LEVEL 099 - CATACOMBS

LIMOJOHN
Thursday, March 20, 1997 4:02 AM
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Thanks Kathy,

And good luck on Level 99. Pay attention to which red buttons activate the moving red ball down by the keys. Hint: The two far left buttons at the start of the level. Don't step on them. Also don't pick up more yellow keys than you need. I'll be looking for your new score.

LimoJohn@msn.com

avoith
Friday, March 21, 1997 10:43 PM
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That's great, Kathy! Congratulations!

I don't really understand about the toggle buttons for releasing the pink balls, but this level fascinates me. There is so much in it! There is a pair of swim fins hidden under one of the blocks (I forget which) but i've never been able to figure out a good way to use them.

Alice

LAPIERS
Saturday, March 22, 1997 9:41 AM
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no kidding! I didn't know about the swim fins! You've got me curious..I'll have to go try to find them and see what can be done with them! We never mapped this one and I'll bet their are more surprises here yet! re the toggle buttons..John's recent posting on this level explains how the the 2 farthest left bottons (just above Chips as you start) release the pink balls in the 'home box area'..They're very easy to avoid and make the race to home much easier!

K

avoith
Saturday, March 22, 1997 2:51 PM
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Well, of COURSE i had to go back and replay this level, since you all were talking about it. I still find it fascinating....and i've sent out a base map in the mail, just so you can share your routes.

I must be using a different route than you two, because i've never had a problem with the pink balls at the end. Even though i go over both of those first red clone buttons, only one of the pink balls near the exit (the north one) is bouncing, and i come in through the south.

Also, just this morning, i found a way to skip picking up that last blue key and i got 375! It works only 1/3 of the time, but when it does, it's cool.

If you notice the blue tanks that are facing that little "finish" anteroom with the last chip and the two pink balls, you will see a 4-way force field. Push one of the brown blocks through the force field. It can only go three ways. If it comes back at you, of course, you are toast. If it goes to the right, it won't go over the chip, so you'll have to go around the long way and get a blue key anyway. But if it goes straight across, you can then hop through the 4-way force field with a quick U/R (or D/R, depending on what direction you approached from) and head directly for home, not dealing with the pink balls at all.

I love this level. I'm sure it's got lots more secrets!

Alice