# Records: [TAP] Miscellaneous Challenges

Thread in 'Competition' started by Ai, 3 May 2009.

1. ### cyberguile

slowest possible time at 500 WITH gold SK

2. ### Ai

You can propably obtain a time 10 to 15 seconds slower if you clear more singles. It's amazing that there are players who achieve Gm with a time faster than the time you got at level 500.

Post more score attack times! I'll update the OP a little later... ;

3. ### Ai

jin8 obtained Gm in 07:34:75 with a score of 305122 and then there's DDS with S9 in 08:34:23 with 301257. Maybe there are more players. So yes, breaking 300k is definitely possible.

I updated the OP with the new leaderboards. As mentioned in an earlier post I moved the TAP Normal reverse score attack leaderboard to this thread. I copied all the concerning post over here as well. Now I only need to find a way to implement a medal ranking.

4. ### cyberguile

I'll try a master mode score attack this evening

5. ### Ai

I added 2 medal tables for the different TAP modes that award medals (Master, T.A. Death and Big Block mode). For the Medal Table the method of sorting is similar to the Olympic medal table ranking system that is most commonly used. It's a combination of the medal count ranking systems gold first and total number acquired.

The placement on the ranking is first determined by the total amount of medals acquired without taking into consideration what metal those medals are. Thus the more medals you gather the higher your rank on the leaderboard. When players have the same amount of medals the table will be sorted by the number of gold medals. In the event of a tie in the number of gold medals, the number of silver medals is taken into consideration, and then the number of bronze medals.

Medal conditions can be found on the TAP wiki page. You're free to submit your achievements in the different modes. I'll use the comment section to indicate the mode used. At first I didn't plan to use the total number of medals as a requirement before looking at medal colour. Though I think it's more challenging to gather more medals. And implementing a weighted ranking where different points are awarded for the various medals would make things needlessly complex in my opinion.

For the Medal Collection Table the same rules as above apply, but without first looking at the total amount of medals collected. So obtaining gold medals is the main attraction in this case. As opposed to the other ranking you don't have to get the medals in one single game.

I hope it all makes sense and sorry for the simple leaderboard format. Feel free to make suggestions if you believe there are better and fairer ways to represent player skill level.

Last edited: 7 Feb 2011
6. ### cyberguile

Normal mode time attack:

¨Pretty decent score since I didn't do a single combo.

And master mode score attack:

Last edited: 7 Feb 2011
7. ### Ai

Nice cyberguile. I added a TAP Normal time attack leaderboard. I played a short session and here are the results:

For the Master score attack ranking I added the score I got when I first obtained Gold SK. I'll try to do better later.

EDIT:

Small improvement.

Last edited: 8 Feb 2011
8. ### rednefed

Master score attack, second try tonight:

S9, 999 @ 11:26:30
317439 score, only silver CO (largest combo was 6)

First try: 269k with a gold CO, silver SK

Tips: Combo stacking a la Normal Mode is needed as much as feasible throughout the game. In particular, try to rack up tetris-double/triple-double/triple combos after the speed increase at 700. For safety I played standard pyramid stacking in the last section. Abuse level stops while you safely can in the first 3 sections. Avoid holes at all costs. TAP's randomizer screws you over much less than TGM1's, in my experience: I could hardly play a complete score attack game on TGM1 while my first two tries went the distance in TAP.

Here is a representative, regular S9 game with scores at the end of each section. Some are approximate as I was unable to find a good time to pause the game at the section change for IRS or other reasons.

Code:
Section  Score     Change   Notes
000-100  9613      +9613
100-200  23984     +14731
200-300  39852     +15868
300-400  ~59000    +19148   appx. after a single at ~403
400-500  78486     +20486
500-600  104473    +25987
600-700  133772    +29299
700-800  172065    +38293
800-900  ~215000   +42935   appx. after a single at 807
900-999  242720    +27720   stack ran into some trouble around 920
Therefore, if you're trying to score attack, you should be able to beat this score. My style of play emphasizes tetris clears above speed, though, and I get 240-260k on average.

Edit: For medal collection, you can safely put me down for
Code:
AC - bronze
ST - gold
SK - gold
RO - bronze (when trying to get it on purpose)
RE - silver
CO - gold
Edit Edit:
So make it gold RE. Game turned out to be an S8 where I suicided on the credit roll.

Last edited: 15 May 2011
9. ### Ai

Thanks for the insightful explanation rednefed. Very impressive 20G combo stacking and congratulations with all the medals.

10. ### aperturegrillz

I tried the normal timeattack and got this

12. ### Kitaru

20G Big S8 @ ??:??:?? since my phone is slow as dick going into camera. >:[ Level 799. Gold SK, ST, AC, and Bronze CO.

My most inconsistent mode. 75% of my games end in 20 seconds.

13. ### cyberguile

level 799 O_____O
For me, big in TAP is the most difficult mode of the whole tgm series

14. ### Ai

Wow nice Kitaru! Most of my runs also end before the second section. I'll add the leaderboard later.

15. ### Ezzelin

439 in 5:41:50 in TGM+ 20G Mode. This mode is hard. Of course, I'm sure someone better at the game could clear it, right? Anyone want to take up the challenge?

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16. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

Or I am confused and we only have TGM+ with ITEM.
I am a little bit bored by the Master mode, where I decided to never stop until :

1 : I die
2 : I beat Edo.

So let´s take some rest with a TGM+ 20G.

17. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

A 4th attempt just tonight :

I quietly and slowly died in being unable to solve the hole in the center.

18. ### cyberguile

score attack try

19. ### rednefed

Cyberguile, that's a good one for the medals challenge, too!

Gave score attack a few more tries. Never got a gold CO, but set a very nice record.

S9, 999 @ 10:51:65. Score: 345085.
Weakest sections were 400-700, did pretty well after there.