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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-09 17:14:25 Reply

New game!

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-10 08:55:36 Reply

At 12/9/11 05:14 PM, Tycrane wrote: New game!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 5406

Click on medal icons (even locked) in medals section to get every medal without even bothering to play. Actually, i found this out accidently...

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-10 09:17:41 Reply

At 12/10/11 08:55 AM, skiller12 wrote:
At 12/9/11 05:14 PM, Tycrane wrote: New game!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 5406
Click on medal icons (even locked) in medals section to get every medal without even bothering to play. Actually, i found this out accidently...

Oh shhii.. thanks for letting me know! I must have forgot to take it out, that was for me quickly testng if the medals unlocked....

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-10 09:27:24 Reply

At 12/10/11 08:55 AM, skiller12 wrote:
At 12/9/11 05:14 PM, Tycrane wrote: New game!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 5406
Click on medal icons (even locked) in medals section to get every medal without even bothering to play. Actually, i found this out accidently...

I think it would be way more helpful if you let the author know about this in stead of putting it here, especially if it's a game (like this one) that is definitely worth playing 'till the very end. Still, it's nice to see you posting here again. =)

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-10 13:25:05 Reply

Mentioned before, I know.

This game can get pretty hard beyond wave 15. I found myself having to respec at least twice per wave, especially the waves with aliens in them. They're ridiculously high up, it'd be impossible to reach them without some diving and really high boost stat. On the bright side, it only takes one flick of the tail to destroy them and each one completely refills your HP.

Still grinding away on this fun game...


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-10 17:14:24 Reply

After having played through the whole game, I can say that there's a difficulty spike between waves 13-18. After that, it gets easy as you get enough points to upgrade your survival stats. Then it starts to get hard again as you approach wave 50.

Some pointers for in-game achievements:
-- The Steampunk Nightmare wave (42 iirc) is realistically the last chance you'll get at fulfilling the "sink 10 subs with mines" achievement. After that, good fking luck.
-- When you eat all the fish/birds in a wave, an icon will show up at the top right for each.
-- Each time you take a bite out of the moon, it moves higher. Might as well practice jumping, because some of the large alien ships fly as high as 240m.
-- You can actually regenerate health faster than you starve to death if you have a really high regeneration stat. Sadly, suffocation is still a deadly killer, so you'll need to rely on bonuses for the "lungs of steel" achievement.
-- You get a dozen upgrade points for getting all achievements! There's also a glitch in that if you do this, beat a wave, then reload the page, it will reward you with another dozen upgrade points. There's no point in doing this a fourth time though. Jerk.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-11 09:20:57 Reply

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 01:09:59 Reply

What is the point of having medals if they don't actually give you experience points?


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 02:16:30 Reply

At 12/12/11 01:09 AM, ZeldaFan64DS wrote: What is the point of having medals if they don't actually give you experience points?

They're just there for people to collect for now. Or they can be used to give substance to your gaming skillz, or to boost your ego.

I can ask the same about post count. It's a pretty useless stat other than to show how much you've been posting, and maybe for moderator picking purposes.

It can change once the site redesign is released. Whether it will, we'll just have to wait and see.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 11:07:25 Reply

I have a few questions and a guide for the last boss of final fantasy XFII:

How can you get the "die to the hands of" medals? I can't get either of them. I tried dying at the last boss, but it didn't work. Do I have to try that again, maybe because it didn't send, or is it something completely different?

Can anyone tell me where the last spell is please? It's number 6, after the anti-curse one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YMm4cQj jE
This is a guide for the last boss in that game.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 11:09:17 Reply

At 12/12/11 11:07 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: (...) last boss of final fantasy (...)

*Fantasy XFII, not final fantasy


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 11:46:13 Reply

At 12/12/11 11:07 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: I have a few questions and a guide for the last boss of final fantasy XFII:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 4398
How can you get the "die to the hands of" medals? I can't get either of them. I tried dying at the last boss, but it didn't work. Do I have to try that again, maybe because it didn't send, or is it something completely different?

Die at the boss fight. You MUST play from the beginning and not via level select.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/56 3034
Can anyone tell me where the last spell is please? It's number 6, after the anti-curse one.

At the last switch room (whose dungeon looks like a fish skeleton in the overworld map), you'll notice a ledge at the top of the tree. There's a hidden alcove that contains a key. Use that key to open the door in the castle.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 12:12:51 Reply

At 12/12/11 11:46 AM, Fooliolo wrote:
At 12/12/11 11:07 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: I have a few questions
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I see, thank you.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 13:58:33 Reply

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-12 21:42:49 Reply

What would be the fastest way to grind out exp? It was cool and all that for an hour, but I'm not sure I really want to spend 1.5 more hours doing the same thing over and over again.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-13 00:19:29 Reply

At 12/12/11 09:42 PM, Fooliolo wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 3975
What would be the fastest way to grind out exp? It was cool and all that for an hour, but I'm not sure I really want to spend 1.5 more hours doing the same thing over and over again.

I was able to get all of them (aside from the boss) in the Free Ride mode, but I haven't played the game since the medals were approved, so I'm not sure that still applies or not.

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-13 02:06:51 Reply

At 12/13/11 12:19 AM, SFS1313 wrote:
At 12/12/11 09:42 PM, Fooliolo wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 3975
What would be the fastest way to grind out exp? It was cool and all that for an hour, but I'm not sure I really want to spend 1.5 more hours doing the same thing over and over again.
I was able to get all of them (aside from the boss) in the Free Ride mode, but I haven't played the game since the medals were approved, so I'm not sure that still applies or not.

It's the best you grind it out in free ride mode indeed. I only had half of the required exp after I got all the other medals, but after a short while in free ride mode with more traffic, more police cars etc. on I got it. It doesn't take as long as it seems.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 03:52:00 Reply

At 12/13/11 02:06 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: It's the best you grind it out in free ride mode indeed. I only had half of the required exp after I got all the other medals, but after a short while in free ride mode with more traffic, more police cars etc. on I got it. It doesn't take as long as it seems.

Bit late in responding, I know, but I decided to pick up the game again after doing a shytton of other stuff. Works like a charm, assuming you get tons of stunts in. Or just constantly nitro into a tanker with another tanker.

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Anywho, if I decide to do a gaming project, what kind of game would you guys like to see? Don't go crazy nuts on it though.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 09:52:34 Reply

At 12/15/11 03:52 AM, Fooliolo wrote: Anywho, if I decide to do a gaming project, what kind of game would you guys like to see? Don't go crazy nuts on it though.

Do you mean a medal game, or another game like LoL or Skyrim.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 11:39:23 Reply

At 12/15/11 09:52 AM, Knuckstrike wrote:
At 12/15/11 03:52 AM, Fooliolo wrote: Anywho, if I decide to do a gaming project, what kind of game would you guys like to see? Don't go crazy nuts on it though.
Do you mean a medal game, or another game like LoL or Skyrim.

Medal game. I don't own Skyrim, nor do I see myself doing so in the near future. Unless I get it for free.


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 12:10:37 Reply

At 12/15/11 11:39 AM, Fooliolo wrote:
At 12/15/11 09:52 AM, Knuckstrike wrote:
At 12/15/11 03:52 AM, Fooliolo wrote: Anywho, if I decide to do a gaming project, what kind of game would you guys like to see? Don't go crazy nuts on it though.
Do you mean a medal game, or another game like LoL or Skyrim.
Medal game. I don't own Skyrim, nor do I see myself doing so in the near future. Unless I get it for free.

Me neither. And do you mean by the gaming project that you're making a game yourself?

I'm always a fan of dungeon-type games. I don't think it's incredibly hard to make, although certainly a challenge.
Perfect to show game developers to not put in all the stuff you hate in games, as pointed out in your news post. (Like endless grinding, etc.)


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 12:15:21 Reply

Finally got the one peg medal in Simple Peg Solitaire - took me 4 hrs of gameplay combined over 2 days......who knew something so simple could be such a pain?


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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 12:41:37 Reply

At 12/15/11 12:15 PM, MatthewF wrote: Finally got the one peg medal in Simple Peg Solitaire - took me 4 hrs of gameplay combined over 2 days......who knew something so simple could be such a pain?

Hmm yeah that seems pretty difficult. Just like that Lexirace game, I just don't know enough English words to beat the harder modes. It's gonna take a lot of practice to beat that one.

Speaking of hard games, did anyone manage to get 206 points in Aura? 200 wasn't too difficult, but Velveius is giving me a lot of trouble. The level isn't very hard, but you'll run out of time really fast.

On a sidenote, I had to play Beast Squad two times this afternoon because of a very brief connectivity problem. 2 hours wasted + 1 medal out of order. God damnit. =(
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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 14:07:36 Reply

New medal game...

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Response to Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips 2011-12-15 15:00:05 Reply

At 12/15/11 02:07 PM, SFS1313 wrote: New medal game...
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 5162

Quite an easy game.

Is there any level any of you has trouble with? I'd be happy to make a video guide or something similair.


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At 12/15/11 12:10 PM, Knuckstrike wrote: Me neither. And do you mean by the gaming project that you're making a game yourself?

I'm always a fan of dungeon-type games. I don't think it's incredibly hard to make, although certainly a challenge.
Perfect to show game developers to not put in all the stuff you hate in games, as pointed out in your news post. (Like endless grinding, etc.)

I'll think about it, although usually in your type of game a new conundrum arises: metagaming in the negative sense. I just hate it, personal preference.

But hey, the purpose of this exercise is to get my feet wet =P That doesn't mean I won't half-ass it, but still, don't expect it to be big.

At 12/15/11 12:41 PM, Nijsse wrote: Hmm yeah that seems pretty difficult. Just like that Lexirace game, I just don't know enough English words to beat the harder modes. It's gonna take a lot of practice to beat that one.

Not gonna lie, about 20% of the words I see in that game I have never seen or heard.

Statistically, without finding a lexirace solver online, I'd say it'd be faster for me to just brute force the game than to actually beat it. I also don't care to flood my brain full of useless words no one has ever heard of or used. And the same can be said of the perfectionist medal in Draknek's heart game at the rate I'm going x_X (level 27 so far)

Speaking of hard games, did anyone manage to get 206 points in Aura? 200 wasn't too difficult, but Velveius is giving me a lot of trouble. The level isn't very hard, but you'll run out of time really fast.

That game is unnecessarily large. I'm not as far as you, but wasn't there another level where you must get lucky or run out of time really fast?


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At 12/15/11 02:07 PM, SFS1313 wrote: New medal game...

Level 30 borked. You get the medal for revisiting/refreshing the level select after you beat it.


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Took me a while to beat hard mode. Repeatedly trying over and over again to fill up a word bank worked out nicely in many instances. I mean, wtf is an "abaci" anyways? I might come back to it later just for grins, but in the meantime, here's what I was thrown before I won.

http://thegreatprime1.newgrounds.com/new s/post/667846

The first word of each line is the starting word, and the last word is the finish word. Keep in mind that I highly doubt that you'll get a specific case in there (cause I only tried so many times), but it doesn't hurt to ctrl+f for something anyways and hope you get a couple suggestions.

Tips:
-- If all the letters in the beginning and ending words are different, it's the most straightforward puzzle, and doesn't require detour words. Imo, these are the easiest.
-- If you press enter prematurely, words in white mean it complies with the rules of the game, meaning the word above, below, and itself, are actual words (according to the game anyways) and can be obtained by changing one letter between them all. This does not mean it is the solution!
-- Work backwards as well as forwards! And if you just need one more word to bridge the gap, just try whatever and hope for the best.


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