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KarateEd wrote:
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I think I know what this is. It's a different version of Wallaby......with random birds and rocks instead of monkeys and bananas. It's the kind of game you think you should be able to score high in when in reality it's a test for your sanity.......

If not for random birds ALWAYS appearing on the platform I'm on, I'd be at least to level 4.

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No, this is miles worse than Wallaby.
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I was going better until I heard the wild wood ducks quacking in the rain outside! No, no... they're really there... I swear!


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Well, hellooo there Ed, looks like we're on the same score. :lol:

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THIS GAME IS HELL!

50 POINTS AFTER 10 GOES!

I'm gonna have to stop, before I suffer a stroke!
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Yeah, this game is pretty cruel. Apart from the slippery ladders, split-second timing and the random ducks, the scoring system is simply punishing. :evil:


C'mon Ed, let's go! :lol:
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Time to throw in the towel with this one. Ed is right - it's good to play the stinkers once in a while, just to appreciate how good the good games are... but I've given this stinker far more of my time than it deserves.

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Rod C wrote:
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C'mon Ed, let's go! :lol:
Yeh, sure, sneak up on me and expect me to suffer just trying to catch you? I've had my fill of that 2440 score. In this game it seems that if you get a certain score, you keep getting it for a while until luck or fate or rubbish being dumped on your head intervenes and let's you get something else (in this game it is usually a LOWER score) but once in a while you get lucky and get a better score. We'll see how it goes down the road.......
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The gauntlet has been laid down.......
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High Score Tables Updated......
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KarateEd wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:31 pm
The gauntlet has been laid down.......

Hey, Ed, when I said c'mon I didn't mean that much! :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice work.


Now for the sanity test. When you look at this photo do you go

A. Ooh
B Ahh
C. ARGH!!!

If C it's time to stop playing this game.
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I like my platformer games but this one has me beat, I give up in frustration after a few attempts and can't really be bothered to keep pushing as it is 95% luck, 1% skill and 4% swearing... well done to anyone who's gotten past level 2, my hats off to you =D>
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Rod C wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:25 am
KarateEd wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:31 pm
The gauntlet has been laid down.......
Hey, Ed, when I said c'mon I didn't mean that much! :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice work.

Now for the sanity test. When you look at this photo do you go

A. Ooh
B Ahh
C. ARGH!!!

If C it's time to stop playing this game.
Ummmmm, yeh, it's definitely C.....and still I go on......no sanity here...... :shock:

On level 4 I think, not sure but my fingers are numb, my mind is throttled and I'm going to watch Netflix.....
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A tiny improvement ... I got to level 2, but maybe one platform higher than last time... 1320

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Got to level 4 with all my lives and for the life of my (or my surrogate) could not get through, life after life, just gone.....it's so unfair.

So, just a slight increase after all that......
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KarateEd wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:38 am
Got to level 4 with all my lives and for the life of my (or my surrogate) could not get through, life after life, just gone.....it's so unfair.

So, just a slight increase after all that......

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Glutton for punishment, Ed :lol: I haven't played since I got my 4860 score as it's not worth the frustration.
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Right, well I finally managed to get a screenshot of my second best score so this will have to do for me.
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Venger wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:57 am
KarateEd wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:38 am
Got to level 4 with all my lives and for the life of my (or my surrogate) could not get through, life after life, just gone.....it's so unfair.

So, just a slight increase after all that......

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Glutton for punishment, Ed :lol: I haven't played since I got my 4860 score as it's not worth the frustration.
Yes, probably true, the glutton part......but you know, you are going to have to play again.
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Got to level 5. It seems this programmer thinks the way to boost difficulty is to speed the game up......laziness I'd say.....sometimes that works. In this game it is obscene.
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High Score Tables Updated......
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KarateEd wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Got to level 5. It seems this programmer thinks the way to boost difficulty is to speed the game up......laziness I'd say.....sometimes that works. In this game it is obscene.

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Yeah, I agree. It was like that in Creepy Cave as well though, although that was a far superior game.

Anyway, it's just basically a "numbers game" in that, if you play it enough times, you'll get that lucky game where the duck doesn't always appear on the same platform as you.

I can't say that I have much of a desire to play this game again. Getting past level 5 would be pretty difficult and I don't know whether I'd have the will to try.
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Venger wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:47 pm
KarateEd wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Got to level 5. It seems this programmer thinks the way to boost difficulty is to speed the game up......laziness I'd say.....sometimes that works. In this game it is obscene.

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Yeah, I agree. It was like that in Creepy Cave as well though, although that was a far superior game.

Anyway, it's just basically a "numbers game" in that, if you play it enough times, you'll get that lucky game where the duck doesn't always appear on the same platform as you.

I can't say that I have much of a desire to play this game again. Getting past level 5 would be pretty difficult and I don't know whether I'd have the will to try.
But you know Venger, I'm going to keep trying and see if I can 'motivate' you to keep trying.......bwahahahahha.......
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Just a little better here. Not much you can do when a rock drops on you at the top of the last ladder. I did discover that it's possible to jump over (through?) a duck but there's not much opportunity to use this move to advantage! :roll:

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Slowly getting a better score. Got to level 5 again. I agree with Vengur, I don't think anyone is getting through that one.
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I am really starting to hate this game......A LOT!!!
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Seems like a bug has crept in. In the first slot the 3rd level creature is overlayed on top of the first level creature. The 2nd slot creature is normal.
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KarateEd wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:47 pm
Seems like a bug has crept in. In the first slot the 3rd level creature is overlayed on top of the first level creature. The 2nd slot creature is normal.

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I can't believe you're still playing the game after you've said how much you hate it :lol:
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Venger wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:46 pm
KarateEd wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:47 pm
Seems like a bug has crept in. In the first slot the 3rd level creature is overlayed on top of the first level creature. The 2nd slot creature is normal.

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I can't believe you're still playing the game after you've said how much you hate it :lol:
Trying to push the envelope and seeing if I can get past level 5. Came close once. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment and this game is that...... and I'm trying to prove a point that even a distasteful game can be played if a person has the will to try.
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So, for this game, this is my signature move and I use it very frequently......
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KarateEd wrote:
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So, for this game, this is my signature move and I use it very frequently......
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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KarateEd wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:31 pm
So, for this game, this is my signature move and I use it very frequently......

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:D :lol:

I tried that move out of sheer frustration once... and even then the game thwarted me by dropping a rock on me!
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