Originally posted by ActiveUnique:
for posterity: 178,829 score on run.don’t.stop
this is around 40,000 distance before I begin to climb, I collected the 3600 coins climbing. I then jumped in place after reaching the allowed peak, after 20 minutes I saw the lava and took a last ditch effort to jump toward a random position. As you see I made it home.
The last-ditch jump failed.
I wasted all my ice crystals. I only had around 40 anyway. They work as an excellent propellant AFTER reaching the peak. So in no way is this score perfect, but the game’s fun to experiment on, and at least while this strategy is used, it is a test of luck + patience, with platforming required.
The thing that made this strategy somewhat game-breaking is the game included distance you jumped. A great run would be running the gauntlet, collecting coins, and jumping in place for 60+ minutes. Ultimately it’s a struggle to reach the highest point once all nearby coins are depleted.
If I understand this correctly you didn’t even use the rocket, just jumped very high?