Transverse

Force (Bootes) Transverse walk-through, completed in 1:58.8

When I first started playing Transverse I would always send my forces to the right and start capturing planets on that side. I was getting away from where the opponents were sending their forces, it had to be a good idea to get away from that, right? No, that was not a good idea. Just on a whim I decided to try defending the left side and the first time I tried, I had my best score ever.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:06, send half of the units to one triple, and the other half to the other triple. This doesn’t always work, but when it does, you have bought yourself some time to start building your forces.
  2. From 0:07 to 0:20, after completely promoting your triple planet, you should capture one of the other triples, here I chose the bottom triple that green has access to.
  3. From 0:21 to 0:54, capture and promote the triple. Green has a double on one side of the force field, you have a triple on the other. Your triple should be able to produce enough units to defend against the green double.
  4. From 0:55 to 1:06, capture the two singletons you have access to. When green makes an attack, make sure the triple has enough units to defend itself.
  5. From 1:07 to 1:12, mass your units on the singleton next to orange in preparation for taking it out.
  6. From 1:13 to 1:21, use the attack and release move to get orange to promote itself and make it easier to capture. Then destroy and capture it.
  7. From 1:22 to 1:34, now it’s time to start sending your units down the center force field to get ready to attack your opponents.
  8. From 1:35 to 1:42, you want to take out the orange double first, since they are the strongest opponent and they are also attacking you.

From here it is all about getting your units to the right side to destroy your opponents. I don’t really worry about greens attack on my triple planet. In this video I was lucky that orange destroyed the green singleton and didn’t have enough units left to capture it, which made my job a lot easier.

My initial move isn’t always sending half of the units to one triple planet and the other half to the other triple. In fact, that move doesn’t work very often. Sometimes I just attack and capture one of the triples and allow an opponent to have the other. When doing this you have to simultaneously defend the triple you captured and plan for and destroy the triple the other opponent captured.


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