May 19, 2004

I thought I was just going to play a quick game before I went to bed, but...

...then I got in the zone. (Note: this entry is mostly for Trip's benefit. Apologies to anyone out there who is not also a Tontie addict.)


Level 19. Whoo. I might be done for a while.

Posted by Francis at 07:01 AM

You fiend! I'd promised myself I'd stop playing when the link was no longer on your front page. Now I'll have to start all over again.
I did get up to level 15 the last time, although it had become a little less interesting by then, with all those blue things.

Posted by: Alex Lawson at May 19, 2004 08:34 AM

Level 19?? Insane man! I thought I did well to get to level 9...

Posted by: Kath at May 19, 2004 08:51 AM

Gah... toom uch info to keep straight at once...

I got to Level 7 on my first try, but I'm not sure I have the desire to ever play again.

Well, maybe just once more.

Posted by: Dan at May 19, 2004 09:58 AM


So, anything different about the levels past 16?

Posted by: Trip at May 19, 2004 10:31 AM

Yikes. I hope you had a bucket of ice handy. But did you get the laser gun?

Posted by: Maelstrom at May 19, 2004 10:45 AM

OK, so--what does the gold hammer actually do for you? I found via websearching what the first hammer improvement can do, but what good are the silver and gold hammers?

Posted by: Lance at May 19, 2004 11:25 AM

Still no differences from level 16 on except things going faster, ever faster. The drill/laser gun/label maker is still never available for sale. As for the silver & gold hammers:

The silver hammer allows you to kill most of the monsters with one hit, and to hit the green spiky things; destroying one of those gets you a heart. The only monsters that still take two hits to kill with the silver hammer are the light blue coin-stealers. They give you two coins when you kill them, so with the silver hammer, you net a profit of one coin by killing one (it steals one, it gives you back two). With the gold hammer, you can kill them with one hit for a clear two coin profit.

I find it's not especially useful to make an effort to go for the gold hammer, though if one skipped the wings and saved up for the gold hammer, one could probably get it around level 8, and then use its coin harvesting powers to make up the cost difference. But I hate playing without the wings, so I think I'll probably just stick with my wings --> silver hammer --> extra hearts plan.

Posted by: Francis at May 19, 2004 12:57 PM

Sheesh. I'm still working on consistantly hitting level 10. Well - I can usually get there. So I s'pose I'm working on not dying.

Posted by: Erika at May 19, 2004 07:56 PM

You know, if you're on a laptop and you don't have a numerical keypad, the game becomes a complete brain knot. Or that might just be my numerophobic mind talking.

Posted by: bpd at May 19, 2004 08:53 PM

Sheesh; I thought I was hot stuff for managing to get to level 10. I've picked up some tips now, though.

Posted by: Tyler at May 20, 2004 09:30 PM

The thought of playing without a numerical keypad makes my brain want to curl up in a fetal position.

Posted by: Francis at May 25, 2004 06:23 AM

A couple times I've been undone by brushing Num Lock on my way to the 7. D'oh.

Posted by: Tyler at May 25, 2004 09:29 PM

I posted a suggestion on the Tontie bulletin board that the game be programmed to respond to the keypad whether the Num Lock key is pressed or not. It gets very hard to avoid brushing it when things start getting hectic.

Posted by: Francis at May 25, 2004 09:39 PM

OMG i cant even get beat level 7! lol

Posted by: anonymous at June 21, 2004 09:54 AM

but the golden hammer can kill the number guys without having to press the number so i derno im confused with the order of hammers i should get...

Posted by: h0ng at June 23, 2004 03:12 PM