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post #1 of 18
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I thought it would a cool thing if we compared Breakout high scores. I'll start: 477. It took like 1/2 an hour on the plane.

Also, has the 2 ball play always been there? (You know, when you get to the level after 6 rows).
post #2 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by torifile:
<strong>I thought it would a cool thing if we compared Breakout high scores. I'll start: 477. It took like 1/2 an hour on the plane.

Also, has the 2 ball play always been there? (You know, when you get to the level after 6 rows).</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes, you can go higher then 2 balls at once...

I got somehting like 786 or something like that...
After a certain level it just puts all of your lives in play as balls. I think this might be a bug, but I doubt Apple is taking feedback on it.

I did it the second week I had my iPod. An hour and a half commute by train is REALLY boring! I could have kept on going too, but I was @ my stop and I couldnt pause the game. (another oversite, oh well...)

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post #3 of 18
I've gotten like 500 something, with 6 rows and upto three balls. Also, i noticed they start going faster.
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post #4 of 18
I don't have an iPod yet. If there's nothing that cheap announced tomorrow, I'm ordering one, though.
post #5 of 18
I just got 630. It gets pretty crazy with multiple balls zooming all over the place!
post #6 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by Dogcow:
<strong>I've gotten like 500 something, with 6 rows and upto three balls. Also, i noticed they start going faster.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm pretty sure the speed is determined by the way you hit each ball with the paddle. I have made balls go really slow and really fast when I want to...
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post #7 of 18
I don't know what my highest is exactly, but I know it was above 800 and below 900. Actually I can get 800 every time now, but it takes about an hour, and eventually I have to get off the bus.

I've read some others who have reported scores above 1100.
post #8 of 18
My attention span is not high enough to play for more than a few minutes. The iPod is for music anyway.
post #9 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>I don't know what my highest is exactly, but I know it was above 800 and below 900. Actually I can get 800 every time now, but it takes about an hour, and eventually I have to get off the bus.

I've read some others who have reported scores above 1100.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I just got 911 coming home today (there was a train delay ) that last level is TOUGH! I died with 1 more block to go before I could go to the next level. It really pissed me off I was sure I was going to get 1000... I had like 7 lives going into that level! The tiny paddle is rediculous...

I also found a way to "cheat" a little. On levels where you start with 3 balls, if you only have 1 left when you are about to finish the level (IE only 1 brick left) it is in your best intrest to purposely let the ball go. You will get 2 more lives the next round. See, the number of "extra lives" you get after you finish the round is the # of balls you have in play at that point. If you finish the level with 1 ball instead of 3 you only get 1 extra life instead of 3... get it? But it only works on levels with 3 balls...

If anyone has any idea how to take a screen shot of the iPod, I will, b/c it is impossible to make out the score with my digicam...

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post #10 of 18
I got 997 once, and I haven't played it since. The thought of playing the game again up to that point, after losing right at the threshhold was rather unappealing.

Here's a tip: if you don't need to use your iPod and want to save your score, right after the ball hits the paddle, press and hold down the play button. It will turn the iPod off. When you press any button, it will resume the game right where you left off. You can't do anything else with the iPod in the meantime, though.
post #11 of 18
1456. It gets boring after a while. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #12 of 18
Only 821, but I recently impressed myself on an areoplane by effectively pausing the game whilst handling the in-flight feed by achieving a near vertical bounce at will.
post #13 of 18
HOW DO YOU POST WHEN UNREGISTERED?!@?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :confused: :confused: <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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post #14 of 18
I don't know. I click "Post" and I type a nickname and the message.
post #15 of 18
anyone know how to access the breakout game in open firmware?

There is one there. at least on some models. remember seeing it
post #16 of 18
sorry. I was thinking of pong and its not built in. it's a "hack" and can be found here
<a href="http://www.machack.com/Hack98.html" target="_blank">http://www.machack.com/Hack98.html</a>

or downloaded directly
<a href="ftp://ftp.machack.com/Hacks98/ofpong.sit" target="_blank">ftp://ftp.machack.com/Hacks98/ofpong.sit</a>
post #17 of 18
Basically the only time I'm bored enough to play breakout is during my commute, which never lasts longer than about an hour, at which time I usually have 800+ points and 15 or so free lives. If I ever have a long bus trip in China, like to Guangzhou or something, I think I'll do pretty well, no?

Or if Apple can have some sort of "pause game" programmed in to the damn thing!
post #18 of 18
1 tennis ball

43 stacked rolls of toilet paper

My score: 275


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