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#1 Spider

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

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File Name: Manic Miner - Highscore Challenge

File Submitter: Spider

File Submitted: 25 Mar 2018

File Category: JSWMM Releases

System: Sinclair
Original Author(s): M.Smith
Third Party Author(s): A.Ford

 

We are pleased to introduce a fun variant of Manic Miner, a 'High Score Challenge' The object is very simple, just obtain the maximum possible score for a cavern! The idea was inspired from a topic on the WOS forum a while ago.

 

Upon loading, you will be presented with a menu list of the standard caverns, simply press A to T to select one. This will then become the starting (and only) cavern to play. The caverns are completely unaltered from the standard game, as are the scoring counts.

 

Upon completion of a cavern once all the air has been removed, the game will purposely freeze. At this point you can make a note of your score. To restart the cavern at this point simply press BREAK (Caps+Shift)

 

The game is provided as both a conventional .tap tape file as well as a .z80 snapshot image.

 

Please feel free to tell us your best scores and we will update the rankings below!

 

Please note the following very minor changes were necessary to the game engine itself to facilitate:

 

There are infinite lives provided

 

A loss of life will cause both the cavern to be reset as normal as well as the score

 

The "Teleporter" (603179) function is disabled

 

There is no demo mode as such, as there is nothing really to 'demo'

 

As noted above, once a cavern is complete the game will freeze until BREAK is pressed

 

If you wish to change the cavern it will be necessary to either reload the snapshot or do a POKE 34274 , x , with x being 0 to 19 for the cavern choice.

 

Enjoy! :D

 

Central Cavern

 

:1st: - 1724 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1722 - Woody

 

:3rd: - 1721 - jetsetdanny and crunchy_frog

 

The Cold Room

 

:1st: - 1965 - Woody and jetsetdanny

 

:2nd: - 1964 - JianYang

 

:3rd: - 1963 - crunchy_frog

 

The Menagerie

 

:1st: - 1903 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1898 - JianYang

 

:3rd: - 1891 - jetsetdanny

 

Abandoned Uranium Workings

 

:1st: - 1854 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1852 - crunchy_frog

 

:3rd: - 1851 - JianYang

 

Eugene's Lair

 

:1st: - 1701 - jetsetdanny

 

:2nd: - 1700 - Pgyuri

 

:3rd: - 1688 - JianYang

 

Processing Plant

 

:1st: - 1818 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1809 - jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 1807 - JianYang

 

The Vat

 

:1st: - 1825 - jetsetdanny and mzx and JianYang

 

:2nd: - 1824 - crunchy_frog

 

:3rd: - 1684 - spider

 

Miner Willy meets the Kong Beast

 

:1st: - 4046 - jetsetdanny

 

:2nd: - 4042 - JianYang

 

:3rd: - 4040 - Pgyuri

 

Wacky Amoebatrons

 

:1st: - 1345 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1343 - jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 1335 - JianYang

 

The Endorian Forest

 

:1st: - 1807 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1806 - mzx and JianYang

 

:3rd: - 1805 - jetsetdanny and crunchy_frog

 

Attack of the Mutant Telephones

 

:1st: - 1720 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1719 - mzx

 

:3rd: - 1718 - jetsetdanny

 

Return of the Alien Kong Beast

 

:1st: - 4244 - Pgyuri and JianYang

 

:2nd: - 4243 - jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 4233 - crunchy_frog

 

Ore Refinery

 

:1st: - 1866 - jetsetdanny and JianYang

 

:2nd: - 1722 - crunchy_frog

 

:3rd: - 1650 - mzx

 

Skylab Landing Bay

 

:1st: - 1768 - jetsetdanny and JianYang

 

:2nd: - 1765 - Pgyuri

 

:3rd: - 1699 - crunchy_frog

 

The Bank

 

:1st: - 1709 - JianYang

 

:2nd: - 1708 - Pgyuri and jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 1679 - mzx

 

The Sixteenth Cavern

 

:1st: - 1814 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1790 - JianYang

 

:3rd: - 1789 - jetsetdanny

 

The Warehouse

 

:1st: - 1909 - jetsetdanny and JianYang

 

:2nd: - 1907 - crunchy_frog

 

:3rd: - 1839 - joefish

 

Amoebatron's Revenge

 

:1st: - 1314 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1314 - jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 1177 - crunchy_frog

 

Solar Power Generator

 

:1st: - 1080 - jetsetdanny

 

:2nd: - 0862 - JianYang

 

:3rd: - 0821 - crunchy_frog

 

The Final Barrier

 

:1st: - 1776 - Pgyuri

 

:2nd: - 1775 - jetsetdanny

 

:3rd: - 1774 - JianYang

 

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#2 Spider

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:13 AM

We've had quite a few score submissions so the list has been updated a fair few times. Keep them coming in! :D


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

We now have the majority of caverns with both 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. :) Only a few do not have three results.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

Updated again to reflect some newer scores. :)


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:16 AM

Updated again, thanks to some more (excellent!) scores arriving in the topic we have on the WOS forum about this challenge. :)


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

Fresh updates from WOS, particularly from "mzx" :)


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

Updated again thanks to new higher scores submitted by Pgyuri (on the WOS forum) :)


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

Updated again thanks to new higher scores submitted by Pgyuri (on the WOS forum) :)

 

And again! :)

 

Thanks to all who have participated so far, and (at least with most of the caverns) I feel there is a bit of potential to squeeze a few more precious points out. :thumbsup:


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

Updated again with some more newer scores, well done to all those that have participated so far.  :D


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:01 AM


... This program and your demos are like a class in advanced manicmining. Thank you so much! ...

 

 

Over on W.O.S, JianYang was kind enough to submit their new excellent scores to the discussion topic over there about this file, along with some feedback which I've partly quoted above.

 

The link to the actual post on the W.O.S forum can be found here, so I've updated the listing here to reflect the new placements/rankings. :)

 

EDIT... Updated again to include one more new score submission.


Edited by Spider, 21 April 2019 - 10:24 AM.

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