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#1 TeddyBear89 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:01 AM

I was in the zone last night playing this and managed to get to level 16 (you know......16 igloos)

 

Is it even possible to get to the 21st igloo?  Is there any special type of graphic acknowledging such a feat?  Or does it just reflect one single igloo as the 21st level?  Work with me here, I still want to believe that there are numerous undiscovered Easter eggs in these old game cartridges!

 

In these higher levels the seal is on you like a laser and those damn penguins are moving and twirling so fast that my hats off to anyone who can achieve igloo 17 and beyond.



#2 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:07 AM

What was your actual score?

#3 TeddyBear89 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:37 AM

About 64,000.   I am more fixated on how many levels I can complete than high score.

 

But it certainly is gratifying to sink the seal, a polar bear and a couple of penguins all in one swoop for big points.



#4 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:35 PM

I haven't played it much, but I don't think I've made it past the first level. I only ask about score cause I checked to see who had the highest score I could find:

http://atariage.com/...me-10-thin-ice/

https://www.twingala...e/intellivision

http://atariage.com/...ame-6-thin-ice/

http://atariage.com/...me-14-thin-ice/

I didn't see levels listed, though. You should ask WispFollower.

#5 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:15 PM

440k? Simply amazing :-o



#6 Troy_Whelan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:54 PM

The igloos represent the screen you are on.  So the game starts on igloo #1 or the 1st screen.  Each completed screen adds an igloo.  After you complete every 10th screen, the igloo images reset to 1.  This repeats indefinitely even after the skill level has maxed out.  I haven't competed on Twin Galaxies for years, but while competing I kept copies of all my submissions.  I found my submission for 306,230 and captured the images to show how the igloo counts line up with completed screens.  My score ended on the 35th screen, but the skill level maxed out well before that.

 

Troy

 

1) End of 10th.JPG

 

2) Start of 11th.JPG

 

3) End of 20th.JPG

 

4) Start of 21st.JPG

 

5) End of 30th.JPG

 

6) Start of 31st.JPG

 

7) End of Game on 35th.JPG



#7 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:57 PM

Never noticed the Igloos. Its like in Tropical Trouble. A bit dissapointing, that they do not show the progress, in TT the symbol changes the color if you completed 10 runs.



#8 TeddyBear89 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:48 PM

Thanks for this......and congrats on quite the score!



#9 fsuinnc OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:11 AM

I don't really know all the rules of the game but I have never been able to get past the first screen. It looks pretty fun and seems similar to Qix (I think) I just can't seem to get the hang of it. The damn seal gets me right away.



#10 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:32 AM

Lol, one of these days I plan to read the manual :D

#11 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:45 AM

Lol, one of these days I plan to read the manual :D


Sure you do.

#12 WispFollower OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:23 PM

Oh man, I love this game so much. It has been so long since I have played. Perhaps it's time to dust off the old skates.

#13 First Spear OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2019 6:27 AM

The Intellivisionaries episode on the game a while ago reignited my interest and playing on the game. However it didn’t help my skill. I never got past the 6th igloo or so.




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