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Games => Spelunky Classic => Topic started by: AresRomanGod on September 18, 2009, 03:35:54 AM



Title: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on September 18, 2009, 03:35:54 AM
Seeing all these scores in the 2 million mark, I've decided to do a little spading on exactly how the hell they're so good. I got one answer from all my spadings.


Ghost Runs.


What is a ghost run, you say? It's not really a term, because I'm the only person who uses it. A ghost run consists of:

- High karma in the beginning levels, stacking up for the 99 bombs to come.
- Being able to successfully maneuver throughout the level, without taking unnecessary damage
- A whole lotta luck
- Timing
- More luck
- Experience in how to manipulate the ghost's path
- 99 Bombs
- A handful of ropes

The clock is ticking. You're still looting around. Then a chill runs up your spine.

2:00.

You hustle for the exit, but you decide to wait for the ghost. There are some diamonds that you need!

2:20.

You're getting ready for him to turn those gems into diamonds.

2:30.

It's on!

Playing through a Ghost Run (Or Diamond Run, whichever is better) is very satisfying, especially after out-maneuvering the Ghost. Diamonds are worth a pretty penny later on, but the Hedjet conflicts this. Go for the CoG, but do not ignore diamonds in the first few levels. They'll help out in the long run! Also, playing through Diamond Runs gives you a whole new definition on "restriction!" Sacrificing is a smart idea, as well as trying to get that ghost to hover over every gem possible. The first few times may be a bit rough, yes, but once you get the hang of it your score will notch up a few hundred thousands, depending on how well you really do.

Who you gonna call?

Some side notes:

- You do NOT want to accidentally blow up the altar. Then you're screwed.
- The CoG IS available. You'll miss it for a while after claiming the hedjet, though.
- Using the Yeti Blender tactic that Eguee showed us, health will be a thing of the past. Use it to pass time for the ghost, as well as get health out of the wazoo.
- LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Always know how far from the bottom of the screen you are. You never want to fall down, because that's just embarassing.
- Damsels make great shields. If you're gunning for points, they won't matter for the health. Just by sacrificing, you should get the Kapala early on.
- If you have the tunnel man available, use him. It'll make bombs less important.
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Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: eguee on September 18, 2009, 04:01:10 AM
Yeah. Just two more points:
Tunnel man makes bombs not as required, and if I didn't get a Level 2 Udjat Eye or spectacles, a Level 1 Jetpack and a Level 12 Hedjet, then I would kill myself.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: Chainz on October 06, 2009, 01:46:22 PM
I've been doing a lot of these recently... It's really fun!! You can really rack up the money in this way!!


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 06, 2009, 05:36:09 PM
I've been doing a lot of these recently... It's really fun!! You can really rack up the money in this way!!

Diamonds are incredible if you're going for the score room. If you have the guts, you should try it out.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: Arucard on October 07, 2009, 06:10:04 AM
No way!! Ghosts are too scary, it's bad enough to have to deal with restless dead that have bodies you can destroy. I've only had the ghost a few times and usually he is too close for me to get around without using up all my items to traverse the whole level again. Still, the video of the diamond making ghost is tempting.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 07, 2009, 01:16:23 PM
No way!! Ghosts are too scary, it's bad enough to have to deal with restless dead that have bodies you can destroy. I've only had the ghost a few times and usually he is too close for me to get around without using up all my items to traverse the whole level again. Still, the video of the diamond making ghost is tempting.

I'll get a video of him making it into diamonds.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: Chainz on October 07, 2009, 04:18:02 PM
No way!! Ghosts are too scary, it's bad enough to have to deal with restless dead that have bodies you can destroy. I've only had the ghost a few times and usually he is too close for me to get around without using up all my items to traverse the whole level again. Still, the video of the diamond making ghost is tempting.

I'll get a video of him making it into diamonds.

That'd be nice. I look forward to that!!


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 07, 2009, 04:19:28 PM
I don't think I'd be able to get one, but I definitely could get one to pop up.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: eguee on October 08, 2009, 01:53:21 AM
I'll do it if you want me to.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 08, 2009, 12:31:37 PM
I'll do it if you want me to.

Damnit, eguee. FINE. Let's see who gets a video first.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: eguee on October 09, 2009, 04:55:10 AM
I'll do it if you want me to.

Damnit, eguee. FINE. Let's see who gets a video first.
Bring it, tilde!


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: Arucard on October 09, 2009, 06:06:53 AM
There's is actually a video with it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8CQ76w1Q8Q&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8CQ76w1Q8Q&feature=channel_page)
 which has a few other techniques as well.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 16, 2009, 04:55:09 PM
Heh. Hate to see this thread die, especially since the info in here is actually relevant to a higher score.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: eguee on October 16, 2009, 05:07:17 PM
I'd think that everyone who wants to get a high score already knows about this.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 16, 2009, 07:01:45 PM
Lies and slander, my friend. Lies and slander.


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: eguee on November 01, 2009, 02:34:59 AM
I think I owe you this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9mdnIZRD08


Title: Re: "Ghost Runs"
Post by: AresRomanGod on November 02, 2009, 01:52:04 PM
Awesome job, eguee. Now to ask Derek to get this stickied.  :D