Toughest Island in Slay 4.x?

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Toughest Island in Slay 4.x?

Post by collier » Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:42 pm

I haven't been able to beat the computer on Very Clever on Island 64 in
Slay 4.x in fewer than 34 days (without accepting surrender). Does anyone have a better time? Dar, what's your best on that island?

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Post by Fusion_power » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:13 pm

27 days to beat #64. As usual, no surrender accepted. Its a tough one!

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Post by collier » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:46 pm

Whew. I just beat that island in 29 days. Not quite as good as yours, Darrel, but I'm feeling good now....

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Post by Fusion_power » Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:38 am

Here is a screencapture of my current slay screen. There are several of these that I've beaten in fewer days during beta testing the latest version but have not re-played them to get the lowest scores on this particular screen. Note that in the process of beta testing version 4.2 I went through 10 or 15 installs of Slay and got a new screen each time. Most of these should be the lowest possible days to win without accepting surrender.

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Post by UGMC » Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:53 pm

All I can say is:

Wow.

I can't even pull off a very hard victory on a very small island!
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Post by Kryten » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:06 pm

I can't seem to win Island #1 on Very Clever. Any tips? Granted I'm still new at this, but I think I have the strategy basically figured out.

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Post by Fusion_power » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:32 pm

Kryten,

If you can't beat #1, then you haven't figured out very much yet about strategy. My best time on #1 is 20 days. Its just a little bit difficult where #64 is major difficult.

Somewhere here on the back pages is a thread where a relatively new player came to the conclusion that there was "absolutely no way to win" certain islands. This was based on just a few attempts by a person who had not yet learned even the basics of game strategy. I can assure you that all islands on the current version can be beaten in less than 30 days. Most can be beaten in less than 20 days. I never accept surrender so the days to win that I list are usually about 5 days longer than for a person who does.

Keep trying, you'll get better!

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Post by Kryten » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:25 pm

Well, I got #1 in 41 days (no surrender). Still boggles me how you could do it in 20. Too bad there wasn't a Record Game feature that would allow you to show how you beat an island.

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Post by Quorad » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:04 pm

for that screenie, What difficulty were you on?
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Post by Kryten » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:14 pm

The picture of the Knight for each one indicates that he was on Very Clever mode.

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Post by holmgang » Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:20 am

The only ones I have not beaten in the ''Very Small" and "Small" islands are: 140, 207, & 213. Always on 'Very Difficult'. 64 was tough, but once you figure the correct starting moves, it gets easier. I have not played the "Large" and "Very Large" in recent months. I had a version where I'd played them all, but it got scratched in a disk crash, and I restarted the whole thing over.

Fusion, you got all those w/o enemy surrender? I'm quite impressed. I take their surrender, and I get some similar days to yours..

Care to teach us younguns you secrets?

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