Cells

Walls (Cetus) Cells walk-through, completed in 1:44.5

Cells is a difficult one, and unless your opponents cooperate by attacking each other, you’ll never get a time under two minutes. But, with the right strategy, you can make it more likely that your opponents will attack each other.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:20, send your units to capture the double planet directly below one of your opponents. When these units are about halfway to the double planet, start sending units towards the single planet on the same side. Sometimes the opponent will double up at this point. If not, as soon as you capture the double planet, start sending units from both of your planets to the single planet. In this video I capture planets on the orange side, this approach works just as well on either side.
  2. From 0:21 to 0:42, when the walls come back up, send a few units from your double planet to the newly captured single planet. When the walls come down we want orange to attack our top center planet, sending these few units seems to make it less likely it will attack this newly captured single planet. Now, continually send units from your top center single planet towards your double planet. This will make it less likely that orange will attack the double planet.
  3. From 0:43 to 0:48, when the walls come down, what you do depends on you opponents. In this video, orange immediately attacks the center planet, while green is doing nothing. When green does nothing like this it’s because it is waiting to get enough units to capture the bottom planet. Sending some units towards the bottom planet will get green to give up on it and attack orange instead.
  4. From 0:49 to 0:57, what you do here depends on who will gain control of the center planet. If it looks like orange will, you’ll want to position your units behind the orange planet and wait for the proper time to destroy and capture it. In this video it seemed to me that green was going to win the center (usually the opponent that attacks the center planet last wins the planet). For this reason, I destroy and capture the green single planet.
  5. From 0:58 to 1:04, experience has taught me that in a situation like this, the next time the walls come down orange will attack me instead of green. That is why you need to attack the center planet green just captured. This will weaken that planet and make it more likely that orange will attack it instead of you.
  6. From 1:05 to 1:24, while the walls are up you can use the time to attack green to get it to double up. You don’t want it to use its excess units to attack you instead.

When the walls come down and orange attacks green, you want to give your opponents a little time to attack each other, then you need to move to destroy all remaining planets. If your fortunate like I was here, you’ll be able to destroy them all before the walls come back up.


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