Can someone please explain to me how tailsliding/starsliding works? I mean, whenever I finish a tailslide, the dolphin just plops back into water, even if I’ve already built a lot of speed. But in stealthsilent’s video, the dolphin bullets up after a tailslide! Am I doing something wrong? The instructions just said press up after a tailslide to get out…
You don’t have to enter at 90 degrees. You have to enter at the same angle as the direction you’re going. That means if you’re moving at a 45-degree angle you need to enter the water at a 45-degree angle. Enter at 90 degrees and you’ll splash. Use the trail of stars behind you as a guide.
I finally got the hard badge, but I’m nowhere near getting to the restaurant. I’ve been to Mars once and that’s it x(
Shooting up off of a slide is based on how you enter the slide. If you’re going at an angle that’s closer to 90 degrees, your slide is going to be horribly slow and will probably destroy your combo. However, if you hit the surface of the water while going almost horizontally, your slide will move extraordinarily quickly, and pressing up at that point will rocket you upwards.
Oh, I see. Yeah, just pay attention to the tail of stars behind you instead of the background.
I’ve watched all of stealthsilent’s restaurant videos on youtube, and here’s how I would summarize the strategy:
-Do regular tricks to get into space. Here’s the full list as far as I know: nice entry, schooled, corkscrew, front flip, backflip, reversal, wraparound, carnival, frontside rewind, backside rewind. Try to get as many of these as possible to boost your multiplier since repeating any one trick suffers from diminishing returns. Don’t worry about carnival after your first couple flips because it’s tough to do without splashing. There’s also Extension but hitting these is mostly luck.
-Once you’re in space (with the fireworks), work on building horizontal speed by spending a little extra time underwater and coming out at a shallow angle. Do a tailslide or two to boost your combo while traveling very horizontally, and if you do it just right you can get decent height off it too. Be careful not to lose your combo by spending too much time underwater.
-Once you get high enough to starslide, you should be holding the down arrow constantly on the way up so you can hit any starslides you encounter. Hit a starslide and jump out of it as fast as you can (otherwise you may run off the end of a row of stars and fall back down). You should be moving as horizontally as possible here so you get as much height as possible off the starslide jumps. Keep jumping off starslides this way as high as you can. Hopefully you will reach Neptune within a couple jumps.
-When you get to Neptune, you’re pretty much home free I think as long as you have time to fall back down for another jump. When you hit the water, come back up as horizontally as you can for a tailslide, jump out of it, and you should get to the restaurant. I wouldn’t hold the down arrow on the way up since you actually don’t want to hit a starslide and fall out of it, though I haven’t tested this idea at all as I’ve yet to even reach Uranus.
GuidedByLemons hit it right on..horizontal speed = verticle speed
also, when you hit the starslides by jupiter/saturn, its not a bad idea to just slide right off the sides of them if you have 20-30 seconds left..that way you will have a nice horizontal angle to hit the water with, which makes it easier to get an effective tailslide which will turn into a very high jump