Round 1 - Part 1 - Pang

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Post by BBH » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:12 am

Marco Marocco wrote:I don't like the tone of your post.
Do you really think I'm not able to complete Pang :cry: ?
Note the use of the word "yet" in my post.
If the game would be very hard, why in a pair of hours you got 50 level and I think it was much time you didn't play it ?
Hell if I know. Note that even though I got to the last stage that quickly, I haven't been able to complete it since then. And I've been trying. I have put in quite a few hours since that time and still can't do it. I WANT to finish it just so I never have to play it again.
Why players who played this game few times in the life completed more than 30 levels in less than two days ?
Because the early levels are easy and the game gives plenty of extra lives early on? Some of the most bullshit levels come after 30 (especially 33 and 36), and that's where the extra lives stop. (except on 34 and 40, if the game feels like giving you the 1-ups)
Please play and don't have controversy with coordinators.
Sorry, but when we have to play a game this maddeningly frustrating, I need some outlet to vent... besides IRC, anyway. Speaking of which, apparently I'm not alone!

[22:30:07] <BBH_> I feel that Pang is far more frustrating than the average game
[22:32:44] <gstrain> I would agree based on the number of profanities I've uttered and the number of times I've felt like punching the screen
[22:33:54] <sikraiken> haha
[22:34:01] <sikraiken> I felt like breaking my controller in half sometimes
[22:34:04] <mahlemiut> amen
[22:34:06] <sikraiken> I can't remember the last time I felt that way
[22:34:17] <sikraiken> I think I ever went as far as trying to at one point

Again, I'm sorry if I offended you, it's nothing personal. This game just brings out the worst in me :(

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Post by Marco Marocco » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:29 am

No problem for me at all :D

I'd like everyone does his best and has fun.

Nothing else.

I'm sure BBH will complete the game and many others with him.

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Post by DeSangre » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:17 am

As frustrating as Pang may seem, the reason why you, me, sik, and everyone else comes back at it, it's because it rarely feels unfair.
If I do analyze my games carefully, I can see how everytime I lose at least 5-6 lives due to greed or poor planning, other I lose because I'm not a great player :D .
The game gives you more than enough lives to compensate for the "unfair" death (which rarely can still happen).

I love this game, because it has risk/reward, a tight gameplay and keeps you coming back for more.

So Marco, great choice, and don't mind BBH. He's had one RED GEM too many lately.

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Post by BBH » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:49 am

DeSangre wrote:it's because it rarely feels unfair.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks, I needed a good laugh to ease the frustration.

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Post by Marco Marocco » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:08 am

Ok, now stop, please !
Fair or unfair Pang is the first game ... I remember games much more unfair and unbalanced ...
BBH, you're a great Marper and the last Chairman Coordinator of KnockOut and it would be nice you give the good exemple ... :)

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Post by BBH » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:41 am

Marco Marocco wrote:BBH, you're a great Marper and the last Chairman Coordinator of KnockOut and it would be nice you give the good exemple ... :)
It's like I said, the game just brings out the worst in me. It's alright though, because I'm definitely not playing this any more. It's just not worth it.

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Post by DeSangre » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:17 pm

BBH wrote:It's like I said, the game just brings out the worst in me. It's alright though, because I'm definitely not playing this any more. It's just not worth it.
Well if you think you reached a good score, you should be happy :D

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Post by Zotmeister » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:20 pm

Almost forgot this started! I think Pang (or Buster Brothers for us North Americans) is an excellent, often overlooked and underrated game of skill. I should be able to get some ranking points out of this one. - ZM
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Post by LN2 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:18 pm

yeah, I forgot it started until Sunday just a couple hours before I had to go to work.

now...not sure I will have any time to really play it. My personal high is around 2.5 mil on it from a few years back...but haven't played it once since.

now during week hard to have time to play at all. I guess I will submit something in a couple of days.

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Post by wuzel » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:39 am

in some part i must agree with BBH. This game looks very easy - silly bubules jumping near you - you think they can not hurt you at all but after some tries you think again "damn so easy game i can not finish - i sux ass".
And marco has a good point too. Game is easy because fro exampl a guy like me has 700 000 after first few tries :)

good selection.
pity that i will propably not stay long in this even if manage to next round.
It's good 2 be here with U guys :)

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Post by BDF » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:29 am

Hummm!....
32. 0.845.030 - STAGE 24 - Skito
33. 0.769.480 - STAGE 22 - BDFil (France)
34. 0.771.950 - STAGE 24 - Notman
35. 0.732.200 - STAGE 19 - Long John Silver
I think that my 769k is not higher than notman 771k 8O
Except if referees consider that my wonderful gameplay can fill the 2k gap missing :D
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Post by sawys » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:32 pm

Sorry but SFChamp score of 1.182.960 is not valid for the moment because :

It playbacks only until 870.450 (stage 26) and the 48 hours rule isn't respected (game recorded on 22 september and posted on marp on 25 september),

Next time please put K6 in description box
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Post by Gaplus » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:29 pm

Finish with 2 life to 2947590..

I have caught up the last level with 4 lifes.. :(

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Post by gameboy9 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:13 pm

Phil's recording is good... but is starting beyond stage 1 legal? I'll leave that up to Marco to decide.
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Post by BeeJay » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:06 pm

If the game allows it, why would it not be?!?

Everyone else is free to do the same, for the sacrifice of easy 1600 point bubble points off the earlier stages of course......

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