Custom Map #1277: Banana Man

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on: July 12, 2012, 09:01:03 am
This topic is for discussion of map #1277: Banana Man


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* Lots of different rooms, each with a different strategy to defeat. *** HINTS *** * Don't bother attacking Banana Man directly. You must find the source of his dance dance power to defeat him. * Make a Micro Rift quick, Banana Man doesn't share the dance floor for long. * Use Shields, Rifts, and lots of Conversion Bombs to defeat the lowest right room.



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Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 07:10:03 pm

And the nominations for 'Most Epic Use of a Banana in a Computer Game' are...

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Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 11:12:23 pm
Very cool map, I love the dancing field. :D The fields in general are just really cool, good job. Ebon_Heart approves.

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Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 04:34:31 pm
Funny map  :)    ... For me, however, probably the hardest I've ever played.



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Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 08:40:28 pm
Agreed. I can't figure out how to get below the banana man, since he recharges so quickly. I've built probably 100 AC factories and placed them all around him and in the passage below him (they quickly destroy the 'bars' that flash through in progression) but I can't get any packets down there.

Which is really starting to make this map 100% frustration and 0% enjoyment. A shame, since it looked really promising.

edit - Ah, I should have built a wormhole at the beginning of the map. Oops.
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Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 09:45:28 pm
Wow. The author even said at the beginning, "don't attack the banana man directly." it does nothing. You have to destroy the big black square of creeper at the bottom, that's where the dancing banana pulls from. I'm tempted to do a picture walkthrough of this map just for lack of anything better to do. (nevermind the 9-10 other custom maps I have to have finished by August 8th...)

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Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 09:59:49 pm
Wow. The author even said at the beginning, "don't attack the banana man directly." it does nothing. You have to destroy the big black square of creeper at the bottom, that's where the dancing banana pulls from. I'm tempted to do a picture walkthrough of this map just for lack of anything better to do. (nevermind the 9-10 other custom maps I have to have finished by August 8th...)

Ask yourself how often the preliminary conversations at the beginning of maps are annoying, and then you'll know why I almost always skip them.



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Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 10:15:09 pm
Ask yourself how often the preliminary conversations at the beginning of maps are annoying, and then you'll know why I almost always skip them.

Yea, I hate those starter conversations that do nothing to help you defeat the level and just talk about some pointless plot ;). That's why I always put the hints in the map info that shows up in the little window.



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Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 10:34:22 pm
Wow. The author even said at the beginning, "don't attack the banana man directly." it does nothing. You have to destroy the big black square of creeper at the bottom, that's where the dancing banana pulls from. I'm tempted to do a picture walkthrough of this map just for lack of anything better to do. (nevermind the 9-10 other custom maps I have to have finished by August 8th...)

Ask yourself how often the preliminary conversations at the beginning of maps are annoying, and then you'll know why I almost always skip them.
Desc:
* Lots of different rooms, each with a different strategy to defeat. *** HINTS *** * Don't bother attacking Banana Man directly. You must find the source of his dance dance power to defeat him. * Make a Micro Rift quick, Banana Man doesn't share the dance floor for long. * Use Shields, Rifts, and lots of Conversion Bombs to defeat the lowest right room.

Pointless starting conversation... yeah. :P And I'm sorry if I want to know why I'm doing what I'm doing in a map. A motive makes it feel more real. Granted, this map is made to be completely random. lol. I'm doing a playthrough with screenshots now.

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Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 11:20:24 pm
That wasn't meant to be personal, but was meant more as a "Most of them annoy me so I just don't read them any more."

Also, the 'little window' descriptions are usually useless too, so I don't bother with those. It actually feels weird to find useless info in either now, so much so that I just don't check.

Anyway, new reason I don't like this map: The dark beam room. I tried chaining conversion bombs, I tried stacking repulsors, I tried all sorts of things, but it became apparent that I killed that emitter just north of it too early (the black side channel is a mortar magnet) so I'm just done with this map. Not starting it over again, can't get the dark beam with any reasonable amount of effort, and the swirly room below-right of the banana man looks like it would be either impossible or a serious pain in the ass without a dark beam, so... done.

The emitters in the dark beam chamber are just too strong. Not very happy I discovered this after 90 minutes of play. (combined attempts.)

Others are apparently liking the map, and good for them, but for me, it goes beyond 'play' into 'chore'.



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Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 05:43:03 am
That wasn't meant to be personal, but was meant more as a "Most of them annoy me so I just don't read them any more."

Also, the 'little window' descriptions are usually useless too, so I don't bother with those. It actually feels weird to find useless info in either now, so much so that I just don't check.

Anyway, new reason I don't like this map: The dark beam room. I tried chaining conversion bombs, I tried stacking repulsors, I tried all sorts of things, but it became apparent that I killed that emitter just north of it too early (the black side channel is a mortar magnet) so I'm just done with this map. Not starting it over again, can't get the dark beam with any reasonable amount of effort, and the swirly room below-right of the banana man looks like it would be either impossible or a serious pain in the ass without a dark beam, so... done.

The emitters in the dark beam chamber are just too strong. Not very happy I discovered this after 90 minutes of play. (combined attempts.)

Others are apparently liking the map, and good for them, but for me, it goes beyond 'play' into 'chore'.
I solved this by
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Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 11:50:36 am
Very ingenious map.
That dang-blasted lower right room took about a night and a day to figure out, but will give it another go when my eyes quit bleeding.

Definite thumb's up - thank you.



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Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 02:02:18 pm

I solved this by
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I tried this with fewer conversion bombs (probably spent 30 in total) but when I saw how many it was going to take, I just said "DONE." and exited.



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Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012, 02:16:54 pm
I would sure like to know how some others got that bottom right room.
I tried every weapon in the inventory and nothing was enough to overcome the Emitters.

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Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 04:18:06 pm
I would sure like to know how some others got that bottom right room.
I tried every weapon in the inventory and nothing was enough to overcome the Emitters.

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