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Author stepself
Tags action author:stepself bitesized featured flow gauss metanet mine playable race rated v1.3c
Created 2005-03-07
Last Modified 2007-06-24
by 24 people.
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Description Gauss/mine map. Don't slow down!

This map was featured on 2018-12-16

"Chainlink" is an absolute classic.

I was reminded of this map just today, and a few minutes in I was worried the predictable flow of the map would leave it feeling dated; however, the more I played it, the more I found myself trying to improve my highscore using triple jumps and finding quicker ways of collecting the gold caches that float strategically in the air. It's also hard to believe that Stepself actually made this before the release of 1.4. The aesthetic style is timeless and reminiscent of styles made popular by tktktk and Metanet. — ska

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a classic for sure


I always liked this map. It's 89-2 if anyone didnt know.
I managed to get a 514 but cant seem to get the demo data off the highscores page.
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You're welcome.

excellent excellent choice, thank you. i'd been wanting to feature a classic, and this fits the bill perfectly. holds up as well ever.
I thought it might have been an NReality level, but I guess not! Still, I think this deserves a feature.


Even though you probably will never see this.

mohamedraif has manually built a demo (from text) that is 13 frames faster than this.
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speed demo

diff route
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Why get gold ?

It's so common ! ;)
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Another winner here

So good, so fast, stay up to midnight. By new year's I hope to have finished rating your maps.

all gold

as if you needed another demo.
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I can't get faster than this.
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this should be under race not action though
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8 frames shaved off.
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In your faces!

I'm the fastest!
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Yes, I gave it a 4.

Not quite challenging enough to deserve a 5.

Oh, and RE: tktktk I've started rating all maps now... I think I'm just about good enough at N to make the judgement/

What a shame...

And EMMYR13 was me by the way, I accidentally posted under my sister's name.

ha awesome

tktktk its funny that you say that, the rankings are 1.maximo

5/5, the only bad thing is that you know someone is going to come along and pull the rating down. still awesome level though


Seems as though I missed a mine in the pattern. Oh well, I won't change it now, it would break a few demos.
Thanks for all the comments guys! I don't think I could match your times.


It´s good, very good in fact, but I just can´t bring myself to give it 5/5 like everyone else has so far. I can see the potential for a speed run war, but I didn't enjoy it enough to give it any more than 4/5.
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Speed demo...

With a rather unconventional route.
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This earns my five.

I found it very addicting, and I think we're soon to have a speed run war on it. 5 Ninjas for stepself!
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Wow, tktktk

That route makes a lot more sense and improves the flow immensely. This level just got a whole lot better.
Stepself, you're awesome. I'm talking maximo/LV caliber here. 5 ninjas. That was just a blast. All-golded.
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I missed one.
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Quick completion

It's hard to get a smooth all gold run.
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Slow. Try going faster!
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