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Old 22 July 2018, 02:09   #1
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EAB/Lemon Super League 2018: Round 9 - Zool 2

EAB/Lemon Super League 2018: Round 9 - Zool 2

Starts: 00:01 July 22nd Finishes: 23:59 August 11th

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Post a picture of your score here with the score written underneath. Enter as often as you like. Only scores achieved during the round's time frame count.

Play the OCS/ECS-version at NORMAL difficulty!

No cheating of any kind (including score leeching) - this includes save states. No continues/passwords allowed. If you suspect anyone of cheating please let us know in private - anyone found guilty will be banned for the entire season.

Remember, anyone can join in at any time. Have fun and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Downloads

- Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3 (boot)
- WHDLoad-installed

Extras

- Full rules and FAQ (incorporating the Hall of Fame)
- Results and Standings
- Lemon thread
- Live League Ladder


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Live League table:


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Old 24 July 2018, 21:00   #2
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I'm finding this very difficult, almost impossible to control the character, especially going up and down those birdseed-type holders.

I'm sure in the first game you could slide into baddies to kill them, in this one it inflicts damage on you.

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The controls are definitely finnicky.

I'm using a gamepad with WinUAE. I unmapped Joy2 Up and remapped it to a button. I have jump as the middle button and fire to the right (and space mapped to the left button for bombs). To jump off a wall reliably I hold down the Up button (starts climbing) and then tap left or right.
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Old 25 July 2018, 05:08   #5
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I got completely stuck on Tooting Common stage 2, after the invisible block traverse. There was one square block I could shoot on the far left but I couldn't see what to do from there.

Looked it up on YouTube and I'm stupid. I forgot Zool had a backflip move and that's how you progress from there.
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Old 25 July 2018, 10:28   #6
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The acceleration is too abrut, not progressive enough. So the control of Zool is not optimal.
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Old 26 July 2018, 00:11   #7
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To backflip run towards a wall and tap fire as you hit it.

In this run I found it useful to continually spin attack in the air. This gives invulnerability from most enemies, including sparks and other unshootable things. This works until the ice levels where you need to start shooting while jumping.
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:38   #8
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Thanks for the advice - that helps open this game up!
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Old 03 August 2018, 09:21   #10
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Not a bad game, the level design is better than Superfrog with a harder challenge.
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Old 06 August 2018, 09:33   #12
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Better than the original, thankfully. Shame about the horrendous slowdown when the screen gets busy (at least on WHDLoad). Things definitely get a bit tricky by World 3.






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Good platformer (good level design, good challenge, good gfx & music) but far from perfect (too slowdowns, zool that slides a little too much, no music and sound effects at the same time).
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Old 07 August 2018, 00:14   #14
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I had Zool on PC but didn't like it so I wasn't happy about Zool 2 being played. But it's a very pleasant surprise. Cool game with good replay value due to slightly different paths for Zool and Zooz.
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Game would be much better if enemies didn't respawn.
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Old 11 August 2018, 15:03   #17
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Just noticed picking up extra lives doesn't work in the ADF-version. No wonder this seems so hard.

It's the last day anyway but it'd be nice if someone could make a WHDLoad-HDADF.


edit: My bad, you just have to actually collect the 1up-"text".

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Old 11 August 2018, 16:08   #18
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It doesn't fit on a HD ADF so here's a bootable HDF instead.

Just add it as DH0 in harddrives tab and use A1200+4mb quickstart.
https://tinyurl.com/yctfw2wh
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That was fast, thank you! Although I was wrong with my assumption it's good to not have to change disks anymore.
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This was done with the SPS version. To get through the security check you can use this: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=654500&postcount=9

Lost a lot of lives trying to reach an area that's hard to get to.

Will have another go now using the HDF ignoring that area.
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