ZX Spectrum High Score Club - any interest?

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Ooh, cool, what's the deadline for submissions? I'll have a think about whether to 'random it' or choose, and submit this evening... :)

..Also can we just agree to have an unwritten rule that anyone choosing Mutan Zone gets instantly banned from the competition. I'm not going through that torment again.
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Let's say by Saturday? Random picks can be quite interesting too...between me & smurphboy we've already ticked off some usual suspects :)
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Morkin wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:50 pm

..Also can we just agree to have an unwritten rule that anyone choosing Mutan Zone gets instantly banned from the competition. I'm not going through that torment again.
Seconded.
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I tried setting a few filters and clicking Random but got sick of being presented with BASIC type-ins, so decided just to pick some games that are decent and that I'd quite like to play.

1. Arkanoid
2. Target: Renegade
3. Cavern Fighter
4. Byte Bitten
5. Pinball (Sagittarian Software)
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Can I add Firebirds from Softek to the list of suggestions?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... /Firebirds
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PeterJ wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:06 am
Can I add Firebirds from Softek to the list of suggestions?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... /Firebirds
Sure thing. And you can add 4 more still.

Seeing Morkin's Target:Renegade pick, I've changed my Renegade to Bonnie & Clyde. Modern games are of course also allowed.
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akeley wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:55 am
Modern games are of course also allowed.
In that case, I'd add Nohzdyve.
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Alessandro wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:23 pm
I arrived second in 2001, won the last three editions (2008, 2009 and 2010) and then there was no more...
Who votes for banning Alessandro then ?
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So i would be interested in non time-sink games, things that i guess are pretty tough and generally have short games for everyone.

Batty usually kills you off on level 3 if i recall, (or was it level 2 with that damn warpy thing in the middle) any scores past that would deserve to win.
You could have highest score after achieving something, for instance, highest score after completing "Can O Worms" in Trapdoor. So this would be based on who could do it the fastest.
Fastest time to the second rocket in Jetpac touching down.

Otherwise, i'll join in on games that take my fancy and are quick to play.
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I guess we can look at each game as it comes up and decide/agree/vote on the scoring criteria? Though because it's nothing too serious I'm not going to be overly bothered.

Even if there are some star players getting mega-scores, I figured some of us 'lesser-skilled' players could have some pointlessly competitive mid-table grudge battles with others... Am assuming there will also be wooden spoon awards... :)
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