Acorn BBC micro, highscores

I collected highscores and related information from:

  1. My own scores.
  2. Old hi-scores in magazines. Here are some useful links:
  3. Hi-scores on the web: : the competitions.

High scores in other magazines?

I will perhaps go through a few other magazines than Acorn user/Micro user/Beebug, to see if they list high scores. Any suggestions? Better would be references of which issues contain score lists, and better still would be scans/pictures of such pages!

Score lists


Are the listed scores real? And really made on a BBC micro (not Acorn Electron!)?

I will discuss here the scores of some games that interest me on how likely it is that the scores are real, and/or whether some scores were likely done on an Acorn Electron or even an Electron version on a BBC micro.

To know if a score is real is difficult, as there could be tactics that will give a higher score. Developing tactics is essential for some games, such as Planetoid (a.k.a. Defender). For games such as Fortress, the only thing required is practice and learning the course by heart. The score is clearly limited by fuel running out faster on each trip through the course.

In general to see about playing speed differences, the question is: do BBC games on the BCB run the same as Electron versions of that game on the Electron? E.g. Arcadians (BBC) and Arcadians (Electron), do they have different playing speed or other differences?

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