And by "this", you mean this thread? If so, I agree.Quote: HugoSlavia
This is why we can't have nice things.
It may be a game setup option the operator can turn on. I programmed a game about five years ago that had an accumulator bonus similar to Space Invaders that had that option. When the player cashed out the accumulator went back to reset but the coins were placed in a hidden bank and would eventually be spread out to future bonus winners. I made sure that the hidden bank was not just awarded to the next player to win the bonus because that would still encourage vulturing. Instead, the next five to ten players hitting the bonus would reap the rewards.
I will tell you, in downtown there are already pros watching this game or ploppies have been smart this week. The most shots I have seen is 10.
The quarters go up to 150, so halfway through the stack would be sufficient for a 50-shot bonus round. Did the player cash out or run out of credits? It would be unusual to run the credits down exactly to zero because bet amounts are only in increments of 50.
When you kill an alien, which of the three bonus meters pays?
Are all the aliens on the screen of equal value?
There are 3 bonus meters and 3 rounds of play. Each round corresponds to one of the meters.
The aliens are not of equal value. Not sure how it is apportioned out or maybe its random but all the aliens scores add up to the value of the meter for that round. Each killed alien the amount won is deducted from that rounds meter
I think I get it.
In one sense, It's like haywire vp where you are dealing with an average value...
Level 1 meter is 42, so each of the 55 ailens are worth about $0.31 on average based on a $25 reset value.
If the level 1 meter was 102, each alien on level 1 would be worth $1.40 on average.
In another sense... It seems really hard (impossible) to kill 165 aliens with 150 shots so most of the value is in the lower meters like the motorcycle game.
I guess if the meters carry over to the luck bonus, I don't need to spend much time practicing my alien killing anyways.... The one life thing with crappy controls is unappealing.
EDIT: I'd bet I could get 15 of them on level 1 thought...