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App description: How high can you go when you shoot for the skies in Honey Shot! Help Bionic Bear pickup tasty honeys and spend that booty on unlockable game swag. Avoid unhinged killer bees and spaced out grubs intent on dragging you down.

staff0rd's comments:


When releasing this game I had originally thought the absolute score limit would be around 1500. Since release however, scores over that and up to 1900 have been posted. Now i'm interested to see what the true limit is, or if anyone will score over 2000. Here's some tips to jump-start your high-scoring process;

First the basics;

* The higher you get, the better the score.
* Bees sting - touch them and its gameover.
* Shields are a one-use bee disarm, saving you from an otherwise un-shielded gameover.
* Grubs grab on to you, making you shoot and ascend slower.
* Collecting honey allows you to purchase unlockable aesthetic items, however for the purposes of score, it allows you to buy continues at a price of 50, 150 and 300 (cap) per session.

Now the advanced stuff. After a while of playing the game you'd slowly discover/pick these up, but in the interest of a headstart, here we go;

* You don't have to shoot the platform immediately above. Sometimes it is more strategic to shoot for the second closest platform, when it can be reached.
* Timing matters - shoot just before a bee begins to turn (but not too soon) as to give yourself the most amount of time on a bee-protected platform.
* Positioning matters - align your shot on a platform such that a grub is moving away from where you will climb on, so as to not pick up the grub.
* Wait for all-clear - If you are too close to the top, you won't be able to see if a bee is near a platform. Wait for the screen to scroll down a bit before making the shot.
* There are placements that occur where it's impossible to pass without touching bees. These placements can only be passed if you are shielded. As such, save your shields for these otherwise impassable placements, or, use shields in less critical situations when you can see another shield pickup will soon be in reach.
* If you are shielded and touch two bees in under 1 second, both will be disarmed before the shield is removed.
* Bees that are scrolled to below the bottom of the screen, and are no longer visible, are removed. Use this when needed to pass tricky spots.
* When shooting at a large angle towards a bee, it's possible to swing below it. Although this takes a bit of practice this technique can be used to avoid a platform closely guarded by a bee.
* An attached grub will fall off on the third platform you reach after picking it up. As such, no more than three grubs will ever be attached, however being slowed down by three grubs is very disadvantageous the higher you are. As such, when grubs are attached, don't skip safe platforms and try not to pick up more.
* Once you hit the session cap of 300 honey per continue you can keep purchasing them at that price, but it's obviously very expensive. As such, the best technique on purchasing continues is to only do so when you've already reached a height that gives you a highscore chance with no deaths.