@indigo, on Dec 14 2006, 04:19 PM, said in I just discovered this trick:
cool! interesting idea but wouldn't they disappear when you save, exit, and start playing again or just leave the area? (i have never used the ice gun :D)
You are partly right, they disappear when you get killed or quit the program, but let's say you freeze them and then go back and save (i.e. you get in one of those green circles). They will still be there. What's best, even if you try the race once, and don't succeed, as long as you are still alive and have enough shield, you can try again and again, and the frozen bugs will stay where you last left them. Actually, before attempting the Forest race, I always kill everything that's going to be on my path. One problem, however, with this tactic, is that sometimes frozen items keep drifting away, so you might end up more disoriented than otherwise if you follow the trail left behind by drifting bugs. I am quite relieved that the Forest race starts always from the same spot. It would be immensey harder (at first I thought that's what it was) if you started always from a random location in the Forest.