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Old 04 July 2021, 01:50   #1
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Super League 2021: Round 8 - CarVup



Welcome back to the super league. Hope everyone is feeling refreshed. As an added incentive for taking part, the winner of this round gets to choose the year we use for round 11, out of the available choices. I will contact the winner by PM.

CarVup [lemon] [hol]
It's a second appearance this year for developers Core Design, but the first time CarVup has been in the league. A colourful platformer inspired by the arcade game City Connection. If you wait on the title screen it shows some instructions. And don't forget - the car is called Arnie.


Round Ends: 23:59 (UK Time) on Saturday 24th July 2021

Rules:
  • Get the best score you can, during this round.
  • Post screenshots of your score in this thread, and write the score nearby.
  • Scores to be achieved without save-states, trainers, passwords, and cheats.
  • No continues or infinite score leeching.
  • Finish the game and post a screenshot of the end for the completion star.
  • Full rules and info are HERE.

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Old 04 July 2021, 03:52   #2
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25 years later I've found where Charlie the Chimp stole its (non-farty) sound effects from.

That series inspired me to try AMOS programming back in the day. I enjoyed the gameplay, too, so this should be fun.

The bonus seems to give a lot more points than the regular levels.
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Old 04 July 2021, 13:27   #3
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Hey Arc. Now you've given me the urge to check out Charlie Chimp. Didn't know it was similar to this. And CarVup is pretty new to me. Only tried it quite recently. Just the sort of game I like to discover. Quick and arcadey and kinda addictive.

Seems you've gotta learn the enemy patterns a bit coz I keep making the same dumb mistake on level 3 (?) where I jump right away into death.

Here's a quick score to paint the leaderboard blue.

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Old 04 July 2021, 22:17   #4
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Couldn't resist another go. aca0808 put some tips on lemon and the way you get the 'extra' letters is really hard, although I did manage to do it once. You have to leave one dot not lit up and a letter will appear somewhere on the level. Trying for a second extra life got me killed a few times.

Lots of weird bonuses in this. I found the big multicolour things in spooky levels can be collected for points. Apparently so can enemies that have been turned into carrots.

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I'd better post now before I'll totally forget

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Old 06 July 2021, 23:46   #6
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Hey el_pasi. That reminds me, I should check out what's on Lemon64.

I'm going for distance at the moment and getting better, but turning it into points ain't easy.

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Slowly painting the hi-score table.

I'm starting to get the hang of the weapons. The bumper is particularly good, free collisions until it wears off.

I didn't find this in the manual, just the WHDLoad readme, but the Z key stops horizontal movement in mid-air. I'd be lying if I said I've mastered it but panic stops have saved my butt on more than one occasion.
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Looking forward to playing this one again - I'll be streaming a few attempts on my Twitch channel tonight at 8pm BST so it'd be great to see you all there (and I'd appreciate a follow if you haven't already so you get the notification)
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I didn't find this in the manual, just the WHDLoad readme, but the Z key stops horizontal movement in mid-air. I'd be lying if I said I've mastered it but panic stops have saved my butt on more than one occasion.
That's a really big find. Lives are precious and I need all the help.


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Wanted to catch your stream but family stuff got in the way. At the very least I could do with seeing someone else play for a bit to work out how to max the score. Might hit the VOD later.
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More score but world 4 is kicking my butt.

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Right behind you. Beep beep!
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Finally broke through 4-2 and got a lot more bonuses this time.

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Slightly improved - reached level 3-2

Hi, Biscuit, on Lemon 64 there's discussion going on if we play Alien Syndrome or have to choose another game. So you haven't missed anything there this month

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Finally got round to posting this pic from my stream on Thursday. If you missed it then you can watch it back here.


I really enjoyed this one. It is deceptively tricky.





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Looks like a kids game, then Amiga difficulty quickly kicks in.

Made it a little further.

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Bit more. I've made it to world 6 on other goes, but I'm not good at getting the points.

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Progress. Gotta kill more to score.

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First time I got to world 4. The T in EXTRA had been trolling me for a couple of worlds and I never managed to pick it up.
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And improved a bit. Destroyed by a carrot.
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Had a few goes. Quite fun but pretty unfair.

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