|Von Gruber Wrote:Ok I am here now. Visited last night and beat my 661. I put up 791K. Took me 1:20 min. Looking for a million soon!|
Awesome job! I'm right behind you now, with 643K. I died stupidly at the end else I think I would have had 2nd place on the machine. I might have had the top spot if I had been going for points -- I did that without any bug mashing or block blasting -- just getting through them as fast as I could to try to get to the higher levels and test my theory on the light cycle patterns. I knew you said you used the Recognizers to track things, but I didn't understand the sequence until taking notes last night.
At least through USER in the 20s, it does seem that two levels after the Recognizer tank screens will be the change up on the light cycles. After the first three levels, I have one basic pattern (with slight variations on how fast I turn) that I use on every Light Cycle level except the change ups (ASSEMBLY, USER 3, USER 8, USER 13 I think, etc...). Once I figured that out, it became a matter of not doing something stupid like crashing in to a wall or walking in to a block.
For these change up patterns, I have a new pattern I use that seems to work better. I head up a few grids, the left until I leave room for two or three cycles vertically, then down to the wall and back to the right. Two cycles will dive down the left and both die, and the third always seems to crash. Previously, I was doing it so only one was crashing there, and I had to box myself in quickly to deal with a third loose cycle.
It took me from November 8, 2013 to January 2, 2014 to figure this out. I am hoping to get the top slot soon so I can have my picture up on the wall briefly before you blast through 1 million.
I couldn't do it without the challenge of seeing TS on that scoreboard all those weeks!