LEVEL 026 - CHCHCHIPS

avoith
Sunday, March 30, 1997 11:27 AM
Chip's Challenge msn

To take care of the paramecia, try starting by going D2 and running all the way to the end of that row of chips, then immediately going down and starting the column of chips that's connected to it. If you can get to the end of that horizontal row and at least two down you will leave the little bug spinning helplessly in the middle of the room. <S> Much more environmentally friendly than pesticides.

Alice

MP2102
Sunday, March 30, 1997 12:42 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

[...] My method of bug control is similar, except I begin by going U1 and running to the end of the row~then taking an immediate D3,R2. 89.99% of the time you can avoid the pink ball and set the paramecia spinning! [...]

:)

Maybelle
Member~Chips Challenge Charter Team @msn.com

LAPIERS
Sunday, March 30, 1997 3:51 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

Maybelle's moves at the start of this level mirror mine exactly! I then go from there to the upper right room. This will be an interesting room to compare methods on!

K

avoith
Sunday, March 30, 1997 4:51 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

Well, using Maybelle's tip, I've raised my score on this level to 247 [...]. But there may be faster times available depending on the pattern. That said:

I give up!

How do you EVER get through that upper room starting from the left? I always approach it from the right, after i've gathered the chips from around the yellow bug. From that direction, those pink balls just part before you like the red sea. But from the left, if i start my run just as the nearest two pink balls land, i can get as far as the last pink ball, and them i'm toast. Creamed every time!

??? Kathy ???

Alice

LAPIERS
Sunday, March 30, 1997 6:55 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

WTG Alice! Yes..I do clear the upper right room approaching from it's left side..but my score is 2 seconds behind yours..so why bother trying?? LOL..I get the first 2 chips..run back..grab the next two..duck back 2 spaces and then forge right like a demon..make sense??

K

MP2102
Monday, March 31, 1997 2:47 AM
Chip's Challenge msn

NEW SCORE: Level 26: 247

Though I do the area around the bug a bit differently [...]

RE the bug area: At that first "blinking block" I scoot thru and grab 2 chips, then back up the stairway and around. Can't say why, but it seems to work for me! :)

Maybelle the Firestarter

avoith
Monday, March 31, 1997 8:22 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

Hmmmm....the alternate methods that you two guys are using makes me think that there may be another second or two to squeeze out of this level...With the route i'm using, it places me at the blinking wall section with the first wall open, and the second wall is also open by the time i get there, and the first one opens again almost immediately after i've made my "round"...so there is essentially no delay in this section exept for the second time i get to the upper blinking wall. If you guys are backtracking here (using up a second or two) or if i'm losing more seconds than you are at the upper blinking wall, one or the other of us must must have found a way to get a second or two out somewhere else on the route.

Ah Chips....the game that's not over when it's over!

Alice

LAPIERS
Monday, March 31, 1997 8:29 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

[...] As for the blinking blocks..The first is 'open' when I reach it and the 2nd opens just as I reach it..so I have a smooth movement all the way around that counter clockwize movem,ent..until I get back down to the first one again..there I have to wait for a bit for it to open..and again..I have to wait the 2nd time I reach the '2nd' blinking block..though obviously not too long as I did match your score on this level.

K

avoith
Monday, May 26, 1997 3:30 PM
Chip's Challenge msn

You guys are not going to believe this, but I added another four seconds to level 26! New high score is 251!

You know that section right where you pass by the teeth monster the first time? Well, taking a leaf from Kathy's book on the section above, where she explained how she ran in and grabbed two chips, then backed out again, I tried going along the bottom row and grabbing the first two chips past the blinking wall then backing up and taking the northerly route around the bee. This meant the upper right hand corner blinking wall was opening for me just as I got there, and by saving the extra steps at the end, I was able to get back to it before it closed up on me. This also had the advantage, in the section right above with the horizontally bouncing balls, that I didn't have to wait for them either. hehe

Alice

avoith
Tuesday, May 27, 1997 2:08 AM
To: Chip's Challenge msn

[clarification of 5-26-97 posting] I was probably so excited that I didn't write it very clearly. Chip goes straight through the blinking wall on the southwest corner and picks up two chips on the south wall, then reverses and goes back through the blinking wall. He picks up the chips in the zig-zag (the west and north walls) then goes through the blinking wall on the northeast corner and gets the chips on the east and south walls. After picking up the last chip on the south wall, Chip heads east again, then north and through the blinking wall on the northeast corner.

Hope this is a little better!

Alice