, not Jack the Digger. Two different bonus games with different scoring.

OOPS! Corrected above

 

Almost ashamed to post these:

 

3050 Oil's Well

 

3540 Ardy:

Every score counts here :thumbsup:

Added to tables above ;)



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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:10 AM

Hi,

 

I love Oils Well...

 

my actual score: 97.990

 

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First, I played from cart; but it seems that one maze is faulty; there´s one point I can´t collect:

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Sleepy

 

 

 



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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 AM

As there seems to be no manual for Ardy: is the only way to get rid of the spiders to reach one of the "treasure boxes" at the bottom of the level?

 

Found pics of a manual in this auction. The only way to kill the spider is to reach the power crystals (apparently the spider would crawl towards the tip of your tongue in the Anteater arcade game.


Edited by slx, Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:47 PM.


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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:16 PM

Oils Well:  208,950!

 

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Made it to Level 2, 3rd time through.






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