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Old 25 October 2019, 10:11   #41
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About the slot machine: I can use the Lemon as indicator when to press fire to get the 1st grapes symbol, but that doesn't work for the 2nd icon. What do you use as signal?
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Old 25 October 2019, 11:01   #42
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About the slot machine: I can use the Lemon as indicator when to press fire to get the 1st grapes symbol, but that doesn't work for the 2nd icon. What do you use as signal?
I thought you had given too much time to Minskies and that now you were playing only with
Celtic Heart

1st : lemon
2nd : cherry (the hardest to see as it's in between some fruits of the same colour - so you need your eyes wide open )
3rd : banana
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Old 25 October 2019, 14:22   #43
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Yeah well, at least want to get a somewhat decent score here before I return to Celtic Heart.

Okay, lemon-cherry-banana...thank you!
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Old 25 October 2019, 16:15   #44
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You are welcome.
Now, to train the slot machine, you only have to get many coins while playing
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Old 25 October 2019, 17:09   #45
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I know. Sometimes I get 120 coins after 1 round. But nothing came of it until now.
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Old 25 October 2019, 17:41   #46
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Same here.
Many unknowns in the functioning of this game. Having the original manual would (maybe) help...
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Old 25 October 2019, 20:58   #47
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54,787 x 2 = 109,574

Rescued 6/11. Can't really see the cherry when the wheels are moving so I now use the lemon for all three pics. In the middle I just wait a while after the lemon appears. On the right side the lemon comes right before the banana so it's not much difference to the left side. Wasn't successful often but got a few points.
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Old 25 October 2019, 23:13   #48
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82,676 x 2 = 165,352

That's enough for me. Don't know how you get 400k+ scores.
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Old 27 October 2019, 01:36   #49
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Impressive play John. When the Scruff Lees appear and the dance music starts pumping, its easy to lose it and panic. That was a tough battle and fun to watch. Seems like you got the hang of the fruits.
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Old 27 October 2019, 11:03   #50
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Thank you Dan, not consistent enough on the slot machine though.
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Old 28 October 2019, 21:49   #51
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Ok, gave the game a go on Winuae and AGA version. Played on normal.



On AGA version the AI is clearly better... I even saw a "FROG" Ai (Puyo Puyo players will know) which I hadn't seen on the ECS one. And the game runs a *lot* faster, though I still got a few slowdowns when many blobs were eliminated at once. Still feel the blobs take too long to dissapear when you are chaining and power ups aren't really a good idea on this game, but overall is indeed a very nice Puyo Puyo clone.

Now how the hell are people scoring 200k points on this? I got 30 to 50 coins on every stage up until the last 4, where I got just 12-14 (the last one gave me just 4 coins, lol). And I got the grapes a very fair amount of times. But even if I had gotten them ALL of the times, I wouldn't have such a high score.

Just to be sure, when the rules say "(including score leeching)", we are saying I can't keep getting 3 bananas on the slot machine so I keep get extra coins so I could basically stay on the slot machine forever and get 3 grapes as long as I wanted, right?

Did you guys really figured out how the coin-giving happens? Because I am really puzzled.

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Unfortunately we don't know.

By the way, yesterday I gave a go to try to beat rexsu (failed ) but got on some levels up to 190 coins.
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Just to be sure, when the rules say "(including score leeching)", we are saying I can't keep getting 3 bananas on the slot machine so I keep get extra coins so I could basically stay on the slot machine forever and get 3 grapes as long as I wanted, right?
Oh, good point. Yep, that's forbidden!

I'm also a bit clueless how rexsu and malko manage to amass such scores.
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With 3 bananas you get 20 coins. Not worth it in my point of view.
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With 3 bananas you get 20 coins. Not worth it in my point of view.
In theory you could leech points forever if you were able to get 3 bananas and then 3 grapes at will.
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Tonight I gave a go but "Samuel" got me.
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In theory you could leech points forever if you were able to get 3 bananas and then 3 grapes at will.
Exactly. At one point I got a Banana instead of grape and tried to get 3 bananas ... and when I saw it gave me 20 coins, that was the first thing that came to mind "Hey, I could get 3 bananas like 20 times, I'd have crapload of coins to keep getting grapes, then when I am running low I just get more bananas".

If you can manage to do it consistently (and I can't), you could stay on the slot machine forever.

The devs surely didn't gave the score system a proper thought, hehe

If I get some free time I'll give a go at the hard level. I am not that interested on the competition (I don't think I'll be able to beat the bigger scores and I don't see myself keep going on the yearly competition), but I really love Puyo Puyo so I want to give this game a little more time

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Wait, are you getting those insane scores WITHOUT beating the game? I actually finished it !
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Like I said in another thread, "can't be at 100% everyday"
By "normal" mode, what do you mean ? easy ?
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Normal = Medium. X2 scoring for the competition
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I know, was also kidding you
By the way, nice score .
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