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Title: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 19, 2017, 11:48:21 PM
(maybe we need a contest section on this forum)

It's time to show off your skill with the bow and arrow! If you were a brave warrior and fought several creatures in Forbidden Lands a new hero. Win a free copy of the new Odyssey / Videopac, Haunted Woods! The player who scores the highest score on Forbidden Lands until the day before the official game's release (to be defined), will receive a copy of Haunted Woods in the version of his choice Odyssey or Videopac. Participants should post their scores on this topic. Players will be able to use both the console and the emulator, however, photos of the scores will be accepted, since it is very easy to change a screen copy. In order to make the tournament fairer, the photos must contain a date indication, only scores recorded as of October, 20 will be accepted. Finally, whoever is actually participating may request a game rom. Good luck!

scores will be accepted until November 03 (date of posting in this forum)

ThereŽs a video of Haunted Woods here (DonŽt watch if you want to explore the game yourself)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWSFeOLhzfY


FORBIDDEN LANDS RANKING:

1. grips03 - Score = 2,044
2. Darrin9999 - Score= 732


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Janzl on October 20, 2017, 07:34:44 AM
I would love to try my luck on this one Rafael. The O2 hasn't got enough platformers. Looks like a great game!


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: lucifershalo on October 20, 2017, 11:09:39 AM
I would like to try, thanks ;)


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 20, 2017, 01:08:43 PM
I just edited the post. I think it was not clear that the highest score is in Forbidden Lands. When I'm home, I'll send the rom (FL) to you.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Leonardobiagi on October 20, 2017, 03:36:16 PM
Just waiting on my copy of Forbidden Lands to arrive!!!


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 20, 2017, 07:32:04 PM
Awesome!!!


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: darrin9999 on October 21, 2017, 12:46:28 AM
I cant post a pic to this thread! I dont have a camera to take that small of a pic.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 21, 2017, 12:59:34 AM
I cant post a pic to this thread! I dont have a camera to take that small of a pic.

Is it possible on AA? IŽll keep the ranking updated here. IŽll be busy preparing material for 27/28 event, but IŽll be looking here.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 21, 2017, 01:26:45 AM
Darrin9999 Inaugurates the ranking


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 21, 2017, 02:02:34 AM
1,460


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: darrin9999 on October 21, 2017, 05:51:09 AM
732


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 22, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
Oct 20 - 1,460
Oct 21 - 1,380
Oct 22 - 1,393 - 3 monster hits at ~400 points.  2 more hits at 1300, then final hit to end the game.  They always get me on the double bump in corner.  All on O2.  

Going to try 7400 today


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 22, 2017, 05:00:02 PM
1,636 on O2, getting closer to my old high score.  Hit 6 times.  First hit by monster at ~900.  Had 14 strength points left at ~1600 and then died a bunch of times.

Trying to switch between 7400 and O2 is too hard.  Best to get use to one and play it. 


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 23, 2017, 11:43:41 PM
1,636 on O2, getting closer to my old high score.  Hit 6 times.  First hit by monster at ~900.  Had 14 strength points left at ~1600 and then died a bunch of times.

Trying to switch between 7400 and O2 is too hard.  Best to get use to one and play it. 

I've tried playing a little bit this weekend, but I'm untrained. I made less than 600.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 24, 2017, 01:30:20 AM
New high score for me.  1,922.  

Got hit 4 times by monster doing backwords V pattern.  Monster starts a little lower than the upper right corner and looks to move to lower left corner where my hero hangs out.  Then monster changes direction to upper corner, sort of a v-pattern here and gets the hero, as he was trying to avoid the lower left.  3 very close calls in this game.  I was super conservative with getting the key.  Over the course of the game this costs about 5-10 strength points.  Not ideal, but better than losing 5 with single touch.

I took pic at 1898 with 3 strength points left.  It was a bad idea as key passed by and I had to wait for it to return to get it, hence 1,922 final score.  



Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 24, 2017, 11:02:49 PM
New high score for me.  1,922.  

 :o

 I was super conservative with getting the key.  Over the course of the game this costs about 5-10 strength points.  Not ideal, but better than losing 5 with single touch.

I took pic at 1898 with 3 strength points left.  It was a bad idea as key passed by and I had to wait for it to return to get it, hence 1,922 final score.  


I remember that you do not like the idea of time but it is necessary precisely for this. It forces the player to make decisions / take risks.



Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 24, 2017, 11:34:45 PM
I just don't want to panic due to timer counting down.  Its nervous / brain thing.  Perhaps my brain is defective :)

In FL it's not so bad for my brain.  After counting down from 75 the player is sort of tired anyway.  


On a unrelated topic, did you ever see GI Joe game on Commodore 64?  

https://youtu.be/I7hkxzbyyFY

Go to time :58 seconds (select character) and then the battle at 1:05

Would something like that be possible on O2?  Perhaps 1 or 2 player modes?

Sort of like FL but with GI Joe theme and multiple maps.  Each castle/base would have evil Cobra badguy to do battle with.  Player would battle underlings and work your way to battle with Cobra Commander at the main base.

Can the voice module even say "Cobraaaaa" like they do on the cartoon.







Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 26, 2017, 02:01:42 PM
In HW, I like how the arrows are the arrows.  At first the I thought it meant go this way.  Cover art looks awesome. Is HW  Voice enhanced?


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 28, 2017, 09:43:04 PM
1,612 and 1,800 today.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on October 30, 2017, 10:35:31 PM
sorry for not answering before In the last days I've been preparing my talk. I went on the fifth Thursday and returned today at 5 am, I almost had to go straight to work. Now I'm coming back (I'll be answering the mails too). BTW .: It was amazing to talk to (wonderful) people about Odyssey with the same enthusiasm that you seem to lie. Some people tried a record in FL, but they could not. About the tournament  scores only will be accepted until November 03 (date of posting in this forum)


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on October 31, 2017, 01:58:13 AM
No power here since last night.  Hopefully we get power back soon.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 01, 2017, 01:07:51 AM
Got power back today and new high score :)  1,946

I got ~1,100 with no loss of points, then got hit 4 times on my way to 1,946.  



Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 02, 2017, 01:24:17 AM
Got power back today and new high score :)  1,946

I got ~1,100 with no loss of points, then got hit 4 times on my way to 1,946.  



Updated ;)


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 02, 2017, 01:41:29 AM
Only got 1,824 today.  Was doing great up to 1,043, then got hit a bunch up ~1,100 and then once more near 1,500, then prefect from that point on.  If I only could figure out how not to hit ever that would be good :)


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 02, 2017, 01:49:11 AM
YouŽre very close to 2k, control your anxiety and get there ;)


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Janzl on November 02, 2017, 07:32:48 AM
YouŽre very close to 2k, control your anxiety and get there ;)
:D

“Use the stick Luke...”


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 02, 2017, 01:17:46 PM
2,653 should be possible.  I'll try tonight.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 03, 2017, 12:37:03 AM
2,653 should be possible.  I'll try tonight.

Tell me how you got these numbers. ??? ???


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 03, 2017, 01:50:15 AM
75-20 (4 hits) = 55

1946 score /  55 = 35.38

35.38 * 75 = 2669 <--assumes one never gets hit

Not sure how I got 2653 :)





Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 03, 2017, 04:22:11 AM
New high score:  2,044

Got hit 4 times.  Wiggled between castles and key to help speed up a little.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 03, 2017, 08:46:21 PM
75-20 (4 hits) = 55

1946 score /  55 = 35.38

35.38 * 75 = 2669 <--assumes one never gets hit

Not sure how I got 2653 :)

I loved the stats   ;)






Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 04, 2017, 12:30:00 AM
Competition closed!!!;)
Congratulations, grips03. You won a Haunted Woods cart!


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 04, 2017, 12:39:04 AM
Awesome!!! Great game and contest.  Glad I was able to beat my old high score and get above 2K.  Let me know who to send my address and funds (to ship the game) to :)  


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 04, 2017, 02:52:21 AM
Please, Contact Marc when the  is officially stated here.
And again, congratulations on the beautiful score.
The main objective of the competition is to keep the forum active and therefore the Odyssey alive.
So thank you.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 08, 2017, 02:08:44 AM
Got to 1,854 with no hits.  Then got hit.  Then rushed to get key and then got it again. All with in 10 seconds.  Then got hit once more on my way to new high score.

2,214 :)

Posted to Facebook page as well.  I'm not much of a FB person, so glad this forum is here.



Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 09, 2017, 02:33:14 AM
Only got 2,195 tonight.  Hit 3 times and I thought I might be able to beat my record, but then the white monster got me to end it.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 10, 2017, 06:33:36 AM
Finally played a perfect game. 

2,822

Its still possible to get a few more points, but not many more.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: Rafael on November 10, 2017, 11:22:49 PM
Finally played a perfect game. 

2,822

Its still possible to get a few more points, but not many more.

YouŽre the champion, my friend! Maybe you can try 3k.


Title: Re: Haunted Woods - Contest!
Post by: grips03 on November 10, 2017, 11:32:28 PM
Thanks for the complement.

I'm thinking 2,900 is possible.  3,000 might just be a little too high.