# Bloxeed information.

Thread in 'Discussion' started by Zaphod77, 14 Oct 2010.

1. ### Zaphod77Resident Misinformer

The garbage pattern is this.
Code:
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXX.
..XXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX..
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXX.
..XXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
XX..XXXXXX
XX.XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX..
XXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXX..XX
XXXXXXX.XX
.XXXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
.XXXXXXXXX
XXXX..XXXX
XXXX..XXXX
XXXX..XXXX
XXXX..XXXX
XXXX...XXX
XXXXX.XXXX
X...XXXXXX
XX.XXXXXXX

This is quite different from TGM + mode.

The garbage meter (5 lights) rises not with pieces placed, but purely with time, even during line clear delay or ARE. It waits a period of time dependent on your level, then rises at a speed also dependent on level.

When the meter is filled and a piece is active, and it it then locked down, AND no lines are cleared, then a row of garbage is added. If it starts flashing after the piece touches down, then it waits for the next one. If you can keep a combo going, you will put off the garbage.

Sometimes (usually when reaching level 10) it will delay garbage for a piece or two.

Except for new bloxeed specific features, the game's speed curve and scoring are identical in every way to sega tetris. 4 lines for a new level by default.

Collecting an item always scores 5000 points regardless of level, and clears the garbage meter, delaying the garbage line till next time.

There are item priority rules if you would collect more than one with a clear. If a 4 item is in the lines cleared, it is ALWAYS awarded instead of anything else, because the 4 line clear never messes up your stack. Otherwise, the rules are complicated, and i still haven't figured them all out.

The Satellite scores (points for single/10) for each brick shot out. It also gives a bonus of (level+1)*2000 for clearing the screen. Note that this applies even for levels above 15, even though the gravity doesn't increase.

The 4 item clears up to 4 alternating lines, and scores normally for the amount of lines it actually clears, no matter how few blocks are in them. These lines count for your next level, so you can go up 2 levels with a double tetris.

The bomb knocks out the following pattern directly below it

Code:

..BB..
..BB..
..XX..
.O..O.
..OO..

It also knocks out every block above those 4 Os. the x's are the ground it just hit.

The weight is self explanatory.

Flicky drops blocks. You can complete lines with them, and these lines do NOT count towards increasing level. Clearing 5 lines at once scores as 1, 6 as 2, etc. items do not pause the levelup timer, though.

You CAN get bravos directly with Flicky, and they will score 10x. Or you can use it up so your next piece will be a bravo. Therefore, Flicky is the item with the greatest scoring potential below level 50, where Satellite will score more points for a screen clear.

Items are given based on how many times the garbage meter fills, how messed up your stack is, and pieces placed.

The best strategy at high levels is to keep the stack low as possible, so you can clear the screen with satellite and get bravos with flicky's help. Unless you are god and can set up bravos without flicky's help. Once you hit 50, Satellite is better than flicky.

Versus copies your lines cleared to send to the opponent, as 2-3-4, and KICKS THE OPPONENT'S PIECE OFF WHEN GARBAGE ENTERS THEIR FIELD. You can rob them of their I piece this way. You also both get the same pieces. I don't know if flicky will send lines.