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Offline francoisadt

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Difficulty Levels in Donkey Kong
« on: September 16, 2019, 06:24:53 am »
Hi DK'ers

I have not played Dk for many years and in the future tackel this game.

In some games one do have difficulty levels upto a certain board level then
the difficulty level stay the same.

So in DK is L1-1 till L4-4 the same and then L5 onnwards the same till the end?

Can someone that have played the KS or know the know break down for me the
levels in groups of difficulty on par per group untill level 21.

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Re: Difficulty Levels in Donkey Kong
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 07:24:20 am »
Level 5 - Level 21 are all the same difficulty, which is the maximum difficulty of the game.

Earlier levels increase in difficulty every 33 seconds until they reach the Level 5 difficulty.

Level 1 starts at Level 1 difficulty (barrels don't steer often, fireballs are slow, etc.)...after 33 seconds it reaches Level 2 difficulty (barrels steer slightly more often, fireballs a little faster, etc.) on and so on.

So each level progresses like this, every 33 seconds.
Level 1: 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > [5] (there is not enough time on Level 1 boards for it to reach Level 5 difficulty)
Level 2: 2 > 3 > 4 > [5] (Level 5 difficulty would only be reached at the last possible moment of Level 2 boards)
Level 3: 3 > 4 > 5
Level 4: 4 > 5
Level 5-21: 5

Difficulty usually refers to three things: type of wild barrels, how easy it is to steer barrels, and speed of fireballs.

Wild barrels: For Level 1 and 2 difficulty, the wild barrel speed and direction is basically random. For Level 3 and 4 difficulty, they are faster and target Jumpman. For Level 5, they try to bounce halfway between their release point and Jumpman's horizontal position.

Steering: Level 1 difficulty steering is 25%. Level 2 and 3 is 50%. Level 4+ is 75%.

Fireballs: Speed increases gradually for each level of difficulty.

Springs are not directly related to the above changes, but are obviously more difficult as you progress. Level 2 is easiest, Level 3 is a little harder, and Level 4+ are the most difficult.
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