Thanks for helping bigwig out, caffeine.
QUOTE(Beastin_Shen @ Jan 2 2012, 01:34 PM)
im intrested, ill try it out before i sign up though
I hope you gave things a try, Beastin.
QUOTE(Kitaru @ Jan 2 2012, 11:57 PM)
Hahaha, I have major restart syndrome when I don't get the right pieces to sub-10 in the first handful of stages, plus I keep eating dirt on my decent-ish runs. I accidentally killed myself with a misdrop of my very first piece on Stage Y earlier.
Hi Kitaru ! Yep, one of my competitors at my forums calls this type of thing a 'restart fest' ! And, some tough stages are inevitable, especially if you're trying for bounty #2, which requires using most of the right side of the stage selection screen. I must note, however, that this is one of the tougher bounties. One of the easiest, IMO, and one where my score is a little vulnerable, is bounty #1, where you go for the highest score using any path you like. Of course, if you go the easier way, by taking stages along the left, and I decided to push it a little bit toward the harder side, then naturally, you might not beat me, even if you lose very few time bonus or prize points. It does take a little experimentation, and a little planning. Also, looking at the recordings done for MAME, like the one where someone won bounty #6, or a YouTube recording, can help. Both of those things are addressed later in this post.
Note that for bounty #2, you do have the option of going thru the X stages instead of Y, Kitaru. This is because there's no prizes for these stages, so taking the easier set is not only sensible, it's allowed within the rules of this bounty challenge. And, trust me - only a masochist would choose Y over X. Y is a living b****, times 1000 !!
OK - I did make the offer in another thread on these forums
that if at least one person signs up, then I'll extend these bounties by another 6 days (they're due to end today, otherwise). If two people sign up, I'll extend things 11 days. And if 3 sign up, 15 days ! So, there is still 'plenty' of time.
Also, note that one of the bounties has been claimed ! That's right - I've paid out $50 for someone who topped me on bounty 6 (see this post
on my forums), so money has been given away, and I've got LOTS more... But, someone has to sign up today !!
Let's wrap up with a video play from YouTube that gives you a glance at one possible path in the game. Note that this path may or may not be adequate for one or more of the bounties that are still in effect (#1 to #5; details are in this post