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Rod C wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:46 am
I thought it looked impossible but couldn't find any other strategy so with the help of the password I kept trying until after many goes I fluked it. After another couple of tries I got it again so now I know I can do it. Whether I can get it right after nine preceding levels is another matter.
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That's how I worked it out too, I try to time it so that just before, or exactly at a precise moment I move up, move right, drop trap, move left, the precise moment for me is when I see the robot at the very end of his movement to the left side. Sometimes it works everytime, sometimes I can't get it to work at all.

The other tricky part I find is after clearing out the left side, coming back down past the center robot takes almost the same precision timing made trickier by having to dogde the robot on the platform above him. Fun level indeed!
Ah ah - got it! But what a way to suck enjoyment out of the game. In practice i reckon I have a 25% success rate, so who knows how well it will go after nine levels.

Only one way to find out...
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FourthStone wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:25 am
The other tricky part I find is after clearing out the left side, coming back down past the center robot takes almost the same precision timing made trickier by having to dogde the robot on the platform above him.
If you do the right side first you can trap that pesky robot on a little island at the right end of his run, then he's out of the way when you go over to do the left side.

But you don't need any tips, you're on fire!!!
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Level 10 second time around, amazingly had 2 lives to spare
As for me, I got to the last bit of level 10 again but couldn't finish it.
MartinH wrote:
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Ah ah - got it! But what a way to suck enjoyment out of the game.
Yeah, but tomorrow's another day! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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fwibbler wrote:
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Can't remember which level it was that killed me off though.
It was the last one...... :roll: :lol:
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Made it to the loop and got all the way back to level 10, and yeah... you know what happened next.

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Well, got to level 10 with 2 lives and ...... promptly lost them both. However, I think I see a way through.....
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Been twice around now but made some silly mistakes on level 2, the cage timing is definitely shorter each time around.

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Finally a new high score, took an absolute age to get past level 10 - so many restarts, but managed to beat it and then game over when I got to level 10 the next time round!

Have to agree about the comments of level 2 - it's not a hard level (like level 10) but there's something about it which makes it difficult - usually to do with the robot on the far left side, i've had to restart many games because of losing a life on Level 2.
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MatthewThompson wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:16 pm

Have to agree about the comments of level 2 - it's not a hard level (like level 10) but there's something about it which makes it difficult - usually to do with the robot on the far left side, i've had to restart many games because of losing a life on Level 2.
I've had to do that a few times too. I went through a spell where I couldn't get past that left-handed robot for several games and was quite frustrated, mostly because I know how to get by it but my brain said, 'Ed, this is the pattern, use it' and then I would epic fail.

I got out of it by replaying it again in my mind the right way, went in and no problem ever since. I do know how to beat that dude and when I'm not comatose from a poor sleep and lack of coffee then I can get through every time.....but not before my nervous system rebels a little thinking about that portion. Level 10? Can solve everything except the middle robot which I suspect is the key to that level.
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I've been playing this a lot today. Got into the second loop - the cage timing is really short, so you have to be quite aggressive with the placement. This has taken a bit for me to adjust to, as generally I like to be quite risk averse. It's doable, though, and as a plus point it makes the first run and loop 1 seem much easier by comparison.

I even find that bit on level 10 a bit less fearsome now. I still die a lot, but it feels more like a 50/50 chance of success now. Thank goodness for the HAHA practice screen.

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I have to really force myself to play the game now, after completing it as it's just more of the same but with cages not lasting as long. I decided to practice level 12 again and, after finishing that, kept playing and got to what would've been (I think) the 4th loop around, level 10 (1 thousand and odd after completing level 12 first time around, 5 thousand-ish after completing level 12 the 2nd time around and 8 thousand and odd after completing it the 3rd time around). I probably would have had in the mid 13000's if I'd started at the beginning. I'm not sure that it'd be possible to complete it 5 times in a row with the cages lasting for so little time (especially with the tricky bits on level 10 and 12).

You may not want to count this score, Ed, as I started on a different level. I've got a week to play again anyway (even if I'm not really keen on doing so).
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Venger wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:43 pm
You may not want to count this score, Ed, as I started on a different level. I've got a week to play again anyway (even if I'm not really keen on doing so).
Noted Venger..... not used to seeing you in 4th place on the chart. I think you'll have to play it significantly more to redeem your face.
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High Score Tables Updated......
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Well, it seems like with everyone else, that level 10 will be my nemisis until I solve it.....just once, please let it be (breaks out in song that some young quartet that came from Liverpool used to sing) so I can die in peace one day. This is probably about as high as I can go without solving that level.
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KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:45 am
Well, it seems like with everyone else, that level 10 will be my nemisis until I solve it.....just once, please let it be (breaks out in song that some young quartet that came from Liverpool used to sing) so I can die in peace one day. This is probably about as high as I can go without solving that level.

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FourthStone wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:29 am
KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:45 am
Well, it seems like with everyone else, that level 10 will be my nemisis until I solve it.....just once, please let it be (breaks out in song that some young quartet that came from Liverpool used to sing) so I can die in peace one day. This is probably about as high as I can go without solving that level.

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HAHA :wink:
Uh......yeh!!!!
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KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:33 am
FourthStone wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:29 am
KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:45 am
Well, it seems like with everyone else, that level 10 will be my nemisis until I solve it.....just once, please let it be (breaks out in song that some young quartet that came from Liverpool used to sing) so I can die in peace one day. This is probably about as high as I can go without solving that level.

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HAHA :wink:
Uh......yeh!!!!
In case you didn't know and thought I was laughing at you, HAHA is the password for level 10, handy for practicing the level repeatedly.
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FourthStone wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:14 am
KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:33 am
FourthStone wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:29 am

HAHA :wink:
Uh......yeh!!!!
In case you didn't know and thought I was laughing at you, HAHA is the password for level 10, handy for practicing the level repeatedly.
Hey FS, that's what my 'Uh yeh!!!!' meant......but thanks.
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KarateEd wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:42 am
Venger wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:43 pm
You may not want to count this score, Ed, as I started on a different level. I've got a week to play again anyway (even if I'm not really keen on doing so).


Noted Venger..... not used to seeing you in 4th place on the chart. I think you'll have to play it significantly more once to redeem your face.

Hopefully :wink:
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There you go, Ed :wink: . I had 2 practice goes on level 12 to try and refine my technique (hence the scores of 300 and 480) and then got around to the 3rd loop, level 10.

I know I can do better than this because I made a few stupid mistakes in trying to whizz around as fast as I could. It still took just under 29 minutes so it's getting to the point now where it's just a massive chore to play.

I managed to capture it on video and may put it on YouTube after as quite a few people now know how to get past level 10 (there's no big trick, it's just very precise timing).
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Venger wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:11 pm
There you go, Ed :wink: . I had 2 practice goes on level 12 to try and refine my technique (hence the scores of 300 and 480) and then got around to the 3rd loop, level 10.

I know I can do better than this because I made a few stupid mistakes in trying to whizz around as fast as I could. It still took just under 29 minutes so it's getting to the point now where it's just a massive chore to play.

I managed to capture it on video and may put it on YouTube after as quite a few people now know how to get past level 10 (there's no big trick, it's just very precise timing).
The world is right again........yeh, figured it's just timing, haven't figured it out yet but when I do, I'm sure I'll do it over and over so it sticks.
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I knew we could lure Venger out of retirement :)

Now to see if I can find a couple of extra thousand points... from somewhere.
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Got within striking distance, then got level 10'd. That should become a new phrase "I'm gonna Level 10 yo <insert thing to be level 10'd here>".

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I made it to loop three... my god... the cages last for about two seconds! Reached level 2 - level 2! - and got marmalised. Briefly saw 3. A World of hurt. Think I'm going to hang up my spurs here.

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MartinH wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:10 pm
I made it to loop three... my god... the cages last for about two seconds! Reached level 2 - level 2! - and got marmalised. Briefly saw 3. A World of hurt. Think I'm going to hang up my spurs here.

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You're an evil, evil man... :lol: I know I don't have to try and beat your score because I've effectively won season 16 but I just feel obliged to try. I'm guessing that it took you about 40 minutes to get that score. If I didn't try then I'd just be giving up. I definitely think that I could do better. Whether I'll have the time to prove that is another thing though.
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Hopefully this will be my last go!
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Venger wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:28 am
You're an evil, evil man...
I try my best :D
Venger wrote:
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Hopefully this will be my last go!
Challenge accepted!
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Well, that's another difficult game, for me anyway. I'll keep trying though.
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Sorry Venger, I managed it: 17410
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It's ok Martin, Venger LOVES this game....... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Hooray! I saved Mars. :lol:

I nearly finished level 3 again but lost my last two lives when I shouldn't have. I was so rattled by then that I forgot to step off a trap and just stood there over-thinking my strategy! :shock: #-o Next try I forgot to allow for the different timing and should have laid a second trap. #-o #-o I know, I was warned! :lol:

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