Thread in 'Competition' started by Kitaru, 2 Oct 2007.

1. ### Kitaru

Code:
Master Secret Grade
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Kitaru ------------------ GM -  97 @ 01:56:31
xyrnq ------------------- S9 - 106 @ 02:06:11
Oliver ------------------ S9 - 138 @ 02:10:91
FerSave ----------------- S9 - 171 @ 03:10:80
Poochy ------------------ S8 -  84 @ 01:17:56
colour_thief ------------ S8 -  81 @ 02:04:81
Amnesia ----------------- S7 - 128 @ 02:11:73
HCT --------------------- S7 -  92 @ 02:23:??
cgwg -------------------- S7 - 159 @ 02:44:96
EnchantressOfNumbers ---- S7 - 158 @ 02:59:73
Air Gear ---------------- S7 - 219 @ 03:26:50
Budster ----------------- S7 - 214 @ 03:31:11
DDRKirby(ISQ) ----------- S7 - 240 @ 04:50:40
jago -------------------- S7 - ??? @ ??:??:??
an ass ------------------ S6 - 179 @ 02:42:65
cdsboy ------------------ S6 - 251 @ 04:10:63
rednefed ---------------- S6 - 3?? @ 04:??:??
sirmax ------------------ S5 - 162 @ 03:13:15
Omio9999 ---------------- S5 - 140 @ 02:41:26
Xkeeper ----------------- S5 - 255 @ 04:55:96
Bou --------------------- S4 - ??? @ ??:??:??
kapat ------------------- S2 - 110 @ 02:30:01
Ray Ayanami ------------- S1 -  96 @ 02:05:31
cyberguile --------------  1 - 447 @ 06:19:75

Code:
Death/20G Secret Grade
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Edo ------------ S7 - 151 @ 01:54:35 (Death)
Oliver --------- S6 - 159 @ 02:17:45 (20G)
Poochy --------- S5 - 157 @ 01:34:63 (Death)
colour_thief --- S1 - ??? @ ??:??:?? (Death)
Kitaru --------- S1 - 163 @ 02:43:60 (20G)

I've been able to pull off the '>' challenge on Tetris DS, but I'm having considerable trouble accomplishing this feat with ARS. Most of the trouble comes with trying to manage the last two rows. Currently I can achieve grades S5 and greater fairly consistently. I've achieved S8 three times (although I've accidentally recorded over one of my S8 .inp), but I can't seem to figure out how to get the last two holes without placing them within an area where they are likely to be overlapped by the next piece. In each case, I've able to plan alternate placements for the last 2 pieces as well as a possible placement for the next one, but the possible piece deals I can come up with as solutions are limited.

Has anyone accomplished the stacking challenge in its entirety with ARS or any other Sega-based rotation system? Is there any way one should plan for the last two rows or is it mostly luck without the aid of a hold piece feature? Does anyone else have .inp of their best games? Who holds the best grade and time?

Last edited: 29 Dec 2017
2. ### mat

feel free to change the topic of this thread to "Records: Secret Grade" and begin maintaining a leaderboard.

3. ### colour_thief

That picture is old, I haven't tried in ages. TGM3 gets an advantage, but TAP and TGM1 are equally difficult so I suggest keeping the leaderboard open to both of these.

Though I'll give it a shot with TAP soon, and be really disapointed if I don't improve.

4. ### Kitaru

Ahh, TGM does recognition as well? I tried once but didn't trigger it. I'll change the topic to reflect this.

I used to rely on the 200 slow down to get from the S3 zone up into S5 and above, but my best games have been in the sub-100 zone. One time I had an S8 game going and got into the 200s and then ruined everything and got an S5. I just couldn't seem to get the right pieces and placements to complete the challenge. :<

5. ### PoochyUnregistered

What the heck, I'll throw my hat in the ring. Here's my best so far:

6. ### K

wow !

kitaru : S8 in 93 lvl is quite impressive.

my best is S7 if i remember well in TAP.

7. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

The same for me as well..I already did S8 but the game lagged a lot..

It is astonishing kitaru you are able to perform such a score with your current score on TGM and TAP..

Don't worry I am not thinking you are a cheater..But with such an ability to create the > stack, you should get at least the GM rank in TGM1..

And you can accomplish it before the slow sequence at 200..I use to wait the level 200 to finish the 4 last holes of my stair..

8. ### colour_thief

I'll be taking the lead with S8 - 81 @ 02:04:81.

9. ### cdsboyUnregistered

I want to see a video.

EDIT: Not that i don't believe you, i just wanna see how its done

UPDATE: add me for S6 - 251 @ 04:10:63

11. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

I am definitely unable to do it under lv 100...I made an inp with S5 only yesterday evening..

Oh! you can add Bou S4 !

To make the list a bit more long..

12. ### Air GearUnregistered

I haven't been enjoying myself with TGM lately. I gave this a shot, though, and it was fun:

I'll try to improve soon.

13. ### Air GearUnregistered

If I didn't double-post, nobody would see this!

15. ### K

imo, the time is unreliable : it don't indicate the time where you got the grade, but just the game over time.

16. ### DIGITALUnregistered

The time rewards players who don't stall.

18. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

I am totally impressed..
It is really amazing to see some people not really strong on the usual modes who are able to do this astonishing performance..

Congratz kitaru and poochy for the sub-100 !!!

I really don't understand man..

19. ### DIGITALUnregistered

You can still stall by not locking.

20. ### colour_thief

I think it is best to continue competing for time. If you really care about passing everyone else, get a fast S8 and then suicide. Then, next time you can play properly and struggle to survive to S9 and Gm.

Really, once people are good enough to hit Gm it would feel silly to compete for anything other than time.