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Season 12 ~ MAJOR LEAGUE ~ 3 Strikes Knockout Tourny

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@Vocelli - How are games going to be selected for week #2?

 

Are you using the same batch of games already submitted or will you be requesting new games?

 

If getting new lists, is the next game still selected by the top 4 scores from the season or is it going to somehow be based on week #1 results?

 

I'm really liking that players are choosing games rather than the random draw we've done previously.  While I'm not thrilled about Gravitar being selected, I think it was a very smart choice for the players who selected it.

 

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I can not control Gravitar to save my life. I made it to the second solar system, which I was happy about, but then I went onto a planet which demanded precise control and absolute knowledge of the sorcery it takes to steer this thing. Well, it doesn’t let you leave (I don’t think it does), so there is where I stayed. Forever. In dark cold space. Fun fact: the game just quit on me before my lives were gone. I suppose it understood I had lost my will to live. *edit- I just realized it’s probably bc I ran out of fuel, haha. 

 

Oh dear... 12,750

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Thanks @Skippy B. Coyote  For what it’s worth, I made it to the second solar system again and increased my score by 50 points! Hahaha. This time it was the bottom right planet, and I laughed out loud when I saw how I was being asked to move my hunk of junk. Weird thing is, I scored higher during the original round (not by much) and I was struggling on the computer. I must’ve hit a few extra UFOs. 

 

G*RAVITAR - 12,800 & 2 strikes :lol: :dunce:

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1 hour ago, kermit73 said:

@Vocelli - How are games going to be selected for week #2?

 

Are you using the same batch of games already submitted or will you be requesting new games?

 

If getting new lists, is the next game still selected by the top 4 scores from the season or is it going to somehow be based on week #1 results?

 

I'm really liking that players are choosing games rather than the random draw we've done previously.  While I'm not thrilled about Gravitar being selected, I think it was a very smart choice for the players who selected it.

 

~ New lists will be submitted.

~ The TOP 4 Ranked players who have not been eliminated will submit lists. Both Gravitar and Super Breakout cannot be submitted again.

 

My only decision now is whether the next round will be:

1 Game 2 Strikes

2 Games 2 Strikes

1 Game 1 Strike.

So people won't lose interest.... I don't want this Tourny to last too long 

 

 

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Small increase on SB 7b, which has that “just one more game” appeal.

 

5b 888 + 7b 945 = 1,833

 

Not my pb, but fun nevertheless. And the sounds in this game...they remind me of something...

 

Super Breakout Hits from My Casio - 945 7b

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Oh dear, there’s still a week to go?

 

I can improve my Gravitar score by at least 25% but I don’t know how much I can improve my Super Breakout score…

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1 hour ago, jgkspsx said:

Oh dear, there’s still a week to go?

Oh, it is May 8th. I may not have been as aggressive with my plays if I read better that there's an additional week. 😄  Oh well, another week to sweat and hopefully get some improvements!

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I would love to hit 150k in Gravitar. That will be the focus of my efforts… unless I fall below the line on Super Breakout…

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6 hours ago, fakecortex said:

Thanks @Skippy B. Coyote  For what it’s worth, I made it to the second solar system again and increased my score by 50 points! Hahaha. This time it was the bottom right planet, and I laughed out loud when I saw how I was being asked to move my hunk of junk. Weird thing is, I scored higher during the original round (not by much) and I was struggling on the computer. I must’ve hit a few extra UFOs. 

 

G*RAVITAR - 12,800 & 2 strikes :lol: :dunce:

 

My best advice for Gravitar is to never fully press the joystick in any direction, just give it very light taps in the direction you want to go and constantly turn around to tap the opposite direction when you need to adjust. Remember there's no time limit so take it as slow as humanly possible through tight corridors. You'll get there when you get there, just be ready to tap downward to bring up your shields when the enemy turrets are firing at you.

 

The little pink planet in the lower right of the second solar system is the game ender and the one you really have to master the controls for, so I always save it for last. Learning to navigate that super tight maze in the dark when the lights go out on the third loop is going to be the difference between getting a really good score or not. For my 180K score I got through that maze in the dark twice by tapping the fire button non-stop to illuminate my surroundings, and then thankfully the lights came back on in the 5th loop... though at that point I was too low on lives to get through it again.

 

I think that's about all the advice I've got for Gravitar! Even with zero gravity on Game 5 it's still a darn tough game, but if you take it extra slow and aren't in a hurry to get anywhere it can be manageable :)

 

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Super Breakout (Game 5): 1,098

 

Super Breakout (Game 7): 1,291

 

Total:  2,389

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ten games later, I finally improved my score at g5 !

 

update 2722 = 1508 (new g5) + 1214 (old g7)

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Vocelli:

Gravitar: 107450

Someone please pull my eyes out and throw them at the TV screen!

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Vocelli:

Super Breakout Update

4226 = 2189 + 2037 (New Score)

 

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Super Breakout

Game #5: 3957

Game #7: 1960 (previously posted)

Total: 5917

 

 

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Super Breakout (5 B/B): 4001

Super Breakout (7 B/B): 2029. (Previous score)

                                Total: 6030

 

Improvement in game 5.  @Skippy B. Coyote put up a great score and will be tough to top.  I want to give Gravitar a couple more trys later this week first.

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Gravitar (5 B/B): 141,100

 

Finally made it past that maze planet in the dark!  Got a few levels after that only to get another encounter with that maze planet in the dark again.  No chance on getting past that one twice.   

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Very minor improvement in 7bb: 1313

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EDIT: a little better, 1474

 

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My eyes are watering now.

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HO LEY

 

CRAP

 

253050

 

I think I actually have this game figured out. (As long as there’s no gravity, lol.) I do wonder if it’s easier with a gamepad than a joystick.

 

I fought back from one life at least three separate times. What did me in in the end was a planet in the second system I normally don’t have trouble with, the one with all of the fuel tanks. I started the system with 5 lives and screwed up in different ways three time and then the turrets on the left that were going crazy took me out the other times.

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Super Breakout

Game #5: 3957 (posted earlier)

Game #7: 2343

Total: 6300

 

Gravitar: 111100

 

Playing Gravitar is about as much fun as driving in rush hour traffic.  It takes forever to get anywhere and you'll crash if you stop paying attention or go too fast.

 

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updated score for breakout -  3122 = 1508 (old g5) + 1614 (new g7)

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Big improvement in Gravitar. I thought my first game would be enough to see me safely over the strike line, but people have hit some great scores that meant now I wasn't so sure. So I've had  another go at this that I think should leave me safe on this one, albeit frustratingly  just a few hundred points short of the fabulous effort from @jgkspsx . Now I need to try and improve on super breakout, as I'm in real danger of falling the wrong side of the line on that one.

 

 

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