Post subject: Cobra Triangle
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Joined: 4/16/2004
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Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Anyone what this game is? You are a cool looking red boat, cruising around, killing monsters, dispose mines and so on. Would a time attack of this game be interesting? For a month ago when I tried to learn Famtasia I did a time attack of this game with an end time of 1907. I think it´s possible to get it under 19 but still, would it be interesting? Lot´s of levels are "waiting" leves where you can only wait for the time to end to move on. I also got the comment "This doesn´t look perfected, it looks like a very skilled player but not perfected." I can agree to this but I don´t know what I can do to make it look better, since it´s a game that is similiar to Rc Pro Am. So do you guys have any suggestions or is it just a waste of time doing this again?
/Walker Boh
Joined: 4/11/2004
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Location: New Zealand
I used to play this game alot when I was younger, indeed i hadn't actually beaten it but i had alot of fun. The Protection stages were great, but, as you said, it was the bonus stages (a few times you'd actually catch up to the electric line) where you had to wait around that sucked. That said, I'd love to see the run, even if everyone doesn't. :)
Joined: 3/26/2004
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Would really enjoy seeing it. Played it a bit when I was younger, didn't manage to complete it though. If you still have the .fmv please PM me it unless you are sending it to Bisqwit and he'll put it up. edit: oops fixed typo, big difference between did and didn't. :-)
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I'll put it back to the queue then.
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Bis: Does that mean you already have it and concidering publishing it or does it mean that I should do another try at it? --- edit I really should do a new try at this. I know it can be improved cus I missed some ramps at my first attempt and now I am more experienced with Famtasia, well this is my next goal then.
/Walker Boh
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Good luck WalkerBoh! I eagerly await your results ^^
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Im done! With a time of 17:55! It´s 72 (atleast I think, my brain calculations sucks at this time ;P) seconds faster then my first attempt (19:07) and I think it looks pretty good now. Let´s see what happens.
/Walker Boh
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Very nice, the last boss is SO damn hard and frustrating huh? ;)
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You'll see ;)
/Walker Boh
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Um, doesn't it only take one hit to kill him?
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The shark? No he´s a full healthy boss. However I managed to kill him pretty fast. The boss before him is killing himself so it´s just to avoid him until the time runs out.
/Walker Boh
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Lol, okay, I confused it with some other game then. Isn't there a dragon type of boss though? You can take like 2 hits and then you're dead. How far in the game is that? Or is it yet another game lol
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Hmm, there are seadragons or something like that. But ye they are kinda nasty if you got hit. Anyways, If it will be published you'll see em all ;P
/Walker Boh
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Okay, about how far into the game are they? ^^;
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First boss is a seadragon, maybe it´s level 5 or something. Next is the second last boss at stage 23.
/Walker Boh
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Hmm, did this time attack focus on points too? There are some things you could improve: Fire as you start every level. Gives 1,000 points each. I'm not sure if you can hit the bosses with this. Probably not. You missed one target on the "Shoot the targets"-level, around 17 minutes in. There are plenty of boats and turrets in your way which you didn't shoot. Retrieving people gives extra points. It's more profitable to let the enemy boats take the people first, shoot them and then take them back than to just shoot the boats.
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Actually I didn´t. Bis added that info without my knowledge, perhaps cus I spin in the end of each stage or so but that was not my purpose. Anyways, without focusing on points I think it´s a cool game and a pretty good time attack.
/Walker Boh
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Nice run! You can shoot when landing on the beginning of each course for style points, but you wont hurt anything with those shots. For a better time on the "save the people" courses, only save 1 of them to avoid the bonus points counter at the end ;). A nice looking trick is to grab one of them early, and cruise around defending that one the whole time while ignoring the other ones.
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Yeah that could save a couple of second/s. But I think it´s cooler to rescue all of them since that´s almost impossible on a real NES. And as I mentioned I wasn´t aiming for a perfect score. Just tried to make it look better. And that´s why I didn´t took the cannons and boats out. Anyways, im pretty satisfied with this time attack and that´s it ;)
/Walker Boh
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Ah, ok. I am more the "sacrifice safety for speed" kinda guy :), but anyways it looked cool.
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Hehe agreed with that ;P But since i can´t affect the time on those stages I might aswell save em all just for the sake. ;) And they really should have the "Jaws music" at the final boss.
/Walker Boh
Post subject: Cobra Triangle
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My laptop containing my DW4 run is in the shop. I was bored so I opened up my cobra triangle run and played level 1 for the hell of it. My goal was to see if I could shave off a frame or two. Well, I shaved off 221 of them! So my new level 1 is about 3.5 seconds faster than my submitted run and 8 seconds faster than walkerboh's published run! My method also means that I will save significant time on the next two boss fights. Anyone who is interested can dowload the WIP here: http://www.adelikat.com/Temp also my submitted run will be posted here since I've cancelled it from the submissions.
It's hard to look this good. My TAS projects
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Great job, the new version looks really good. I don't think you could've run the race any better.
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Tailz is right, good job. I watched version 2 of your run, hopefully version 3 will be as good. :)
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an improvement is ever welcome^^
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