Friday Flash Fun on the slopes
August 20, 2010 5:25 PM   Subscribe

Solipskier. Fri Flash Fun - Draw Snow, do tricks, ski fast don't crash and burn. Might want to mute the music.
posted by edgeways (20 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I think I speak for everyone here when I say: WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
posted by phunniemee at 5:33 PM on August 20, 2010

The first jump is a little brutal. Ski ski ski oh shi────────────────────────
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:34 PM on August 20, 2010

Hot tip: make small, smooth hills to gain speed before you have enough inertia to go fast. I couldn't get anywhere in the game until I figure that out.

I got four tunnels in a row and died: 15,000,000 points in under a minute :D
posted by griphus at 5:35 PM on August 20, 2010

The iPhone version's pretty fun too, although my sausage fingers make it tough to see upcoming gates sometimes.
posted by penduluum at 5:38 PM on August 20, 2010

I thought my 84 million score after a week with the the iOS version was nice until I went online and saw the top scores in the region of 700 million. :(
posted by dumbland at 6:17 PM on August 20, 2010 [1 favorite]

I can't figure out exactly what's going on when the upcoming hazards has the "JUMP" warning. Fun game, even the skiier looks the XKCD Cory Doctorow and I'd rather just let him plunge into the abyss over and over :)
posted by mkb at 6:20 PM on August 20, 2010 [1 favorite]

The JUMP warning means there is an upcoming stretch (usually about a half-screen wide) that you can't draw land over. You need to launch the little guy into the air with an upward swipe before you get to that point, so that he can clear it.
posted by griphus at 6:23 PM on August 20, 2010

Also the larger the JUMP warning is, the wider the gap will be.
posted by dumbland at 6:29 PM on August 20, 2010

I'm having good fun skiing, but I'm rubbish at keeping the multiplier up.
posted by pemberkins at 6:29 PM on August 20, 2010

Also: To do mid-air tricks, keep your finger off the mouse button while the dude is in the air. That'll get your higher scores when he lands.
posted by griphus at 6:31 PM on August 20, 2010

Never have I scored above a million points and still been so disappointed with my performance.
posted by pemberkins at 6:36 PM on August 20, 2010

Arg, I've been playing this over at Kongregate for a few days now and did not need a reminder of the game.
posted by cobaltnine at 6:40 PM on August 20, 2010

I've been playing it on Kongregate too, and having a blast. Fun little time-waster. Any tips on getting the multiplier up, and keeping it there? I can get it pretty high after going through a tunnel, but it always drops back after a moment.
posted by Gordafarin at 6:55 PM on August 20, 2010

Some tips:
* Make the skier jump before every green gate. Try to go through more than one gate if you can.
* Maintain your speed (and multiplier) by drawing downwards. If you run out of screen make the skier jump and catch him in the air. Repeat until you're at the top again.
posted by Memo at 7:18 PM on August 20, 2010

"Might want to mute the music."

No way! Reminds me of Satriani! Awesome!
posted by klarck at 7:54 PM on August 20, 2010

"RUNNING POORLY? Try disabling some of the graphics (gfx) options in the options menu to the left."

The button for the menu is on the right. The menu itself appears to the left after the button is clicked, but where it scrolls is totally arbitrary data -- I mean, it could just as easily scroll in any other direction and I'd be none the wiser. I'm so confused.
posted by lumensimus at 9:19 PM on August 20, 2010

Is there a way I can get the music without the game, actually? Because I would be totally down with that.
posted by KChasm at 9:30 PM on August 20, 2010

Something I've spotted is that the speed boost you get from going down is noticeably bigger than the speed reduction you get from going up by the same amount. So if you draw a gently undulating line rather than a dead-straight one, it'll keep your speed up, which in turn makes it easier to launch into the air and get past the jumps. Yay for inaccurate but entertaining in-game physics!
posted by ZsigE at 6:07 AM on August 21, 2010

Is there a way I can get the music without the game, actually?

It's Joe Stump's Speed Metal Messiah.
posted by bethnull at 4:29 PM on August 21, 2010

Yay for inaccurate but entertaining in-game physics!

If you look closely you can see that your character is frantically skating uphill, so it's not just gravity in action here.
posted by mkb at 5:12 PM on August 21, 2010

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