WOO-HOO! WOO-HOO! WOO-HOO!
I BEAT TROGDOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS THE BEST GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED!!!!!!!
It’s a real bear because there are 100 levels, and there’s no way I’m doing that in one sitting. And there’s no way to save the game. So I had to do 5 levels here, 10 levels here over the course of a few days, pausing the game every so often (wasting precious electricity while I’m at work not using the comp, since turning it off would obviously wipe out all progress).
Maybe it’s not a true victory, in that I used the cheat code to get 27 extra mans in the beginning (you normally get 3). And I needed 23 of them to win. Even so. Around level 92, it looked like I was going to fall just short:
And at level 96, I was down to 4 mans. Fortunately, that was the last difficult level, as level 97 cycled back to the start of the cottage placement cycle. (There are 32 cottage placements, more or less trending easy to hard)
You get a free mans every 300 points. That means I earned 48 mans, for a total of 78 (including the ones I started out with), and
burned burninated through 72 of them.
The ending was pitiful (undoubtedly on purpose):
It shows the characters, says “Keep Playing” at the end, then sends you to level 101.
Enough of that. Time to do work now.