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Kitty Cannon

2005-06-22 19:06:12.531019+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

Thanks to Dave for the Flash game of the moment: Kitty Cannon. I haven't managed to come anywhere near his eleven hundred feet, but maybe it suits my mood better today to be launching the kitty on to spikes and into the carnivorous plants rather than hitting the trampolines (and explosives).

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-22 19:12:47.665191+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, 1,378: 37.0 degrees, about 3/4 power.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-22 21:04:52.367621+00 by: Larry Burton

Because the target range changes with every new kitty I've found that it doesn't matter what worked in the past.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-22 21:27:18.208144+00 by: TheSHAD0W

2,539 ft, 37.0 degrees (wow, same as you), high power.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-22 21:33:31.461247+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think Larry's right. Which is a shame, because it'd be a cooler game if it were repeatable.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 11:34:45.319414+00 by: DaveP

Hmm. On my mac, the things downrange seem to be the same within a single run. The only variable is the power, but I've managed to get pretty repeatable results by carefully timing the shot for full power.

I got mine by heading up near 55 degrees, trying to get full power shots, and then wiggled around until the first one landed on something to make the kitty bounce (a trampoline, IIRC). Got lucky and it bounced onto a bomb, then another trampoline or two, then a pile of explosives...

Shallower angles tended to get the kitty grabbed by spikes or a plant, so I went for higher bounces.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 13:44:38.550992+00 by: ebradway

707 was my best. It's more matter of luck. I'm not sure what the bouce coefficient for a kitty is or how resilient the ground is supposed to be. Generally an exercise in chaotic systems.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 14:21:32.029222+00 by: Diane Reese

Definitely not repeatable downrange obstacles. My best was 1421, but it's nothing more than random luck. As DaveP notes, if you happen to bonk into one of those floating missiles while on a downward trajectory, you're golden for a while. It's all in the bounce. (I love how fast the ground speeds by while the kitty is off the screen up in the air somewhere.)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 14:59:56.660208+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I checked the first few obstacles, and they change (and their position is different), so it's just a random thing with, as Dave notes, some improvement at higher angles. Damn.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-23 15:38:51.310462+00 by: ebradway

Low score: 23 ft!