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Old 18-11-2007, 22:58:51   #1
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Post Free Game of the Week - Hamster Flight

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
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Old 18-11-2007, 23:10:19   #2
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Old 18-11-2007, 23:34:14   #3
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Old 18-11-2007, 23:50:45   #4
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Old 19-11-2007, 02:57:23   #5
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Old 19-11-2007, 05:06:12   #6
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5.05am and still working. thank god for this game!
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Old 19-11-2007, 08:43:54   #7
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894, that's a good score! I'm hovering just below 700 myself with four scores in the 660-685 range yesterday.
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Old 19-11-2007, 13:58:51   #8
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I've got 0 a lot of times.
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Old 19-11-2007, 16:59:23   #9
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Might help if you read the instructions.
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Old 19-11-2007, 17:16:18   #10
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I've got some non-0s too.

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...
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Old 19-11-2007, 17:23:02   #11
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Old 19-11-2007, 17:28:01   #12
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Old 19-11-2007, 20:19:45   #13
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I've got 600+, but nowhere near 700

and I'm horrible hitting them with the pillow too
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Old 20-11-2007, 05:11:14   #14
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413. I can't seem to get more than 140 on any single launch.
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Old 20-11-2007, 05:29:51   #15
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692. maybe there is a skill element...
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Old 20-11-2007, 06:00:09   #16
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800. and now I've set myself an unrealistically high standard, I shall go to bed.
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Old 20-11-2007, 09:31:57   #17
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409. I just got a 201 foot flight.
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Old 20-11-2007, 09:41:47   #18
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665 with a 310, I think I'm getting the hang of it.
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Old 20-11-2007, 10:49:27   #19
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Old 20-11-2007, 11:52:13   #20
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Best GOTW for a long time.
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Old 20-11-2007, 12:09:41   #21
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yeah, its killing the time leading up to US Thanksgiving pretty well
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Old 20-11-2007, 15:48:15   #22
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Old 20-11-2007, 16:53:04   #23
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i think the trick is to keep the flight horizontal at the height where the sky changes from light orange to dark orange.
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I'm getting 200s regularly now, I just need to string a few together.
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Old 20-11-2007, 17:35:31   #25
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this is great, I'm stuck around 350ish
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Old 20-11-2007, 17:49:53   #26
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Old 20-11-2007, 18:31:51   #27
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1029. I think protein's right. You can chain a few rockets and aim for the springboards if you run out of speed.
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Old 20-11-2007, 19:56:06   #28
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Old 21-11-2007, 08:54:12   #29
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Old 21-11-2007, 11:49:46   #30
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Old 21-11-2007, 13:33:22   #31
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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.
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Old 21-11-2007, 14:27:37   #32
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ooh, no. will try that now.
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Old 21-11-2007, 14:56:05   #33
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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?
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Old 21-11-2007, 15:13:08   #34
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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.
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of course, it may be a graphics glitch
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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.
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So, can anyone who's a physicist point out some of the weird incogruities in the physics model?
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The helicopter thingy blows you upwards, even if you're underneath it.
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Old 21-11-2007, 19:00:19   #39
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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.
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Old 21-11-2007, 22:47:31   #40
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one of the jumps was 910 ft.
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Old 22-11-2007, 09:12:26   #41
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Old 23-11-2007, 16:15:22   #42
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Well, that's killed this competition.
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Old 24-11-2007, 19:18:57   #43
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Old 25-11-2007, 20:09:42   #45
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Old 25-11-2007, 20:13:16   #46
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That is what I got at first alos. The last time I went, I got over 300 though.

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