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01-15-2013, 09:17 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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My distance strategy has been to go for the speed up things and planets. I try to chain those together as much as possible, rewinding to catch any I miss. If I start slowing down and dipping a little I'll go for the rocks until I hit another planet or speed thing and start speeding up again. If I ever think I'm going to plow into spikes or down a pit, I rewind slightly BEFORE it happens and move out of the way. Rewinding after the fact takes too long and uses up too many gems. Get very, very comfortable with that rewind button.

Those are my tips. I'm not as good as some here but still in the top 5% overall.
01-15-2013, 09:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,036
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Originally Posted by nightc1 View Post
I was trapped in the same place for quite a while... but I broke through the 4K wall and managed to make it to 6K. One thing that helped me was something that I think SyntheticVoid mentioned and that is to target the enemies to help maintain height. When I did that is when I started to eek out better scores in the regular game.
Thanks, I shall try... It's makes sense to stay up higher because of the countless snares that can get ya down on the track
Thanks again also thanks SV!

01-15-2013, 04:38 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Anybody curious who I side with between Syntheticvoid and Gabrien???
Well, one interesting question, and wow, a lot of responses. I for one bought this game mostly out of curiosity to see whether I would side with Syntheticvoid or Gabrien.

After two days of playing, I have made the following notes, mostly good points.

I shall start with Tiny Wings, since it is a legend in itself.

I really like the warm fuzzy feel of the game. The very cute graphics and animations make this game great for a wide range of people. It has GREAT ipad retina graphics, and plays well on my iphone, ipad, and hdmi tv. You really get a great sense of flying in this game, not felt in most games of this genre except in ski safari somewhat. Great grand music, and the main reason why I bought the hd version, you can play 2 people on one ipad.

Time Surfer has a much frantic faster pace, a more arcade like flavor, more powerups and enemies, more aspects involved like dodging monsters - falling off of cliffs - pets, this game plays best on hdmi tv due to its non retina ipad graphics, and also has cool music but in a more Japanese techo style.

One thing that I kind of didn't like was that it was kind of easy to lose momentum and come to a crawl in Time Surfer. Sometimes, this would be slightly frustrating. This is not as apparent in Tiny wings even though of course, they both suffer from this to some degree.

Another thing was that the rewind concept is kind of hard to learn and use at first. At first, I was thinking, man this button is kind of useless, I want a shoot button or something. But after playing it for a bit, I began to appreciate and use the rewind. I like the cliffs and being killed, that is kinda cool to me.

Tiny wings has much better polish, ipad retina graphics, 2 player mode, and a cutey feel.

But, I find Time Surfer funner, with much more of a variety of things to do and I like the faster and more frantic pace.

My verdict: (of course it doesn't mean much, haha)

Winner : Syntheticvoid
Runnerup : Gabrien

Reason why I say runnerup is that both games are great fun, just like other similar games like Whale Tail or Ski Safari.

Funny thing is that a month ago, there was a similar disagreement been Syntheticvoid and Sanuku about the game Alpha Zero. I bought that game too cause I was curious to see who I would side with. In the end, I sided with SV cause that game was so awesome of hdmi tv with using my new ipad as a touch controller with multiple fingers, I was really impressed.

So Syntheticvoid is 2 for 2 in my books lately, let's see if he can make it 3 for 3 the next time I see such a divisive issue come up.
01-15-2013, 09:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,359
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Well, one interesting question, and wow, a lot of responses. I for one bought this game mostly out of curiosity to see whether I would side with Syntheticvoid or Gabrien.

....snip...

Reason why I say runnerup is that both games are great fun, just like other similar games like Whale Tail or Ski Safari.
I thought you bought the game because I mentioned it in the deals forum thread for Bean's Quest.

And um you said "Whale Tail" instead of Whale Trail. I found that funny
01-15-2013, 09:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 13,397
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I thought you bought the game because I mentioned it in the deals forum thread for Bean's Quest.

And um you said "Whale Tail" instead of Whale Trail. I found that funny
Nope.. It's cause I rock more than you. =oP

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Bring Me Sandwiches, Phoenix HD, .Decluster Zero, Goblin Sword
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syntheticvoid (please say you're from TA)
01-16-2013, 08:51 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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Nope.. It's cause I rock more than you. =oP
You still haven't passed me on Hell Zone yet
01-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Indiana
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You still haven't passed me on Hell Zone yet
Yeah, and I doubt I ever will... HellZone is brutally hard. I love it, but damn do I suck. =oP

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Bring Me Sandwiches, Phoenix HD, .Decluster Zero, Goblin Sword
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;:
syntheticvoid (please say you're from TA)
01-16-2013, 09:24 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,359
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Yeah, and I doubt I ever will... HellZone is brutally hard. I love it, but damn do I suck. =oP
Yeah, I am starting to feel the same way about the main game. It's weird though that I can be better (compared to my GC friends) at the hard mode than the regular one.

Last night I ended up taking a break from this and put time into other games. Most were deleted after trying them but Flight! turned out to be a lot of fun.
01-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
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I've played hell mode only a few times so my score is only 1.080m, I'm enjoying normal mode more.
Only 17m away from SV's high-score

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01-16-2013, 01:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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I've played hell mode only a few times so my score is only 1.080m, I'm enjoying normal mode more.
Only 17m away from SV's high-score
What's your strategy with the game in normal mode? I've eeked up a little but the few times I manage to get into the 6K's I either run out of juice in a bad spot and the end of the universe catches me or it's the black&white world so unless I hit it with enough speed it's impossible to pass.

I've read what others have posted... and it's helped some. I never got into tiny wings so I don't have that experience to really back me up... heck, I shouldn't use that as an excuse (legitimate or not)... **goes to appstore, buys tiny wings**... I guess I should get that experience and see if it helps.