Howdy, the following is my first guide. It is designed to help you achieve the “Mars Defender Badge” in the game “Red.” Please note that this is how I did it, it’s not the only way, and that I don’t claim credit for the strategy. Now that that has been taken care of… here we go.
The game is pretty simple you shoot stuff to deflect the falling rocks in order to save you base. After many many smaller rocks come crashing down, a huge rock comes. This repeats itself over and over with the addition of some difficulty enhancers such as the wind. I personally prefer the space bar shooting method, but i switch over to the mouse button when it is time to “juggle.”
The secret to my strategy is to “juggle” certain rocks. By juggling I mean slowing the decent of the rock, and then keeping it in the air using well aimed shots. There are only two opportunities in each phase to do this, so don’t miss your chances. The most obvious one is the huge “boss” rock. Since no other rocks appear while this one is still in the air it uses up lots of time easily. The other kind of rock to juggle is the last small rock of each phase. It is tricky to locate the rock, but if you think the small rocks are about to stop, then try to keep a rock in the air until no more small rocks fall. This works because the huge “boss” rock wont appear while there is still a little rock in the air.
To “juggle” a rock, you must shoot it enough to keep it off the ground, but little enough to keep it from flying up off the screen. To keep the rock in the center of the screen you need to hit it on the side you don’t want it to go. For instance, if the rock it going too far right, you must shoot it on the bottom, on the right side of the lowest point on the circle. THEONETHINGTHATWILLMAKEYOURJUGGLINGDIFFICULT IF NOTIMPOSSIBLE IS THESTUPIDTURRETS!!!!!!! So at all costs avoid shooting the turret icon. On the contrary though, try to get a shield just in case.
Here is a video of me using this strategy. I didn’t make it ten minutes this time, and I messed up some..but you’ll see. There is some text I added, but it goes by quick and you might need to pause to see it.
Funky, almost exactly how I did it, except the only rock I bother to juggle is the big rock as it’s alot easier and you don’t have to be alert, looking out for what the last rock is. Also, am I right in thinking that you complete the challenge by the time you get to about the 7th or 8th big rock? It would be helpful to know, other than that, good tutorial.
I found the big rocks came about every two minutes. Might be exactly two, but the game’s clock is a little off. The power ups come at fixed intervals too, so if you are juggling, anticipate exactly when the dreaded turrets will appear. I found it varied between 30 and 45 seconds on various times I played, but for each time the interval was pretty much the same. Keep a stopwatch in front of you, or something with seconds