Monday, March 17, 2008

Hooray for Polen Season Challenge + Tarnation Badges

Hooray for Polen Season Challenge
Spring is in the air, along with a super-special treat for allergy sufferers! Complete Tarnation to celebrate!

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Defend the garden from Tars, bugs made of tar that will pollute the water. Manage your army and create different units by selecting different direction with the mouse. Finish all 11 levels to submit your score. There was a bug with the impossible badge and it has been fixed. Be sure you see ‘kon7p’ in the bottom left of the game. Sorry to all the amazing players. Tip: Always try to kill the Tars at the last second when possible. Don’t let flowers fly offscreen.

The card is not hard to get, mainly because you have a great advantage: the replay level button. So if five tars got in the water (sigh), you can restart that level with the same score.
Levels 1-9 are pretty easy. You should use 8 flowers per tar approximately, always considering how fast the tar is coming and how many of the same color are behind.
Level 10 should take you a few tries, don’t waste flowers, neither let every tar get in the water. You don’t have much time, but always consider what you are going to do. This level is filled with red and blue tars.Boss level! Completely ignore the big boss. When a flower kills a tar, it will directly go to hit the boss, so keep in mind you must send more flowers to kill tars of that same color.

You have achieved a 30% chance that you are reduced to 1 hit point instead! Woo!

Mad Skills Badge (easy – 5 points)
Achieve a 100% skill rating on any level in Tarnation

This badge is not easy, thanks to the power of luck! The skill rating is not random, but if you sent one more flower accidentally, it will go down. Try to get close calls with every tar and you may get this badge.
Along with luck, it may help you the power of a glitch. Hah. That sounds funny. I really don’t know how I did it, but I got 216% rating. Some people got ratings over 100% too, so I’m not sure if it’s a glitch or a feature. Sounds like the first one.

Playing with Tar Fire Badge (medium – 15 points)
Achieve 5 close calls on a single level in Tarnation

There isn’t a really good strategy for this - you’ll probably get it when going for the hard or impossible badge. 20 points and counting...

Bottled at the Source Badge (hard – 30 points)
Only the purest, most tar-free water is acceptable! Complete an entire game without letting a single tar touch your precious stream in Tarnation

Oh yes, weren’t the previous badges hard? Wrong! This is the real hard badge. Practice, practice, practice. You may get this badge before the impossible one, who knows! After all, it is possible to get 100,000 points even when a tar got in the water. Did I forget something? No continues.

Flower Power Badge (impossible – 60 points)
Get a high score of 100,000 without using a continue in Tarnation

Red. Yellow. Blue, red. Blue, yellow. It’s still easier than Balloon Invasion’s impossible badge, right? So you can get it too.

If you want a fully detailed, professional read guide for getting the hard badge (note: no, what I wrote won’t help you :P) I highly recommend reading MrRubix’s walkthrough on Kongreguide. Cheers to him by writing it.


NorthernPolarity said...

A quick tidbit on the boss level. You can make all of your seeds into flowers on the very last part of the boss's carapace, to speed it up. I did that for the last two, spliting my army in half (one with the 2nd to last color, one for the last color), and sent them when the shell showed, and it worked.

Anonymous said...

Two things:

1. This didn't really help anything at all, but thanks for the link to the 100,000 points walkthrough.

2. For the Mad Skills badge, I'm pretty sure it's not a glitch. If it is, though, Greg accounted for it when he made the badge Easy...

Focus said...

1. Oh well, I already said that :). If you want a fully detailed, professional read guide for getting the hard badge (note: no, what I wrote won’t help you :P) I highly recommend reading MrRubix’s walkthrough on Kongreguide.

2. No idea.