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DTD Pro Sprint Modes

18 05 2009

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In the new Desktop Tower Defense Pro, I found another little cubby with a bunch of other games where it counts your time that it takes to finish all the levels, called Sprints.

They change the roles of the towers that you make which was a bit of an adjustment for me – no longer were my squirt towers charged to the max always the best way to go. I had to fool around with the Ink’s and Bashes and all the other ones.

The first two levels were the basic game but just clocked for time (one which allowed selling [NA2], the other did not [NA2-NS]) – they weren’t too difficult. There was another one in there where it was more of a diagonal entrance and exit [NAC] which was new and interesting but didn’t turn out to be too difficult.

The next was a level where Spawns came from all four corners and ended in the middle – this one took a lot of thinking because it’s unlike anything I’ve done before. I ended up with a maze of my own making that looks like the top picture on this post. It turned out to work quite well – a little bit of tweaking and I could probably make it a bit better but it held up quite well for me for both the regular version [SA4] and the no selling version [SA4-NS].

The last level was the Hard version [H2] of the basic level (tougher to kill creeps) and after a few tries, I’m pretty sure that it’s impossible/very difficult to pass without juggling. I ended up using my juggling maze (minus all the air support in the middle) and was able to pass the level without too much trouble.

So I now have times for all the sprint modes:

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And I made a little effort to get decent scores on all my Scenarios to end up with 55773.

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DTD Pro Finished

11 05 2009

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As I noted previously, I was having a little trouble with the one scenario in the new DTD but with some assistance, I was able to find a maze that worked and got me through to the end. I did have one bash that I sold in the top right hand corner after the last boss passed but otherwise, I was able to make it through. Now, I’d like to come up with my own maze that works instead of just making someone else’s work, but I’m happy to be finished for now.



DTD Pro Version

7 05 2009

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My good friend who understands my great lack of self control had the good sense to forward me a link to the new and improved Desktop Tower Defense game to which I had previously been well addicted.

I was able to get through all of the scenarios that it had pretty quickly because they were a lot easier than the original version and because I had retained some of the original skills.

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With the exception of Scenario 23, which is pretty difficult. I’m certain that it’s not impossible but it is pretty tough and I haven’t been able to beat it yet. Maybe I’ll be able to forget about it and live with a mostly completed game but knowing me, I’m going to come back sometime soon and beat that level.



DTD complete progress guide

23 09 2008
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I thought I'd take a little bit of time to put together all of the games within Desktop Tower Defense and show many I've completed and how many lives I've lost, etc.

Green color on the game name means that I'm satisfied with my progress and don't expect to do much better, otherwise there's room for improvement. Enjoy!:

Regular
Game Level Achieved Lives Remaining Completed? Score Picture Map Notes
Easy 30 20 Yes 1789 pic N/A Could have left out the right most Squirt Towers altogether
Medium 50 20 Yes 4971 pic map
Hard 60 20 Yes 7350 pic map Tough to get a perfect score because of the flying boss

Challenge
Game Level Achieved Lives Remaining Completed? Score Picture Map Notes
The 100 74 0 No 9275 pic N/A I'm pretty sure this is impossible
Speed 50 20 Yes 5492 pic map sold off 3 X Lvl 4 SW in the middle of the maze after Level 49 boss - youtube
15 Towers 50 20 Yes 5574 pic map Tough to get the upgrading just right so the spawms can be contained youtube
Survivor 50 20 Yes 7260 pic map Sold 3 X Lvl 5 Sqt towers in top left; need great timing to get a perfect score youtube
3K Fixed 50 20 Yes 4306 pic map Easily replicatable
No Splash 50 20 Yes 4985 pic map Suits my style pretty well
Splash 8 0 No 110 pic N/A I'm quite certain this level is impossible - need more money per creep killed youtube
Squirts 50 1 Yes 4970 pic map Getting past the first 10 levels is really hard but after that it's not too bad youtube
5 Mins 18 20 Yes 1250 pic map I'm not sure what the minimum is to beat this but I guess I got it
No Sell 50 20 Yes 4985 pic map Not really too hard

Fun
Game Level Achieved Lives Remaining Completed? Score pic map Notes
Trickle 50 20 Yes 5492 pic N/A sold off 2 X Level 4 SW in the middle after 49 - very tough to get perfect! youtube
Random 50 20 Yes 4654 pic N/A Can be easy or tough depending on how the random runs
10K Gold 100 10 Yes 22091 pic N/A I 'cheated' and finished this level by juggling - still takes a lot of work but is certainly easier. all 10 guys to get through were aircreeps in the 80's and 90's levels.
Spawns! 50 20 Yes 5970 pic N/A A wandering maze around a power core worked out really well for me
Boxes 50 20 Yes 5860 pic N/A Skip the bash towers and go for all squirts
Cross 50 20 Yes 5552 pic N/A I had 4 X Lvl 4 SW lined on the right side of the cross but sold them after the last boss


DTD Challenge Modes

16 09 2008

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In Desktop Tower Defense there are the regular game modes of Easy, Medium and Hard which I’ve managed to complete without losing a life so I started to venture into the realm of the challenges.

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Let’s start with ‘The 100′ Challenge. I’ve checked the forums and watched videos but I’ve never seen anything to show that anyone has been able to beat it without juggling. I guess there’s really not anything terribly wrong with juggling but I prefer to be able to beat a level without it.

Of the total 100 levels, the highest that I’ve been able to get is to level 74 at which point my maze gets completely overrun. I’ve seen some people get as high as upper 70′s without juggling but I’m satisfied with my successes in this level.

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Next up is the Speed Challenge! In this one, you have to keep building quickly and upgrade at just the right times so that you’re not left without towers while the creeps come and you’re busy upgrading. I was able to finish this level with two lives remaining using the above maze.

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15 Towers is the next challenge. This one is tough because you can only have 15 towers on your map at any one time, making the spawns really tough to manage. I was able to finish this level also, with 3 lives remaining.

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Survivor Challenge is next and I was able to beat this one with some liberal help from this youtube video. I was able to do it and lose only 1 life which I think could be improved to a perfect score with a little practice on the tower upgrade timing.

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Last up is the 3K Fixed challenge. In this challenge, you get 3000 dollars to spend on a maze, then you hit go and you’re not allowed to sell or buy anything after that, you just sit and wait to see how well your maze holds up. I was able to complete this one without losing any lives using the above maze.

So, I’m done with the challenges; that feels good. I hope that no one else has been as addicted to this game as I have; I need to get better sleep at night…



DTD on Hard with no lives lost!

29 08 2008

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On DTD, with a teeny bit of tweaking and more attention to the timing (no juggling though), I was able to make my previous maze that helped me finish the hard level into one that didn’t let a single creep through! Total score, 7350 and the final maze. OK, so maybe I’m really done with this game now…



Desktop Tower Defense on Hard

26 08 2008

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I found an open internet connection and was able to satiate my desire to finish the tower defense game on hard (previously finished on medium) – here’s the maze that I made to make it all work and I barely survived with only 1 life remaining – yea, I’m done! Now onto my real life…



Tower Defense Addiction

21 08 2008

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For the last two days I’ve been addicted to this strategy game called Desktop Tower Defense where you try and block little critters as they go from one side of the screen to the other. After a bunch of tries, I was able to come up with a maze that got me all the way through the medium level (pic above), but I haven’t made it through the hard level yet. I’ve since blocked the site on my home network because it’s too addicting, so I guess I’ll never know if I can make it through the tough one or not… Unless I can come over and play at your place *smile*