Freeway

Speed (Monoceros), Freeway walk-through, completed in 1:25.7

When you first start playing Freeway you’ll notice that the opponents will seem to do nothing for long stretches of time. You know you could get a better time if they would just hurry up and attack.

It finally occurred to me that they are building up their forces to try and capture an empty planet. You can usually tell which one they are after and you can use an attack on that planet to prompt them to give up on that planet and go elsewhere.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:08, here I’m trying to get both planets to give up on that center triple planet, neither fall for the fake.
  2. From 0:09 to 0:34, time to give up the fake and capture my initial planets.
  3. From 0:35 to 0:37, that orange singleton seems to be trying to build up enough units to go after the top left triple planet. I use an attack on that planet to get it to give up and bring their units more to the middle and closer to green.
  4. From 0:38 to 0:59, time to capture the singleton above greens double planet, then destroy and capture its double planet.
  5. From 1:00 to 1:12, it seems as if orange is once again preparing for an attack on the top left triple planet. At 1:05 a fake attack on that triple planet gets orange to give up and attack green instead. After orange goes after green you should mass your units on a single planet in preparation for your attack.
  6. From 1:13 to 1:25, time to attack the orange double planet and then take out the rest of the orange planets.

Here I was fortunate that the orange attack on the green triple planet was strong enough to destroy the planet, but not strong enough to capture it.


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Detour

Speed (Monoceros) Detour walk-through, completed in 46.5 seconds

Detour is different from all the other games where you only have one opponent.  It isn’t as simple as just getting the opponent to double up.

 

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:05, send all of your units towards one of the planets that orange can attack, then continually send any newly produced units to the same planet.
  2. From 0:06 to 0:11, after orange captures the planet you aren’t attacking, redirect your units to an area close to the orange double planet.
  3. From 0:12 to 0:17, using the units that have built up on your initial planet, attack the singleton above and between the two orange planets.  Orange will try to use units from both of its planets to capture this one.  You need to deny this.
  4. From 0:18 to 0:22, when orange doubles up you need to be prepared to destroy its newly promoted double planet.  In this case orange didn’t quite get doubled up, but all of its units were absorbed into the planet, which made it easier to destroy.
  5. From 0:23 to 0:39, you need to assembly your units next to the orange singleton and send as many units as possible there.  Sending the units through the fastest path  possible certainly helps.

When orange makes its move to recapture the double planet, you need to attack and destroy its remaining singleton.


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Privilege

Speed (Monoceros) Privilege, completed in 16 seconds

Like most of the other games where you only have one opponent, your objective with Privilege is to coerce your opponent to double their initial planet.  If you can do that, you should get a very good time.

 

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:03, send your units out next to the orange planet in preparation for the attack to coerce orange to double up their planet.
  2. From 0:04 to 0:05, attack orange and then immediately remove your attack.  This should cause orange to double up.  If it doesn’t, its time to start over.
  3. From 0:06 to 0:10, keep sending your units out adjacent to orange in preparation for the final attack.
  4. From 0:11 to 0:16, when orange attempts to capture another planet, immediately attack and destroy its planet.

 


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