Challenge Series #1: TGM1 Score Attack

Thread in 'Competition' started by JBroms, 12 Dec 2017.

  1. Sup everybody. I thought it would be fun to start a series of TGM challenges, both as a way to increase the feeling of competition around here, and to highlight some fun alternative ways to play. Every two weeks or so (subject to change) I'll post a new game mode for people to play. Scores will be tracked and a leaderboard will be constructed for every single one. I've already discussed the possibility of forum prizes with Muf (trophies and the like) for those who come out on top in these challenges. There will be a lot of variance in what I propose, and I'm hoping to cover a wide range of skill sets. Clones are welcome, though I may section them off into their own leaderboards if large enough differences are identified.
    Eventually I'll make a clear and concise set of rules, but for the time being, I wanted to get the first challenge out there:

    Ends: December 23rd, 2017
    TGM1 score attack is a fun alternative way to play TGM1. The scoring formula as it relates to levels, combos, and bravos can really set you up for some big score if you focus on it.​
    Score = ((Level + Lines)/4 + Soft) x Lines x Combo x Bravo​
    You get more score in the later levels
    You get extra points for soft dropping (why the S4@500 requirement is actually hard in 20g)
    Combos are key
    Clearing a single with an active combo will keep your combo going and net you a surprising number of points
    Bravos (particularly those at the end of a combo) can be awesome
    You can stack up at level stops for free lines to clear

    Amnesia --- 282618
    K --------- 281004
    Qlex ------ 280184
    eskatre --- 268540
    FeV ------- 209926
    Icefox ---- 209301
    JBroms ---- 180718
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2017
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  2. FeV



    Tentative score which I may or may not bother to beat later :p At least it broke 200k, wasn't expecting that from my first complete run.
    GM with 209,926 pts
  3. This is a neat concept, I want to come back and bump this over 200k but for now I'll post this because I want to support these challenges.

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  4. I haven't attempted this on my PCB yet, but I did this on an emulator at work:

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  5. It's nice to take it slow for once.
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  6. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

  7. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

    Are you ready now ? To witness a power not yet seen before ??

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  8. 196,801

    Blew a potential tetris in the 900 section that would have put me over 200k.

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  9. 280k* :)
    Last edited: 17 Dec 2017
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  10. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

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  11. Sorry, video was private. This should be good now
  12. Not here to post a score just yet, though here's a fun thing I noticed about the grading system for this game. From grade 1 onward, there's a 2,000 point increase per grade. So for this challenge we could make up 'valid' grades to tier into the leaderboards!

    S9    120,000 +20k
    S10   122,000 +22k
    S11   146,000 +24k
    S12   172,000 +26k
    S13   200,000 +28k
    S14   230,000 +30k
    S15   262,000 +32k - The current top score here.
    S16   296,000 +34k
    S17   332,000 +36k
    S18   370,000 +38k
    S19   410,000 +40k
    S20   452,000 +42k
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

    Neat ! We are even stronger than S13.
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  14. K


    trying :V

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  15. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

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  16. Broke 200k. Clearly the bravo is what put me over the top.

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  17. Best I can do before the deadline
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  18. Damn, noticed this one too late! Next time link it from the tetrisconcept FB group if possible.
  19. Will do!
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