Bullet Bill question:

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6 years ago#1
I know the farther back you are in the pack the longer the Bill lasts, but that doesn't always seem to be the case. I've seen people use them in places like 5th and 6th, and the Bill would last for a considerable amount of time, without hacks mind you. So I just wanted to know what exactly, dictates how long Bullet Bills last when you use them.
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6 years ago#2
I believe Mini said something about it ending after passing 4 people.
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6 years ago#3
in 12p rooms, maybe. It definitely lasts until you pass x people.
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6 years ago#4
the further behind you are... the longer the effect usually. i think it has to do something w/distance. and how close you are to the rest of the racers..
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6 years ago#5
When I get Zzonked and get a BB in the next item block, sometimes it's not enough to even bring me back to 11th place.

I'm not really sure what to make of this item either sometimes. And given that it can drop you in awkward spots, I'm not sure I even LIKE getting these items anymore.

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6 years ago#6
the bb is intended to be a catchup item, not an item like the star.. despite its, flaws.. it's the only way to get yourself back into a race, and give yourself a small fighting chance..
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6 years ago#7
Bullet Bills are broken. I've found many ways to use them in ways they aren't supposed to be used and easily have them take me all the way to 1st. Evan even said himself I have never-ending bullets sometimes. It's no mistake. If you are smart with them, they are very, very powerful. It doesn't usually matter how far behind you are. It is based off how many people you pass. It is different for every size of room.

If you use a bullet in 8th and there are 5 people right in front of you it isn't going to last very long. If you use a bullet in 8th and there's only 1 person close to you and the rest are way far ahead, the bullet will most likely take you all the way up to where the rest of the racers are since you'll have only passed 1 person.

Of course, there is also a set "time limit" too. If you don't pass x number of racers by a certain time it will end, which is what zzonk was talking about when he said there's been times he's used a bullet when he was so far behind and didn't pass anyone.

Using a bullet in 4th or 5th place in a full room will automatically put you in 1st unless the leader is so far ahead that you reach the "time limit" for the bullet. Either way, you're going to wind up in 1st or really close to it.
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6 years ago#8
Mini, I'm still waiting for that bullet on MR to end.
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