Chicken Shift for Arcade

  1. Chicken Shift for Arcade

    08-27-2004, 10:42 AM
    Holy salmonella, there is no way anyone is going to touch this one.

    I manage to get through the first seven boards unscathed every time. That is pretty much the end of the road though. I have passed level 8 ONCE in about a hundred attempts. It would be much less horrific if there weren't two different egg baskets and chutes in the middle to keep your eyes on. Levels 9 and 10 are just faster versions of levels 6 and 7. (The 10th board is as far as I have reached at this time.) I shudder to think what level 11 will look like.

    Surely, Robert, you haven't beaten your own bounty score on this one.
    Douglas Loyd
    Perfect Pac-Man (MAME, 5/16/09)
  2. 08-27-2004, 01:30 PM
    I agree totally. I love this game, and the bounties are what made me find it, I believe...But...Dang. I can NOT figure out a good way to beat that level. It's still awfully fun, though. :D
  3. 09-09-2004, 12:10 PM
    This is still a thorn in the side. I have put up two games in the 64,000 range. That is still nowhere close though. One of the games, however, I was within one egg of passing stage 8 on the first try. One more egg and I could have been close to 80,000.
    Douglas Loyd
    Perfect Pac-Man (MAME, 5/16/09)
  4. Nope, Not Yet

    09-10-2004, 11:50 PM
    Hi Douglas:

    I haven't played serious \"Chicken Shift\" in over a year, now. But from what I remember, I passed level 8 all of three or four times in total before I stopped playing. In all but one case I reached level 11 on that very life, as stages 9 & 10 are just faster versions of the stages I pretty much never mess up on.

    I almost passed 11 as well. My INP has been sent to Kelly Flewin for verification. Those double-baskets are killers !!

  5. 12-19-2004, 06:48 PM
    Hi all, my first post to this forum!

    My brother (Nathan) reached level 14, which is like 11 only even faster.

    You can see details and an action replay here:

    Here's the MARP page:^cshift$&table=y&per_game=1000&tourn=0&maxlines=99 9
  6. 12-20-2004, 10:24 AM
    Unless this is a game that can be played using a pattern, (the eggs falling the same way every time,) watching a replay probably isn't going to help anyone out immensely. The strategy is simple: don't lose an egg. Having the reaction time and the ability to mentally process things when they aren't \"where they are supposed to be\" is a different story.

    Watching the first board makes me think that MAYBE there might be a pattern. However, I think that it is more like a multitude of patterns and you will have to be ready for any one of them at a moment's notice. (Of course, I'm only speculating there as I haven't sat down and paid ultra-close attention to the sequence of falling eggs beyond level 1.)
    Douglas Loyd
    Perfect Pac-Man (MAME, 5/16/09)
  7. 12-27-2004, 10:51 PM
    Hi all

    I am Nathan White aka Aleste, the brother of Twinbee :)

    I have just submitted my new winning Chicken Shift score of 159,820 (I sent it to your work email address, Robert T Mruczek, and I hope this is OK with you).

    Gosh, this game is frustrating! I thought I would never be able to reach the deadline!

    Strangely enough, I couldn't download the submission sheets at - hopefully this can be corrected for the future.

  8. 12-28-2004, 10:12 AM
    I guess I can scratch that off the to-do list. I really didn't hold out much hope anyway.
    Douglas Loyd
    Perfect Pac-Man (MAME, 5/16/09)
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