Basic Combo Tutorial

4/16/2012 12:28:20 AM
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Basic Combo Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCWRAlcAQl8

(not by myself, i just found it somehwere..)

4/16/2012 5:15:16 PM
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Re: Basic Combo Tutorial

Characteristics of good starting combos:

  • start with multiple line clears (doubles, triples, tetrises)
  • do successive line clears (with 1 or 2 exceptions)
  • end with single line clears

Note, that it is very hard to get a 10 combo, when you start your combo with a single line clear as shown in the video. Next piece would have been a yellow O piece, which always allows you to begin with a Double (when going for 2 wide combos). Another way to start with a multiple line clear is to have a small ledge at the bottom.

Here a table of sent lines by combos at the beginning of a match:

1 -> 0 | 0
2 -> 1 | 1
3 -> 1 | 2
4 -> 1 | 3
5 -> 2 | 5
6 -> 2 | 7
7 -> 3 | 10
8 -> 5 | 15
9 -> 7 | 22
10-> 9 | 31
11->11 | 42
12->11 | 53

How to read the numbers: When your combo counter reaches 12, you send further 11 lines, which sums up to 53 lines in total (plus some lines for doubles, triples, tetrises).

4/16/2012 5:53:42 PM
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Re: Basic Combo Tutorial

lol yeah there are quite a few more tipps on how to make a good combo, the video also isnt mine, i just found it somewhere..

how bout making an own video-tutorial, misstake? : )

4/16/2012 6:10:01 PM
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Me? I can do the theories, but others can perform much better in practice. And I just changed my spawning orientations. All I can do now is James Clewett.

I have somewhere a video of the only 12 combo, I did so far, but it's 1-key finesse and only 15 seconds long, so no good illustrative material. If somebody still wants to see it, then shout.

2/26/2013 9:14:15 PM
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Haha wow that song! I didn't expect anyone else to know it...I only know it though breakdance lol. 

As for the video, it was not the most ideal stack and only resulted in 7 combo. But amateurs can see what a combo should look like and can be introduced to the 2-wide method through this. I personally believe 3wide is more effective but that is up to the player preference haha.