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These are the full, expanded threads from the preserved GameFAQs threads. I had to exercise some wicked Perl voodoo to extract the actual text, bad HTML and all, from the archives provided by RockMFR 5 (and DistantSpring54), and patch up the code so it's valid. We couldn't preserve the links to the author name or message detail because they don't seem to work anymore.

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Posted by Dragorn - 2/18/2003 7:00:17 PM

FN-395
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Why is it called Tourist Season if we can't shoot them?

Posted by Flaming Knuckles - 2/19/2003 12:17:09 AM

Ahlyis, I'm sure it wasn't that, otherwise that yellow would be the fastest pikmin ever. It didn't go up in small segments. I think it happens when the pikmin counter glitch happens and the game tries to fix it up, or the pikmin counter glitch happened in the short period of time between when the pellet/enemy/pearl/acorn thingy gets sucked up and when the onion gives out seeds/makes more pikmin.

Posted by Ice Man - 2/19/2003 7:16:16 AM

what is the least number of yellow pikmin you can take in to fight BLL and still have enough to time to get 299

Posted by Ahlyis - 2/19/2003 10:24:47 AM

When I fight BLL in FT, I take 13 yellows against him. No more, no less. And I have five 299's there. I leave the rest of the Pikmin against the wall and just take 13 yellows into the middle of the arena for the fight.

I usually finish getting 299 at or before the beginning of the countdown. You should be able to take fewer and still finish in time, but I wouldn't recommend less than 10.
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I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by Ice Man - 2/19/2003 1:24:31 PM

FN 313 finally a beat my old score by 100 but FT still giving me trouble but a least i can beat BBL without deaths thanks Ahlyis

Posted by robluvsnic - 2/19/2003 4:29:31 PM

More than anything it's the snagret in FT which annoys me. Because at this stage I'm not aiming for a perfect, but just something in, say, the 270s (based on ignoring the blue 20 pellet), I'm prepared to take a few deaths on BLL, and even on the wollywog.

But the snagret truly sucks -- not because of deaths, but because very time I go up against it, it comes up fast at least five or six times before it comes up slow. And that wastes a hell of a lot of time!
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Please don't beat me!

Posted by Ice Man - 2/19/2003 5:13:53 PM

the snagret came up 7 times fast against me which was a pain because i got no deaths against BLL or the frog and i was on a fast run.

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/19/2003 6:03:44 PM

i'm trying to get better scores on FoH and DS (my 422 would have been a 434 if I had just had a little more time) but for some reason I can't kill the Spotty Bulborbs cleanly. I've been using the method shown on Mike's DS tape, but even 42 flowered Pikmin against the first bulborb doesn't often make it.
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1484 as of 7:30 AM CST, 02/13/03

Posted by Ice Man - 2/19/2003 6:09:16 PM

dont put all of them on at ones when using the c-stick because it will shake them off put half of them on and when it shakes them off put the rest one this can usually get a clean kill

Posted by Rogue7 - 2/20/2003 8:32:02 AM

New high:

DS - 582
Combined Total - 2180


This was a rare run-only one death. First frog I killed gave me a MD and it was clean the rest of the way. If I had a similar run I think I could add a fiery blowhog at the end or 5 pellet in the middle by moving some dwarves to the end. Nice to finally break through after being stuck on 574 for weeks.
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R7

Posted by SuperStein - 2/20/2003 8:42:31 AM

Rouge, how could you! :)

Nice to hear you finally broke the record, and are tied with Ferret. Just give me a couple more weeks with Metroid, and I'll be back in business!
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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 2/20/2003 2:48:44 PM

DistantSpring54, in FoH, try getting the two dwarf bulborbs behind the blue onion when you have 42 pikmin. You should have 50 pikmin with you. This will make it safer to swarm the bulborbs(bulbears are too dangerous to swarm with 50 pikmin, so i recommend 65 or more).
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Master Bowser

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/20/2003 4:45:03 PM

Never thought of that, I guess I'll change my strategy to go there first. Should I get the three dwarf bulbears while I'm at it?
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1484 as of 7:30 AM CST, 02/13/03

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/20/2003 5:08:30 PM

It worked.
FoH - 448
Total - 1500 exactly
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1500 as of 5:10 PM CST, 02/20/03

Posted by shyunein - 2/21/2003 9:44:09 PM

FN-317! Back on the lists!
DS-346; 16 improvement

Total-1452


Posted by shyunein - 2/22/2003 2:06:31 PM

New scores:

IS-210

Ft-233

Total=1505


does any1 have a easy strategy for IS?
just wondering

Posted by Ice Man - 2/22/2003 2:39:56 PM

look at the challenge mode faq it has an easy one for IS but IS is one of the hardest because the day goes very quick when you are playing

Posted by outkast2 - 2/23/2003 5:23:12 AM

i just got 519 on FN

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/23/2003 6:13:58 AM

369 on DS a couple of days ago
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1502 as of 8:00 PM CST, 02/21/03

Posted by Ice Man - 2/23/2003 6:31:20 AM

outkast2 the highest you can get on FN is 482

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 2/23/2003 9:41:18 AM

To tell all the new people who are submitting your scores, please read all the posts first! I'll tell you all the maximum scores and the highest scores we have achieved so far. BTW these aren't my scores.

IS-278
FoH-569
FN-482
DS-620*
FT-299

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The Distant Spring maximum is 752 but no one has able to achieve this score but 620 can be beaten.
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Master Bowser

Posted by Mikepharvey - 2/24/2003 2:02:53 PM

Congratulations Rogue, glad to see you have finally broken your record and equalled ferrets score. A run with one death is a very rare thing indeed, but it seems all the effort is worth it after getting a run like this.

Congrats to everyone else on their new scores.
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Incubus rule!

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/25/2003 9:25:33 AM

Impact Site - 221
Total - 1522
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1522 as of 9:20 AM CST, 02/25/03

Posted by Rogue7 - 2/25/2003 5:13:44 PM

Thanks SuperStein, Mike. Haven't played much lately, trying to decide whether to change my strat a little and go for an extra fiery blowhog or change it a lot and go for 600.

shyunein, DistantSpring54, Ice Man, nice work on the new scores.
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R7

Posted by Rogue7 - 2/25/2003 5:20:17 PM

Challenge Mode High Scores as of 2-25-2003

Impact Site:

1. 278 (TomatoMan, SuperStein, cocoapuffs999, Mikepharvey, Rogue7, Nathan Ian Bowers, *Ahlyis, *Dragorn)

Other Top Scores:
9. 273 (Snapdragon, JimiThingR, Ferret5317, spenser, Cork)
14. 272 (Grenade Guzzler)
15. 270 (Xel23)
16. 269 (XquietusX)
17. 264 (robluvsnic)
18. 263 (GasMan)
19. 253 (jakemrjr)
20. 246 (Lewellyn)

Forest of Hope:
1. 569 (Snapdragon, SuperStein, Nathan Ian Bowers, cocoapuffs999, Rogue7, Mikepharvey, Ahlyis, *Grenade Guzzler, *JimiThingR, TomatoMan, *Dragorn)

Other Top Scores:
12. 568 (topotheclass)
13. 557 (XquietusX)
14. 544 (spenser)
15. 528 (redpichead)
16. 524 (Xel23)
17. 490 (Lewellyn)
18. 477 (Ice Man)
19. 469 (Ferret5317)
20. 450 (jakemrjr)
20. 450 (smoky progg)

Forest Navel:
1. 482 (Mikepharvey)

Other Top Scores:
2. 452 (Nathan Ian Bowers, Rogue7,*SuperStein)
5. 439 (Snapdragon)
6. 430 (cocoapuffs999)
7. 421 (JimiThingR)
8. 420 (XquietusX)
9. 412 (Ahlyis)
10. 400 (TomatoMan)
11. 397 (redpichead, Ferret5317)
13. 395 (Dragorn)
14. 389 (Xel23)
15. 388 (Grenade Guzzler)
16. 377 (Nai)
17. 360 (robluvsnic)
18. 349 (jakemrjr)
19. 332 (smoky progg)
20. 317 (shyunein)

Distant Spring:
1. 620 (Mikepharvey)
2. 615 (Nathan Ian Bowers)
3. 582 (Ferret5317, *Rogue7)
5. 575 (SuperStein)
6. 554 (XquietusX)
7. 542 (GrenadeGuzzler)
8. 533 (cocoapuffs999)
9. 518 (Ahlyis)
10. 516 (Snapdragon)
11. 514 (TomatoMan)
12. 507 (redpichead)
13. 501 (JimiThingR)
14. 482 (Nai)
15. 443 (topotheclass)
16. 441 (Xel23)
17. 439 (jakemrjr)
18. 437 (robluvsnic)
19. 432 (Master Bowser782)
20. 399 (Souja246)

Final Trial:
1. 299 (Snapdragon, Ahlyis, SuperStein, Rogue7, Mikepharvey, cocoapuffs999, Nathan Ian Bowers, *JimiThingR, TomatoMan, *Dragorn, Grenade Guzzler)

Other Top Scores:
12. 295 (XquietusX)
13. 286 (Master Bowser782)
14. 281 (redpichead)
15. 278 (jakemrjr)
16. 267 (Ferret5317)
17. 266 (Lewellyn)
18. 260 (Ice Man)
19. 253 (supersonicfan)
20. 248 (Xel23)

Top Ten Combined Totals:
1) 2248 (Mikepharvey)
2) 2213 (Nathan Ian Bowers)
3) 2180 (Rogue7)
4) 2173 (SuperStein)
5) 2109 (Cocoapuffs999)
6) 2096 (SnapDragon)
7) 2095 (XquietusX)
8) 2076 (Ahlyis)
9) 2070 (Grenade Guzzler)
10) 2063 (JimiThingR)

Hope there are no mistakes on this one, and congrats to shyunein for crackin' the lists this week.
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R7

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/26/2003 11:40:29 AM

DS - 375
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Challenge Mode High Score Total:
1522 as of 9:20 AM CST, 02/25/03

Posted by Xel23 - 2/27/2003 6:12:24 AM

ATTENTION PLEASE:

Donate a strat to the Challenge Mode Guide, and be immortalized in all your Pikmin glory for........EVER!

We now return to your regularly-scheduled topic.
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RPG Elite (846) Forever Lost: Xel23 Leader of VPL
AC Catalog: http://www.accentral.net/catalog.php?user=3805

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 2/27/2003 5:40:23 PM

I must have messed up with my totaling calculations. My new score (after DS 375) is 1538. All scores are in sig now, not just total; however it no longer includes the dates/times.
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Current Challenge Mode High Score Total: 1538
(221/448/291/375/203)

Posted by Dragorn - 2/28/2003 7:31:18 PM

FN - 445

%!*#^ off and die, Forest Navel.

I would be happy with this score, except that I had a red 20 and a blue 5 both under their onions, in the process of being sucked up. Two seconds more and I would have had a 470... @#^!%&!

Well, I missed those two pellets, as well as another blue 5, a yellow 5, and I misfiled a non-blue 5 from the breadbug.

Getting closer...
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Why is it called Tourist Season if we can't shoot them?

Posted by Mikepharvey - 3/1/2003 10:09:49 AM

Congratulations dragorn im glad some people are still going for high scores around here, and i have a feeling my 482 wont be the only one soon. Keep at it and you will get your rewards.
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Incubus rule!

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 3/1/2003 2:22:30 PM

Yay!! I finally did it right!!

DS-469

All of the wollywog pellets were red and yellow except for 1 that was near a clamclamp. Mamuta came in on time. the 3rd pearl didnt make it for some reason....
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Master Bowser

Posted by QYN - 3/3/2003 10:08:29 AM

Whoo hoo, I managed to get 482 in FoH... It hurts thinking of the 87 more to sprout to get 569... But I'll keep trying...

Was there any video online for this level?

Posted by Ice Man - 3/3/2003 12:50:38 PM

there was a video but all the places where it was hosted have gone down

Posted by Dragorn - 3/4/2003 2:13:18 PM

FN - 451

Damn. Definitely my best run yet. Not only did I get two blue fives from the breadbug, but I was pretty much on schedule with the target times throughout the run.

Unfortunately, I got nervous near the end and made damn stupid mistakes. The time this cost me kept my last two pellets (2 fives) from making it in, although they were both within the onions area when the day ended.

The other 20 points I lost was because, there was a part in the run where I was waiting for a 20 pellet to get delivered so that I could call those pikmin and then head out to do stuff. Unfortunately, I called my pikmin off the 20 a second before it would have been delivered, so it just lay there. I decided not to try and deal with it then and hoped I would be able to squeeze it in at the end of the run. No such luck.

So, without those mistakes, this would've been a 481, which suggests that I unknowingly misfiled a 1-pellet somewhere. In that case, it's probably best that it happened like this, since the frustration of missing a 482 by a single point would be way too much to bear.
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Why is it called Tourist Season if we can't shoot them?

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 3/4/2003 8:02:36 PM

Sadly, I am still stranded at 291 for FN...
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Current Challenge Mode High Score Total: 1538
(221/448/291/375/203)

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/4/2003 10:57:41 PM

Hello everyone. I've had this game for a few months, I played it for a few weeks and got tired of it. Well, I went back to it yesterday and started getting into challenge mode, and now I'm hooked. You can expect to see me on here A LOT now, as I intend to make this the next game I try to master. So anyway, here are my scores so far, along with how many times I've attempted them:
Impact Site: 153 pikmin, 4 tries
The Forest of Hope: 353 pikmin, 10 tries
Forest Navel: 125 pikmin, 1 try
Distant Spring: 232 pikmin, 3 tries
Final Trial: 0 pikmin, 0 tries

Considering my amount of tries, RATE MY SCORES!
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/5/2003 4:37:27 PM

Come on, SOMEONE RATE MY SCORES!!
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 3/5/2003 6:17:17 PM

Impact Site --
153/278 in 4 tries, 55% complete
Reasonable score for 4 trials: 145
Rating: 6 out of a possible 10 (Veteran)

Forest of Hope --
353/569 in 10 tries, 62% complete
Reasonable score for 10 trials: 350
Rating: 5/10 (Intermediate)

Forest Navel --
125/482 in 1 try, 26% complete
Reasonable score for 1 trial: 135
Rating: 4/10 (Amateur)

Distant Spring --
With respect to a perfect: 232/752 in 3 tries, 31% complete
With respect to mikepharvey‚s record: 232/620 in 3 tries, 37% of record score
Reasonable score for 3 trials: 215 (it is a hard level)
Rating: 6/10 (Veteran)

Final Trial --
No data available (0 tries, 0% complete)
Rating: 0/10 (Inactive)

Overall∑
Pikmin Grown: 863/2380, Challenge Mode 36% perfected
Rating: 21/50 (Amateur)
Suggestions: Play Final Trial.

No personal highs to report for me; I‚m afraid I‚m in a slow mode.

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Current Challenge Mode High Score Total: 1538
(221/448/291/375/203)

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/6/2003 12:51:10 AM

Thanks DistantSpring54, I know my scores must be laughable to you guys, but you all have a year and a half head start on me, or rather I'm a year and a half behind. It will take me some time, but I'll try to catch up. I'm in this for the long haul.

Anyway, I've spent another 2 1/2 hours playing, and here's my updated scores:

Impact Site:.............191 pikmin, 5 tries
The Forest of Hope:.383 pikmin, 11 tries
Forest Navel:...........196 pikmin, 5 tries
Distant Spring:.........232 pikmin, 3 tries
Final Trial:...............174 pikmin, 2 tries
TOTAL:....................1176 pikmin, 26 tries


It should be noted, however, that I am not using any FAQ; I'm doing this on my own. I'm not sure how much this will affect my rating, but it's notable.
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by Ahlyis - 3/6/2003 9:49:31 AM

From what I remember, your scores are similar to what mine were when I was starting to play Challenge Mode.
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I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by QYN - 3/6/2003 5:00:28 PM

[quote]From what I remember, your scores are similar to what mine were when I was starting to play Challenge Mode.[/quote]

So there is hope? ;)

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 3/6/2003 6:15:44 PM

I usually only work 1 level at a time. For instance, I'll go after a 400 on forest of hope (which I achieved earlier) before I try to improve DS or FT or something like that.

By the way, I was not rating your scores based on a FAQ. I did not use FAQs for any of my trials unless Mikepharvey's DS 620 video counts as a FAQ.
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Current Challenge Mode High Score Total: 1538
(221/448/291/375/203)

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/7/2003 12:44:21 AM

Another day, another list of drastically improved scores for me! I'm especially impressed with my score on FoH. I've still got a lot of work to do.
Impact Site:.............191 pikmin, 5 tries
The Forest of Hope:.432 pikmin, 12 tries
Forest Navel:...........233 pikmin, 6 tries
Distant Spring:.........300 pikmin, 4 tries
Final Trial:...............192 pikmin, 4 tries
TOTAL:....................1348 pikmin, 31 tries

So how am I doing now? I'm still not using un FAQs, but I was tempted for a while.
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/7/2003 12:49:39 AM

I just realized I'm only 18 pikmin away from the top twenty on FoH! After only three days of play! Yay me!
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by marvelvscapcom2freak - 3/8/2003 3:40:51 AM

Bump.
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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 STILL RULES ALL!! 24 vs. Buffy on TV Board; vote for 24! Watch Fox's 24, tuesdays at 9:00. DO IT! *shakes fist threateningly*

Posted by shyunein - 3/8/2003 12:59:51 PM

hey everyone, long time no see :P

FoH-423
FN-349

Total-1561

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 3/9/2003 1:54:57 PM

Bump
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Master Bowser

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 3/10/2003 12:42:01 PM

Man, DS is a killer. After I achieved my high score, MD rates were soring off the charts. I got 9 MDs from 1 freaking Wollywog! I aslo got 11 fron Puffstool. Before I got my high score I barly had any MDs. It's going to be a long time before I reach 500+.
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Master Bowser

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 3/11/2003 1:04:49 PM

woohoo! I'm on the top 20 list!

FN-334
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Master Bowser

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 3/13/2003 8:43:13 AM

bump
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Master Bowser

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