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Offline homerwannabee

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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 05:36:32 AM »
Nope, that doesn't sound easy at all. Too many things to remember.  They say, "easier said, than done", but if just saying it seems hard, I can't imagine putting it into practice.
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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2017, 06:03:53 AM »
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It's a pseudo-patternable game, events are timed but they have variables attributed to them.

Here's how the neverending L9 works in Q*Bert for all events that occur (can probably use a variation prior to L9, I forget when Sam/Slick opens up the board L5 or L6 at some point maybe, probably can start there with this)

Go down left side, make a small pyramid in bottom left corner

Sam/Slick appear and start to go down, let them change the color (it helps out at this point) but if they get close to your bottom left, grab them (watch out for the occasional random orange ball that can go directly down the left and hit you)

Clean up going across the bottom of the screen left to right

Coily appears

Use bottom right disc to drop coily

Bottom L to R should be complete/near complete

Use time here to do more clean up in the middle

Coily appears

Position yourself on the cube that rests one level below and between the 2 orange ball spawn spots

When Coily is approximately 1 or 2 cubes from getting you, Sam or Slick will appear on a random side one cube away from you

Grab them so they don't jack up the board and take the disc on that side to evade Coily who will be very close to you at this point

Use time here to do more clean up

Coily appears

Again position yourself in that same middle cube spot between the spawn spots

This time Sam or Slick will spawn slightly faster than before

Grab them and evade Coily via the nearest disc

Clean Up the board

Coily appears

Sam/Slick do not spawn during this Coily appearance

Use a disc to evade Coily

Clean Up the board

1 orange ball will come down then the green freeze ball will appear

Grab it and use the time to clean up the board

By this point you are out of discs and if you don't have the board done by now, you are in bad shape as Sam and Slick appear more frequently and you have no escape discs left

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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 06:46:46 AM »
I'll simplify.....

Get to the middle cube/platform when the purple snake comes out so you can grab the green fella.
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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2017, 11:36:56 AM »
I'll simplify.....

Get to the middle cube/platform when the purple snake comes out so you can grab the green fella.
OK much better. :)

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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 01:09:27 AM »
Lol, if you just try to follow the instructions you'll start to understand what it is saying and why. Just takes a little effort up front and then it's easy peasy. Make a save state and at least work at it for an hour before you give up on it. I mean, how badly do you really want to marathon a game?
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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2017, 03:25:30 AM »
Lol, if you just try to follow the instructions you'll start to understand what it is saying and why. Just takes a little effort up front and then it's easy peasy. Make a save state and at least work at it for an hour before you give up on it. I mean, how badly do you really want to marathon a game?

Oh, if you seen the effort I have put in Nibbler you'd know I'm willing to put in the time.  By the way, I'm close with Nibbler 2.38 million now on the game.  If I can get to 3.5 million I feel I'll be able to take that sucker all the way.  If you look at all the scores you'll notice that a lot of them  go from where I am at to 100 million or 10 million or whatever point the person just decided to stop. 

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Re: After 7 years playing Arcade/MAME games I still can't marathon a game.
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 07:17:09 AM »
I like Timber. Have you thought about trying to marathon the No KS donkey kong ROM? If you could survive 12 hours of rivet boards and pie factories it would be legendary.
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