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Season 5 - The New HSC - Week 17 = Elevators Amiss

Ends Sunday May 16th!

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#26 karokoenig OFFLINE  

karokoenig

    Stargunner

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Posted Sat May 14, 2016 8:46 AM

4-digit club :)

 

2,002.

2,136.

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Edited by karokoenig, Sat May 14, 2016 10:59 AM.


#27 MGS OFFLINE  

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    Star Raider

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Posted Sat May 14, 2016 10:58 AM

Question: Sunday is the 15th, and the description says that scores can be submitted until midnight Sunday the 16th.  Are we playing until Sunday at 11:59pm or 11:59pm on the 16th (Monday)?

 

In other words, can I procrastinate prepping for my upcoming job interview by playing Elevators Amiss all day today, tomorrow, and Monday, or will I have to play the new game starting on Monday?


Edited by MGS, Sat May 14, 2016 11:21 AM.


#28 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 14, 2016 3:38 PM

Spent a lot of time with this game this week and had another 10,000+ score, but not as much as my previous high..  I'm gonna give my tips, just 'cause I want to.

 

- Find a pattern on the first screen and use it to your advantage.  I clear the first five floors the same way every game.

 

- Use the slow elevators to 'hover' in that column while waiting for a way to clear.  Do this by quickly moving the joystick back and forth.

 

- Floors 1, 2, 7 and 8 are scoring floors. They are fairly easy to clear.  Don't use the button to speed up on these levels unless you really have to.

- Floors 4 and 5 are survival levels. Use the button as needed to get to the other side.

- Floors 3 and 6 are a combination.  Scoring is still possible, but survival is paramount.

 

- If the timer hits zero on a floor, take your time and look for a good opening.  Since you're not gonna get a score for that floor, surviving the floor is the only goal at that point.

 

- Your best chance to clear a floor is when the elevators are in a staggered pattern, especially on floors 4 and 5.  If multiple elevators are side by side on the middle floors (3, 4, 5 ,6), it's makes for a very difficult clear.

 

- Starting with level 2, the elevator speeds are random.  I think this is what gives the game its replay factor.  It's frustrating when a level comes up with a bunch of fast elevators along with a couple of super-fast.  It's also a fun challenge to try to keep the game going.  And a string of levels with some slow elevators can build a big game.

 

- Be patient.  When it's not there, it's not there.  There's nothing that says 'lost guy ' like wildly sprinting across the floor before there is a good opening.

 

- Evaluate the entire floor before making an attempt.  It doesn't do any good to get past the first five elevators and then have nowhere to go.

 

 

These are my tips.  If anyone is doing something different or additional, I'd love to read about it.  I'm still learning.  :)

 

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#29 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

LidLikesIntellivision

    River Patroller

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Posted Sat May 14, 2016 4:42 PM

10,745

 

It's a fun and addicting game. icon_smile.gif



#30 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 2:22 AM

4130 points

 

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#31 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 5:13 AM

835

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#32 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 7:10 AM

19884

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#33 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 7:20 AM

New high for me, and most likely my last entry for this week. No more time, unfortunately. I was just starting to get the hang of it...

 

3,934.

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#34 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 8:42 AM

315

 

 

there's no brakes on this maid is there?


Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Sun May 15, 2016 8:47 AM.


#35 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 8:54 AM

1,794



#36 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 9:12 AM

315

 

 

there's no brakes on this maid is there?

No. You're only option is to retriet or going left-right, left-right to 'stop'.



#37 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 10:37 AM

That's the deal for housemaids these days. Free room, board, and amphetamine...



#38 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 1:45 PM

1258



#39 keilbaca OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 5:57 PM

5528

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#40 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 7:00 PM

Fun game!

 

3,217

 

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#41 Ramses OFFLINE  

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    Chopper Commander

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 7:02 PM

2316

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#42 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 8:02 PM

Played this early in the week, meant to come back and play more. Alas, life! I guess this is the score I'm posting...
3361 :(
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#43 gamerguy99 OFFLINE  

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    Chopper Commander

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  • Location:pennsylvania

Posted Sun May 15, 2016 8:03 PM

hey everyone long time no play.  my score was 2058.  but i cant get the picture up for some reason but i don't really care if you add the score or not but anyway i wanted to say i miss you guys, and i hope to come back over the summer because schools just been so hectic i haven't really done anything for this.  to those of you who joined WELCOME, glad to have you here.  the game elevators amiss is really fun i wish i would have known about it sooner.  the only i advice i have is, thin the needle!  hope to talk to you all soon i get out June 3rd even though my summer is well planned im happy to make time for this.  the honor to play is its own reward.  ttyl :-D :grin: :thumbsup: :rolling:



#44 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 8:27 PM

1,953



#45 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

classicgamer_27330

    Stargunner

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 9:36 PM

2213



#46 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 9:57 PM

3,490

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my 1st time reaching Level 3



#47 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 15, 2016 10:00 PM

Question: Sunday is the 15th, and the description says that scores can be submitted until midnight Sunday the 16th.  Are we playing until Sunday at 11:59pm or 11:59pm on the 16th (Monday)?

 

In other words, can I procrastinate prepping for my upcoming job interview by playing Elevators Amiss all day today, tomorrow, and Monday, or will I have to play the new game starting on Monday?

 

It was just a typo on my part, sorry!  Sunday the 15th.



#48 McCallister OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 16, 2016 7:49 PM

 

It was just a typo on my part, sorry!  Sunday the 15th.

Thanks for picking this game. Entertaining game.  Nice to see the tips, techniques and discussion this home brew inspired.






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