Recent posts by StarryDawn on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / What webgames predated and inspired Hog, CoG and Wartunes?

Though not webgames, I think this particular genre originated from Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms series as early as 1985.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I remember...

Originally posted by Ygoow:

Back in the day, the ‘featured games’ and new games with achievements were updated daily. Now games stay up on the featured game list for weeks at a time. It would be awesome if you guys updated it daily like they did before GameStop bought Kongregate. Anybody else feel like the site as a whole has gone downhill since then?

Not sure when do you mean by “back in the day”. Featured games only shows weekly challenges back when it came out, which updates weekly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 2nd Hard Badge for Realm of the Mad God Should be Impossible

I don’t really think judging the difficulty of a badge by time elapsed on a single run is anywhere accurate. There are a lot of hard and impossible badges on games that only takes 5 minutes for a single run. You might however have to take 100x time just to master the skill. Having played the game for months and then say that “I can get the badge in 100 minutes, it’s too easy” is quite biased, as you’ve already mastered the game mechanics while others haven’t.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Usually that’s something with your keyboard, not your browser. Some keyboards have limit on how many keys can be pressed at the same time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring justice to the rating system

From my observation, the rating came from 4.10 to current 4.04 in just a few hours.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by kadare:

“87 achievements complete /120

Squash a chubby gummy while riding a rocket !
Squash a rocket rider while wearing a propeller hat !
Squash an aviator while wearing a propeller hat !"

What’s the point ? I don’t understand why the game is still rated 4.58. For me it is a small 3.

This precisely proves how a hard badge at this point would make the game not enjoyable anymore.

At some point you can easily get more than $60k in one launch, which makes skipping missions actually more effective. Then the game just becomes grinding.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush 2

http://www.ironhidegames.com/post.php?id=42

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

I would say no to the badge for 100 missions. Missions beyond 70 are mostly very luck-based ones, such as “squash a rocket while holding a chubby”, which you can only hope it happens. The game provides an option to skip with money, but that simply makes the badge a huge grind.

Oh BTW, skipping missions don’t increase your completed mission count.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Challenge only partially working

Actually, that challenge has been visible since a few hours ago. It’s a loot challenge.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

^ Already written in OP. It’s the third secret song, unlocked by completing the 4th row of achievements.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / so my game is still under judgement

I’m not that familiar with Flash programming, so forgive me if I’m wrong.

What I meant is the “rendering” in Flash 11. It seems to be in the form of a new “Stage3D” API. If you don’t use it in your code, Flash 11 or not won’t affect your game performance at all. Starling seems like a user-made library that adopts Stage3D to use it on 2D graphics, which again, won’t affect your performance at all if you don’t use it.

Conclusion: if you don’t really use the new APIs introduced in Flash 11, requiring the players to have Flash Player 10 or 11 doesn’t affect the performance at all.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / so my game is still under judgement

adobe gloats about flash player 11’s rendering speed over its predecessor.

From my understanding, “rendering” here means 3D graphic rendering, so your game don’t really need that unless its 3D.

Backward compatibility is quite important in software sense, so don’t set the system requirements to too high unless necessary.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Arcade - Worth it?

The Kong Arcade only supports games that are specially developed for mobile phones.

I would say go for the superior phone. Hate to say that, but Kongregate Arcade is actually on the decline. It’s not really Kong’s fault, but the decision of Adobe to stop the development of Flash on mobile browsers. Right now, already very few devs are willing to develop mobile version of games for Kong arcade, and if they do, the “mobile” games are usually the same as the ones on the main site.

Right now most Android phones that are still buy-able (namely, post 2010 ones) still supports Flash; but in the near future we would see new phones that do not, when Android OS version goes above 4.0.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / K+ and I just saw an Ad before a Game

The OP’s complaint in this case is actually legit. Pre-game ads added by the developer aren’t allowed to be here in the first place.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Originally posted by schiever:

how do i get the they think it’s all over achievement in the 2nd green row?

The description in the game might not be clear enough… I means defeating a boss but not overkilling him. Simply leave all notes after the boss is killed would do.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

To unlock the secret final challenge you need to do all achievements on last row of achievements (Chievos)… That’s harder than ALL impossible badges on Kongregate.

It’s the 4th row, not the last.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

I think it would actually be interesting to have a badge for a certain score on the secret final challenge of SCGMD4 instead of perfecting all songs (which requires some achievements to unlock, including getting 1000 combo). Not sure if it should be a hard or impossible though… currently only 37 people have score on it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2011: Really??

The voting thread was here.

Edit: Whoops, ninja’d. Well, guess I’ll just contribute with the result.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Added descriptions of all secret guitars.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Got the secret final challenge song myself, added full description with it. Hell this chart is brutal.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Originally posted by VagueKatti:

For “Analysis Paralysis”, how long do you have to wait, and where do you wait? Do you have click several songs and appear like you are debating, or can you just click a song and leave for a bit? Also, after that, I think you have to actually play the song, but do you have to finish it?

I accidentally got it after an afk period for about 10 minutes in the song select screen. Can’t remember where it appeared (immediately after selecting or after song completed) though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Got them! Thank you all!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Secret Songs


Both songs are unlocked by guitars
Hole in the Ground – unlocked by choosing ‘Solid G’ and playing the song once.
*Solid G is unlocked by completing the first row of achievements.
Toys and Us – unlocked by choosing ‘Timmy Toy Time’ and playing the song once.
*Timmy Toy Time is unlocked by completing the second row of achievements.
Guitar vs. Piano – unlocked by choosing ‘Stealth Bomba’ and at least get bronze in the song.
*Stealth Bomba unlocked by completing the fourth row of achievements.

Secret Guitars


Tetra – default
Icu – default
Solid G – Unlocked by completing the first row of achievements.
Shadowflame – unlocked by clicking on the corner of poster on the menu.

Timmy Toy Time – completing the second row of achievements.
Rock of Lamb – completing the third row of achievements.
Stealth Bomba – completing the fourth row of achievements.
Peter’s Pepperoni Pizza Paddle – Defeat The Pizza Guy.
Socks McDarn – Defeat The Puppet.
Deadweight – Defeat The God of Pirates.
Megabat – Defeat Dark Guitar Maniac.
GuitarStudio V1.2 – Defeat The Brothers on amateur.
GuitarStudio V9.35A – Defeat The Brothers on pro.
Valkyrie – Defeat The God of Time.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Bosses


During normal play, sometimes you can see a purple light with a skeleton face floating on one song. Playing that song adds a purple ball to the bottom right of the music select screen. When you get 3 purple balls, you will encounter a boss the next song you play. (The Brothers excepted)

The Pizza Guy
No real interrupttion, unless you feel his speech bubbles are.
The Puppet
Covers a part of lane when his skill is active.
The God of Pirates
Makes all notes white when his skill is active.
Notice that this boss is only reachable when the multiplier is x3 or x4. If you’re in pro, you can’t hit him in x5 or x10, so you will have to “control” your multiplier to beat him.
Dark Guitar Maniac
Makes fake notes which disappears only a short distance from hit area when his skill is active.
The Brothers
Can only be beaten in Switch vs. Evil-Dog Round 3 before choosing to beat them in other songs.
Two skills. One hides the key commands, and the other inverts the lanes. There are also 2 times in a song that both skills are active, where you can only tell the notes from their color.
The God of Time
Only reachable when the multiplier is x10, making this boss pro mode only.
Speed up notes when his skill is active.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Achievements


S (orange, accumulating stats related)
Anyone Can Play - Play a song.
C-Note - Hit 250 Notes.
Grubby Hand - Hit 1000 Notes.
Time Well Spent - Play for two hours.
Butter Fingers - Make 1000 mistakes.
Tinnitus - Play three hours of music.
Cliffhanger - Fill 500 holds.
Hooked - Play in pro mode 100 times.
Insatiable Curiosity - Get all of the special achievements.

C (blue, stars related)
Warm up - Get a silver star.
Hat-trick - Get a star on three different songs.
Gold! - Get a gold star.
Flawless victory - Perfect a song.
Put a Ring on It - Gold every regular song.
Wunderking - Perfect five different songs.
Supernova - Get 75 star points.
Midas Touch - Gold 17 songs in pro mode.
The Chosen One - Perfect 17 songs in pro mode.

G (red, unlocks related)
Carrot on a Stick - Get an achievement.
Spoilt Rotten - Get five achievements.
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Van - Unlock two new guitars.
Locksmith - Unlock seven new songs.
Skeleton Key - Unlock 'Switch vs. Evil-Dog Round 3'.
Shhhh! - Play a secret song.
Master of Unlocking - Unlock all 15 regular songs in pro.
Phase 3: Profit! - Use every guitar.

M (green, boss related)
Brave or Foolish - Encounter a boss.
Go for the Eyes! - Defeat a boss.
They Think It's All Over... - Defeat a boss, but only just.
You're Already Dead - Heavy boss damage over 10 seconds.
Stay Down - Overkill a boss.
Two Brothers One Stone - Beat the brothers.
Socialite - Meet every boss.
Outta Time - Defeat the god of time.
Against All Odds - Defeat every boss in pro mode.
Let Me Show You Them! - Overkill every boss in pro mode.
Let the Rivers run red! – Overkill every boss on 17 songs in pro mode.

D (Gray, combo related and some others)
Cover Band - Get a silver on 'In Love with Myself'.
Rock Steady - Perform a 25-hit combo.
Wet and sticky - Reach x4, 4x4 times.
Bebop - Perform a 100-hit combo.
Tribute Act - Get a silver on 'Switch vs. Evil-Dog Round 3'.
Shredder - Perform a 250-hit combo.
Inner Journey - Reach x5 multiplier 25 times.
Sticks on a Plant - Reach x10 Multiplier.
Student Becomes Master - Get a perfect on 'Presumed Dead'.
The Wizard! - Perform a 1000-hit combo. (Only obtainable in I Just Wanna Burn pro)
Tubular – keep pirate god visible for 2 mins in pro mode.

Special Achievements
Screen It All - See Every Menu Screen.
Skin of Your Teeth - Just Scrape a Star Award.
Premature Articulation - Hit lots of buttons before the music starts.
Analysis Paralysis - Spend a while choosing a song.
Crack of Dawn - Play the game at 6AM.
4'33" - Press nothing for a whole song.
...Makes Perfect! - Play the same song 5 times in a row.