Kevin Gordon
Monday, October 20, 1997 10:55 AM
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Let's start with the basics. The tanks are controlled by a paramecium stepping on the control buttons in a path that rings around the entire board. The buttons are sequenced in groups of 3, then 2, then 1, then 1 on each of the four sides. Now for the terms. When a tank jumps away from the wall, then turns back to that same wall, I call that a "wiggle". When a tank moves from one side of the alley to the other, I call that a "run". The button sequence causes this tank behavior:

wiggle-run wiggle run run

By standing in either of the center two lanes (NOT against the walls of the alley), you can cross the tanks safely during ANY pause. You have unlimited time, so be patient. Also, when the tank sets get closer to each other, be careful to press the keys only three times to cross the tanks to safety. Gather all the chips on your way into the spiral, and you'll be on your way to nother 36,000 points!

Kevin Gordon