That God-damned Barrel Topic

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  1. Lizam

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    <!--quoteo(post=322317:date=Jun 23 2009, 02:08 PM:name=RedStripedShoes)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RedStripedShoes @ Jun 23 2009, 02:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322317">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->*<span style='color:#000000;background:#000000'>If you're like me, you've replayed the game so many times up to that dreaded trap to find some way, any way around, then you were trained in the art of getting all 7 emeralds before CNZ.</span><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    That was exactly what I did. The first one or two goes of trying to get past the barrel, I had to get my brother to play as Tails and we would jump in sync.
    But then when it came to beating the game alone as Sonic, I had to restart my game if I didn't have all emeralds by CNZ act 2.
     
  2. Overbound

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    Ahh it was called debug mode. I always wanted to call that Sega hotline when I was young but my mother always told me it would cost money or something. It was quite some time ago.
     
  3. GoldS

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    Oh, the barrel. Bad level design.
     
  4. Mr. Mash

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    <!--quoteo(post=320197:date=Jun 16 2009, 05:36 PM:name=tokumaru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (tokumaru @ Jun 16 2009, 05:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=320197">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->For a few days I wasted all my time, lives and continues on that barrel... I almost gave up on the game.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    me too! :argh:
    I used to take the cartridges over to my freind's house and he'd do it for me.But man, I just.. couldn't do it!
     
  5. Me and my brother didn't figure it out until our older sister (who never played video games) did it in 15 seconds. I'm still pissed off 15 years later.
     
  6. Neowl

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    Initially, I got stuck at the barrel, and tried the aforementioned jumping technique, all to no avail, and I always thought there was some significance to the position Sonic landed on the barrel (from getting spun like crazy on dead centre, to going what seemed to be of-centre of the barrel), so I left the game for a week, while I played Sonic 2 and Sonic and Knuckles (Sometimes S2&K, but hated the fact that Knuckles' jump was shorter than Sonics).

    When I returned to Sonic 3 CNZ, I just decided to butten mash, trying any combo I could think of, final tried some D-pad combos, et voila!
    I breathed a sigh of relief and continued the game, and had a joy-gasm at the amazing Snowboard sequence of ICZ.
     
  7. Spatula

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    I never figured it out. I completed the game with knuckles, then beat Sonic&Knuckles with Sonic, and only came back years later after looking up the solution on the internet.

    I tried pressing down too. If all you had to do was press down, then it'd be easy. Just pressing down or up doesn't work though. The effect of pressing once, or holding down, is so small you don't notice it. You have to put some love into it. Press down and up the same way you time jumps on it to make it go higher. That's why it was difficult.
     
  8. RedStripedShoes

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    <!--quoteo(post=324248:date=Jun 27 2009, 06:37 AM:name=DerangedHermit)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DerangedHermit @ Jun 27 2009, 06:37 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=324248">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Me and my brother didn't figure it out until our older sister (who never played video games) did it in 15 seconds. I'm still pissed off 15 years later.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That sounds suspiciously like a Foxtrot comic I once read.
     
  9. Epsilonsama

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    Oh, that barrel. When I rented this game when I was lil, I got stuck at that part. It wasnt years later through emulation that I discover what I needed to do.
     
  10. Bowser

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    Honestly, I found out by accident.. Otherwise, It's just the most implausible and illogical thing I have ever came across, and whoever thought that this would be a good idea should have their balls chopped off, and have jumper cables shoved up his newly formed vagina, and shock his ass up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down. I'll be honest, It took me weeks to figure out, and.. It was just something that did NOT have to be in the game. Especially if that's the ONE TIME that you need to do that. Really, some levels have arrows pointing left and right in a two dimensional game. An up or down arrow where I needed one wouldn't have been so bad.
     
  11. Clutch

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    If I remember correctly, when I first got to that point I assumed there was some sort of catapult effect where Sonic would have to jump off the drum as high as possible and then land on it immediately afterward so that gravity from the fall would push it low enough for Sonic to sneak through. At that point in the game, why would I assume Sonic could control an obstacle without running or jumping?
     
  12. The Game Collector

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    I got the game when I was 9. I got past it as Sonic by using a rapid fire controller and a bubble shield.
    B-b-b-b-b-boom! And I bounced through where the barrel met the corner of the wall. I got stuck in the wall a few times like that too though. As Tails alone I figured he couldn't get past it until maybe half a year later when I learned how to do it by jumping and pressing down. I don't remember pressing up, but I may have done it by instinct because you kind of feel like you're jumping higher if you press up.

    It reminded me a lot of the elevator shaft in Taz-Mania which I had beaten two years before it. Very similar instance of gaining momentum.
     
  13. Roybertito

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    I remember when I found out, through the magic of the internet, how to get past it.

    By then I had owned the game for two years. It was a magical moment.
     
  14. PsychoHog

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    Post pulled.
     
  15. Nova

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    <!--quoteo(post=331323:date=Jul 17 2009, 12:12 AM:name=PsychoHog)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (PsychoHog @ Jul 17 2009, 12:12 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=331323">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I figured it out in 30 seconds. I can't believe it took someone years to figure it out. It's a BARREL! How does a barrel outsmart you? I almost didn't post here, but I wanted to to get out of Trial Membership and I thought maybe if I prove I'm not a complete idiot, I might have a chance.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Calling the majority of the people in this thread stupid is sure to help you achieve that
     
  16. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=331323:date=Jul 16 2009, 04:12 PM:name=PsychoHog)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (PsychoHog @ Jul 16 2009, 04:12 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=331323">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This is pathetic...

    I figured it out in 30 seconds. I can't believe it took someone years to figure it out. It's a BARREL! How does a barrel outsmart you? I almost didn't post here, but I wanted to to get out of Trial Membership and I thought maybe if I prove I'm not a complete idiot, I might have a chance.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    At no point are you instructed about how the barrel functions. Congrats, you figured it out.

    Fuck you for insulting us for getting stumped.
     
  17. Blue Warrior

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    Hey, I was not outsmarted by the barrel.

    I actually got through it as Tails once without pressing the up or down keys after months of confusion. :(
     
  18. Ritz

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    I was one of the lucky few who had Sonic Jam, where the barrel is mercifully removed on every difficulty setting other than "Original", so it was only ever a problem for me in the years preceding that where I rented all of my Genesis games.

    I totally managed to pull it off once by jumping, though. I'm probably a god or something I don't know
     
  19. <!--quoteo(post=331351:date=Jul 17 2009, 01:13 AM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ Jul 17 2009, 01:13 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=331351">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I was one of the lucky few who had Sonic Jam, where the barrel is mercifully removed on every difficulty setting other than "Original"<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Was it? I don't remember that and I'm too lazy to fire up my Saturn =P
     
  20. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=331351:date=Jul 16 2009, 05:13 PM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ Jul 16 2009, 05:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=331351">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I totally managed to pull it off once by jumping, though. I'm probably a god or something I don't know<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I believe a majority of us did. You're nothing special. :colbert:

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Was it? I don't remember that and I'm too lazy to fire up my Saturn =P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    It was, although I can't confirm on which modes.
     
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