|TheJediUnit Wrote:Ultra congrats, DCTron.
I have a Tron game myself, but not for any extreme gaming like that. I have it around as a sort of personal icon and treasure of grand time of my youth, in both gaming and film. I'm sure you understand. I'm embarrassed to admit, I actually play it so poorly, even in regular gaming standards, I've only made it to the recognizers once in my life, and not since I bought the game for myself even, but back when I was a kid. I was so excited I lost my last guy jumping.
Currently, I'd like to learn how to play the game well, but can't get that kind of personal time together. That's what the future's for, eh?
What I was most excited about when learning of your achievement is that Tron as a cultural identity is still alive and strong, and your new record is keeping it relevant today in a great way. I could almost hear all the programs cheering ala the galaxy cheering Palpatine's death.
Many, many kudos. And perhaps, down the road, you might take me on as apprentice to your mastery! My game would be honored I'm sure to be subject to your learnings and techniques.
Hi TheJediUnit. Thanks. I'm really glad to do my part to keep Tron alive. Tron is very special to me as it is to many, many people.
I would be happy to help you improve your gameplay.
It's important to have good patterns. And, in the tank levels, I always start the levels the same way. That way, there is no chance of making a mistake due to the wrong pattern for the wrong level. With the exception of the recognizers, I will always go half way into the top of the warp diamond and pick off the tanks from there.
My light cycle patterns usually start the same way. I adjust the pattern based on how the cycles move.
The cones require a good trigger finger. If you don't know which direction the cone is going to move in, it is better to look at the cone and determine the direction before commiting to a direction. If you guess wrong, it can be very hard to correct. If you wait and see, you will still have enough time to react without having to panic. Also, shooting in an almost veritcal line (slight angle) until you break through and then almost horizontal to complete.
For the grid bugs, the sooner you can make your way up the sides, the better. If you wait too long picking off the bugs at the bottom, the sides may replicate too much and you will have to try to get to the other side.
Let me know of any specific levels that you would like help with, and I can post video or hints.