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The Neopian Times Week 101 > Articles > A Guide to Winning Trophies #5

A Guide to Winning Trophies #5

by solidus_snake

TROPHY CABINET - So, you're interested in winning trophies eh? Well, today's article will help you with Mutant Graveyard of Doom, Swarm, Pyramids, and Sakhmet Solitaire.

Mutant Graveyard of Doom

This game requires a lot of skill and some luck. The object of this game is to avoid the enemies and collect all the food on each level. I played this game when it first came out and I looked at the items. I saw that the Apple Lantern was worth 1000 points! I then looked at the hi-scores and saw that the highest score was 600. So I just kept starting the game and refreshing until I got the Apple Lantern. Sure, it took over an hour, but it was well worth it. Now, the high scores are a bit too high to get a trophy with one item, but it still helps. Here is a list of the items and their point values.

Claw-Matoe: 2

Mashed Eye Potato 3

Spooky Doughnut 4

Pumpkin Cookies 5

Tongue with Veggies 6

Pork Snout 8

Eye Candy 10

Mummy Spaghetti 25

Pumpkin Slice 50

Bat Cookie 100

Moldy Cheese 500

Apple Lantern 1000

Anything above the Mummy Spaghetti is very rare. Only one will appear every few levels. Moldy Cheese and Apple Lantern are super rare. They will only appear every 40 or 50 levels, if you can get to 50 levels, you'll have tons and tons of points already.

There are 3 types of monsters in each level and they are always the same. There is the tombstone. When it's not active, it looks like a regular tombstone and can't hurt you. When it is active, it looks like a tombstone with arms, legs, eyes and a mouth. It will move 1, 2, or 3 steps and it can hurt you. There are always 2 Ghostkerchiefs on every level. These tend to circle around the food. Lastly, there is the eye with claws. This enemy can't move and will only attack when you get near. It can reach out in 4 places and it has 2 places where it can't hurt you. You get 3 lives in total. There is a big time bonus that you get if you complete the level quickly, but you lose this bonus if you lose a life in the level. You can play Mutant Graveyard of Doom here. http://www.neopets.com/games/graveyard.phtml

My strategy: I like to collect the foods that are far away from the ghosts first and I try to get the ones that are in narrow spaces. If you watch the ghosts long enough, you will notice that they travel in a square pattern. Watch this pattern and go when you feel it's safe. Make sure to keep an eye on the walking tombstone. If you forget where it is and you bump into it, you can lose a lot of points and a life. Don't worry about the claw thing. If you keep moving, it can't hurt you. That is, if you are moving around or away from it, not just moving in one spot.

Swarm

Hey, Space Invaders is here. This is a game of skill and reflexes. Use the arrows to move left and right and use the spacebar to shoot. The object of the game is to clear as many waves of invaders as you can. Each level has 4 blocks that you can hide behind. They can be destroyed if shot. Each invader is worth 5 points. Occasionally, you will see a fast blue invader flying by. This little guy is worth 50 points, so take aim and fire when you see one. Throughout each level, you will see different coloured invaders. When you shoot them, they will drop a coloured thingy that's the same colour that they were. Each colour has its own effects on your tank. Here are the effects:

Teal: Makes your tank small

Green: Makes your tank big

Yellow: Makes your tank slow

Blue: Makes your tank fast

Orange: Makes the your shots hit again after the first hit

Magenta: Gives you an extra shield

Grey: Rebuilds the towers

You will lose the effect of a colour if you pick up another colour, or if you get hit. Here is a very useful tip: If you pick up 2 orange drops in a row, you will get double the effect of 1 orange AND you can pick up another colour without losing your firepower. You can play Swarm here. http://www.neopets.com/games/swarm.phtml

My strategy: I like to refresh until I get an orange blob. I don't pick up any other colours until I get another orange blob. When I start off any level, I take out the middle invaders first so I have a safe area where I can't get hurt. Next, I move to the edge of the next column of invaders and quickly move in and out to shoot them. I keep doing this until I get to the ends. When I get to the ends, I destroy 3 of them so there is only 1 on each side. After that, I finish off the last 2. I recommend having the teal colour because it makes you a smaller target.

Pyramids

This is yet another card game and it requires little thinking and a lot of luck. The game is simple enough to play. You are given a card and you can remove a car from the pyramid if it is 1 higher or lower than that card. If you can't make a move, just draw another card. The higher you get in the pyramid, the more each card is worth. To get a trophy in this, beat 2 games. To get another trophy, beat 5 games. To get the last trophy, beat 2 games in a row. You can play Pyramids here. http://www.neopets.com/games/pyramids/index.phtml

My strategy: I like to clear the middle of the pyramid first and work my way out to the sides. If you have 2 cards that you can get rid of, take the one that will let you get rid of the most cards. If they both get rid of the same amount of cards, take the one that is closer to the middle. I don't like have long columns of single cards. If I see this happening, I will try to get rid of those cards.

Sakhmet Solitaire

What can I say? It's Solitaire. To get a trophy in this, beat 2 games. To get another trophy, beat 5 games. To get the last trophy, beat 2 games in a row. You can play Sakhmet Solitaire here. http://www.neopets.com/games/sakhmet_solitaire/index.phtml

That's all that's in this week's article. Next week will be Nimmo's Pond, and Jelly Processing Plant.


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