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September 1, 2006 4:14 AM   Subscribe

Flash Friday: Reaction Effect Click the circles to try to setup a chain reaction. Via games1.org, which also features cubefeild and drift
posted by delmoi (30 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
367. That was boring.
posted by seanyboy at 4:18 AM on September 1, 2006


2138... this will ruin my weekend
posted by Eirixon at 4:25 AM on September 1, 2006


See also
posted by phong3d at 4:26 AM on September 1, 2006


1685 - My god I thought it would never stop...

I've 'played' it before but it never occurred to me before that it must have a finite top score - at some point all the circles are going to be facing the corner and will refuse to play any more.
posted by twine42 at 4:29 AM on September 1, 2006


Previously, I think, but the link in the prior post no longer works.
posted by Doofus Magoo at 4:32 AM on September 1, 2006


Oldie but goodie.
posted by jsavimbi at 4:38 AM on September 1, 2006


first try: 1743
posted by darkripper at 4:44 AM on September 1, 2006


I got 2170 something after on a run that I basically setup myself. After the board is 'regularized' you can setup some intresting reactions.
posted by delmoi at 5:05 AM on September 1, 2006


1866... but then I had to go to work... maybe I'll try again later...
posted by WhipSmart at 5:43 AM on September 1, 2006


Played it before. Got 482 this time. Then got bored. Is there any kind of strategy at all or is it just dumb luck?
posted by afx237vi at 6:09 AM on September 1, 2006


It's kinda like the Game Of Life, except with a random board, and points. OK, it's not much like it. But it's pretty random, I think, unless you look dozens of rotations ahead in some savant way. Makes jonson's flash ball game look like chess, though..
posted by imperium at 6:41 AM on September 1, 2006


Played it before. Got 482 this time. Then got bored. Is there any kind of strategy at all or is it just dumb luck?

There is, after playing for a while all the peices will end up facing about the same direction, once that happens you can usually shift whole rows or columns without affecting anything else. Once you do that, you can setup a cascade that will pretty much fill up the whole screen.
posted by delmoi at 7:08 AM on September 1, 2006


I was going to link to that chaos theory game in this post, but someone had to go and post it on thursday. There's a swf only copy of the game on that site so you don't have to look at annoying ads if you want to play it.
posted by delmoi at 7:13 AM on September 1, 2006


Those "annoying ads" provide income to the guy who worked so hard to steal those Flash files.
posted by ae4rv at 7:25 AM on September 1, 2006


previously, although the original link is dead
posted by blind.wombat at 8:42 AM on September 1, 2006


damnit, what Doofus Magoo said.....
posted by blind.wombat at 8:43 AM on September 1, 2006


It was more entertaining to me to try to do this:


posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:16 AM on September 1, 2006


I got 2093 on my third try.. I love it!
posted by burhan at 9:31 AM on September 1, 2006


More fun than picking a scab.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:14 AM on September 1, 2006


2184 :D
posted by Mwongozi at 10:23 AM on September 1, 2006


2134, on my first try...
posted by blasdelf at 10:29 AM on September 1, 2006


2441 Suckaz!
posted by Mister_A at 10:56 AM on September 1, 2006


first try: 1743

I also got 1743 on my first try.
posted by yeti at 11:12 AM on September 1, 2006


It's too bad there doesn't seem to be a way to get the same start screen every time. It would be interesting to see how clicking different starting tiles affected the score.
posted by forrest at 12:18 PM on September 1, 2006


Good times and surprisingly relaxing. Makes me want to buy a trunkload of servos and tennis balls and craft a RL one...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:42 PM on September 1, 2006


885. I fail at these.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 2:15 PM on September 1, 2006


Anybody else itching for a whitepaper discussing the math behind the board-state transitions?
posted by cortex at 2:30 PM on September 1, 2006


Partly because I'd like to know definitively whether it's possible to arrange a closed cycle, but it's Friday and I'm too lazy to even try and work it out.
posted by cortex at 2:31 PM on September 1, 2006


3079 for me. It was glorious!
posted by psp200 at 12:38 AM on September 2, 2006


High score since I first saw this making the rounds a while ago: 2383.
posted by loquacious at 1:04 AM on September 2, 2006


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