Relay

Orbits (Lupus) Relay walk-through, completed in 56.1 seconds

This is the same strategy used in a previous post on Relay with a slight modification in the end game. The modification is to get orange to attempt to double its planet and then to get the green orbiting planet to attack and destroy the orange planet.

Using this strategy you’ll only destroy two planets, both of them green and your green opponent will destroy the only orange planet for you.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:08, double your initial planet and immediately start sending units towards the orbiting double planet just approaching orange. If green does anything other than send its units to the moving planet approaching its position, or if orange does anything other than send its units towards the moving planet approaching your position, start over.
  2. From 0:09 to 0:17, collect the units heading towards the moving planet in the center, then send them off to the right of the screen. Start sending units from your planet to the moving planet that orange is trying to capture. You want to send just enough units to prevent orange from capturing the planet.
  3. From 0:18 to 0:18, send the mass of units from the right of the screen towards the top green single planet. Then continually send units from your planet to the bottom green single planet. This should force green to promote one of its planets. If green does anything other than promote one of its planets, start over.
  4. From 0:19 to 0:24, send you mass of units back to the top right and send units from your planet to the top left. I mistakenly screwed up on sending units to the top left and sent them to one of my single planets instead. Fortunately, it turned out I didn’t need those units later on.
  5. From 0:25 to 0:28, send your mass of units on the right of the screen to the bottom green single planet and send units from your initial planet to the top green single planet.
  6. From 0:29 to 0:36, when green starts promoting its other single planet, gather your units near the initial green planet, then destroy it.
  7. From 0:37 to 0:38, send some units from your planet towards the orbiting planet approaching your position. In this video orange immediately started promoting its planet. Usually you’ll need to send some units towards each of the orange single planets. This will give orange only one option for using its units, which is to do what you want and double its planet.
  8. From 0:39 to 0:48, now you need to get green to attack the orange planet. To do this you need to attack the single planet between orange and green. This will prevent green from attempting to capture that planet. In this video when the initial mass I sent to that single planet was arriving I sent other units and redirected the initial units so they weren’t all absorbed into the planet.

Redirect your units above the green planet. When green is done destroying orange, attack and destroy the green planet.


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Reboot

Shockwaves (Taurus) Reboot walk-through, completed in 1:42.9

This is a modification of the strategy used in a previous post on Reboot. The biggest change is that now units are staged so purple will be easier to take out. Additionally there a several small changes in the beginning that are designed to get the center planet promoted to a double quicker than previously.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:03, send your units to the right. When these units reach the point where the center double planet is between your units and the planet in front of the purple double, use that mass of units to attack the planet in front of purple.
  2. From 0:04 to 0:08, start sending units from your initial planet towards the top left of the screen. When your mass of units are just about on top of the top center double planet, capture that planet with those units.
  3. From 0:09 to 0:13, absorb any excess units into your newly captured planet to partially promote it. Do this until the top of the shockwave just reaches the bottom of your newly captured planet.
  4. From 0:14 to 0:14, in order to prevent purple from capturing the single planet just above it, attack that single planet in front of purple with your mass of units.
  5. From 0:15 to 0:17, send excess units from your center planet up and away from the shockwave.
  6. From 0:18 to 0:28, wait until the mass of units is near your single planet, then use the excess units you were getting from your top center planet and units from your original planet and capture the single planet in front of your original planet. If, at this point, purple has captured or partially captured its single planet, start over.
  7. From 0:29 to 0:33, send units from the single planet you just captured to your initial planet. Get all the units you can until the shock wave passes the single planet.
  8. From 0:34 to 0:40, send units from your single planet to help in promoting your center planet to a double planet.
  9. From 0:41 to 0:42, send units from your single planet and your double planet to attack the orange single planet. Without something to discourage orange, it is more likely to attack the bottom center planet than green.  This attack on orange makes it more likely that green will attack that planet, which is what you want.
  10. From 0:43 to 0:51, promote your initial planet to a double.
  11. From 0:52 to 1:08, gather your units for the attack on green, then when green moves to capture the bottom center planet, destroy the green double. Then destroy the green single planet. If green is successful in capturing the bottom center planet, start over.
  12. From 1:09 to 1:16, send the units left over from destroying green and new units from your top left double and single planets to a point near the bottom of the screen. You are staging these units so they can be used against purple in the end game.
  13. From 1:17 to 1:32, send units from all three of your planets to a point near the two orange planets. Previously, my best times have come when orange sends its mass of units to try to capture the bottom single planet that is partially captured by green. If orange does this at the correct time so that as soon as its units reach the planet it withdraws them, it will then send that giant mass of units to attack purple. What happens here has the same effect. However, I almost quit when orange attacked my double planet. Fortunately, I didn’t.
  14. From 1:33 to 1:36, when orange sends units from its double planet to its single planet, attack and destroy the double planet. If it looks like orange has sent enough units to destroy the purple single planet, then attack the purple double. If the purple single planet will survive the orange onslaught, you have to move your units there and destroy the single purple planet first. In this video it seemed that orange would destroy the single planet, so I attacked the purple double.
  15. From 1:37 to 1:42,  as soon as the orange double planet is destroyed, use those units to attack and destroy the orange single planet.

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Crush

Shockwaves (Taurus) Crush walk-through, completed in 1:52.4

The strategy used here is similar to a previous post on Crush. While using the previous strategy I started wondering if it was possible to destroy an additional green planet prior to the the shock wave passing. Turns out it is possible and this allowed for more units to be used in the final battle with orange.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:39, the initial captures. If green captures the center planet, start over.
  2. From 0:40 to 0:49, mass your units in preparation for taking out the green double planet.
  3. From 0:50 to 0:56, destroy and then capture the green double planet.
  4. From 0:57 to 1:03, as soon as you complete the capture start massing units from all of your planets.
  5.  From 1:04 to 1:06, when the shock wave passes your outer planets, start sending units from your planets inside the shock wave to a point near the orange double planet.
  6. From 1:07 to 1:11, send your mass of units to destroy the green single planet. While this is happening, keep sending units from your planets to a point near the orange double. Be ready and as soon as the green single is destroyed, move your units away from the shock wave.
  7. From 1:12 to 1:16, when orange sends units towards the center planet, use your massed units to destroy the orange double.
  8. From 1:17 to 1:23, as soon as the orange double is destroyed, use all of your units inside the shock wave to destroy the green double planet. If you have any units left inside the shockwave and either opponent still has the center planet, use them to try and destroy it. If the center planet isn’t destroyed, start over.
  9. From 1:24 to 1:36, start sending units from your original group of four planets up towards the top in preparation for an attack on orange. You’ll want two masses of units, the first will be sent near the top orange double. The second will be used on the front orange double.
  10. From 1:37 to 1:38, attack and destroy the top orange double planet.
  11. From 1:39 to 1:43, when green tries to capture its front double planet, attack and destroy the green planet. At the same time attack and destroy the front orange double planet. If green is successful in capturing another planet, start over.

From here, destroy the remaining two orange planets as quickly as possible.


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Toll

Minefields (Andromeda) Toll walk-through, completed in 47.4 seconds

This is a refinement of my previous strategy for Toll. There are two main differences, the first is not wasting units by adding them to your damaged moving planet. The second, and most important, is getting your opponent to waste units on the moving planet a second time.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:04, attack both of the double planets adjacent to orange. What you’re are trying to do is get orange to send its units to the moving planet. If orange does anything other than send its units to the moving planet, start over.
  2. From 0:05 to 0:08, as soon as orange attacks the moving planet, pull your units back away from the minefield and wait for the moving planet to come into your enclave. When it does, capture the planet. The orange attack will be degraded by the minefield and will not have enough units left to destroy your newly captured planet.
  3. From 0:09 to 0:13, send units from both planets to the bottom back corner of your enclave. Make sure the units are far enough from the minefield that they don’t expand into the minefield.
  4. From 0:14 to 0:20, as soon as orange has finished damaging your moving planet start sending units from your stationary planet only up to the top back corner of your enclave.
  5. From 0:21 to 0:22, as the moving planet reaches the point in the orange enclave where it is getting ready to change directions, send units from the moving planet to the bottom back corner of the orange enclave.
  6. From 0:23 to 0:24, send the bottom back mass of units to attack the top single planet in the orange enclave and immediately send your top mass of units to attack the bottom single planet in the orange enclave.
  7. From 0:25 to 0:26, send more units from your damaged moving planet to the bottom back corner of the orange enclave. This has two purposes. You want your damaged planet to seem as weak as possible so it is an inviting target for orange. Also, the units you are sending into the orange enclave will be used later.
  8. From 0:27 to 0:34, before the units you are using to attack the two planets in the orange enclave reach the minefield, redirect them back to a point in your enclave. If, at this point, orange has done anything other than attack your moving planet, start over.
  9. From 0:35 to 0:36, while orange is destroying your moving planet, send your mass of units towards the narrow opening in the minefield. When your units get to the narrow opening in the minefield, redirect them to a point near or beyond the orange planet.
  10. From 0:37 to 0:41, prepare your units in the orange enclave by getting them into as tight a formation as possible. Then use the attack and release method on the orange planet to get it to attempt to promote its planet.

If everything works as planned, you’ll be able to use the mass of units already in the orange enclave and the mass you have sent there from your enclave to attack and destroy the orange planet.


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Fuse

Supernovas (Hercules) Fuse walk-through, completed in 1:45.6

This is a different strategy than previous posts on Fuse. for this strategy, I just require that the first move for each opponent is towards the bottom of the screen, then I try to capture as many top planets as possible while also getting both of the planets protecting the supernova on one of the sides.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:05, capture one of the top planets. Then use faux moves to adjacent planets to get your opponents to give up on those planets and capture down instead. If your opponents initial move is anything other than capturing a planet below their initial planet, start over.
  2. From 0:06 to 0:19, capture the other top planet.
  3. From 0:20 to 0:29, because of the way the opponents are arranged I decide to capture the remaining planets on the orange side. Start this by capturing the remaining single planet on that side.
  4. From 0:30 to 0:43, capture the bottom double planet. Go for this one first because it is the one that orange is most likely to capture.
  5. From 0:44 to 0:48, capture the top double planet.
  6. From 0:49 to 0:54, at this point it’s best to leave your units alone, if you move any of your units you may cause an opponent to attack you. Best to wait and let them attack each other. When orange recaptures its planet, move units from your back planets up closer to orange where they will be more useful
  7. From 0:55 to 1:07, when orange moves units off of its top double planet, you want to destroy and capture that planet. Wait again for your opponents to attack each other. When orange attacks green, use units from your back 3 planets to attack and destroy the orange double planet. At the same time start attacking the green planets.
  8. From 1:08 to 1:14, as you’re attacking and destroying the top two green planets, destroy the closest orange planet.

Now you just need to destroy the remaining planets as quickly as possible. I didn’t do a very good job of destroying the green planets in a timely manner. With a better job on the green planets this would have been a better time.


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