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A comprehensive list of gameplay styles.
Submitted By PointyBagels on 09/11/29
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Mars Explorer is, in my opinion, one of the best games in existence, and no doubt the best free game, so thank you Aubrey for making this.  A lot of this is due to user input as well, so I thank all the contributors of worlds/vehicles etc as well.

One of the things that makes Mars explorer so successful is its extreme versatility, there are A LOT of ways to play.

 

In this topic, I have compiled a list of every game mode I have heard of, as well as a few that I invented myself, if you want anything to be added to the list, just post or PM me.

Hopefully this will help you make the most of Mars Explorer.

All of them CAN BE PLAYED in 2.11 and require no updates to work.

NOTE: Not all worlds mentioned are implemented, but they should be somewhat well known.

 

FREE FOR ALL:

 

Quarry:  Classic Mars Explorer gameplay, everyone shoots at the quarry, who is green.  When someone hits the quarry with either a laser or their vehicle, they become the quarry.  Points are scored by shooting others while you are the quarry.

Ideal Settings:  There are really no bad settings for this style, but generally they are somewhat near the default.

Best Played At: Freestyle, Unity Island, Fort Boxy

 

NQS: Shoot at players who are not the quarry.

Ideal Settings: Mostly same as Quarry.  It can also be fun with laser hits respawn.

Best Played At: Flyclub’s Platforms, Skirmish Central

 

Dogfight:  Quarry with jets.

Ideal Settings:  Jets only

Best Played At:  Unity Island

 

Tank Tag:  Tanks chase each other around and hit each other.

Ideal Settings:  No lasers, tanks only

Best Played At:  Freestyle, Unity Island

 

Hide and Seek:  The quarry is hidden, and the goal is to find them and then go hide somewhere...

Ideal Settings:  No Minimap, Camoflague badges on, For really hard games turn fog all the way up.

Best Played At:  Skirmish Central, Bagel’s Tower(Community World), Neon’s Space Cube, Calyx’s Megacity, Forge's Citadel, Iron Forge's Embassy, Kirby's Labyrinth

 

ORGANIZED/SOMEWHAT ORGANIZED/TEAM:

 

Cano King:  Tanks try to push each other off an elevated area.

Ideal Settings:  Tanks only, no lasers.

Best Played At:  Freestyle, Kirby’s Labyrinth, Bagel’s Tower(Community World)

 

Land Race:  Race around a well marked course.  Can be either point to point or with laps.

Ideal Settings:  Buggies are best for this, but it can also be played with other vehicles.  Some people also say no wings.

Best Played At:  Lava Racer, Foxholes, FlyClub’s Xorb Race, Dvo’s Stunt Parkway, Kirby’s Tower, MRC Race World,

 

Air Race:  Race through rings and see who can go through them the fastest.  Can be in order or not.  Also can be to see who can get to a certain height first in a buggy.

Ideal Settings:  Only works with Jets and Buggies

Best Played At:  First style: nowhere yet, Second style: Neon/Dvo Ultimatum, Neon’s Infinity.

 

Long Jump:  Go off a jump and see who can go the farthest.

Ideal Settings:  Buggies or hovers, best with speed all the way up.

Best Played At:  Bagel’s Skate Park

 

HORSE:  One player does a stunt of some sort, then others follow and try to do the same stunt, if they mess up, they get an H, and so on.

Ideal Settings:  Best with buggies

Best Played At:  Dvo’s Stunt Parkway, Bagel’s Skate Park, GTR’s Stunt World?

 

Tank Soccer:  Tanks try to hit an immobile buggy into one of two goals.

Ideal Settings:  2 Teams of tanks, all the same color, one buggy that can be either a bot that can neither fire nor drive, or a dummy player, RORBS enabled, and the buggy has a XORB.

Best Played At:  Dvo’s Stunt Parkway, Tank Soccer World

 

Capture the Flag:  The most anticipated game mode now has a way to play without Aubrey having to do anything.  Two teams of 4 each take a side, flags can be, similar to Tank Soccer, immobile buggies with Xorbs.  The goal is to get the other Team’s flag to your side.

Ideal Settings:  This MUST have laser hits respawn, NO Exceptions.  4 players same color on a team.  2 dummy players that are buggies with xorbs for flags.  (One problem, what if someone shot the flag, I guess we could just make it against the rules to shoot a flag.) Some versions require there to be one player on each vehicle per team.

Best Played At:  There is, as of yet, no world for this, but I am currently working on one, and I might have a basic version out today or tomorrow.

 

Jailbreak:  Buggies try to escape an enclosed area, while tanks try to stop them by shooting them back to the respawn point.

Ideal Settings:  Buggies and tanks only, laser hits respawn.  Works best with around 6 tanks, 4 buggies.  Buggies cannot shoot.

Best Played At:  Fort Boxy, Dvo’s Stunt Parkway

 

MarsyBot:  Buggies grab a spot on the MarsyBot and jets try to shoot them off.

Ideal Settings:  Jets at max firepower, no lasers for buggies.

Best Played At:  Dvo’s Stunt Parkway

 

Jets vs. Tanks:  Jets try to hit tanks off a tower, similar to Cano King and MarsyBot.

Ideal Settings:  No lasers, Jets and Tanks only.

Best Played At:  Freestyle, Bagel’s Tower(Community World)

 

INDIVIDUAL:

 

Target Practice:  Shoot at bots that can’t shoot.

Ideal Settings:  Anything

Best Played At:  Anywhere

 

Exploration:  Explore the great many worlds available in Mars Explorer and discover secrets, glitches etc.

Ideal Settings:  Anything

Best Played at:  Anywhere

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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2009/11/29 - 23:24 GMT
 
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2009/11/29 - 23:40 GMT
I asked for input, so thank you, I'll add it, and no, not al all.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2009/12/01 - 21:10 GMT
Cool! Thanks, Bagels!
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2009/12/01 - 22:14 GMT
Fantastic, great post.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
2 days - 5,729v
Posted 2009/12/02 - 17:33 GMT
It probably took you a while, but great post!
 
However, may I suggest kirby's labyrinth as a hide-and-seek place, and a place for laser tag, because of the open area in the north(east?)-ish?
 
Just a thought
 
Red
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2009/12/02 - 22:02 GMT
LIKE!  :P
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2009/12/03 - 2:34 GMT
Oh, that was a mistake, I thought I put Kirby's labyrinth there.
Ok I'll put it in.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2009/12/02 - 19:24 GMT
I also have some things to say.  First great post!
 
I would like to object to the NQS things.
 
Ideal settings for Fort Boxy: Max fog buggys and tanks, no radar, camoflauge badges on
Other places, Kirby's Labrinth, Skirmish Central, Forges Embassy
Ideal settings for Unity Island: Max Fog, Buggys and tanks, Buggys flying speed and agility set to lowest, laser max
And setting for all maps, Laser Hits Respon
 
Also have a maze one where first person out of the maze wins!
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2009/12/03 - 2:41 GMT
I don't quite get what you're saying, I am posting settings for gameplay styles, not worlds.
Also, In my opinion, laser hits respawn can get really annoying for a regular old game of quarry.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/03/01 - 2:16 GMT
this needs a
 
SUPER BAM
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/03/05 - 22:50 GMT
BAM
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/05/07 - 18:25 GMT
Whammity bammity BAM.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/05/07 - 19:01 GMT
Mountain Explorer: Race tanks up the snowy peaks in TheDude's Scottish Highlands with Grip turned all the way DOWN, and all other settings defaulted.
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Posted 2010/05/07 - 19:36 GMT
You forgot to add Dvo's Jet Racing for the Air Race style
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2010/07/24 - 4:47 GMT
this could use a bam, just for fun
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/07/24 - 14:22 GMT
Hi there PB,
 
Land race is exceptional when played in GTR's Desert.
With the minimap on, you can clearly see where the road is and prepare for bends and turns.
 
I played it for a while yesterday with a noob tank, two noob jets and a herd of buggies chasing me.
It was SO fun.
 
Explanation regarding the noobs:
 
The noob tank was just nqssing all the time and didn't move much
One Noob Jet was mostly parked in hover, nqssing all who came close
The other Noob Jet was simply stealing quarry when possible and then hiding in the opposite corner of the map.
 
As for the buggies, there were some pretty cool customers there as well as a cussing Noob, who then tried to log off and re enter under another name and pretend to be clever.
 
It was a fun game to be in and I drove most of the time, hunting quarry or returning fire to nqssing noobs when applicable.
 
Thanx for playing a good game, guys. :O)
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/07/24 - 14:38 GMT
I have seen Skirmish Central once or twice when Mars was down but never played it. Any snaps, or link please?
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/07/24 - 21:44 GMT
The links to the BZflag worlds are hard to find... I could probably get it but I dunno
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Posted 2010/07/24 - 22:49 GMT
As I've mentioned before, Skirmish Central is only able to be found officially in the .bzw format, which is no longer supported by the new Whirld Library. However, As I have also mentioned before, I converted the .bzw format the the .utw format. It is available here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2851663/SkirmishCentral.utw
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2010/07/24 - 22:05 GMT
I can update this with the new worlds.
 
Geek, I can find the link, but i do not have time
 
it is listed in v1.99 to v2.11 if you want to look yourself.
 
you can get the link from there
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/15 - 23:33 GMT
There's also Territory War.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/15 - 23:57 GMT
What is the Uniform Resource Locator for the tank soccer world? I do not usually like tanks, but tank soccer sounds very fun :)
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 0:47 GMT
Finally, a proper instruction guide!
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 0:52 GMT
Ok, thats a lot of different styles to play.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 16:00 GMT
The only thing I would add is that I race most often in GTR's Desert. It's actually really fun when you get the hang of it.
The ideal settings for that are:
Settings-Drift
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 17:08 GMT
And GTR's Desert is by far the best stunt world. I'll post a video soon.
-Drift
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/24 - 20:03 GMT
I do agree that GTR's desert is a good stunt world, but Lava Racer is the king of wingturns :O)
 
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 17:08 GMT
Ooh, and I REALLy like this Capture the Flag idea.
-Drift
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 22:24 GMT
YAY! SOMEONE AGREES WITH ME! 
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 17:48 GMT
Yeah - Aubrey's actually said that he will implement that into Syn3h. Might wanna check the info, though. My memory can be a little iffy at times. :P
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 22:52 GMT
You can't learn something twice.
 
Edit:
Sorry, I was in a bad mood. I believe this is a great post for newbies and noobs.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/16 - 23:39 GMT
I may be a bit biased :D but a worthy bam in my opinion.
 
I might update this now that it is at the top and being seen again.
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/22 - 19:20 GMT
Hey PointyBagels, I disagree with the Jet Laser Tag, that's best played at GTR's Desert, the canyons make great manueverable challenges in the jet, that way you need to be skilled to fly in close corridors.  Also you can swoop up and then back down, and try to catch your opponet by sheer skill by flying.  :D
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Re: Ways to Play Mars Explorer(A Brief Guide)
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Posted 2011/02/22 - 21:01 GMT
1) A jet dogfight works really well on DVO's Island.
 
2) What about Tag? MrFiber, Mad Jax, and I played a nice game with buggies in the green part of freestyle, The quarry being "It". No flying, no lasers, ram to give quarry. It is very fun.
 
3) It is also Fun to play SAR team in the rubble of Applesky's Funsplosive buildings. Let them fall, Camo on, and quarry goes and searches. The only thing is, the people trapped do not want to be found :P
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Posted 2011/02/24 - 14:36 GMT
wow excellent post, bagels

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