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    Posted: 26 Aug 2018 at 10:27pm
I finally was able to get a new high score today:

298900, lvl 14

using Twin Galaxies tournament setting (1 flash bomb per life)

A hard, unfair and slightly buggy game but once in a while I can ignore all the shortcomings
and have a fantastic game which so far makes up for it. So far..

I hardly ever use the flash bomb in the game since something usually kills me before I can
press the button anyways. So it's only used for the end of lvl 6+4*n and by now I know of a
way to get through there w/o bomb (quite often but not reliable yet), too.


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Great score on a hard game... Half way to the world record of on real hardware :)
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hehe, almost half way with R.Barrett at 622040 :P   ..that is one impressive score indeed
but the game reverts back to lvl 1 once you beat lvl 16 so you can pick up a lot
of points in the easy levels again. #5 at 301k must have died at the start of lvl 14 just like me,
#3/#4 @ 366k probably in mid 15 and #2 mid/end of  16.

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p.s.
there's a nice description of the #1 tournament high score on-line, based on that #3/4 probably
got to lvl 16. I like the description of how he snuck through lvl 16 - that's very similar to how I got
through the sibling, 12, yesterday - I got through with 2 seconds left and only because I saw
that I ran out of time so couldn't wait for an easier time in the swarm cycle anymore and tried a
last-ditch, hazardous run through the end part. From the write-up very similar to his maneuver.

https://www.twingalaxies.com/archive/index.php/t-110387.html


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Slowly but surely getting better at the game, today I changed my strategy at a
particular spot which seems to have helped - I got to lvl 16 for the first time ever

so.. 354760, lvl 16 now - the last level of the game before it reverts to lvl 1..

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Finally did it - beat all 16 levels on hardest setting (just one extra life, hardest enemies, one bomb per life).

I've been practicing to hit enemies above/below and been varying strategies to manage the enemies
a bit better for a while and just couldn't get onto the high score table anymore. It's not skill
as such that is missing but something elusive - when I am in the zone I play perfectly but
every so often I drop out for a few seconds or get too stressed and then all goes downhill.
Very fast. And most times I can't get into the game at all and need hours of warmup.
Strange really and frustrating. But. When I am in the zone and play it just feels fantastic,
the right amount of frantic gameplay and calmer parts, no dependable patterns since the enemies
behave somewhat randomly so I am feeling challenged and on the lookout all the time and
in general a very, very hard game.

I definitely played thousands of games now, mostly I kill myself off and restart a game if
I make any mistake in the first 6 levels, since it's a sign that I am not in that zone yet.

Today I finally played a perfect game until lvl 15 where I lost my first life. Then two deaths in lvl 16,
one due to greed to get the 4000 bonus. But with my last life I beat lvl 16 and the game
reverts not only to lvl 1 but also to a much easier difficulty level. So it was easy to grab a lot
of points and increase my score from 350k all the way up to 570k.

In the end I think I died in lvl15/16 because I became way too nervous because I've reached these levels for the first time with a chance to beat 16, not really because the game threw something
at me I couldn't handle, really.

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Amazing skills Thomas... second in the world!  How long did that game take to do 25 stages?  (not including the thousands of games that preceded it!)


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Well, I loose track of time when playing but I'd guess a bit over an hour.
So not that long time-wise for a near-record game.
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Man, thats a really awesome score mate! Clap

I recently bought this PCB and it's not an easy game at all, once I rotate my monitor I'll be spending some time playing on this game.
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