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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:15 am »
ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html

It's the 90s, and there's time for....KLAX!


Game #28 - Klax

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Game Name: Klax (set 1)
ROM Name: klax
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Settings:
Starting level: 1 (no point bonus)
No. of lives - n/a
Extend play - ? (will update later)


Controls:   
Joystick: 4-way
Buttons: 1 - flip

Player must catch colored blocks rolling down a conveyer belt and stack them by color in vertical columns or, in higher levels, horizontal and diagonal rows. Higher levels also use more colors of blocks. A female voice announces each wave and offers praise for bonus points.









The contest ends on Sunday January 27th, at midnight, PST.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 10:04:20 am »
This game discriminates against the colorblind.
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:59:11 pm »
This game discriminates against the colorblind.

Hmmm, i never thought of that. Are you colorblind?

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 05:20:12 pm »
Yep, and it's driven me nuts for 30 years that I can't play this game.   :lol
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 07:36:54 pm »
Looks like I'll start? 60,010

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 10:19:14 am »
29,030. No, wait!
Make that 629,030.

Now that pbj mentioned it, in this game I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between red/orange and yellow/green. Had a few nasty surprises when I thought I was going to finish the level and bricked it instead.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 01:05:08 pm »
Small bump. 86,200

I'm going to have to go watch some videos, to see how to reach some higher scores. Although it would help if I could get past the 40-tile wave...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 02:56:19 pm »
Reading the original competition thread helps. You can even download wolfmame 1.06 and watch a .inp replay of the 1.5 mil score.

Basically you go for a horizontal five in the middle, sandwiched by four vertical fours left and right, leaving the vertical column in the middle half empty.

Example:

red        blue                         green       yellow
red        blue                         green       yellow
orange   orange                     orange     orange
red        blue        yellow        green       yellow
red        blue        yellow        green       yellow

If you drop an orange tile in the middle, the horizontal five collapses and you get four vertical fours.
Ideally, if you have two orange tiles in the vertical middle column and drop the final orange tile, you also clear the pit completely. This nets you about 200-265k.

Very ideally, you can drop tiles even as the klaxs are vanishing, so in this example if you drop an orange tile followed very quickly by two yellow tiles, you can get a horizontal five and five vertical fours, cleaning the pit completely. This nets you about 300k.

BUT there is a caveat, because if you take too long to clear the level, the next level gets harder. Thus far I haven't been able to clear the 40 tile level because the tiles move too fast. And also because I suck at the game.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 03:12:26 pm »
welp.  This is behind my cab.  Crappy picture, but a major water "feature" discovered behind a wall... :/

I suppose i'm done playing Klax for a time.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 05:22:49 pm »
93,625


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 09:21:30 am »
welp.  This is behind my cab.  Crappy picture, but a major water "feature" discovered behind a wall... :/

I suppose i'm done playing Klax for a time.

Looks like you know what to do with your spare time...
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 10:18:17 am »
welp.  This is behind my cab.  Crappy picture, but a major water "feature" discovered behind a wall... :/

I suppose i'm done playing Klax for a time.

Looks like you know what to do with your spare time...

Spare time?  Is that something you can buy somewhere?  It seems I've been out for some time, now.  haha

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 12:22:23 pm »
Sorry, that's one of those "either you have it or you don't" things  ;D
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 07:39:24 pm »
I don't care for this kind of game, but I play it now and then. I do all right. Watching videos to find the puzzle trick is not desirable.


welp.  This is behind my cab.  Crappy picture, but a major water "feature" discovered behind a wall... :/

It's not major until it's coming through the ceiling, which in an older house can mean wet, black, filthy insulation flying into other rooms.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2019, 02:18:24 pm »
Tried the suggested strategy. It's great in theory. Actually accomplishing it on any given level is a pain. Only got the full setup right once.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2019, 07:11:19 pm »
With a bit of practice, it's actually pretty easy. I only use orange as the vertical color, so it's just a matter of building the 4 outer columns in the same color with an orange tile in the middle and then filling the middle column with orange tiles. Meanwhile I use the middle column for getting rid of surplus tiles.
This strategy naturally depends on getting enough orange tiles, so if that doesn't happen --> restart.

If you are willing to settle for a lower score, just build the columns so that you get at least the vertical five, save one orange tile and finish the wave if you see that you won't get a perfect score. Do that in waves 1, 2 and 4 and you should be able to make 400-500k.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2019, 02:04:39 am »
365,280. Not sure I'll have more time to play before the deadline.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2019, 11:45:00 am »
688,725.



735,710. Slight change of tactics, finally broke the 700k mark, after trying for 10 days.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2019, 09:40:48 pm »
I'm terrible at Klax. Would love to start participating in these competitions though.
Am I missing a post on the competition details?
Is it weekly/monthly? That kind of thing.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2019, 09:56:36 pm »
I'm terrible at Klax. Would love to start participating in these competitions though.
Am I missing a post on the competition details?
Is it weekly/monthly? That kind of thing.
This round Ends Tonight. Whoever comes in third place chooses the game for the next two weeks.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2019, 09:24:31 am »
Yay! acvieluf made 3rd place again!
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2019, 10:54:55 am »
I just realized that in about 90 minutes from now I will have spent five years with you wackos.  :woot
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2019, 03:11:47 pm »
Yay! acvieluf made 3rd place again!
I detect some sarcasm...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2019, 03:21:10 pm »
Nah, I just wanted to do something else than going
'Another one in the bag. acvieluf, your turn to choose the next one.'
again.

I don't really care who chooses the games, as long as the compo keeps going.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2019, 03:55:03 pm »
Nah, I just wanted to do something else than going
'Another one in the bag. acvieluf, your turn to choose the next one.'
again.

I don't really care who chooses the games, as long as the compo keeps going.
It's cool, I didn't really care. I was laughing about it, but didn't indicate that, haha. I'll have another game on tonight

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #28 Klax
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