Wednesday, 19 October 2011

"Cardboard Box" Top Scores (18th Oct 2011)

Cardboard Box ("Cut The Rope" ver. 1.5) Top Scores


In this article I explain the top scores for the 1st box "Cardboard Box", which is the easiest box so far.

There're hacked (fake) scores in front of the first few boxes of "Cut The Rope" ver. 1.5 (Full version).  Shown in the above screenshot are the actual top scores for the 1st box "Cardboard Box".  The gameplay of "Cut The Rope" ver. 1.5 is basically the same as ver. 1.4, which is the same as vers. 1.1 to 1.3 except that the "scrolling animation" bug has been removed, as described in my earlier articles.

( Updated on 10th Nov 2011:  There's a new bug for ver. 1.5, please read NEW "Electric Sparks" Bug in "Cut The Rope" ver. 1.5 )

iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 players still have to play differently in this game.  For other devices like those running on Google Android, the differences could be even greater because I read some of the users' comments in the Amazon.com app store that their devices (maybe old phone types) cannot perform multi-touch, so they cannot perform multiple actions at the same time like the iOS devices.

I hesitated to write about the techniques in this game due to all these differences, because some methods can only work on certain devices.  Just in case some of you are wondering, besides using the "scrolling animation" bug to boost our scores, we also used other "extreme" techniques like skipping bubbles and using the levers to swing the candy very quickly instead (not easy to do it for some levels, have to try many times).  Other techniques include multitasking (performing a few actions at the same time) and using a few fingers to play (e.g. using 2 fingers to move 2 levers and 1 more finger to cut some ropes).

"dntn31" jailbroke his iPhone 4 and copied over his old iPhone 3G scores (mentioned in my earlier article), so his scores were "mixed" but he didn't intend to cheat actually because last time he didn't know about the different gameplay problem.

iPhone 3G top score in vers. 1.4 and 1.5 = 141,790 pts ("davidgoh")
In vers. 1.1 to 1.3, the top score was 141,770 pts.  Read my article More Changes to Level Design: Levels 1-21 & 1-23 (explained why the total achievable score for this box has been increased).

( Updated on 23rd Oct 2011:  The iPhone 4 top score should be 141,700 pts in vers. 1.4 and 1.5.  Read the article: Individual Level Top Scores for "Cardboard Box" )

iPhone 4 top score (true when article was written) = 141,690 pts ("mohamedraif")
A new player "mohamedraif" just told me in the comments for the article "Toy Box" Leaderboard Top Scores (1st Aug 2011) that he managed to beat the old top score of 141,680 pts by 10 pts.

Maybe "Kopalexis" and "Purple Dream" really missed 10 pts somewhere.  I've just checked all the game level designs and didn't notice any change so far.  Both players have some extra work to do now for this box.  :)

( Updated on 15th May 2012:  I forgot to update this article previously.  "Purple Dream" and "Gregor Fran" have both managed to obtain the top score of 141,700 pts when using iPhone 4, they did it quite long ago. )


David