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Scabrous Birdseed
18-11-2007, 22:58:51
A "launch"-type game from a kids TV show. Doesn't sound great, does it? But with the strange physics implementation, the well-thought-through bonus items and the skill-based (yes, not luck based! In a launch game!) learning curve this is a better treat than most.

http://www.wiiplayable.com/playgame.php?gameid=198

protein
18-11-2007, 23:10:19
just what you need in the studio!

protein
18-11-2007, 23:34:14
434 so far...

protein
18-11-2007, 23:50:45
561

woo.

protein
19-11-2007, 02:57:23
894

515 in one jump!

protein
19-11-2007, 05:06:12
5.05am and still working. thank god for this game!

Scabrous Birdseed
19-11-2007, 08:43:54
894, that's a good score! I'm hovering just below 700 myself with four scores in the 660-685 range yesterday.

Funko
19-11-2007, 13:58:51
I've got 0 a lot of times.

Scabrous Birdseed
19-11-2007, 16:59:23
Might help if you read the instructions.

Funko
19-11-2007, 17:16:18
I've got some non-0s too. :p

It's hard to hit the hamster with the pillow. Or I haven't played enough to work out when to fire it, on the way up or down...

Funko
19-11-2007, 17:23:02
224.

Funko
19-11-2007, 17:28:01
297

MDA
19-11-2007, 20:19:45
I've got 600+, but nowhere near 700

and I'm horrible hitting them with the pillow too

Immortal Wombat
20-11-2007, 05:11:14
413. I can't seem to get more than 140 on any single launch. :(

Immortal Wombat
20-11-2007, 05:29:51
692. maybe there is a skill element...

Immortal Wombat
20-11-2007, 06:00:09
800. and now I've set myself an unrealistically high standard, I shall go to bed.

Funko
20-11-2007, 09:31:57
409. I just got a 201 foot flight. :beer:

Funko
20-11-2007, 09:41:47
665 with a 310, I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2007, 10:49:27
Finally 734.

Funko
20-11-2007, 11:52:13
Best GOTW for a long time. :beer:

MDA
20-11-2007, 12:09:41
yeah, its killing the time leading up to US Thanksgiving pretty well

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2007, 15:48:15
845.

protein
20-11-2007, 16:53:04
947

i think the trick is to keep the flight horizontal at the height where the sky changes from light orange to dark orange.

Funko
20-11-2007, 17:17:30
I'm getting 200s regularly now, I just need to string a few together. :D

Beta1
20-11-2007, 17:35:31
this is great, I'm stuck around 350ish

MDA
20-11-2007, 17:49:53
789! luckiest string ever

Immortal Wombat
20-11-2007, 18:31:51
1029. I think protein's right. You can chain a few rockets and aim for the springboards if you run out of speed.

protein
20-11-2007, 19:56:06
1106
woo!

this game rules!

Funko
21-11-2007, 08:54:12
767. :beer:

Scabrous Birdseed
21-11-2007, 11:49:46
944. Getting there...

Immortal Wombat
21-11-2007, 13:33:22
Has anyone managed to get to the height in the stars where there's another layer of power-ups and cruise there for a while? I keep shooting through it at high speeds.

protein
21-11-2007, 14:27:37
ooh, no. will try that now.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-11-2007, 14:56:05
Really? I thought I'd gone fairly high into the stars and I didn't see any powerups. To get there and maitain horizontality you'd have to have insane speed at a great height and a yellow ball... Is it even possible?

Immortal Wombat
21-11-2007, 15:13:08
I got up there by coming down from high, landing through a yellow ball and going straight back up again. I suspect you would have to top out at exactly the right place (and probably on top of a rocket) to maintain horizontality.

Immortal Wombat
21-11-2007, 15:19:34
of course, it may be a graphics glitch

MDA
21-11-2007, 15:52:53
890

I've been way up there, just not high enough yet. Early on, I thought height and a 45 degree angle would be best for distance, but my hamsters have high wind resistance.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-11-2007, 15:59:19
So, can anyone who's a physicist point out some of the weird incogruities in the physics model?

Funko
21-11-2007, 16:45:55
The helicopter thingy blows you upwards, even if you're underneath it.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-11-2007, 19:00:19
Found a weird bug: If you're pointing reasonably upwards with okay forward speed, you can button mash, old track&field game style, and the hamster keeps flying upwards until it runs out of forward thrust.

This way I've seen both the "second plane" including clouds, a set of weird graphical glitches, an area where the stars scroll the wrong way etc. etc.

It doesn't help you achieve a good score at all though. :)

protein
21-11-2007, 22:47:31
1405

woo.

one of the jumps was 910 ft.

Funko
22-11-2007, 09:12:26
Amazing.

Scabrous Birdseed
23-11-2007, 16:15:22
Well, that's killed this competition.

protein
24-11-2007, 19:18:57
1550

i should probably get a life.

protein
25-11-2007, 14:49:45
1813.

i need help.

mr_B
25-11-2007, 20:09:42
0 feet weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

JM^3
25-11-2007, 20:13:16
That is what I got at first alos. The last time I went, I got over 300 though.

JM