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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 Master Bowser782 - 7/29/2003 3:09:39 PM

havent you guys noticed that nathan's not here?
Bart:Krusty! Whats up with Springfield's greatest entertainer? Krusty: Lots! Thanks to Viagra.

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 7/29/2003 6:04:16 PM

Yeah, he doesn't seem to notice his score has been sent from 5 off the record to 21 off...
Summer Contest: 17 <--Being updated
20 arrows, 13 bombs, 2/3 magic power, 18 hit points, ONE PIECE OF HEART?!

Posted by SuperStein - 7/30/2003 5:35:27 AM

Argh! I had a fantastic start on DS. It was as fast as Mike's, but I collect other pellets and creatures. Well, the run continued smoothly, until I lost a pikmin to a Pearly Clam Clamp and let a dwarfie eat one. This made a red 10 come way to near the blue onion. However, I didn't have time to fix that up immediately. So I carried on, into the large water area with the blue 10. After killing and collecting the wollywog by the bridge (dropped a yellow 5), setting five pikmin to work on the bridge and collected the Pearl, I moved on to the blue 10. I threw too many Pikmin onto it, so I tried to whistle a couple of them off, but I had to whistle off everyone, and throw 10 new Pikmin. This error cost me about 5 seconds. When I came back to base, after picking up the blue 20, I saw that both the yellow 5 from the wollywog and the red 10 had gone into the blue onion, 7 lost from misfiling that is. I collected everything in my strat in the area with the Mamuta, but when I was going to collect a yellow 1 pellet, I kept grabbing blue Pikmin, this cost me at least 5 seconds. After I had gone back to base to gather up some Pikmin and take my final run back to the Mamuta area to gather up the last items, time was running short. After some franitc collecting I ended up with 567. But there was items worth 26 in the middle of the onion area. So, assuming I had two deaths, didn't suffer from these unusual misfilings and didn't make such stupid errors as with the blue 10 and yellow 1, my new high would have been:

:::567 Total
+ 026 Just seconds from getting in
+ 007 Misfilings
= 600 Total..

I think I'll have to go and cry...

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Mikepharvey - 7/30/2003 1:42:46 PM

The Distant Spring - 638
Cimbined Total - 2266

2 deaths, 3 misfiled five pellets.

Posted by Mikepharvey - 7/31/2003 5:35:12 AM

The Distant Spring - 643
Combined Total - 2271

1 death, 1 misfiled five pellet.

I said I would need a lot of luck and I finally got some. 4 out of the last 5 frogs dropped blue pellets, coupled with the fact that everything went smoothly and I was quicker than ever before meant I finally broke 640. The only pellet which wasnt blue was a yellow pellet which I called all the blues off in the onion area. I thought I replaced them with 3 yellows and 2 blues, it was too my horror that the damn pellet decided to go into the blue onion and cost me 645.

This is probably the end now, I could carry on trying to squeeze out a few extra points but I will wait until someone threatens to beat my score.

Posted by SuperStein - 7/31/2003 5:38:48 AM

Really impressing, is 650+ possible? And Mike, what new items have you added from your original 620 strat?

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 7/31/2003 6:23:25 AM

Challenge Mode High Scores as of 7-31-2003

Impact Site:

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

Other Top Scores:
10. 273 (Snapdragon, JimiThingR, Ferret5317, spenser, Cork)
15. 272 (Grenade Guzzler)
16. 270 (Xel23)
17. 269 (XquietusX)
18. 266 (Secrano)
19. 264 (topotheclass, robluvsnic)
21. 263 (GasMan)
22. 256 (i luv pikmin)
23. 253 (jakemrjr)
24. 246 (Lewellyn)
25. 242 (redpichead)
26. 240 (DistantSpring54)

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

Other Top Scores:
13. 568 (topotheclass)
14. 557 (XquietusX)
15. 544 (spenser)
16. 532 (QYN)
17. 528 (redpichead)
18. 524 (Xel23)
19. 513 (DistantSpring54)
20. 490 (Lewellyn)
21. 477 (Ice Man)
22. 469 (Ferret5317)
23. 466 (Kingfisher)
24. 450 (jakemrjr, smoky progg)
26. 444 (robluvsnic)

Forest Navel:
1. 482 (Mikepharvey, Rogue7)

Other Top Scores:
3. 460 (*SuperStein)
3. 452 (Nathan Ian Bowers)
5. 451 (Dragorn)
6. 445 (cocoapuffs999)
7. 439 (Snapdragon)
8. 421 (JimiThingR)
9. 420 (XquietusX)
10. 412 (Ahlyis)
11. 400 (TomatoMan)
12. 397 (redpichead, Ferret5317)
14. 389 (Xel23)
15. 388 (Grenade Guzzler, Master Bowser782)
17. 379 (robluvsnic)
18. 377 (Nai)
19. 375 (topotheclass, Kingfisher)
21. 364 (PatricSim)
22. 349 (jakemrjr, shyunein)
24. 335 (shortyschlosser08)
25. 332 (smoky progg)

Distant Spring:
1. 643 (*Mikepharvey)
2. 616 (Rogue7)
3. 615 (Nathan Ian Bowers)
4. 611 (*cocoapuffs999)
5. 588 (SuperStein)
6. 582 (Ferret5317)
7. 562 (Ahlyis)
8. 554 (XquietusX)
9. 542 (GrenadeGuzzler)
10. 516 (Snapdragon)
11. 514 (TomatoMan)
12. 507 (redpichead)
13. 501 (JimiThingR)
14. 482 (Nai)
15. 469 (Master Bowser782)
16. 450 (DistantSpring54)
17. 443 (topotheclass)
18. 441 (Xel23)
19. 439 (jakemrjr)
20. 437 (robluvsnic)
21. 402 (whitemage 200)
22. 399 (soulja246)
23. 397 (yoshifan18)
24. 370 (smoky progg)
25. 361 (Kingfisher, Ice Man)

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. 293 (Secrano)
14. 286 (Master Bowser782)
15. 281 (redpichead)
16. 278 (jakemrjr, robluvsnic)
18. 267 (Ferret5317)
19. 266 (Lewellyn)
20. 262 (Secrano)
21. 260 (Ice Man)
22. 253 (supersonicfan)
23. 248 (Xel23)
24. 233 (shyunein)
25. 218 (Kingfisher)

Top Ten Combined Totals:
1) 2271 (Mikepharvey)
2) 2244 (Rogue7)
3) 2213 (Nathan Ian Bowers)
4) 2202 (cocoapuffs999)
5) 2194 (SuperStein)
6) 2120 (Ahlyis)
7) 2096 (SnapDragon)
8) 2095 (XquietusX)
9) 2070 (Grenade Guzzler)
10) 2063 (JimiThingR)
Summer Contest: 18 <--Being updated
20 arrows, 13 bombs, 2/3 magic power, 18 hit points, ONE PIECE OF HEART?!

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 7/31/2003 6:32:12 AM

Oops on FT.

Final Trial
1. 299 (SnapDragon, Ahlyis, SuperStein, Rogue7, Mikepharvey, cocoapuffs999, Nathan Ian Bowers, JimiThingR, TomatoMan, Dragorn, Grenade Guzzler)
12. 295 (XquietusX)
13. 293 (Secrano)
14. 286 (MasterBowser782)
15. 281 (redpichead)
16. 278 (jakemrjr, robluvsnic)
18. 267 (Ferret5317)
19. 266 (Lewellyn)
20. 260 (Ice Man)
21. 253 (supersonicfan)
22. 248 (Xel23)
23. 233 (shyunein)
24. 218 (Kingfisher)
25. 217 (RockMFR 5)

Summer Contest: 18 <--Being updated
20 arrows, 13 bombs, 2/3 magic power, 18 hit points, ONE PIECE OF HEART?!

Posted by Mikepharvey - 7/31/2003 1:19:36 PM

One fiery by the pearl in the lake area, and the frog and subsequent 5 pellet in the smoky progg area, they were relatively easy to add to my strat, but did cut into all of my refiling time, which is why i needed the last 5 frogs to drop blue.

Posted by SuperStein - 7/31/2003 1:52:25 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a fiery, a wollywog and a 5 pellet gives 21.. you've improved your score with 23!? Or did you have a lot of deaths during yoou 620 run?
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by robluvsnic - 7/31/2003 6:49:47 PM

Simply incredible! 643!

Mike you just can't stop now. You must keep working until you've hit 650. You have no choice in the matter. It is your duty, and you owe it to the entire Pikmin community to do the impossible.

Rogue, it looks like it's time for you to drop the golf and dedicate yourself to DS. You got the perfect on FN, and I know that you can reach Mike on DS as well. Let's see what you've got.
Please don't beat me!

Posted by TomatoMan - 8/1/2003 12:29:14 AM

Wow. WOW!

Mike, PLEASE tell me your VCR is running.

Unbelievable! Congrats!



Posted by SuperStein - 8/1/2003 3:05:53 AM

Distant Spring: 594
Combined Total: 2200

Wooo! Twothousandtwohundred!!

It was a really good run, maybe I could have squeezed in the last dwarfie, but I wouldn't risk it since no one of the 5 last wollywogs dropped anything remotely blueish.. I used a lot of time to sort of the pellets.. Everything was in when the counter was at eight.. :)

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/1/2003 8:16:36 AM

Every time I think you're done, you add to your score, Mike. Excellent, phenomenal, work. I wish I could push you to go for 650, but I haven't played in a week or so due to my moving and I'm still looking at 623 for a max. Although I have an idea that would hit 646 provided I got a crapload of luck...

Stein, halfway home, now you need another 6 for 600.

TomatoMan, if Mike has a record run on tape, would you consider doing a volume 2 DVD?

Posted by SuperStein - 8/1/2003 8:41:36 AM

I can easily change the DVD cover to Version 2.0 and alter the text on the back! :)

Yes, Rogue, 6 to go. I had 4 deaths on this run. So if I get the last dwarf in, and have 2 or less deaths, I'll get that 600!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/2/2003 8:11:47 AM

Stein, my 620 was from a 625 strat with 3 deaths and a misfiled 5 pellet. My 643 was from a 646 strat with 1 death and a misfiled 5 pellet. 646-625=21 which is what the extra stuff give you. Congratulations on your 594, good luck getting 600.

TM, bad news on the vcr front, i used my last tape to record my 638 and i havent got round to buying anymore yet. When i get some more i will hit DS again and try and equal or better my 643.

Rogue, If i record a 643+ then you should try and record a FN 482 then we can use them on a new version of the dvd, although i wouldnt blame TM for not wanting to go through all the hassle of converting my tape again.

Thanx Rob, maybe you should get back on pikmin and challenge me on DS :), getting 650 would probably kill me tho, it would require a phenomenal amount of luck to get no deaths and no misfilings and to grab the 2 one pellets for the extra 4 points.

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 8/2/2003 8:20:59 AM

Ferret is in sixth place now when his score was once thought unbeatable. LOL.
Summer Contest: 19 <--Being updated
20 arrows, 13 bombs, 2/3 magic power, 18 hit points, ONE PIECE OF HEART?!

Posted by TomatoMan - 8/2/2003 11:19:08 AM

I'd be happy to do a DVD 2.0 if there's material for it. Yes, getting the tape from Mike converted is a bit of money and a bit of a pain, but it would be worth it. Mike, please buy another tape! :)

Rogue, did you tape your 482? I'm thinking that if we had another 482, we could spread out the authoring on the DVD a little, since Mike currently has two slots (and seems to have a pretty good hold on DS). Also, if we had an NTSC 482, that would buy back a little bit of space on the DVD (since the PAL versions are 20% longer) that we could use maybe for a nicer menu and an info/story screen, or something.

If you didn't tape it, can you do it again? :)



Posted by Rogue7 - 8/4/2003 9:17:29 AM

The prospect of being on a vol. 2 DVD is very intriguing to me, but I cringe at the thought of duplicating an FN 482. Iāll make a deal with you guys (Mike and TM). Iāll try to tape a 482, if Mike will try to tape a 643+ DS and if TomatoMan will create a vol. 2. Maybe we can work out a way to have everyone chip in to cover the production costs·

I also have these taped and available:
An IS 278 ö Stein, cocoa and Mike scored this before me, but I have a little different strat.
A FoH 569 ö Again, Stein, Nathan and cocoa would be ahead of me and Nathan probably has the most interesting strat, but I got one on tape and itās different from Snapās as well.
A FT 299 ö Carbon copy of Ahlyisā and Stein would get the nod first, so probably worthless.

Let me know what you guys think·


Posted by SuperStein - 8/4/2003 9:28:16 AM

My IS strat only has a couple of minor differences from Tomatoman's strategy. I still only have one 569 on FoH, but countless 568s, however, my run is similar with SnapDragon's, just a couple of "improvements" (they made it easier for me...). And FT.. well... that's almost completely Ahlyis' strat...

I think it would be best if we kept most of the records on tape to the US players, then TM will have the extra free space to improve the Menu and stuff...(Not that it's needed, I love the menu! :-) ) However, I know one person who has the US version of Pikmin. If you want me to do a run for the next DVD I could probably ask him if I could borrow his game for a couple of days...

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/4/2003 10:01:36 AM

Well, we have me for DS and Rogue for FN, assuming we can both repeat our feats on tape.

I think the other contributors should be: Ahlyis, TM and Stein as they are the most regular attenders of the board with top scores. Maybe TM for FoH, Ahlyis for IS and Stein for FT or some other combination.

The biggest cost will be getting mine and possibly steins tapes converted, which will be $50 for the two. I definitely will contribute my half of that and will include it when i send my tape to TM.

I would say to make another DVD topic but i want this one to fill-up quickly so i can make the next one (if its my turn).

Posted by Ahlyis - 8/4/2003 11:26:15 AM

It would make more sense to keep Tomatoman for IS and me for FT since we already have videos burned and ripped for those. That is, unless there is some strong reason to get all new videos for all levels for version 2. Is there?
I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/4/2003 11:43:56 AM

I was just thinking it would be nice to put some alternate strats on vol. 2 for variety's sake. To make sure all of the original contributors are represented, we could use Snap's FT, TM's FoH and Ahlyis' IS...

Mike, you got my vote on starting chapter 6 of this thread, it's only fitting.

Posted by SuperStein - 8/4/2003 12:15:47 PM

I really don't need to be on the DVD, since I don't have any strat that is really different from the first DVD. Except for DS, that's almost intirely my own strat, but here I have no good record!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by TomatoMan - 8/5/2003 2:07:47 PM

My assumption when I first heard talk of a "2.0" was that we'd just clean it up a bit and replace Mike's DS run with a new high from him.

I suppose there's no logical objection to a completely new one, although it *is* more work for me. :/ It's work I'm willing to do, though, if people really want it.

Meanwhile, I'm actually playing again a little, trying to claw a few extra points on my FN 400 so I can sneak back on the top 10 combined. I'm trying a different approach just for giggles that involves taking all 100 to the pearl area, and clearing it out in one sweep so you don't go back for the pearl. I doubt that would be a feasible level-clearing strategy, but I think I might be able to better my 400 with it if I can resolve a few things. :P


Posted by TomatoMan - 8/5/2003 3:15:46 PM

(I also heartily second (third, ninth, whatever) Mike's creation of the next CM topic. As the all-time highest scorer in CM, he has earned it and them some!)



Posted by DistantSpring54 - 8/5/2003 3:26:37 PM

*seconds nomination for Mike for 6th topic*

Which absolutely MUST be called "Challenge Mode Scores version 6. (posts 2501-3000)"
Summer Contest: 22 <--Being updated
20 arrows, 13 bombs, 2/3 magic power, 18 hit points, ONE PIECE OF HEART?!

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/5/2003 3:32:37 PM

Thanx TM and Rogue :)

As you are producing the dvd TM, you should make it to your convenience IMO.

I promise to go and buy some tapes tomorrow and then I will be after a 643+ on tape. Im not sure how long it will take as a lot of it is luck (to get all the blues at the end) but I will give it my all.
*Goes and hides FF7 so as not to be tempted*

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/5/2003 3:35:08 PM

Oh, and thanx DS54. Im not sure I have the imagination to change the title to anything else:D

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/5/2003 4:19:24 PM

Whatever works the best for you is the way we should go, TomatoMan, especially since there's not many of us left here. I'll try to capture a 482 so that we have the option of more space, no promises...

Out of curiosity, how many DVD's did you send out, TM?

Hope you can get something on tape, Mike.

Posted by TomatoMan - 8/5/2003 10:25:18 PM

About a dozen, maybe 15 in all, I'd say. A few people sent a few extra dollars, which helped - I'd say I didn't quite break even overall, but that was never the point. :) I finally sent Ferret's and Snap's copies out a couple of weeks ago, so I think all the contributers have theirs now.

I'm totally fine doing another one if there's interest, don't worry about me! I've got the hang of how to do it now, it's not that hard. :)


Posted by SuperStein - 8/6/2003 6:39:33 AM

15! That's a nice little bunch of DVDs isn't it!
I agree, Mike should make the next Challenge Mode Scores topic!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder...!

Posted by Ahlyis - 8/6/2003 1:22:17 PM

If we really want different videos, I guess I can try to tape a new IS run. I never taped my 278 before because there wasn't a need at the time.

Definitely Mike should start the next installment of this topic..
I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/7/2003 6:18:15 AM

I finally went and bought some tapes yesterday. Had a couple of hours worth of runs, highest run was a 635, which if the damn frogs had dropped more than one blue could have been a 641 (i managed to refile one of the pellets). I also had 5 deaths. I will carry on today, although cricket is on all day plus im goin the pub tonite, so i doubt i will play that much.

Thanx Ahlyis and Stein.

Good luck on the 482 Rogue.

Posted by Master Bowser782 - 8/7/2003 5:35:29 PM

yup yup mike should have the honor make the next CM topic.
Bart:Krusty! Whats up with Springfield's greatest entertainer? Krusty: Lots! Thanks to Viagra.

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/10/2003 6:58:51 AM

Still no 643 on tape yet, but i havent actually been going for it this weekend, because a copy of the US version of pikmin came through my letter box yesterday morning, courtesy of ebay.

In the 5 hours ive spent on it so far, i have done the 9 day challenge mode and got a 278 in IS and a 610 in DS. It took a bit of getting used to the speed, but after an hour or so it just seemed like normal. I can carry out my DS strat at the same speed on this version as on my PAL version, and I havent noticed anything different at all between the 2 versions (apart from the running speed). Anyway, I will probably try to get a 640+ score taped from this version, which will make even more space on the dvd for an improved menu etc.

I can conclude that any advantage PAL gamers have is minimal and at this level of competition, I would say its too small too make a difference. I will carry on and try and perfect the rest of the levels, except maybe FN which i will do later on.

Posted by DistantSpring54 - 8/10/2003 3:10:10 PM

And of course, there's an NTSC 482 in FN.
--- (Currently being updated)

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/11/2003 8:44:14 AM

One hour of play today, and I have a NTSC FoH 569 and a FT 299. There are no differences in the versions for these 2 levels (except the speed), and they were both faster runs than my 568 and 297 I got in golf on my PAL version. Might go for a FN 452 later before trying to tape a DS high score.

Hows your 482 taping coming along Rogue?

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/11/2003 1:40:42 PM

Unfortunately, very slowly, Mike. I've only been able to get one sitting in, but I felt good. The first time I got two blue 5's I would have had a decent shot if it weren't for a few time wasters. It ended up a 457.

Here's what happened, and this has happened to me often:
After making my first trip away from the onions, I gather some pikmin and head out again to put 4 yellows on the bridge, get the red 5 and red 1. It's right at this moment that the red 10 on the ledge (the one the 12 reds build the stick to) falls and those 12 reds return to me instead of picking up the 10. Does this trouble anyone else?

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/12/2003 5:29:33 AM

Thats happened a few times to me too Rogue. Another annoying thing is in distant spring, when I throw 7 red pikmin on the fiery and then leave, I often find that half the damn pikmin come back to me when they get bucked off, which wastes a bit of time.

Anyway, I have discovered that I cant tape a DS run from my NTSC copy of pikmin. I was just testing everything was ok so I taped just 10 seconds of footage and when I played it, it was all jumpy and unwatchable. I figured it had something to do with it being 60Hz, so I did the same thing with my Super Monkey Ball 2 game, which I can play in 50 or 60Hz. It was fine in 50Hz mode, but in 60Hz mode it was all jumpy again. My guess is that because my video isnt connected to my TV by a scart lead and just by a normal lead it cant send the data properly in 60Hz. I cant connect them with a scart lead as I only have 1 scart socket on the TV and only 1 on the video.

I carried on playing DS on my NTSC copy and got a 622.

Posted by Ahlyis - 8/12/2003 11:10:38 AM

Well, since nobody else is doing it, and hasn't for a little while now, I guess I'll go ahead and post a new top score. :-)

FN - 422
Combined Total - 2130

I sat down and played a bit last night. I got lucky with the FB dropping red-blue better than 50% of the time. I need either red-blue or blue-blue from the FB in order to have the proper color mix of Pikmin for my pattern.

I tweaked a few things on my earlier pattern. Instead of getting the yellow 5 and red 10 on the beach early, I leave them until later. I get the red 10 as I head to the pearl area the first time. That lets enough reds get back to the onions by the time I return to be able to get the red 20 that the yellows build the ramp for when I return to collect those yellows. I get the yellow 5 on the way back from breaking the pearl. After breaking the pearl, I always had 6-10 yellows with me still and I never had a use for them. Now they can grab that yellow 5 on the way back. :-)

I also abandoned the blue 10 and 20 past the pearl and opted to collect the blue 10 and 20 from the lake instead. This also allows them to get back faster so that they are available for use when I get back. The old way, I always ended up waiting at the onions for things to return.

The 60 points left behind are the blue 10 and 20 past the pearl, the yellow 20 requiring a second bridge, and the yellow 10 that requires blues to bring it out of the small lakes area.

With a perfect run, I think I might have time to get that yellow 10 at the end, but the other three pellets are out of the question with my pattern.
I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/13/2003 6:26:16 AM

Congrats on your new score Ahlyis.

I got a NTSC FN 482 this morning, which brings my combined total for NTSC to 2250. I think this pretty much confirms that the difference between NTSC and PAL is negligable.

I was ahead of schedule at all 3 bells, I lost my rhythm slightly in the last quarter, but I managed to get everything in just before the day ended. I can also confirm 480 is possible in NTSC as I can stop the yellow 10 from getting sucked in the blue onion even if I have 2 less on the wall, although only just.

Posted by Ahlyis - 8/13/2003 6:17:07 PM

Excuse my brain fart. I of course meant I need the Breadbug to drop the right colors, not the Flint Beetle as my post says. :-)
I'm just a pigment of your imagination.

Posted by SuperStein - 8/14/2003 3:04:52 AM

Congratulations with you new score Ahlyis. Mike, another 482.. amazing.

I have no new scores to rapport. I can't put Viewtiful Joe away!


Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/18/2003 9:01:34 AM

No new scores yet. Ive been going for a taped DS run all weekend to no avail. Im hoping to get a purple patch soon.
..and im not easily impressed! WOW a blue car!!! -Homer Simpson
England 1-1 South Africa (2 to play)

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/18/2003 9:26:06 AM

I should preface this tale of woe by saying I did not get a 482 on tape.

I got some time last night to get a little pikmin in and wanted to try to get that 482 on tape. I had a practice run of 467 with a misfiled 5 and two 10ās and a 5 that just missed getting in, so I hooked up the VCR, feeling good. Several runs come up short, but they were because of things that donāt happen often: an idle red was too close to an edge and fell into water, all ten blues didnāt get on a 10, stuff like that, so Iām still confident. Then, the breadbug drops two blue 5ās and I get only my third chance at 482 all night. The run is going splendidly, no mistakes, Iām ahead at the first bell, all 100 pikmin get flowered and Iām back at the onions for the noon bell ahead of pace. But when I get there, Iām missing the second red 5 that should be back. 482 is blown, but I want to see what happened, so I go down to where it was. I find that the five reds I threw at it picked it up and are carrying it, but are pinned behind a flower. This has happened to me before, but only once every 50 runs or so. So the night painfully ended empty handed, but I might get a chance to give it another go tonight·

Mike, keep on plugginā.

Nice work on 422 Ahylis.


Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/19/2003 3:59:36 AM

Distant Spring - 643 -on tape

2 misfiled five pellets and I managed to collect an extra one pellet which I also misfiled.

I got 2 blues and 3 reds from the frogs at the end. I got one of the reds to the red onion, and I had one waiting outside the red onion as well, but when I was refiling the red 10 pellet I panicked thinking I didnt have enough time to refile that and the red 5 so I quickly sent the red 5 to the blue onion. After everything was in I realised I had more time than I thought and it would easily have made it to the red onion.

The first half of this run was my quickest first half ever, but I made a few mistakes in the second half which cost me a few seconds and possibly a 645/647.
..and im not easily impressed! WOW a blue car!!! -Homer Simpson
England 1-1 South Africa (2 to play)

Posted by heirware since 230bc - 8/19/2003 4:13:25 AM

<BOLD> Distant Spring 644 </BOLD>
Homer, Homer Simpson, he's the greatest man in history.
From the town of Springfield, he's about to crash into a chest nut tree... CRASH.

Posted by Rogue7 - 8/19/2003 6:05:11 AM

Excellent work, Mike, I guess the pressure's on now. Actually, I got a 480 (my first one) on tape last night, so I feel like I should have something soon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to play tonight...

heirware, that's not funny

Posted by Mikepharvey - 8/19/2003 3:04:41 PM

No pressure Rogue, Im going to give it another couple of days to try and improve my score although I have to say its not very likely.

I hope the moving in is going smoothly.
..and im not easily impressed! WOW a blue car!!! -Homer Simpson
England 1-1 South Africa (2 to play)

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