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  • #16
    Nice, 170k Wingtip!

    I've hit about 120k now but seems from set 10, it gets a hell of a lot tougher..

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Jammasized View Post
      Nice, 170k Wingtip!

      I've hit about 120k now but seems from set 10, it gets a hell of a lot tougher..
      Thanks, it is a tricky little game. I tend to use the ball as a last resort of sorts. That being like the shield on Phoenix. As Dk said before, bonus points are with lining up doods and killing with apple drops. I tend to try and get the EXTRA on every level, PIPE DREAM I can usually get it every 2nd or 3rd......it helps in later levels to have a bit of a stockpile

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      • #18
        Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
        Thanks, it is a tricky little game. I tend to use the ball as a last resort of sorts. That being like the shield on Phoenix. As Dk said before, bonus points are with lining up doods and killing with apple drops. I tend to try and get the EXTRA on every level, PIPE DREAM I can usually get it every 2nd or 3rd......it helps in later levels to have a bit of a stockpile
        Only got the extra once, and that was a fluke! Did enjoy the full screen presentation though of the extra man ceremony I dont really keep track of the letters as such.

        Agree about using the ball as a 'shield'. I also use it to buy time, when running away to set up a big multi-dood killing apple drop. Managed 8k bonus on a mult-dood kill, what's the biggest you can get ?

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        • #19
          300,850

          No matter how much I play this game I still enjoy it. A true 80s classic and waster of most of my paper round money back in the day...

          Basic strategies I use which might help someone is to make sure you get as many E, X, T, R, As on each level - 2 or 3 in the early stages. That sounds obvious but the best way to maximise is to not "skip" the 5k increments. IE if you're on 39,000 and you crush enough doods to get 8k you've really wasted an opportunity to get the EXTRA guy out and cash in. Plus it's safer to keep moving as the stages get higher rather than let them queue up closeby - squash a couple then run to the next apple and again wait - squash and run, etc.

          Use bullet to kill 2 or 3 enemies at the level start as they come out pretty much one at a time and your bullet recharges before the next one gets you - hide behind a dropped apple if you need to wait. Get EXTRA out the first time by hitting the next 5K score increment - pushing an apple on a couple of doods is a good way. Nnotice how quickly EXTRA moves OFF the letters you already have and spends much longer on the required letters - it often only takes a small hesitation for him to get to a required letter. Make killing EXTRA your priority then by creating a loop in the "earth" and coming up behind him as the 3 blue henchthings chase you around the loop - pop out and bam! Then try to account for all bar 1 or 2 of the remaining doods and grab the centre bonus item. Again make sure you have a quick look at EXTRA's current position to make him come out on a required letter as you grab the item. Take care of the EXTRA guy again and then wipe out the remaining doods quick - as even on early levels once you've got the centre item and snared EXTRA they get very fast and dig-happy.

          While diamonds were great back in the day, with MAME and freeplay they lose their appeal - especially if you get them early in a round - the 5,000 score bonus is less than you'd get squashing a few doods and grabbing the centre item at a minimum!

          Cheers
          LT.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by MonoJoker View Post
            No matter how much I play this game I still enjoy it. A true 80s classic and waster of most of my paper round money back in the day...

            Basic strategies I use which might help someone is to make sure you get as many E, X, T, R, As on each level - 2 or 3 in the early stages. That sounds obvious but the best way to maximise is to not "skip" the 5k increments. IE if you're on 39,000 and you crush enough doods to get 8k you've really wasted an opportunity to get the EXTRA guy out and cash in. Plus it's safer to keep moving as the stages get higher rather than let them queue up closeby - squash a couple then run to the next apple and again wait - squash and run, etc.

            Use bullet to kill 2 or 3 enemies at the level start as they come out pretty much one at a time and your bullet recharges before the next one gets you - hide behind a dropped apple if you need to wait. Get EXTRA out the first time by hitting the next 5K score increment - pushing an apple on a couple of doods is a good way. Nnotice how quickly EXTRA moves OFF the letters you already have and spends much longer on the required letters - it often only takes a small hesitation for him to get to a required letter. Make killing EXTRA your priority then by creating a loop in the "earth" and coming up behind him as the 3 blue henchthings chase you around the loop - pop out and bam! Then try to account for all bar 1 or 2 of the remaining doods and grab the centre bonus item. Again make sure you have a quick look at EXTRA's current position to make him come out on a required letter as you grab the item. Take care of the EXTRA guy again and then wipe out the remaining doods quick - as even on early levels once you've got the centre item and snared EXTRA they get very fast and dig-happy.

            While diamonds were great back in the day, with MAME and freeplay they lose their appeal - especially if you get them early in a round - the 5,000 score bonus is less than you'd get squashing a few doods and grabbing the centre item at a minimum!

            Cheers
            LT.
            Holy crap, great score!!!!! You have beaten the high score by miles. Im finding i get 8K for the diamond? Is it different on different levels? Also i have found if i have more than 5 credits in reserve , the diamond does not appear.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
              Holy crap, great score!!!!! You have beaten the high score by miles. Im finding i get 8K for the diamond? Is it different on different levels? Also i have found if i have more than 5 credits in reserve , the diamond does not appear.
              Yeah as I said I played this a LOT back in the day and it's been a staple on any MAME installation I've run - cab or PC. I find it very playable and challenging every time - you can always improve given the number of ways to attack each level.

              Sorry my bad on the diamond value, I haven't seen one in a while and have no idea how to reliably trigger one either. So you'd be right they are worth 8K

              Cheers
              LT.

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              • #22
                I suck at maze games in general, didn't really start playing games until maybe 86/87 but I am enjoying this one a lot more than Guzzler maybe it's that there are more ways to set up/complete a level. Helps to keep the frustration down when you have to start another game. It's also really nice to be playing a game like this without a timer, sure it adds more pressure in one way but there's also a lot of fun in setting traps and waiting .

                My biggest problem at the moment is I'm too hesitant to use the ball, I keep dying when I could have used it. Still if you havent used it on the level it is nice to know you can kill 2 monsters before worrying about any delay.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by MonoJoker View Post
                  Yeah as I said I played this a LOT back in the day and it's been a staple on any MAME installation I've run - cab or PC. I find it very playable and challenging every time - you can always improve given the number of ways to attack each level.

                  Sorry my bad on the diamond value, I haven't seen one in a while and have no idea how to reliably trigger one either. So you'd be right they are worth 8K

                  Cheers
                  LT.
                  I find that i cant depend on the diamond, as you said, multiple ways to complete levels This game, in a way, reminds me of BombJack. Very playable and random game i thinks
                  BUT.....Damn great score mate!!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
                    I find that i cant depend on the diamond, as you said, multiple ways to complete levels This game, in a way, reminds me of BombJack. Very playable and random game i thinks
                    Always nice when you find a way I always thought it had to do with dropping multiple apples on top of each other but that doesn't work. It's more complicated I'm sure

                    Hahah funny you should say that. I always HATED BombJack the few times I paid to play it but after it was in the last MGL I am addicted. I'm always loading up the cab just to play that and try to beat my last high score even now.

                    Oh and thanks, one of my few chances to post an impressive score in an MGL!

                    Cheers
                    LT.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MonoJoker View Post
                      Hahah funny you should say that. I always HATED BombJack the few times I paid to play it but after it was in the last MGL I am addicted. I'm always loading up the cab just to play that and try to beat my last high score even now.

                      Cheers
                      LT.
                      BombJack will now be with you forever..........

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                      • #26


                        Massive score Monojoker, kudos to you !

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                        • #27
                          105,300

                          I've kind of been waiting for this game to come up because I've never really given it a good play despite it's reputation, but damn is it hard.

                          I do bad at Mr. Do. Do you do what I do when doing Mr. Do?
                          Last edited by kane; 5th July 2010, 03:25 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by kane View Post
                            I've kind of been waiting for this game to come up because I've never really given it a good play despite it's reputation, but damn is it hard.

                            I do bad at Mr. Do. Do you do what I do when doing Mr. Do?
                            I do the same thing, but to do what you did do on Mr do would be saying I should not do what you did to do
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by DKong View Post
                              I do the same thing, but to do what you did do on Mr do would be saying I should not do what you did to do
                              Do-ah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-do...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by kane View Post
                                Do-ah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-do...


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