Nucleus

Classic (Pegasus) Nucleus walk-through, completed in 1:09.7

The strategy for Nucleus is to set up a blockade and wait for your opponents to attack each other. It doesn’t always work out as you want, but if you’re patient it will eventually come out right.

Walk through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:02, double your initial planet.
  2. From 0:03 to 0:19, alternately attack the far left and far right double planets. As soon as you get one of your opponents to send its units to capture a bottom planet, start sending all of your units to capture the opposite double planet.
  3. From 0:20 to 0:29, capture the center single planet.
  4. From 0:30 to 0:38, capture the opposite double planet. For this capture, do not use units from your rightmost double planet. You want the units to build up on that planet to discourage orange from attacking.
  5. From 0:38 to 0:55, this doesn’t happen very often where one of the opponents has a large excess of units on its bottom planet. In this case green uses that excess to attack orange. Green isn’t quite successful in destroying the orange double, so we start helping out, until green finishes the job.
  6. From 0:56 to 0:58, now destroy the top orange double planet.
  7. From 0:59 to 1:04, attack and destroy the bottom green double planet.

All that is left now is for you to destroy the remaining green planet.


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Split

Classic (Pegasus) Split walk-through, completed in 1:34.8

Your opponents in Split seem deliberate and sometimes take forever before they will capture or attack another planet. The strategy presented here takes advantage of any imbalance in strength between the opponents and then amplifies the advantage the strongest opponent has by using a low level attack on the weakest opponent in an attempt to make it an attractive target.

Walk through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:15, promote your initial planet all the way to triple.
  2. From 0:16 to 0:46, capture all of the planets on the bottom two levels.
  3. From 0:47 to 0:56, evenly distribute your units on your top two planets. What you are preparing for is doing a low level attack on the weakest of your opponents. In this video, green was slower in capturing and promoting its planets.
  4. From 0:57 to 1:05, when orange sends a mass of units down to its bottom planet start a low level attack against the bottom green planet. You are trying to get this planet to appear weak to orange and prompt orange to attack it.
  5. From 1:06 to 1:16, when orange attacks, send units from your top left planet up near the green double planet and simultaneously send your other units up near the orange double planet.
  6. From 1:17 to 1:21, after orange sends units from its middle planet down to the bottom, attack and destroy the orange double planet.
  7. From 1:22 to 1:26, since green has initiated an attack on orange, simultaneously attack and destroy the green double planet and the top remaining orange planet.

Now you only have one orange and one green planet left to destroy. Be aware of partial captures and make sure you prevent your opponents from capturing another planet.


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Infinity

Classic (Pegasus) Infinity walk-through, completed in 1:47.7

You want to capture the entire right side of Infinity. This is easier and quicker to accomplish if orange is slow to develop. The slow development of orange enables you to capture all of your planets prior to orange promoting its initial planet to a double. This is the key that will allow you to do away with orange and be ready for your other opponents.

Walk through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:03, double your initial planet.
  2. From 0:04 to 0:19, capture the planet just to the right of the orange planet. What you want to happen here is for orange to wait until you capture this planet before it moves to capture a planet of its own. If orange makes a move too soon, when the planet is less than 80% captured, I start over. If purple and green do anything other than capture the planet to their left, start over.
  3. From 0:20 to 0:28, capture the next planet.
  4. From 0:29 to 0:35, the planet to capture here depends on green and purple. If green captures the leftmost planet, you’ll need to capture the planet just to the left of your initial planet instead of the one captured here. The reason is that purple is likely to use units from both of its planets to capture the planet just to the right of its initial planet. If that happens it is likely it will make a move to capture the planet on your side of the screen.
  5. From 0:36 to 0:43, capture the last unoccupied planet on your side.
  6. From 0:44 to 1:05, destroy, capture and promote the orange double planet. At 0:54 purple sends a mass of units to its rightmost planet. This planet can attack you, so you need to reinforce that planet as you continue attacking orange with units from your other planets.

What happens from this point is too variable to describe. The time accomplished in this video is due to green and purple attacking each other instead of just sitting there building up units, which seems to happen regularly.


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Triad

Classic (Pegasus) Triad walk-through, completed in 1:26.1

Triad is not very difficult to beat. To get a really good time though, requires getting your opponents in a position where they are likely to attack each other.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:12, double your initial planet. The strategy I’m trying to implement here is to get the opponents to make their initial move to the same side. I do that by attacking the planet of an opponent to try to force them to move to the same side as the opponent that has already moved. Obviously that failed in this video.
  2. From 0:13 to 0:29, go ahead and capture both of the single planets adjacent to your double planet.
  3. From 0:30 to 0:39, this is the key to the time achieved in this video. When green captures the center planet, orange captures the single planet closest to green. When this happens you need to capture the single planet closest to orange. When arranged like this, the chances that your opponents will attack each other are greatly increased.
  4. From 0:40 to 0:59, build up your forces on the planet adjacent to the orange double planet. When you have enough units you want to destroy and capture the planet.
  5. From 1:00 to 1:05, capturing the orange double planet seems to trigger orange in to attacking the center green planet. When this happens start moving your units into position for attacking green.
  6. From 1:06 to 1:14, when green attacks orange, use the units you’ve been moving in to position and destroy the green double planet.

From here you only need to destroy the two remaining planets.


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Junction

Classic (Pegasus) Junction, completed in 1:33.7

Junction is like the other games on the Classic level, your opponents are very slow to capture and promote their planets. This makes it difficult to get them to attack each other. But, with a good strategy, you can make it more likely that your opponents will help you out so that you can get a really good time.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:41, double your initial planet and start attacking the triple planet behind orange, continue until you have the planet promoted to a triple. If orange captures the double planet to its left too quick, then it is likely that it will then double its initial planet as its next move. If this happens, start over. At 0:40, orange attacks the double planet closest to green. My strategy is to attack and capture the double planet just next to the initial planet and force orange to capture the planet next to green. In this video, orange went where I wanted it to before I could do that.
  2. From 0:42 to 0:51, capture but do not promote the double planet adjacent to your initial planet.
  3. From 0:52 to 1:10, start sending units from your planets to the vicinity of the green triple planet. Be careful not to weaken the single planet planet too much. You don’t want orange to attack.
  4. From 1:11 to 1:18, when green attacks orange, its time for your all out attack. First destroy the green triple planet.
  5. From 1:19 to 1:25, then destroy the green double planet.

From here, you just have two orange planets left to destroy.


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Hex

Classic (Pegasus) Hex walk-through, completed in 46.8

Hex is really easy. A really good time is also easy, as long as you’re prepared to try enough times for your opponents to react in the way shown in this video.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:19, capture the planet next to green. As soon as that planet is captured, use units from both of your planets to capture the planet next to orange.
  2. From 0:20 to 0:24, you can get good times without this happening, but the best times are when the opponent that captures the second planet, uses units from that second planet to try to promote its original planet. When this happens just prior to you capturing your third planet, then it may prompt an attack from the other opponent (orange in this case). This is when your best times will occur.
  3. From 0:25 to 0:33, orange has a partial capture on the planet it just destroyed. This used to cause me to attack orange first to prevent it from capturing that planet. Then I discovered that my best time comes when I do the opposite of that and attack green first. The reason is that orange is more likely to send units to the partially captured planet sooner than green would, if it doesn’t capture the planet, this will make orange weaker and easier to destroy.

From here all that is left is to attack and destroy the remaining orange planet.


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Corona

Classic (Pegasus) Corona walk-through, completed in 1:38.2

The strategy for Corona relies on the initial move of your opponents being towards each other instead of towards your position. This gives you room to expand while make their clash inevitable.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:07, double your initial planet and start attacking the single planet beneath green. When green moves to capture the single planet above its initial position, start attacking the single planet below orange. If either of your opponents react different that they do in this video, start over.
  2. From 0:08 to 0:17, capture the single planet adjacent to your initial planet.
  3. From 0:18 to 0:31, capture the single planet next to orange. This is to prevent orange from expanding in this direction.
  4. From 0:32 to 0:42, capture and promote the double planet. At 0:36 orange moves to capture the top planet. If anything other than orange capturing that planet occurs, start over.
  5. From 0:43 to 0:58, mass your units on the single planet next to orange. When orange promotes its planet to triple, destroy and capture that planet.
  6. From 0:59 to 1:04, capture the single planet next to your initial planet.
  7. From 1:05 to 1:24, I had planned on attacking green from the bottom up, but when green attacks and destroys the top orange double planet I changed my plan to destroy the top green and orange single planets to prevent either one of them from capture the top planet. Then, green starts promoting its triple planet to a double and I can’t pass up the opportunity to destroy it.

From here there are just two green planets left to destroy.


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