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Title: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on September 26, 2010, 04:38:14 PM
At the time of this post, I have the top high score in all 96 single-player levels.  (Admittedly, only 21 people have submitted high scores yet, but I still think it's an awesome achievement.)

C'mon people, wipe the smug grin off my face and give me a new challenge.  Beat some of my high scores, and then come gloat about it here.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on September 27, 2010, 06:49:02 AM
what is your high score?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on September 27, 2010, 10:38:06 AM
If you own the full game, you can view other people's best times, and submit your own, by clicking the "high scores" button in the main menu.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on September 29, 2010, 08:31:40 PM
Wow, that is impressive. I can't you believe you beat all my scores... I'm going to play a bit and see if I can beat some.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on September 29, 2010, 08:52:59 PM
Those times are pretty tough to beat! However, Mr. Kittens now has the top score on "Bones".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on September 30, 2010, 09:20:50 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, James; I'd missed it.  And congratulations to Mr. Kittens for being the first to upset one of my high scores.  Double congratulations for doing it on "Bones"; that's one of my favorite levels in the "no moving objects, but many of the stationary ones start off bigger than you" category, and I thought my high score in it was pretty solid. 

However, I've now experimented and found a slightly different strategy for "Bones", allowing me to reclaim the number one slot.  Keep those challenges coming!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on September 30, 2010, 11:59:12 PM
I think that the static object levels are good for high scores because there is no randomness.

Btw, Mr Kittens now has the best times on all the main dino levels. (For the record, I am Mr. Kittens)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 01, 2010, 09:29:47 AM
Well done.  Maintaining my number one positions is going to be harder than I thought.  But I did manage to beat your "Bone Maze" score, and I'll be attacking the others later.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 02, 2010, 06:50:10 PM
High scores reconquered.  That includes the dino levels, as well as the "Lab Rats and Lab Cats" and "Hippos and Houses" scores you tried to sneak past me.  (Congratulations on defeating my old "Hippos and Houses" score, by the way; I'd thought it was one of my more solid ones.  I shudder to think what's going to happen when you start attacking my relatively weak scores.)

Are you planning to crush my Egyptian scores the way you did my Dino scores?  I hope you will; this is a more exciting challenge than just getting the gold medals was.

Quote from: James
I can't you believe you beat all my scores
Aside from "Mr. Kittens", which other names on the high scores list are yours?  Or should we assume that the gold medal times are roughly based on your high scores during beta-testing?

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I think that the static object levels are good for high scores because there is no randomness.
Out of curiosity, why'd you decide to have randomness on the moving-parts levels?  I'm sure it wouldn't have been hard to set up a constant seed so they played consistently each time.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 04, 2010, 10:48:16 PM
Ok, I beat a few on Egypt plus the first Roman one (Feast).

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Aside from "Mr. Kittens", which other names on the high scores list are yours?  Or should we assume that the gold medal times are roughly based on your high scores during beta-testing?
Picard and Miles were either me or Kris. I believe those are from when we were figuring out medal times, but we didn't submit all of our times.

Btw, Gold medal times were usually determined by taking the average of a few playthroughs (and sometimes adding some extra time). I purposefully made them easier than Tasty Planet 1 because I wanted people to have a chance at unlocking everything. Also, I figured that high scores would provide a challenge for players who manage to get all golds.

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Out of curiosity, why'd you decide to have randomness on the moving-parts levels?  I'm sure it wouldn't have been hard to set up a constant seed so they played consistently each time.
I didn't necessarily consider randomness a bad thing and I didn't think that I could eliminate anyways so I didn't try to. Yes, seeding the emitters would have made some of the levels less random. Perhaps I should have done that. However, there would still be other sources of randomness (the players movements effecting the AI routines, plus the caps on maximum emitted entities depending on what gets eaten) so things would still devolve into an unpredictable state... Fortunately randomness isn't necessarily bad for high scores, there are plenty of popular high score games that have randomness (that's why people are still competing for Donkey Kong high scores).
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 05, 2010, 12:30:27 PM
I've defeated your scores again, albeit some of them just barely; this is getting increasingly challenging.  I had to adopt a new strategy for "Cow Crossing", and my strategies for "Feast" and "Roman Rats" have been pushed to their limits.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 07, 2010, 01:00:18 AM
Got a few more:

Feast, Shopping Spree, Fall of Rome, Ninja Attack, Rice Mice

There are a few levels that I put a lot of effort into, but still couldn't couldn't beat your time... I'm really curious how you got that time on Fast Cats, for example - it seems to me that there is only one strategy - I designed the level that way! But I'm still almost 2 seconds behind your time! :)
Title: Re: Fast Cats
Post by: ThirdParty on October 07, 2010, 01:17:53 PM
Oh dear.  I just played through "Fast Cats" again and then watched your gold medal video to compare, and your strategy is the same as mine; what's different is the behavior of the mice.  Mine are getting stuck and clumping up at about 11-o-clock in their respective circles, which is saving me some time--especially at the end of the level.

I experimented with different options: details or not, full screen or not, etc., but nothing changed the mice's behavior.  I'm running version 10.0.4 of the game, but I dug 10.0.1 out of my trash and the mice were behaving that way even back then.

I went back and looked at other levels with enemies moving in a pattern, and none of them have the enemies bumping into one another without player interaction--even ones like "Clones", where the enemies are following looping patterns, are fine.  It's something specific to "Fast Cats"--but happening on all four mouse paths of "Fast Cats", at approximately the same spot on each path.

I've been enjoying fighting for high scores--I hope this is the only one where I've had an unfair advantage.  (And I hope you can find a way to fix the problem, and somehow delete my unfair score from both the high score server and my save file. :-\ )
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 07, 2010, 09:43:13 PM
Ahhh, I see. Yes, the rats aren't set up correctly in that level - they are supposed to be looping around a path but the "loop" variable isn't turned on for them. I can reproduce the same behavior on one of my Macs. I'm still investigating why the behavior is so different on the different computers.

In any case I should have this fixed soon, and I'll also add some checks so the high scores will be fixed. I believe the problem is unique to this level.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 07, 2010, 10:47:15 PM
Quote from: James
Got a few more: Feast, Shopping Spree, Fall of Rome, Ninja Attack, Rice Mice
Beat 'em.  ;D

But very nice score on "Feast".  I had to make two major changes to my strategy, and push the new strategy as fast as I could possibly make it go, just to edge you out by a few hundredths of a second.

Quote from: James
I should have [Fast Cats] fixed soon, and I'll also add some checks so the high scores will be fixed. I believe the problem is unique to this level.
Oh, good.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 09, 2010, 05:11:57 AM
I fixed the issue, and released a new version (1.0.5.0). There was a bug in the path following code that didn't show up on some computers. The rats were set up incorrectly in "Fast Cats" but the bug actually made them behave correctly. Yes, it's a bit strange. The difference in behavior across computers was caused by floating point inaccuracies (floating point numbers will often give different results across computers)... Interesting how it relates to the discussion of randomness.

Well that's all pretty technical, but it's fixed now. I also implemented some high score stuff, so the high scores will remain valid (scores achieved on old versions of the level will be capped). And thanks for spotting the difference between your level and the video! Now you'll have to beat my fast cats time!

(Also, I think that I beat a few times in Japan)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 09, 2010, 10:55:07 AM
Thanks James, the fix worked.

In other news, I beat your scores for "Samurai Snack" and "Fast Cats", so I'm now back in the top slot on all the high scores lists.  And if you thought my buggy score on "Fast Cats" was awesome, wait until you see my genuine scores on "Teatime" and "Block Shield": those are the levels I've put the most effort into optimizing.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 09, 2010, 04:31:55 PM
Feast is mine again... but I can't beat your new Fast Cats time!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 09, 2010, 08:26:57 PM
Okay, I've claimed the "Feast" high score for the fifth time.  Hopefully by enough of a margin that you'll decide to move on to some of my untested scores rather than continuing to attack this one.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 12, 2010, 02:47:38 AM
I beat some more times... "Laser Shuttles", "All The Way Down", and "Callipers".  :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 17, 2010, 05:50:40 PM
I have a new achievement!  I've now beaten every (single player) gold time by more than the difference between gold and silver.  (It's interesting that this turned out to be possible.  How did you pick the silver times, James?)

Oh, and I believe that I also have all the high scores again.  I want more challenges!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 17, 2010, 06:42:55 PM
I usually set the gold time first (based on some playthroughs) and then I based the other times on that. I picked most of the silver times by multiplying the gold time by 1.1 and then tweaking it as needed (always rounding off to some whole number). So most of them should be roughly 10% slower than gold.

Btw, I beat three of your times on some of the early bonus levels.  :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 17, 2010, 09:37:48 PM
Quote from: James
Btw, I beat three of your times on some of the early bonus levels.  :)
Four, actually: "Cat Consumption", "Time Machine Hard", "Exploding Ants", and "Egg Thief Hard".  I've reclaimed them.  (And tightened up my score on normal "Egg Thief", in the process.)

I notice that my score in "Eating Chalk" survived your first pass by five whole seconds.  It's the level in the Bonus Lab set that I consider most interesting, with a huge number of possible strategies.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 18, 2010, 01:45:48 AM
I tried a bit more on Eating Chalk, I cut off a few seconds. I can see what you mean about there being a lot of different strategies (clearly I haven't found anything near the optimal one yet).

.. I beat a few other bonus times.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 18, 2010, 03:32:16 PM
I beat your times again.  "Dinotime Hard" was really hard: I kept bumping into random stampeding dinos that'd cost me fifteen seconds worth of growth.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 19, 2010, 02:01:31 AM
Yes, one mistake will cost you on that one! But I managed to beat your time. :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 19, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
Wow; nicely done.  At first I thought I was going to have to concede this one, but eventually I managed to beat your time.

I'm interested in whether your strategy for Dinotime Hard is the same as mine.  Here's how mine works:
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 19, 2010, 04:39:50 PM
I was doing the first section a bit differently. I was looping around eating larva - first to the bottom, then to the right, then back to the middle - usually passing right in front of the turtle coming out, and hopefully beating any Cimolestes to eat all the grasshoppers in the middle. Then I ate the middle cluster of eggs, then the top, then left, then right. Then I could ate the leaves, and butterflies, looping around from the bottom left yellow one, back up and around to the right. If a cimolestes happens to be in the way after eating the first red butterfly, that speeds up my time a bit. But I think my time ended up being the same as yours anyways - I don't think that I ever beat 3:40.

The middle section I did pretty much exactly as you did. The turtles are key. But I think that the dragonflies are worth picking up too.

On the last section I try to eat the Stegoceras as soon as possible, because the Albertosaurus will eat them otherwise. But I didn't usually make it to the last section because I usually quit on an earlier section after getting hit by something - so I didn't really hone my strategy on that part.

But you still ended up beating me by almost 10 seconds!  :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 19, 2010, 06:13:21 PM
Yeah, I don't get to the last part very often either.  I think you may be right about grabbing the Stegos though--a test run using your strategy for Part 3 scored 2:25, whereas my usual score for when nothing has gone obviously wrong is 2:30.

It'll be interesting to see what you score on some of the next few levels.  "Worms" is another one with an interesting diversity of possible strategies.  "Dinogoo", "Block Pushers", and "Block Shield" are ones that I think I've optimized pretty well, unless I've got the wrong strategy on "Dinogoo" or missed a trick on the others.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 23, 2010, 04:32:24 PM
I just managed to beat your time on Tasty T-Rex Hard... but in Worms and Dinogoo I can't even get close. :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 24, 2010, 01:41:59 AM
Tasty T-Rex Hard: meh.  You beat my time by a fraction of a second.  Now I've beaten your time by a fraction of a second.  (Incidentally, this is one of the few levels in which I find the hard version more fun than the regular version.  Usually the hard versions are just frustrating.  But in "Tasty T-Rex" and "Monsterzillas", it seems appropriate that the enemies are dangerous, and it's convenient to have the exclamation marks helping to keep track of where they are.  I also like the hard version of "Egg Thief": it's frustrating, but adds enough to the ambiance of the level to be worth the frustration.  The other hard levels, I could do without.)

Dinogoo: clearly you're not using the correct strategy.  My guess from looking at your score is that either you're trying to bait the enemy goo to control its size (it turns out to more efficient to simply race it), or you're losing the race to eat the Nothros in the center (it's possible to get to them first, even without baiting the enemy goo).  (By the way, this was one of the levels that made "beat all golds by more than the margin between silver and gold" a cool achievement: the silver is 33% slower than the gold rather than 10%, which means beating the gold by that margin is really challenging.)

In other news, I've been playing the two-player levels (right hand on mouse, left hand on keyboard).  I'm not planning to make a serious effort at optimizing the 2p times, since I'm not ambidextrous enough to compete with genuine two-person teams, and since in general I don't find the two-player levels as fun as the one-player levels (the visibility and movement restrictions caused by the need to keep both goos on screen are annoying).  However, "Encircle" was fun enough for me to spend a bit of time fooling around with it, and I got my score down to a reasonably decent 13.25.  (This makes "Encircle" the third level on which I've managed to halve the gold time.  The others are "Hovershield", whose gold time is set ridiculously high, and "Block Shield", on which my score is legitimately awesome.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 25, 2010, 05:08:40 PM
Yes, you are right about Dinogoo, I was trying to bait the other goo to slow his growth. It was much faster to just eat the other dinos. I had tried that before, but never found the optimal order. (I just edged out your time, so I think we're probably doing the same order). I also acquired the high score on I Hate Snakes Hard.

And yes, your time on Block Shield is quite awesome - you must have nudged the blocks perfectly.  :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 26, 2010, 01:02:41 AM
Quote from: James
I just edged out your time [on Dinogoo], so I think we're probably doing the same order
No, that can't be right.  I'd done considerably more play-throughs of "Dinogoo" than I did of "Fast Cats", and your best time on "Fast Cats" was somewhat slower than mine.  If we had the same strategy on "Dinogoo" you wouldn't have been able to edge out my time.

Here's a rough map of the level:
B1 D2 .. B3 A2
.. A1 C2 .. ..
D1 .. .. .. C3
C1 B2 D3 .. A3


My order was: A2, B3, C2, D2, part of A1, Goo.  But now I've found a new, better order.  Maybe now we have the same one, maybe we don't; what's yours?
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I also acquired the high score on I Hate Snakes Hard.
Meh.  Reclaimed.
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And yes, your time on Block Shield is quite awesome - you must have nudged the blocks perfectly.
I don't think you fully appreciate the strategic depth of the level.  Yes, okay, the broad outline is that you use the blocks to push the crocs; no choice there.  And yes, my high score of 13.60 required a really good run.  But it also required making the correct decision in lots of small choices along the way:
Based on my estimation of your speed, precision, and perseverance, I'd expect your high score to be in the 14.80-15.30 range if you had the correct answers to these questions.  A high score of 17.46 means you've probably got wrong answers to all six.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on October 30, 2010, 03:12:19 PM
I was going A1, B2, C1, D1, part of D2, then goo.

You're right, I did not take any of those things into account on Block Shield, I was just trying to nudge the block around the corner just right (I figure that would be the biggest overall savings, considering I spend a couple seconds doing it).

And I have no idea what route you take on Teatime!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on October 31, 2010, 10:36:57 AM
Quote from: James
[Dinogoo:] I was going A1, B2, C1, D1, part of D2, then goo.
Oh, that's an interesting approach.  My current strategy (unless I've forgotten it already) is A1, B2, C2, D2, part of B3, goo.


Quote from: James
You're right, I did not take any of those things into account on Block Shield, I was just trying to nudge the block around the corner just right
Incidentally, the second block is easy to get around its corner: hit it at full speed from the top of the hallway, and it'll rotate perfectly into position.  The first block is harder.


Quote from: James
And I have no idea what route you take on Teatime!
Ah, "Teatime".  Reminiscent of a classical labyrinth with its twists and turns.  Practicing that level is how I honed my skills for setting high scores in all the others.

In general, I believe that it's fastest to take the teapots in order; that way you're constantly grabbing one, and never wasting your time passing through empty space.  The key is to pick up teapots by brushing past them, rather than trying to grab them head-on; this lets you stay on the inside of curves.  And, of course, make sure that you're always moving at top speed.  Do it just right and it's possible to get under 16.50 without altering the order.

I managed to shave a second off of that by tinkering with the order slightly at the very start: start with 6&7, then 1&2, then 11&12, then grab 13 and up in order (collecting 3-5 and 8-10 as you pass them later).  But this is less fun than just taking all of them in order, since it loses some of the labyrinth flavor.



I notice that you beat my score on "Monsterzillas Hard".  I've reclaimed it.  "Monsterzillas Hard" has the distinction of being the level I enjoyed the most on my very first play-through.  Eating cities is fun in general, this city is particularly fun since there's food everywhere but its density varies enough to add strategy, and racing the monsters just adds more strategy.  (And "Monsterzillas Hard" is better than "Monsterzillas", since it has arrows to help keep track of where the monsters are.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on November 11, 2010, 06:15:05 PM
Reclaimed "Bone Maze" and "Hippos and Houses", which James apparently took away from me when making gold medal videos for.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on November 15, 2010, 02:57:56 PM
I've been experimenting with some of the Bonus Future levels that haven't gotten much attention yet.  (I hope James will challenge my high scores for that set at some point.)  I halved the gold time for "Gooturistic", and I got "Hovershield" down under thirty seconds.  "Hovershield" is a very hard level at high speeds, requiring precise control and very punishing of mistakes.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on November 16, 2010, 01:57:48 AM
Reclaimed "Bone Maze" and "Hippos and Houses", which James apparently took away from me when making gold medal videos for.
Yes, that is indeed what happened.

I'll give the last few bonus levels a try soon. I've just been busy with a bunch of new projects.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on November 16, 2010, 11:53:53 PM
Still fooling around with "Gooturistic".  I finally got my score under ten seconds (9.95).  That's my fastest score on any current-version level, and my only score so far that's less than a third of the gold medal time.

And I'm still not sure I have the optimum strategy.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that I don't.  I had one run where a bunch of things went wrong and then I somehow ended up with a score of 10.02.  I haven't been able to figure out what happened, but if I could reproduce it, and if the things that went wrong turn out not to be integrally tied to whatever it was that went right, it might be possible to score 9.50 or lower.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 04, 2010, 01:30:36 AM
Somebody named "Michael" played through the game and posted high scores.  He crushed my "From Ants to Tanks (Normal)" score, edged out my "Machinelaser (Normal)" score, and came within a tenth of a second of my "Exploding Ants" score.

(Who knows when Michael did this; checking all the high scores lists is a pain and I don't do it very often.  It'd be nice, maybe for TP3, if the world record--just the time, not the name--for each level was shown in the same place as the times needed for gold, silver, and bronze medals on the level selection screen, to make it easier to compare one's own times with the record.  You wouldn't have to update it except when the player clicked "high scores", and it shouldn't be too bandwidth-intensive since downloading the best times for all the levels intuitively isn't much more data than downloading the full list of times and names for a single level.)

Anyhow, I've improved my record on all three levels.  I now hold the top position in all single player levels again.  I suspect that Michael was playing for golds rather than for high scores, and just accidentally beat those two times; hopefully he'll come back and start attacking other scores more strenuously now that he's played through the whole game.  (I can't be the only one who thinks TP2 has replay value, can I?)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 05, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
Two new scores today:  I got "Let There Be Goo" under 17.50 (i.e. half the gold time, only the fourth or fifth level I've managed that on).  And I got "Bone Maze" under 2:00 (which is a nice round number, and substantially lower than my previous best).
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on December 06, 2010, 04:59:38 PM
Well, I tried for a few of those last ones but most of them are way out of reach. Seriously, Hovershield? :)

I wrote a little script to check all current highscore level ranks:

http://tp2hs.dingogames.com/showplayerrank.htm?profilename=ThirdParty

If anyone else wants to use it, replace "ThirdParty" with your high score name (exactly - case sensitive).

It shows the internal level names rather than the normal player-viewable names, but you should be able to figure out which one is which.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 06, 2010, 06:55:02 PM
Quote from: James
Well, I tried for a few of those last ones but most of them are way out of reach. Seriously, Hovershield?
Seriously, thirty seconds is a perfectly reasonable time on "Hovershield".  You just have to travel at full tilt.  Same as you do on any level on which you want to get a good score.  If you need to stop and catch your breath, pause the game first.

Keep a shield in front of you at all times.  Don't worry if the shield rotates or if it starts spinning like a jedi lightsaber; as long as you're standing directly behind it, it can protect you adequately even when it's turned perfectly horizontal.  Do worry if it starts drifting vertically away from the center of the aisle; crashing into a car is a good way to get stuck or become exposed to laser fire, and so should be avoided.

For the last segment, note that lasers are much easier to dodge when you're moving in the same direction as they are.  So it's more-or-less safe to abandon the cover of your shield to grab goodies, as long as you're moving rightward whenever out of cover.

Quote from: James
I wrote a little script to check all current highscore level ranks:

http://tp2hs.dingogames.com/showplayerrank.htm?profilename=ThirdParty
Thanks, that'll be handy.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 07, 2010, 10:16:39 AM
In honor of your little script, I went ahead and claimed the two player high scores.  (But I didn't bother to optimize my strategies beyond what was necessary for high scores; on many of them I don't even have a gold medal.)  I doubt that I'll be able to hold them against any serious challenge, since I'm somewhat handicapped by a lack of plurality.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 12, 2010, 10:32:06 PM
My "From Ants to Tanks (normal)" score got crushed.  Again.  By the same person who crushed it last time, but who is now calling himself "Bluepenguin" rather than "Michael".  Anyway, he shaved another twenty seconds off of it.  With difficulty I was able to reclaim it, albeit with a margin of less than one second.  I've also reclaimed "All the Way Down" from Bluepenguin.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 13, 2010, 02:52:53 PM
how do you know if it is the same person if they changed their (score)name? ???
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 13, 2010, 02:53:08 PM
how do you know if it is the same person if they changed their (score)name? ???
yay 4th page!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on December 13, 2010, 06:04:15 PM
ThirdParty probably knew it was the same person by recalling what position/scores "Michael" had. I don't think there would be any other way to tell.

But that explains why I couldn't find had this "Michael" person when I looked through the scores.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 13, 2010, 11:19:01 PM
Quote from: James
ThirdParty probably knew it was the same person by recalling what position/scores "Michael" had. I don't think there would be any other way to tell.
Yes, that's right.

Michael played through the entire single-player game and submitted scores; but Bluepenguin is currently the only person other than myself and James (Picard) to have submitted a score for "All the Way Down (Hard)".  Also, Michael beat or nearly-matched scores on "From Ants to Tanks (Normal)", "Machinelaser (Normal)", and "Exploding Ants" that I had set after having beaten all of James (Mr Kittens)'s times, and therefore Michael beat James's times on those levels; but Bluepenguin is currently the only person other than myself to be ahead of James on those levels.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 19, 2010, 01:09:34 PM
Bluepenguin beat my scores on "Snack to the Future Hard" and "Final Frontier Hard".  I've reclaimed them.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 25, 2010, 12:45:37 PM
50th Reply!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 25, 2010, 02:03:19 PM
OMG WAT ???
I beat a highscore that thirdparty set?  ;D
I don't know how, but I got 3:21 on that level! and I thought I was doing poorly, because I got hit by 7 lasers.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 25, 2010, 06:40:23 PM
Bluepenguin beat my high scores on "Cretaceous Critters", "Save the Dinosaurs", "Always a Bigger Fish", "Final Frontier", and "All the Way Down"; Kren beat my high score on "Solar System Snack".  Congratulations to both: my high scores on these levels were quite solid, and beating them is an impressive achievement.  (However, I went back and replayed all of them until I had the top positions again.  You haven't defeated me yet!)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 26, 2010, 03:38:33 PM
Yeah, I'm not one to gloat, but it was too easy. As I said, I thought I was doing poorly because I got hit by lasers 7 times and when I had to eat the inner planets, I found I had not eaten enough asteroids. LOL!  ;D ;D
But I don't think I'll be able to beat that myself...
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 27, 2010, 01:47:26 PM
Bluepenguin has beaten four more of my high scores.  I've reclaimed "Edible Egypt", but don't have time to attack the others at the moment; they may stand at least until I return from "vacation" (aka "business trip whose itinerary has been so disrupted by a blizzard that it begins to seem unlikely that any business will be concluded").

edited later:  In fact, I did find time to reclaim the other scores ("From Ants to Tanks", "Final Frontier", and "All the Way Down").  I'm still getting better at the game; "All the Way Down" took fewer tries to reclaim this time than it did last time, even the score I was trying to beat was substantially lower.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 29, 2010, 12:20:49 AM
I gave some attention to "Munching on Mummies" because James beat my score and then because my new score was so close to a minute that I wanted to get it under a minute.  I got it under a minute.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 30, 2010, 02:42:44 PM
So, I still have the Highscore on "Solar System Snack"? WOOT! ;D
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on December 30, 2010, 05:24:32 PM
Eh?  No, the score I set for "Solar System Snack" on the 25th is still standing.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on December 30, 2010, 06:17:22 PM
Wait, what? ???
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 05, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
Bluepenguin beat ten of my high scores.  (Wow.  Either I haven't been checking the standings frequently enough, he had a marathon session, or he accumulated scores for a while without submitting them.)  I've reclaimed "Cretaceous Critters" and "From Ants to Tanks (Hard)".  I haven't attempted the other eight yet; maybe tomorrow.  This is the fun thing about the high scores feature: it keeps generating new challenges.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 06, 2011, 05:46:32 PM
I reclaimed "Snack to the Future" (both versions) and "Solar System Snack" (both versions) from Bluepenguin, but while I was doing it he reclaimed "From Ants to Tanks" (both versions) and "Cretaceous Critters" from me.  And I still haven't attempted to retake "Final Frontier" (both versions) or "All the Way Down" (both versions), so Bluepenguin still holds seven high scores.  He may end up keeping some of them if he can continue the current pace.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on February 07, 2011, 12:10:38 AM
I'm happy someone else is challenging your scores (because I can't do it)!

I used to think that I must be the best in the world at my own games, but now I know how wrong I was.  :)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 07, 2011, 07:14:02 PM
I reclaimed "From Ants to Tanks" (both versions) and "Final Frontier" (both versions).  These were hard!  There are too many parts of them where I'm fuzzy on what the best strategy is.  I keep making mistakes, getting to a point where I'd planned to eat something but find that I can't, without knowing what I've done wrong.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 07, 2011, 10:38:48 PM
... And now I hold all the high scores again.  But Bluepenguin's best times on "Final Frontier" and "All the Way Down" improved even as I was beating them, so it's clear he's still actively seeking out new strategies.  (Whereas I'm pretty much content to sit back and let other people discover what times are possible, and only then figure out how they did it.  There are only a handful of levels that I've optimized beyond what was necessary to take the top score.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on February 21, 2011, 03:47:51 PM
how the heck did you get 9 seconds on gooturistic ???
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 22, 2011, 07:09:07 PM
Yes, that was a nice score, wasn't it?  (ThirdParty beats his old "Gooturistic" score to make sure he still remembers the strategy.)

My strategy has three parts:
1:10-1:08.  Go north and grow to about 1.8mm by eating dew from the leaf.
1:07-1:04.  Go west and grow to about 4.1mm by eating pebbles.
1:04-1:01.  Improvise on the basis of the enemy goo's position.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on March 06, 2011, 07:43:36 PM
Somebody named "Nibbler" edged out my score on "Cherry Blossoms".  I've edged back.

I never thought I'd be able to hold down the whole high scores list for this long.  It's still only a matter of time before someone posts a score that I simply can't match... but it hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on March 12, 2011, 01:54:58 PM
It turns out I am a lot better at this game (high score-wise) than I originally thought. I actually have thirteen second-place scores 8). That means it's only a matter of time before I can compete at your level, ThirdParty ;) :P

EDIT: Further searching with James' nifty little program shows I have the number one high score on the two player version of "Feast". So, maybe my brother is actually close to MY level. Remember when I was asking about the 2 player bonus levels? I had said I had nobody at or near my experience level. No longer true. Also James, when I use CTRL+F to search for 1, it shows about 100 results that aren't in the leftmost column. This also happens on a smaller scale with 2, 3, etc. Is it at all possible to discern between them? For example, you could make the leftmost column spell out the word "one" or "two" or whatever position it is.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on March 12, 2011, 10:20:16 PM
Quote from: Kren
It turns out I am a lot better at this game (high score-wise) than I originally thought. I actually have thirteen second-place scores 8).
Nicely done.

Quote from: Kren
Further searching with James' nifty little program shows I have the number one high score on the two player version of "Feast".
Not any more, you don't. :P

Quote from: Kren
James, when I use CTRL+F to search for 1, it shows about 100 results that aren't in the leftmost column. This also happens on a smaller scale with 2, 3, etc. Is it at all possible to discern between them?
Tip: the list is easier to work with if you copy it out of your web browser and paste it into a spreadsheet program.  Then you can do things like sort it by one of the columns.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on March 13, 2011, 08:27:37 AM
Quote from: Kren
It turns out I am a lot better at this game (high score-wise) than I originally thought. I actually have thirteen second-place scores 8).
Nicely done.

Quote from: Kren
Further searching with James' nifty little program shows I have the number one high score on the two player version of "Feast".
Not any more, you don't. :P
Oh, I see how it is.

Quote from: Kren
James, when I use CTRL+F to search for 1, it shows about 100 results that aren't in the leftmost column. This also happens on a smaller scale with 2, 3, etc. Is it at all possible to discern between them?
Tip: the list is easier to work with if you copy it out of your web browser and paste it into a spreadsheet program.  Then you can do things like sort it by one of the columns.
Thanks :P
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on March 13, 2011, 08:28:15 AM
err, that post came out messed up.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on March 30, 2011, 09:51:45 PM
Hello. Apparently you realized I beat you on cherry blossoms. I guess I have to reclaim it. I had it for three weeks at least. That must be a record, right? Longest time a record was taken away from ThirdParty.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on March 31, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
Might be a record, yeah.  I haven't been paying much attention to the high scores list lately.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on March 31, 2011, 11:33:26 PM
Finally! That was hard. It took so many tries but I did it. I have beaten you on cherry blossoms.

As I side note I have now golded all the levels of the lab on normal mode. lol
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 03, 2011, 07:57:27 PM
"Cherry Blossoms" is mine again.  Barely.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 03, 2011, 08:03:39 PM
Wow. That was hard for me to do. Good job. I beat your last time by more than a second so I thought it would take a while to beat. Apparently not.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 03, 2011, 10:27:58 PM
I have beaten it again.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 04, 2011, 01:42:50 PM
So have I.

(ThirdParty is starting to look nervous.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 04, 2011, 06:37:39 PM
Im....impossible! This is going to be hard. You are a very good competitor.

I just wish that there was even one level other than this I was good at.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 04, 2011, 06:59:33 PM
YES! I have beaten it....
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 04, 2011, 09:02:42 PM
I think I actually got a score of 30.50 before you got your new score of 30.98, I just didn't submit it right away because I was trying to push to under 30 seconds.

I pushed down from 30.50 to 30.3?, then to 30.1?, and finally to 29.82.  So "Cherry Blossoms" joins the short list of levels on which I've managed to halve the gold medal time (the others are "Hovershield", "Block Shield", "Encircle", "Gooturistic", and "Let There be Goo").  I'm also over a second ahead of you, for the first time in a month.

Quote from: Nibbler
I just wish that there was even one level other than this I was good at.
You haven't tried all the bonus levels yet.  You really should.  There are a bunch of fun and unique levels among them.  "Vacuum Cleaner Rights" comes to mind as a level a "Cherry Blossoms" fan might enjoy.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 04, 2011, 10:28:13 PM
How many golds do I need to unlock? That sounds like a future. It'll take me years to get that many golds...
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 05, 2011, 12:31:54 AM
"Cherry Blossoms" isn't so different from the other levels.  If you can make me sweat on this one, then you really ought to be able to use whatever strategy's been working so well for you to get enough golds on other levels to unlock everything in a couple of hours.  In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if, after all this practice on "Cherry Blossoms", you find yourself able to get most golds in a single try.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 05, 2011, 07:59:46 AM
Well, I might as well completely force you out of cherry blossoms first. This one might take a while, though. I got my time slightly lower. At least you don't have me by a whole second.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 05, 2011, 11:19:13 AM
Quote from: Nibbler
Well, I might as well completely force you out of cherry blossoms first.
8)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 06, 2011, 08:28:02 PM
YES! I had to make a whole new strategy, alter it and then run it really fast. I have...won. (falls over)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 09, 2011, 11:20:09 PM
Quote from: Nibbler
I have...won.
You won the battle, maybe, but not the war.  I'm slow but steady, and haven't given up yet.

I think I must have spent hours, spread across several sessions, making up a new strategy of my own (my old one had already been pushed as far as it could be pushed, and then some) with several false starts, and practicing it until I could do it reasonably pat--but I finally defeated your score.  By a decent margin, too, 42 centiseconds; hopefully that'll be enough to give you some trouble.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 10, 2011, 08:16:35 PM
Actually, when I found the strategy I actually beat you with, it only took 4 tries so I may have a chance.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Kren on April 19, 2011, 11:14:22 AM
My brother and I have claimed first place on one of the early Lab levels on 2-player. That aside, we also have a ton of 2nd and 3rd place scores.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 19, 2011, 01:30:06 PM
Meh.  I don't really care about the two player levels.  But okay, I've reclaimed "The Time Machine (2p)" and "Dinogoo (2p)".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on April 27, 2011, 07:50:52 PM
I beleave I ate the high score for roman rats. if anyone objects,speck now,or forever hold your peace.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 29, 2011, 10:05:02 AM
Unfortunately I haven't been able to view the high scores list lately; I think the server is down or something.  What score do you have on "Roman Rats"?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on April 29, 2011, 02:34:28 PM
40 seconds.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 29, 2011, 03:49:19 PM
In that case, no, you don't have the high score.  Roman Rats is one of the levels James really pushed me on when he was competing; my high score ended up at 26.22.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on April 29, 2011, 03:50:38 PM
Well,Where am I?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on May 04, 2011, 07:33:56 PM
Anyoneth who readth the achenth reply musth go toth brainden.com.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on June 17, 2011, 03:39:58 PM
No idea what timetravel is saying.

Also, I didn't beat you third party, but check the high score list. Someone has beat you on quite a few levels.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on June 18, 2011, 12:52:36 AM
Quote from: Nibbler
I didn't beat you third party, but check the high score list. Someone has beat you on quite a few levels.
Meh.  Apparently somebody named "Robbie Anais" played the two-player levels and beat three of my scores.  I never optimized the two-player levels, I only played them to unlock "Encircle".

But, okay, I've gone ahead and retaken them.  Got all three of them on my first try, which just goes to show how totally unoptimized the two-player lists are.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on June 18, 2011, 01:36:23 AM
I tried actually playing the first 2 player level by myself. I'm awful.

Good for you though.

No idea how you got that fast cats time. James' time was easy. No offense. Your time...nuts.

On another note, I thought of a nice topic idea. Most memorable moments from the Tasty planet series. Good and bad. It'll be fun to talk about them, and James will know what parts we like about the series and which parts we didn't like. Think I should start it?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on June 19, 2011, 11:58:31 AM
Nibbler,thank you for Agreeing with me when I thought to bring back the greatest levels.I just have something to add to that. lets have 3 or for new levels.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on June 19, 2011, 07:46:18 PM
Huh? I didn't say anything about bringing back the greatest levels.

(Also, NEVER bring back the black hole level from the original tasty planet. I can't gold that one even with the suck-up objects cheat.)

(Yet I can gold pretty much any other level from that game. How did I even find a free trial that let me play that long? Whatever.)

(So when James said that medalling was easier in this game, I don't get what he's talking about.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on June 20, 2011, 07:09:41 AM
Huh? I didn't say anything about bringing back the greatest levels

I had an idea to bring back the greatest levels back,and what you said was similer.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on June 20, 2011, 03:01:03 PM
(So when James said that medalling was easier in this game, I don't get what he's talking about.)
I don't know, some of the levels in TP1 are almost impossible for me to get gold on. I have to play the same level over and over to do it (it is often quite random whether or not you get the right spawns). In TP2 I can almost always get gold. Now, TP1 on iPhone is a different story, I changed the medal times in that version to make them easier.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on June 20, 2011, 03:03:50 PM
Well, in my opinion, I'm just saying the memories we've had and James might make that kind of level or get rid of something that made us frustrated. Not similar at all.

Also, I don't have an iPhone and only the black hole level is REALLY hard. The others (except for one outside level) are easy.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 14, 2012, 09:01:08 AM
Sorry for double post, but ThirdParty, you lost some scores to someone. (not me)

Also, I unlocked teatime and quickly got to second place. Less than a second to ThirdParty. I definitely think I have the potential to do it, I just need to train using this level. If I can get this level, it will mean that I will have perfected my movement and I will be able to get Cherry Blossoms. Ugh, I had to gold Samurai Swords to unlock it. That sound is nice when you have 1 sword, but that many sword sounds hurt my ears. It was easy though.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on January 26, 2012, 11:12:48 PM
I beat ThirdParty's time in Are You Not Entertained by 2 seconds!!!!!!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 27, 2012, 04:27:11 AM
I beat his timing on the level"Roman Rats" by 3 seconds.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 27, 2012, 08:12:47 PM
Good job matt!

No you didn't Hii. There is no one higher than ThirdParty on the high score list for that.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores I BEAT THIRDPARTY EASILY IN TOGA PARTY HOW???
Post by: Nibbler on January 27, 2012, 11:59:45 PM
I...I can't believe it. This was my second try.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 12:07:29 AM
I didn't put my name on the high score list, that's why you can't find my name.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 12:08:40 AM
Put it on then. WE WILL DESTROY THIRDPARTY!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 12:11:38 AM
I agree, but is anyone possible to even defeat his Gooturistic time? I'm still trying.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 12:12:56 AM
Just click high scores and post the time. It takes 2 seconds.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 07:34:06 AM
No good, still cannot beat his Gooturistic time. Anyone?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 10:27:22 AM
Just go on to the game, click high scores, wait 2 seconds than exit. Or else it sounds like you're lying since that's his best level. (Well, feast is, but it is pretty much the same thing.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:18:58 AM
Not his best level yet, I remember it's Gooturistic and Fast Cats.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 02:21:59 AM
Just because a time is lower than another level's doesn't mean it's better. It's easier to get 11 seconds in Fast Cats than get under 30 seconds in Cherry Blossoms. He worked really hard with feast.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Also on Gooturistic, that's really hard.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 02:33:31 AM
He reclaimed feast from James more than he reclaimed Cherry Blossoms from me.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:35:58 AM
How many times did you beat ThirdParty on Cherry Blossoms and Feast?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 02:37:25 AM
I said James beat ThirdParty on Feast. One second while I check posts.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:40:49 AM
My feast time I'm atill trying on the time. But I think I still need many tries. I remembered I got about 24 or 26 seconds for Feast.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 02:42:10 AM
Ok, I was wrong. ThirdParty reclaimed Feast from James and Cherry Blossoms from me 5 times EACH.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:44:15 AM
okay, so he got lees than 30 econds for Cherry Blossoms, am I corect?(by cheking the posts before.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 02:48:17 AM
Yes. Me too. I actually have the photo of the High Score list from when I beat ThirdParty the first time. Wow...he had 34.22 and I beat it with 34.08. That's absolutely horrible compared to now.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 03:01:33 AM
Then try to get 28 seconds to beat him!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 03:03:17 AM
Hmm...why didn't I think of that sooner. Its not like I've tried several thousand times. [/sarcasm]
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 03:04:11 AM
Then try! I'm trying to get the time down to 38 seconds.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 03:18:50 AM
I am. I have it open right now in fact.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 06:29:41 AM
How did you get 30 something seconds? I still can't do that!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 07:29:39 AM
Something about Toga Party. I think Nibbler beat it easily because no one try to beat his time on that level, that's why you beat it so easily.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 29, 2012, 05:21:38 PM
I know, but I beat it by so much...I don't think I should have been able to do that much.

I got 29.97 on Cherry Blossoms, I think I found the strategy I got that 29.7 with. It's such a tiny alteration, but it makes a huge difference.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 30, 2012, 01:09:16 AM
Can you tell me that, please!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on January 30, 2012, 06:53:46 PM
My strategy is pretty hard to write down. So, I'll just say that to make sure your movements are smooth.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on January 31, 2012, 12:28:36 AM
I managed to improve my "Bones" time by over 11 seconds in 10 runs. I am about 5 seconds away from ThirdParty's score.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 31, 2012, 04:57:11 AM
I think one of my reason is beacuse my computer slows down everytime it zooms out on Cherry Blossom. My time on Bones I think is just ok, but not very good.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on January 31, 2012, 10:41:50 PM
I now have the high score in "Bones".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 01, 2012, 02:40:22 AM
WOW!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on February 01, 2012, 01:44:19 PM
I can't believe it! It's possible to beat ThirdParty!

Yet thirdparty still holds the record on roman rats. What's your name on the high scores Xi?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 03, 2012, 02:18:39 AM
You guess? I'm not telling you.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on February 03, 2012, 05:00:39 AM
So why haven't you posted your score?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 03, 2012, 05:05:09 AM
Okay,I'm lazy, that's the reason. I'm busy of getting the gallery, so I did not brother about the high score.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on February 03, 2012, 05:06:56 AM
Ok, that's a very good reason. I find myself being lazy too sometimes.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 03, 2012, 05:13:05 AM
I trying sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard that my gallery is just a few hundred things to eat before getting 10 million things eaten.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on February 03, 2012, 05:14:48 AM
I would have that much if I would have kept all of my Cherry Blossoms runs. I still have over a million with the tiny fraction I keep.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 09, 2012, 07:48:53 AM
I've reach 10 million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on February 09, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
Does the gallery work properly with that much?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 16, 2012, 10:41:10 PM
I claimed the high score on "I Hate Snakes". By 1 second!!! :O
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 17, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
I thought people would care...
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 18, 2012, 01:31:35 PM
I took the high score on "Messy Desk".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 18, 2012, 04:40:01 PM
Third Party decided to beat my "I Hate Snakes" time. I've reclaimed it.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 18, 2012, 06:23:21 PM
Thanks for the new challenges!  I've reclaimed "I Hate Snakes" and "Messy Desk", but some of the others are going to be harder.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 18, 2012, 07:03:37 PM
... And now I've also reclaimed "Toga Party" (on which my score had actually fallen to third place) and "Are You Not Entertained?" as well.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 18, 2012, 08:47:28 PM
Have fun getting the other level I beat you on! >:)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 18, 2012, 09:01:06 PM
Also, try beating my new time on "Samurai Snack".

You lost your score on "Meditation Meal", but by less than a second.

I also optimized my "Bones" score, so I'm winning by a huge margin considering the length of the level.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 18, 2012, 10:45:45 PM
Messy Desk is mine again.  ;D
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 19, 2012, 12:28:35 AM
I also stole "I Hate Snakes Hard".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: timetravel on February 19, 2012, 10:18:11 AM
I`m pretending I`m ThirdParty.

All of those are mine AGAIN.

Also,his name should be FIRSTParty
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 19, 2012, 04:39:52 PM
I've reclaimed everything except "Bones".  "Bones" is going to be hard.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 19, 2012, 08:22:23 PM
I know. I don't even know how I got that time!

P.S. I have "Samurai Snack" reclaimed.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 20, 2012, 01:07:29 AM
I have a new high score, but ThirdParty will have to find which level it is. >:)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 20, 2012, 05:43:36 PM
Reclaimed everything. 8)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 20, 2012, 06:46:35 PM
Noooooooo!!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 20, 2012, 10:04:59 PM
I have a new high score on a new level.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 20, 2012, 10:50:14 PM
I figured you'd get around to "A Link to the Repast" eventually, since large chunks of it are similar to "Samurai Snack".  I have, of course, reclaimed it.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 20, 2012, 11:20:44 PM
I have reclaimed "A Link to the Repast".
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 21, 2012, 01:24:24 PM
I also claimed another level by a very small amount.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 21, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
"Bones" is also mine again.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 21, 2012, 09:25:53 PM
Meh.  Reclaimed everything.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 21, 2012, 10:08:11 PM
Time to get the scores back!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 22, 2012, 11:13:55 AM
I'm going to have to try all-new levels.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 24, 2012, 08:25:59 AM
Great, I don't know his Roman Rats score yet.(hope he didn't improve futhur, it might defeat my first an only (or maybe)last level that I ever beat him.)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on February 25, 2012, 09:04:42 PM
I finally got around to claiming a gold medal on all two-player levels.  For some of these levels, I'm the only person who's even posted a score!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 26, 2012, 02:52:12 AM
You mean you can't even gold the 4 lab levels?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 26, 2012, 04:22:30 PM
No, but he probably didn't have a gold on some of the Two-Player bonus levels.

EDIT: 200th post! I'm a "Hero Member"!
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 27, 2012, 03:21:50 AM
I cannot even finish every levels in the normal 2 player mode.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: mattb777 on February 27, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
I haven't focused on Two-Player very much.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 28, 2012, 05:40:40 AM
Not me, I'm still trying To past the level Roman Rats.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 01, 2012, 05:37:24 AM
I still cannot understand sometimes. Why I can get a great reasult in one player, but cannot past the level on two player.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 03, 2012, 04:52:37 AM
Like the level(for now), Treeforts.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: James on March 12, 2012, 04:47:21 PM
I still cannot understand sometimes. Why I can get a great reasult in one player, but cannot past the level on two player.
The bigger goo is always "handicapped" - it grows slower than the smaller goo. Therefore, to get an optimal time, both goos need to be eating roughly the same amount of stuff. (If you just play as one goo, for example, you'll get a poor time)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on April 12, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
I'm VERY SERIOULY THINK that I've beaten ThirdParty on the first level in one player mode. Let There Be Goo with the time of 22.05. Am I right?
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 12, 2012, 11:22:37 AM
You can view the high scores list by hitting the "High Scores" button from the main menu.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on April 14, 2012, 05:13:37 AM
I know, I'm just checking if it's really correct.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on April 15, 2012, 01:07:43 PM
The top six high scores for "Let There Be Goo" are:
ThirdParty - 17.38
Mr Kittens - 19.52
Gautigoth - 19.94
waffle85 - 20.66
Das Idol - 21.06
Bluepenguin - 21.26
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on August 07, 2012, 05:02:10 AM
Wow, the scores for all of the levels are so much harder, I know I haven't gotten worse at the game, I improved several of my scores and unlocked the first few levels of future bonus. I even got within .07 of my Cherry Blossoms score. Maybe I should try the 2 player levels.

Edit: Ok, it turns out I'm horrible at them...back to seeing if there is anything you forgot to optimize in 1 player...
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on August 11, 2012, 06:10:25 PM
Welcome back, Nibbler.  I see that you captured the "Always a Bigger Fish" high score.  I've reclaimed it.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on August 11, 2012, 06:13:21 PM
You may want to get your hard score under my score for the normal level since I could probably get the same score for the hard mode.

Also I PM'd you.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on August 11, 2012, 07:02:12 PM
Eh, it's a luck level.  Not like I have a strategy that I'm in danger of forgetting, or anything like that.  I'll wait until you beat my score before I bother improving it.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on August 12, 2012, 02:44:42 PM
Ok. Do you have any tips on 2 player mode (for the whole game)? I am awful...
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: ThirdParty on August 13, 2012, 06:55:50 PM
Well, for soloing two-player, there are basically three possible approaches.

1.  Put the dextrous goo in the lead, having it eat everything.  The clumsy goo only has to follow it well enough to allow the screen to scroll (and, on hard levels, not get eaten).

2.  Put the clumsy goo in the lead.  The dextrous goo should wander around behind it, picking up whatever food it accidentally leaves behind.

3.  Have the two goos move side-by-side in tandem, neither in the lead, and think of them as a single goo which happens to be slightly misshapen.

Whenever a level zooms out, the smaller goo gets raised to minimum size, so you're free to switch approaches at that point.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on August 15, 2012, 10:46:34 AM
Which do you go with? (probably 3 I'm guessing)
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on August 18, 2012, 02:14:54 AM
I myself just control both goos, try to avoid get thouched by the other things bigger than yourself, then both must go to somewhere that they both can have something to eat
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on August 28, 2012, 09:37:33 AM
I find that the only way I can complete the level is to just use the main goo. I am not ambidextrous at all. I can't control the second goo no matter how hard I try.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on September 01, 2012, 05:18:31 AM
Then I suggest you to finish the casual mode (2 players) first, then train yourself, that's how I train myself.
Title: Re: I ate the high scores
Post by: Nibbler on April 24, 2017, 03:49:38 AM
Greetings, friends. I don't know if anyone can see this, but, I have been playing the Steam version of Tasty Planet 2: Back for Seconds for quite a while now. I have something to show for it. 29.22 seconds, or, using Steam's leaderboards because that shows milliseconds, 29.216. I don't know if you'll ever see this ThirdParty, but, until you do . . . you have not eaten the high scores.