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#26 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 7:26 PM

A few thoughts about this game...
This Private Eye doesn't seem too popular, people are throwing flower pots at him, bricks from houses fall off onto him,
and even birds and rats don't like him. His car needs new shocks too.
And why did Activision use the background from Pitfall for half this game?

#27 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 9:30 PM

A few thoughts about this game...
This Private Eye doesn't seem too popular, people are throwing flower pots at him, bricks from houses fall off onto him,
and even birds and rats don't like him. His car needs new shocks too.
And why did Activision use the background from Pitfall for half this game?



Yeah, but despite all his misfortunes, he remains impressively imperturbable, which is especially annoying when I run into yet another blocked one-way detour. His jalopy, on the other hand, is always jittery but consistently yields a mighty wicked turning radius.

#28 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 10:40 PM

Here's my strategy for Case 3. It's got to be done with precision. There is a little room for error, like not going over a couple jumps on the first try, but not much.

Go left and take 3rd detour
Go right and get the RING
Keep going right and take the first detour that is in the forest
Go right and take 2nd detour after the jump
Go left to GEM STORE
Go back right and take detour
Go right and take next detour (in forest)
Keep going right and get the COMB
Go left and take the 1st detour after the jump
Keep going left and again take the first detour after the jump
Go right and take the first detour
Keep going right and take the first detour after the POLICE STATION
Go left to the HAIRCUTS
Go back right and take the detour
Go left and take the 2nd detour after the POLICE STATION
Keep going left and take the detour in the forest
Go right and take the 1st forest detour
Go left and nab the CROOK
Go back right and take the detour
Go left and take the 1st detour after the jump
Go right and take the next detour
Keep going right to POLICE STATION

Hopefully this makes sense.

#29 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 3, 2011 7:03 AM

Here's my strategy for Case 3. It's got to be done with precision. There is a little room for error, like not going over a couple jumps on the first try, but not much.

Go left and take 3rd detour
Go right and get the RING
Keep going right and take the first detour that is in the forest
Go right and take 2nd detour after the jump
Go left to GEM STORE
Go back right and take detour
Go right and take next detour (in forest)
Keep going right and get the COMB
Go left and take the 1st detour after the jump
Keep going left and again take the first detour after the jump
Go right and take the first detour
Keep going right and take the first detour after the POLICE STATION
Go left to the HAIRCUTS
Go back right and take the detour
Go left and take the 2nd detour after the POLICE STATION
Keep going left and take the detour in the forest
Go right and take the 1st forest detour
Go left and nab the CROOK
Go back right and take the detour
Go left and take the 1st detour after the jump
Go right and take the next detour
Keep going right to POLICE STATION

Hopefully this makes sense.


Awesome!! Thanks for taking the time to right that out

#30 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 3, 2011 9:46 PM

Case 5 - 134,878

I'm probably done with this one. I finished Case 1 and Case 2, but I've been not feeling well this weekend, so I never got back to 3 and 4.

Still, this is a personal best on this game for me, so I'll take it with a less than energetic smile. Posted Image

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#31 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 3, 2011 11:15 PM

Hope you're feeling better soon, Scrabbler.

Now I'm waiting for the other two big guns to post their case results (you guys know who I'm talking about ;) )

#32 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 5:48 PM

Case 3 is playing out just like Miss 2600 typed it in on post #28 :) :thumbsup:
If i didn't keep looking at the page i printed out i might solve it.

Case 5 score 107,513

#33 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 11:01 PM

Hope you're feeling better soon, Scrabbler.

Now I'm waiting for the other two big guns to post their case results (you guys know who I'm talking about ;) )


Hun, if you mean one gun as inme... well... you're in a league of your own here! I also like scrab, are not feeling very well, lucky today I feel better for a game or two, but the other days, I been battling fatigue and sinus-idos headaches. I didnt have time to learn the cases yesterday... I was sawing boards and laying carpet the whole day.

My face ---> :( Hey, there's no crying in Private Eye!?!

CASE 5 = 91,686 I found the Comb! :twisted:

CASE (1) SOLVED.
CASE (2) ? I DON'T "GET" CASE 2, I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING BUT THE VASE THING. JUMP ME FENCES!!!
CASE (3) ?
CASE (4) No thanks, no chance (NO TIME)!

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#34 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 11:10 PM

*facepalms and nearly kicks self*
I can't believe I nearly forgot to post these. I need to get better at being here.

Anyway, here's the requisite cases 1-4.
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If I'd posted these sooner, I'd say that you should get these before even attempting case 5 due to the areas being very similar to their stand-alone case layouts. I'd also advise to make your own map, as I drew all over the one in the manual (downloaded jpg, doodled on it with Paint) and I often got myself confused reading my own map, mainly in case 4.



The main reason I'm so disappointed in myself for posting so late this time, is THIS. It'd look so much better in a separate post.
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Case 5, 237k. Caught the crook. It took a lot of memorization and map-looking while driving. With navigation not being far off the mark (for once), I had plenty of time to get my car stabbed and making a few backtracks to recover lost items/crooks.

#35 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 11:56 PM

Case 5, 237k. Caught the crook.

Awesome, new world record Jifremok! I didn't quite finish mapping it all out. I only did case #1 to get the feel of the game and then jumped into case #5. You and Miss 2600 did great. :thumbsup:

My Case #5 score: 145,658
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Also, below is my Case #1 completion
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#36 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2011 12:02 AM

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Case 5, 237k. Caught the crook. It took a lot of memorization and map-looking while driving. With navigation not being far off the mark (for once), I had plenty of time to get my car stabbed and making a few backtracks to recover lost items/crooks.



How'd you do that? I can't find the crook in Case 5. I thought he was in the same place as Case 4 but, when I thought I was at the same spot, I couldn't find him. I didn't have enough time to get back anyway.

I just delivered the final item and snapped my score. No use looking for the crook again with so little time left. All it would do is deplete the score.

188,857

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#37 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2011 12:12 AM



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Case 5, 237k. Caught the crook. It took a lot of memorization and map-looking while driving. With navigation not being far off the mark (for once), I had plenty of time to get my car stabbed and making a few backtracks to recover lost items/crooks.



How'd you do that? I can't find the crook in Case 5. I thought he was in the same place as Case 4 but, when I thought I was at the same spot, I couldn't find him. I didn't have enough time to get back anyway.

I just delivered the final item and snapped my score. No use looking for the crook again with so little time left. All it would do is deplete the score.

188,857

PI5.jpg


The crook moved to another spot, but it only results in a slight change in course from what would otherwise have been a usual case 4 run. It's kinda hard for me to explain using my craptacular map (I'm pretty sure that only I can read it), but you have to take a certain one-way passage in the case 4 area. That one-way is just to the left (I forget how many screens exactly, but it's very close) of the one shortcut you come from after those really intricate clusters of detours (or whatever they're called that go into the background)...

Ahh lemme try that again. Remember where you caught him in case 4? If you keep driving to the left and take a detour...wait, that was a one-way. Dammit. I wish I made a better map.

#38 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2011 12:16 AM

I just realized you can JUMP the (yellow) fences!! UGH!!!!!! :P

Ok here's a better score already, 107,596



Quick update, this score is for Case 5

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#39 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2011 4:03 PM

Don't know really, what is to do! Played for the 1st and probably the last time, ugly game !

22.964 points




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