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#651 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:06 AM

And now for some e-mail entries which I forgot to post yesterday.  These come from the D. Girls and Mr. Joe_M.  All three are still aiming to earn The Twelve Days Of Christmas Carol, and it looks like they will make it in the nick of time!

 

E-mail Entry: Joe_M

Score: 1,605

Level: 20

Date: 12/27/2013 16:36

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E-mail Entry: Giana D.

Score: 180

Level: 3

Date: 12/27/2013 16:36

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E-mail Entry: Giulia D.

Score: 164

Level: 3

Date: 12/27/2013 16:36

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E-mail Entry: Joe_M

Score: 2,277

Level: 25

Date: 12/28/2013 22:40

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E-mail Entry: Giana D.

Score: 239

Level: 4

Date: 12/28/2013 22:40

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E-mail Entry: Giulia D.

Score: 226

Level: 4

Date: 12/28/2013 22:40

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Way to go! Santa likes your perseverance! :)

 

     -dZ.

 

 

Leaderboard updated.


Edited by DZ-Jay, Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:10 AM.


#652 Oscar G. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:05 AM

Hello guys,

 

This is my latest score. I finally broke the 5K barrier and I am at the gates of Twisted Toyland in Master :)

 

Oscar G. - 5,834 points - Level 62

 

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#653 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:20 AM

@Oscar G.: Great job! That is an awesome score.  Perhaps I should add an achievement for breaking 5K points as an additional enticement to others, since it seems to be a high barrier that not many reach.

 

By the way, I modified the leaderboard to highlight the "Special" achievements, such as Elf On Duty, and One Smart Cookie, which were only available at select times.

 

Leaderboard updated.



#654 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:29 AM

This is the waiting point to make the robot goes all way up. Then you can grab all presents from bottom.

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Wait here until robot exit the lowest corridor, then go right.

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How to go up.

First wait here and go left when robot is there.

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Now Go Up!

shot0017.gif Well, in this picture, snowball is up... So you don't want to go there now. :P  But you got the idea. Whe snowball is up, I like to use the 1st waiting point tip of this post to let the robot goes up, then I lure both together.



#655 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:37 AM

Wow, Liduario, that's awesome!  Thanks for posting that technique, I'll have to check it out today. :)

 

      -dZ.



#656 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:47 AM

Wow, Liduario, that's awesome!  Thanks for posting that technique, I'll have to check it out today. :)

 

      -dZ.

I just hope I'm not breaking your intended game play. :P

As in the snowflake garden tip, that level was designed for making snowflakes very important and then getting snowman out of center changed how you play that level. Now it's one of levels where snowflakes aren't much important... :)



#657 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:52 AM

I just hope I'm not breaking your intended game play. :P

As in the snowflake garden tip, that level was designed for making snowflakes very important and then getting snowman out of center changed how you play that level. Now it's one of levels where snowflakes aren't much important... :)

 

Oh, no, it does not change a thing.  I designed the levels with specific patterns in mind, but that is only one solution--whatever works for each player is the correct way. :)

 

I like your Snowflake Garden tip, because whenever the Snowman jumps in the center pen, I would die!  Now I know how to take him out. :)

 

In Twisted Toyland, I always manipulate the Robot to keep him at the bottom left when I'm on top, or at the top when I am in the bottom.  I also try to keep the Bad Toy and Snowball separated, so that if I get shot by the laser, the Snowball is stuck somewhere else where he can't get to me.  Your tip helps with that. :)

 

There is no right or wrong way to finish a level, it's whatever works!

 

Thanks for the tips.

 

      -dZ.



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:13 AM

I took a video of a walkthrough the Twisted Toyland stage.  I made a mistake at the beginning of the second level, but I managed to recover quickly.  It shows Liduario's technique to manipulate the Bad Toy, as well as some other tactics to move around and recover from errors.

 

As you can see, you don't need a perfect pattern every time, just a solid understanding of the mechanics and the enemy behaviour to get perfect score every single time. :)

 


      -dZ.
 



#659 Jesus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:37 AM

Oh my! Only 4 days left and I can´t reach again the 5k barrier ;)

Fushek, Arquillos, Oscar G,...too many good opponents! :)

 

I´ll keep trying till the last minute! Maybe I´ll catch the Xmas Ghost (A.K.A. Lidua-Ghost)



#660 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:46 AM

This is the waiting point to make the robot goes all way up. Then you can grab all presents from bottom.
shot0013.gif
 
Wait here until robot exit the lowest corridor, then go right.
shot0012.gif
 
How to go up.
First wait here and go left when robot is there.
shot0018.gif
Now Go Up!
shot0017.gif Well, in this picture, snowball is up... So you don't want to go there now. :P  But you got the idea. Whe snowball is up, I like to use the 1st waiting point tip of this post to let the robot goes up, then I lure both together.


Thanks for the tips, Lid. I think my Twisted Toyland technique this year is pretty poor. I don't remember what I did last year. This should help.

#661 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:09 AM

Thanks for the tips, Lid. I think my Twisted Toyland technique this year is pretty poor. I don't remember what I did last year. This should help.

 

Check out the video I posted too, which shows Liduario's tips in action.



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:09 AM

Oh my! Only 4 days left and I can´t reach again the 5k barrier ;)

Fushek, Arquillos, Oscar G,...too many good opponents! :)

 

I´ll keep trying till the last minute! Maybe I´ll catch the Xmas Ghost (A.K.A. Lidua-Ghost)

 

Nope, 3 days left... :P



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:12 AM

Hey, Liduario!  Do you think you'll get an Orange score this year?  That would be awesome!



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:27 AM

And a new entry from Miss Nour K. (8 years-old).  Seems that she has doubled her score from last year, getting awfully close to saving Christmas!

 

E-mail Entry: Nour K.

Score: 1,044

Level: 14

Date: 12/29/2013 12:04

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Hey, cmart, are you going to take that? :P

 

      -dZ.



#665 Kabeka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:58 AM

Well I managed to become a Ranger today :)

 

Karima K. 2650 points

Level 34

 

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#666 Oscar G. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:09 PM

Thank you for the tips for Twisted Toyland!

 

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#667 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:16 PM

Well I managed to become a Ranger today :)

 

Karima K. 2650 points

Level 34

 

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Congratulations, Karima K.!  You go straight to the Top Elite Ranger Elves council!



#668 Oscar G. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:34 PM

@Oscar G.: Great job! That is an awesome score.  Perhaps I should add an achievement for breaking 5K points as an additional enticement to others, since it seems to be a high barrier that not many reach.

 

I definitely like the idea of the 5K achievement :)

 

All these are important milestones that are in the mind of the player while playing.

 

Cheers!



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:44 PM

Introducing new achievement:

Elf Superstar:  Achieve a score higher than 5,000 points.

 

 

Congratulations to Fushek, Arquillos, Jesus, Oscar G., and of course, Liduario.  You've automatically earned this achievement by your current scores.

 

     -dZ.

 

 

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:48 PM

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New high score - I almost caught Scalpel, though!



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:53 PM

@mphokie: Nice!  I hope Scalpel is around to react to this... there's only a few more days! :o

 

     -dZ.



#672 Vipp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:08 PM

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I think this will be my last score submission, it's been a great game to play. im playing on the free self emulated version but after i get to the end of the game once the difficulty seems to really change a lot. to explain what i mean, if you play the first level and collect all the candy, Carol goes slow... well that happens for me at the start of the first level on my second play through. i  have a lot of repect for yo guys who can still go on for thousands more points with that handycap.

 

I have had a lot of fun with this game this crimbo. :)

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#673 S.BAZ ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:30 PM

here are the links to my videos of getting perfect practice runs in the master stages:

 

Haunted Hollow: 

http://s783.photobuc...d88f32.mp4.html

 

Frosted Maze:

http://s783.photobuc...7e649a.mp4.html

 

(of all the ones, I failed to have the vid for Candy Cove!  I'll have to do that one again)

 

Icicle Lane:

http://s783.photobuc...5546d5.mp4.html

 

Snowflake Garden:

http://s783.photobuc...5883a4.mp4.html

 

Freezer Burn:

http://s783.photobuc...8bfb5e.mp4.html

 

Krystal Keep:

http://s783.photobuc...744e16.mp4.html



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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:32 PM

This is my first and maybe last entry LOL I feel a little like Hermy the Elf and maybe I should be a dentist. :)

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#675 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:33 PM

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I think this will be my last score submission, it's been a great game to play. im playing on the free self emulated version but after i get to the end of the game once the difficulty seems to really change a lot. to explain what i mean, if you play the first level and collect all the candy, Carol goes slow... well that happens for me at the start of the first level on my second play through. i  have a lot of repect for yo guys who can still go on for thousands more points with that handycap.

 

I have had a lot of fun with this game this crimbo. :)

 

Hi, Vipp!

 

Some people have commented in the past that after completing the game once, it seems to slow down considerably.  However, I can assure you that this is just an illusion.  What happens is that each stage gets progressively faster and harder--until you reach the eighth stage.  At that point, the game starts from the very first level, but with a slight increase in difficulty.

 

The thing is that when you play the first stage the second time, it is faster than before, but much slower than the eighth stage.  This makes it feel like it just slowed down.

 

Your score is still a very respectable one, by any measure, and you should be proud.  I'm glad you have enjoyed the game, and I thank you for participating. :)

 

     -dZ.






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