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Scabrous Birdseed
07-11-2006, 10:04:38
You'll be seeing more of these now that I've got a new computer. This one is great, one of my favourites ever I think. Using only the arrow keys you try to do as many tricks as you can with your dolphin within a two-minute limit, stringing them into huge combos. Okay, so it's basically cetacean Tony Hawks', but the skill level is perfect (easy to learn, real tricky to master) and it's hellishly addictive.

http://www.rawkins.com/games/do/index.html

There's a Youtube video somewhere of a guy getting 11 million points if you need something to shoot for...

Scabrous Birdseed
07-11-2006, 17:50:14
I love the attention to detail... like the time of day changing with your system clock.

Debaser
08-11-2006, 04:33:04
I don't really understand how your supposed to link tricks together. Every time I land that's that trick over...

Koyaanisqatsi
08-11-2006, 04:48:53
You have to get the 'good entry' and then almost immediately take off again.

Scabrous Birdseed
08-11-2006, 07:48:30
Yup. Get a nice entry, then turn up straight away. The longer a chain goes on, the faster you go and the easier it is to get lots of tricks in one chain.

Currently trying to beat the one million barrier.

Debaser
08-11-2006, 09:20:45
Yeah, I've sussed it now. I'm currently trying to break the million barrier too. Well kind of, my current best is 770,000ish...

MattHiggs
08-11-2006, 11:48:22
Just beat the 2,000,000 barrier and I made a stupid mistake and hit the bottom of the sea-bed with about 40 seconds to go :(

MattHiggs
08-11-2006, 11:49:06
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Aredhran
08-11-2006, 14:07:02
You have way too much time on your hands

Scabrous Birdseed
08-11-2006, 16:04:39
I can get just about a million points but I think I need to get the tailslide right to go futher. When are you meant to press down, before or after the surface?

Funko
08-11-2006, 16:42:30
My best is about 5000. I don't think I've really got the hang of it.

Fistandantilus
08-11-2006, 16:51:33
LOL, even I can get more than that.

Funko
08-11-2006, 16:55:53
I've only had 2 goes though and most of the time was spent trying to do a tail slide unsucessfully. I did chain a trick together, that got me 500 points or something WOO!

Funko
08-11-2006, 16:59:11
ok 41,000

Still no tailslide though. Just does a corkscrew?

Fistandantilus
08-11-2006, 17:03:56
So you didn't get all those: back flip + gullable + quintuple corkscrew + gulp + nice entry + omg the fucking dolphin is comin! yet??

Funko
08-11-2006, 17:08:27
I have no idea what you are talking about.

Fistandantilus
08-11-2006, 17:11:33
Neither I do. :p

Insanity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfyPr-tPr0

Funko
08-11-2006, 17:16:02
Hmm. If I try spinning and backflipping and going forward my computer beeps. :(

Funko
08-11-2006, 17:24:59
I think this is just not a suitable for work game, as fun as it looks.

MattHiggs
09-11-2006, 14:31:24
Wahey, a new personal best: