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Offline dollopuss

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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 10:55:37 am »
Francoisadt: What did you mean by 'middle yellow block'? There are only two.

Also, Dollopuss: I've made it to Level 6 a few times, but I think most of that was chance. In order to perfect the Spring Stage, do I need to get to a point where my eyes concentrate on the springs, and not Mario?

He means the yellow top of the elevator in the center of the screen.

Overtime, you will build muscle memory when moving Mario to the right and up the ladder while looking at the springs appearing from the left. However, some people are able to use their peripheral vision to see where the spring lands while watching Mario. There's no single fool proof way other than practice practice practice, but my video should give a good starting point on what to concentrate on.
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 02:23:39 pm »
Francoisadt: What did you mean by 'middle yellow block'? There are only two.

Also, Dollopuss: I've made it to Level 6 a few times, but I think most of that was chance. In order to perfect the Spring Stage, do I need to get to a point where my eyes concentrate on the springs, and not Mario?

He means the yellow top of the elevator in the center of the screen.

Overtime, you will build muscle memory when moving Mario to the right and up the ladder while looking at the springs appearing from the left. However, some people are able to use their peripheral vision to see where the spring lands while watching Mario. There's no single fool proof way other than practice practice practice, but my video should give a good starting point on what to concentrate on.
Thats correct, that is what I mean - at elevator, in the centre
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 03:37:21 pm »
There's nothing beyond the 4th springs but madness and despair.
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2019, 07:29:27 am »
Ah the reason I was having deaths while stopping at the ladder was because the ultra short spring will flip your feet if you pause to watch the next spring.
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 05:10:02 pm »
Love the guy throwing a fit!  Laughing my ass off! 
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2019, 04:38:43 am »
Ah the reason I was having deaths while stopping at the ladder was because the ultra short spring will flip your feet if you pause to watch the next spring.

I think this combination is so rare that you almost don't need to worry about it.  I've never had it since I've started blindly moving him to the bottom of the ladder, then quickly flicking right/up when I see a spring enter the screen up high.

I'm currently working on a video to help people with this stage and will add the link here soon.
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Re: How to get past the Donkey Kong level 4+ spring boards for beginners.
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 02:30:37 pm »
Hopefully this helps someone else get past this level:

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