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Author Topic: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!  (Read 652 times)

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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far.

Decided to go with a puzzle game since we've had a few shooters and platformers lately.

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Game Name : Puzzle de Pon!
ROM Name  = puzzledp
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Settings :
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Controls:   
    2 way joystick, shoot





Gameplay
Shoot colored balls at colored balls. Connect three of the same color together to eliminate the color group. Try to free the piece in the board.


WARNING: Game will give you cancer.




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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 03:13:34 pm »
689000

719000

Something's odd about the high scores. It doesn't actually record your score from when the game ends. I had 809000 when the game ended. Maybe it only counts your score from the end of the last level you cleared? I don't know.
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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 04:34:47 pm »
Seems to be something like that. What a nice way to cheat the player. The question is what to do about it. I'm playing on my computer, so I'm able to do a screenshot when the game is over, which shows the real score. Or we could use the high score table, which is a PITA to wait for and also shows the wrong score. Suggestions?
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 05:05:42 pm »
Yeah you do have to wait a while for the high scores to come up. Wasn't aware of these annoyances when I picked the game. I'd say be lenient and let any screenshot of a score count. I'll try to take one while the game is still up my next attempt.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 10:56:11 pm »
733000


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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 03:33:44 am »
845,001.

                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 09:02:16 am »
Just had a quick run 508001


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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 11:14:18 am »
You should take a screenshot of the 'time out' screen. The high score table shows a lower score.
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 12:53:36 pm »
1,093,000. I like how you are totally not screwed if you don't get the star extra in level 5.

                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 02:41:02 pm »
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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 02:59:30 pm »
1,155,002.

                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2020, 06:12:48 pm »
Nice scores so far. I hope to give this one a shot over the Holiday. The last game was fun but I couldn't find time to play again. Seemed like the best strategy was to shoot one enemy and then run as fast as you can to the end. Not sure if anyone else used that tactic or not.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2020, 01:53:51 am »
That's the tactic for the early levels, yes. Later on you are forced to shoot a lot.
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2020, 09:01:38 pm »
542,000 until I died.

452,001 on the high score table


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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 02:26:23 pm »
1,268,001.

                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2020, 11:51:48 pm »
I dont have a screen shot but I managed 818,000.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2020, 04:02:18 am »
Something weird happened. I finished a not particularly good game at about 700k, looked at the score, blinked, looked again and yep, I had 1.7 million. There was no way I could have made that kind of score up to that level, so it had to be a glitch. Some games later, same thing.
Looked up strategywiki & gamefaqs, nothing.
Watched a vid of some guy playing not the same version of the game, but noticed that at one level he had 600k, at the next it was 1.6 mil. Turns out that the game has certain levels in which you have to place a balloon at a certain spot to get a 1 million points bonus. I managed to hit that spot accidentally in two games without even noticing the bonus message.
In the arcade version, the first spot is in the level after the 'aries get' interlude. Remove all balloons under the target, shoot a balloon into it's middle, add 1 mil to your score.

2,146,001.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2020, 11:44:21 am »
I keep having ---my bottom--- handed to me on the same level :(

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2020, 12:08:36 pm »
Something weird happened. I finished a not particularly good game at about 700k, looked at the score, blinked, looked again and yep, I had 1.7 million. There was no way I could have made that kind of score up to that level, so it had to be a glitch. Some games later, same thing.
Looked up strategywiki & gamefaqs, nothing.
Watched a vid of some guy playing not the same version of the game, but noticed that at one level he had 600k, at the next it was 1.6 mil. Turns out that the game has certain levels in which you have to place a balloon at a certain spot to get a 1 million points bonus. I managed to hit that spot accidentally in two games without even noticing the bonus message.
In the arcade version, the first spot is in the level after the 'aries get' interlude. Remove all balloons under the target, shoot a balloon into it's middle, add 1 mil to your score.


Interesting find.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2020, 01:51:12 pm »
I keep having ---my bottom--- handed to me on the same level :(

If you don't get the star extra to eliminate one color, forget it.
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2020, 03:15:24 pm »
I keep having ---my bottom--- handed to me on the same level :(

If you don't get the star extra to eliminate one color, forget it.

Not seen one yet.....

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #67 (296): Puzzle de Pon!
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2020, 09:09:11 am »
2,216,002.

                  

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Thanks for the million point tip! 1,824,000.
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