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#51 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 5:22 PM

MrTrust and youxia should be ahead of me on Zorp.

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 8:56 PM

69120

 

I prefer Dandy :)



#53 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 4:46 AM

MrTrust and youxia should be ahead of me on Zorp.

I have faith in you :P



#54 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 9:50 AM

Zorp

9740

DarkC (Standard)

152,750


Edited by RedThunder, Mon Aug 6, 2018 12:01 PM.


#55 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 12:57 PM

Dark Chambers (Standard difficulty) - 132870 pts, level L (so pretty much inbetween my scores at Beginner and Advanced)

 

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 3:19 PM

2,300

 

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 4:14 PM

2,300

 

:thumbsup:

Now there's a game I've not played in a long time! Welcome AgentUSA  :thumbsup: The thiird new player in a couple of rounds, let's hope some of the regulars return too  ;)   EVERONE If the game's too difficult play on Beginner as you wish :)

 

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Played some more Zorp 47,380 - Chamber 6 or 7 perhaps. Had another go on Dark Chambers on Standard but didn't get past "I" this time :twisted:

 

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 8:41 AM

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I prefer Dandy :)

 

btw, I just got bored... I didn't die.

I think it's a cool gfx game, but needs more playability... too slow.



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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 2:04 PM

 

btw, I just got bored... I didn't die.

I think it's a cool gfx game, but needs more playability... too slow.

:thumbsup:

I'm liking it, you do need an hour set aside, nice graphics, great music, I had it turned up for a while. I think Advanced is too hard for 1 player, would be great to play in 2 player mode. The weapons etc lying around are for when you resurrect the 2nd player, it wouldn't have taken much to program them to expire in 1 player mode :twisted:

DC.jpg Dark Chambers.jpg

Out of food again on Standard but reached level M - 161,520

 

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Zorp 60,460 the other skill levels Doctor and Surgeon start on levels 11 and 21 respectively. So it's medical which makes me wonder if we're up somewhere that we don't want to know about :-D



#60 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 8:14 PM

^^ shoot the not needed weapons and armor for points. :)



#61 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 4:50 PM

Small steps forward all the time...

Dark Chambers (Standard) - 147010 pts, level M
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Chambers of Zorp - 28560 pts, chamber 4
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#62 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 3:33 PM

Latest tables below. This round ends on Sunday evening 10pm UK time :)

Mr Trust let me know if you completed Standard?

 

The round 15 poll is OPEN, this is now a pre-poll for round 16,  first we will play Alley Cat with a bonus of Metagalactic Llamas (not fun to type and that's only the shortened title!) as round 15 :-o :)

 

latest tables

Dark Chambers (Standard)

Deteacher "*" 1,000,000 12pts
Mr Trust 732,450  11pts
McKong "V" 370,770 10pts
graywest "V" 325,390 9pts
Zylon 246,940 9pts
NIKON "N" 206,060 8pts
trbb "M" 161,520 7pts
redthunder "M?" 152,750  6pts

carlsson "M" 147,010 5pts

devwebcl 69,120 4pts

youxia 54,290 3pts
jblenkle 15,980 2pts

AgentUSA 2,300 2pts
* = completed A-Z anyone doing this will score 12pts

 

Dark Chambers (Advanced)
Mr Trust 375,070 5pts
youxia "F" 125,430 4pts
carlsson "I" 93,800 3pts
RedThunder 41,010 2pts
trbb "C" 23,990 1pt

Dark Chambers (Beginner)
carlsson "M" 137,920 1pt

Chambers of Zorp
deteacher 79,920 6pts

trbb 60,460 5pts

Mr Trust 42,680 4pts
youxia 29,780 3pts
carlsson 28,560 2pts

RedThunder 9,740 1pt



#63 youxia ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:02 AM

Dark Chambers - 332490 (Standard, level Y)

 

So I saw I'm not ranked in the Standard bracket and thought why not have a quick go, just to scrape a few points. To my great surprise 1hr later I was still playing....might have something to do with my headache mixing quite well with the general dullness of the gameplay :) But, the fact is I really wanted to die, yet the game kept throwing supplies at me. Later on, around Q level it actually got quite interesting and now I regret wasting a lot of stuff and being generally careless because I might have finished it otherwise.

 

It's also partially fault of the irritating bomb activation system - I wasted 2 or 3 thanks to the double fire-tap when not needed and also wasted lots of energy because of having to hunt for "1" on the keyboard in some supertight timing situations. Y u not SPACE or RETURN, ancient DC devs!? :P

 

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:46 AM

Dark Chambers - 332490 (Standard, level Y)

 

So I saw I'm not ranked in the Standard bracket and thought why not have a quick go, just to scrape a few points. To my great surprise 1hr later I was still playing....might have something to do with my headache mixing quite well with the general dullness of the gameplay :) But, the fact is I really wanted to die, yet the game kept throwing supplies at me. Later on, around Q level it actually got quite interesting and now I regret wasting a lot of stuff and being generally careless because I might have finished it otherwise.

 

It's also partially fault of the irritating bomb activation system - I wasted 2 or 3 thanks to the double fire-tap when not needed and also wasted lots of energy because of having to hunt for "1" on the keyboard in some supertight timing situations. Y u not SPACE or RETURN, ancient DC devs!? :P

 

 

Yes the bomb thing is a real pain I failed to save any of them despite my best efforts and was out on "S" because of this, playing on Standard. Not sure what to do about it apart from when you get a bomb go looking for somewhere to use it straight away. I also had a lingering headache when I started but feel fine now! I like the game and have had a quick blast of the music before and after play too  :-D  Seems to repeat the level design on R/S (onwards?) maybe down to RAM, though they might have some variations?

Dark Chambers - Standard S.jpg

 

Improved on Zorp: 97,520 :)

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This round ends on Sunday evening 10pm UK time :)



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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 PM

Glad I made it 10pm close for this round as I've had a good go and completed Standard! Didn't play on from A. Somehow I held onto more bombs this time, which was a good job as on Y you'll need 2 to bust through to the exit. I cowardly dived into the exit on W and possibly X too :D

 

Standard A-Z completed 365,030

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:13 PM

Congratulations to Deteacher, Mr Trust and myself for completing Dark Chambers on Standard at least and taking a win each. I also stole in and took 1st place for Chambers of Zorp! Been a good round and a couple of decent games. If you didn't play Zorp check it out. Welcome again to the new players, even if you only had the odd go it's nice to see a post here :thumbsup:

 

:)

 

The round 15 16 pre-poll will stay OPEN for a week

 

final tables

Dark Chambers (Standard)

I've made up the points and guessed some of the levels reached so let me know if there's anything too far out!

  1st   Deteacher                1,000,000  12pts*
  1st   Mr Trust                   732,450  12pts*

  1st   therealbountybob           365,030  12pts*

  4th   youxia                     332,490  10pts (Y)

  5th   McKong                     370,770  9pts (V)
  6th   graywest                   325,390  9pts (V)
  7th   zylon                      246,940  8pts (O)
  8th   NIKON                      206,060  8pts (N)
  9th   RedThunder                 152,750  7pts (M)
 10th   carlsson                   147,010  7pts (M)
 11th   devwebcl                    69,120  6pts (E)
 12th   jblenkle                    15,980  5pts (D)
 13th   AgentUSA                     2,300  4pts (B)
* = completed A-Z

 

Dark Chambers (Advanced)
Mr Trust 375,070 5pts
youxia "F" 125,430 4pts
carlsson "I" 93,800 3pts
RedThunder 41,010 2pts
trbb "C" 23,990 1pt

 

Dark Chambers (Beginner)
carlsson "M" 137,920 1pt

Chambers of Zorp
  1st   therealbountybob            97,520     6pts
  2nd   Deteacher                   79,920     5pts
  3rd   Mr Trust                    42,680     4pts
  4th   youxia                      29,780     3pts
  5th   carlsson                    28,560     2pts
  6th   RedThunder                   9,740     1pt



#67 youxia ONLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 4:32 AM

97K (hell, even that 79K) on Zorp is pretty wild, what with this game being so devious :) Well done!



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Posted Yesterday, 1:59 PM

97K (hell, even that 79K) on Zorp is pretty wild, what with this game being so devious :) Well done!

Thanks, I seemed to play more agressively, targetting the spawners more and attacking the power up then diving into the dig crowds of things. The green guys can be lured into travelling horizontally across the wide expanses so you can fire at them as they approach you and move out of the way and repeat. I got a few of the bonuses too as managed more levels. Also am on a PAL Atari so it may be slower/easier depending on how it is programmed :)

 

I was searching to see if anything was known about the game and found it listed as an APX game on atariarchives.org, they are trying to contact the co-author Tom Konchan so I'll add that here too :thumbsup:






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