Inequity

Gas Giants (Leo) Inequity walk-through, completed in 1:17.8

This strategy is similar to a previous post on Inequity. Previously the first opponent destroyed would be the one that had captured the center planet. Now, the first planet destroyed is one of the opponent opposite the one that captured the center planet.

In this video purple captures the center planet. Then at 0:42 orange starts attacking the center planet and at 0:46 green joins in the attack and purple starts defending. This gets all of the opponents sending units to the center planet and gives me a head start on destroying them.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:02, promote your initial planet.
  2. From 0:03 to 0:14, wait until one of your opponents makes a move to capture the center planet, then capture the single planet on the opposite side. In this video, purple gets the center planet, so I capture the green side single planet. If one of your opponents makes a move to capture one of your single planets, start over.
  3. From 0:15 to 0:29, prior to capturing the single planet, start sending units towards the other single planet. This is to prevent purple from capturing that planet. Most of the time when I do this I haven’t sent enough units to capture the first single planet, in this video there were just enough to complete the capture. Now capture the other single planet.
  4. From 0:30 to 0:46, send the units from your double planet to a point near the gas giant of the opponent that did not capture the center planet, green in this video. Then wait for your opponents to make their move
  5. From 0:47 to 0:51, when green makes an attack on one of your opponents. Destroy the green gas giant.
  6. From 0:52 to 0:58, send the units left over from destroying the green gas giant towards the bottom of the screen where they can be used later against the orange gas giant. At the same time start sending units into the vicinity of the purple gas giant.
  7. From 0:59 to 1:01, if you get lucky like I did here, then when purple attacks orange and orange starts defending, send the units that previously destroyed green to a point beyond the orange gas giant. You don’t want to directly attack the gas giant yet, or it will stop defending its single planet. Likewise, send your units near the purple gas giant to a point past the purple gas giant.
  8. From 1:02 to 1:06, when your units get close to both of your opponents gas giants, destroy them.

At this point all that is left is destroying the two remaining green planets. In this video I didn’t notice that the green center was close to being destroyed and it surprised me when I destroyed it so easily. this lead to a delay prior to destroying the last green planet.


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Glut

Gas Giants (Leo) Glut walk-through, completed in 12.4 seconds

This is the same strategy used in a previous post on Glut, with the exception of being more aggressive at the end. Previously, after doubling up the opponent the tactic was to wait for the opponent to try to capture another planet. Now, it’s an immediate attack. This doesn’t always work, but if you attack the double planet from the side and your units are concentrated enough to get past it’s defenses, then you’ll have just enough units to destroy your opponent.

Walk through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:01, send your units to a point halfway between you and the as yet unseen opponent. To get the best time possible you need to get your units on their way as quickly as possible.
  2. From 0:02 to 0:07, as soon as your opponent has come onto the screen, continually attack with all of your units. When your opponent reacts to your attack by moving its units into a defensive position, remove your attack. If your opponent attacks one of the gas giants prior to your units arriving, start over.
  3. From 0:08 to 0:09, send your units towards the side of your opponent.
  4. From 0:10 to 0:12, send your units to a point on the other side of your opponent. As soon as your opponent starts to promote its planet, redirect your attack to the opponent’s planet.

Quite often this strategy will result in your opponent almost being destroyed but able to survive your attack. When that happens, there is nothing to do but start over.


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Hangars

Gas Giants (Leo) Hangars walk-through, completed in 1:49.4

Hangars is a level with a large number of planets. I think the best approach on levels with a lot of planets is to capture as many of the planets as you can. You don’t want to bother with promoting your planets, instead keep capturing until all planets are occupied by you or an opponent.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:09, your goal with these first moves is for you to capture the double planet between you and orange, orange to capture the bottom gas giant and green to not capture the double planet between it and purple. To do this, first send your units to a point past the double planet between you and orange. Just as the units are passing over that double planet, capture that planet and then start sending units towards the double planet between green and purple. If you get anything other than orange getting the bottom gas giant and green not getting the double between it and purple, then start over.
  2. From 0:10 to 0:20, capture the single planet adjacent to orange.
  3. From 0:21 to 0:31, capture the double planet.
  4. From 0:32 to 0:37, capture the single planet.
  5. From 0:38 to 0:46, capture the bottom center double planet.
  6. From 0:47 to 0:52, capture the top center double planet.
  7. From 0:53 to 1:02, when green attacks the orange gas giant it is likely that orange will send reinforcements. Start sending your units to the area of the orange double, then when it sends reinforcements, destroy and capture the orange double.
  8. From 1:03 to 1:18, wait for green to attack the orange gas giant, then move your units into position to take out the purple gas giant. If the purple gas giant is in the process of promoting itself, wait until it is done and then destroy and capture the gas giant.
  9. From 1:19 to 1:28, move your units into position to take out the rear purple double. When the units positioned, destroy the purple double.
  10. From 1:29 to 1:33, use the mass of units that just destroy the double planet and destroy the adjacent single planet. While this is going on, use the rest of your units to destroy the other purple double planet.
  11. From 1:34 to 1:39, destroy the remaining purple planet.
  12. From 1:40 to 1:48, destroy the remaining green planets. When you believe you have enough units available to destroy the green planets, start sending units towards the orange gas giant.
  13. From 1:48 to 1:49, destroy the orange gas giant.

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Crest

Gas Giants (Leo) Crest walk-through, completed in 1:54.1

Crest is an example of not promoting your gas giant all the way and making it more of a target than it already is.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:34, double your initial planet and then capture the gas giant and get it promoted to a triple.
  2. From 0:35 to 0:43, now you want to wait and allow units to build up on your double planet. This is to try and delay when your opponents attack and destroy the double.
  3. From 0:44 to 0:54, when it seems as if your opponents attack is imminent, send units from your double planet down below the gas giant.
  4. From 0:55 to 1:21, usually the second opponent to attack the top double planet will capture the planet and be the strongest opponent. You want to move your mass of units to the side of the strongest opponent and occasionally take some more units from the gas giant. Use attacks on the rear orange planets to try and delay orange from sending reinforcements to its top planet.
  5. From 1:22 to 1:31, now you want to destroy the group of orange planets as quickly as possible. Launch your attack right after orange has sent a large mass of units to reinforce the top double.
  6. From 1:32 to 1:41, now send all of your units over the the green side. you want to keep sending your units there until right before green destroys the top orange double. Right when green sends the units you believe will destroy the top double planet, launch your attack on green.

From here all you need to do is destroy the green planets.


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Solar

Gas Giants (Leo) Solar walk-through, completed in 1:25.2

I really liked Solar from the beginning because of the way it models the solar system. Now, playing it wasn’t always fun. Especially when the last opponents to destroy were the inner planets. It could take a very long time with you chasing those fast moving planets around the system.

The strategy I developed was because of chasing those planets at the end of a game. Now I capture all of the inner planets except for Mercury. Because of the way the planets are aligned at the end game, you can have a mass of units ready to take out Mercury by sending the units head on instead of chasing it. This really improves your time in Solar.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:05, your initial planet is Neptune. Capture Uranus on your first move.
  2. From 0:06 to 0:30, orange is going to capture Mercury. You want all of the other inner planets and Pluto. Start out by sending some units above the plane of the system, then send those units toward Venus and start sending new units towards Earth. You will be really busy trying to keep your opponents from getting those inner planets and Pluto. You’ll notice that starting at 0:26 I send some units towards Pluto. I’m trying to get orange to give up on both Venus and Pluto and instead start promoting the Sun.
  3. From 0:31 to 0:36, when orange finally gives up on Venus and Pluto, complete your capture on Venus, while sending some units towards Mars to discourage green from capturing it.
  4. From 0:37 to 0:43, when you’ve finally captured Venus, start sending most of your units towards Earth, but still send a few units to Mars to discourage green.
  5. From 0:44 to 0:53, when you’ve captured Earth, send most of your units towards Mars, while sending a few units towards Pluto to discourage orange.
  6. From 0:54 to 1:01, after capturing Mars, you need to capture Pluto.
  7. From 1:02 to 1:14, start collecting units on Mars. At this point you are waiting for your opponents to start attacking each other.
  8. From 1:15 to 1:25, at 1:15 I weaken Venus and prompt an attack by orange. Sensing the Sun is weakened, green attacks. Here your strongholds on Mars and Pluto are perfectly placed so you can first take out Mercury with the mass of units on Mars. Then send those units to destroy Jupiter. At the same time, send the units from Pluto to destroy Saturn.

If you time everything right, and have a little luck, you’ll destroy Jupiter and Saturn, just as they are destroying the Sun.


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