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                            |  Super Monkey Ball  |
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                            |   ___JUST GO!___    |
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                            |        FAQ          |
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                                        Version 1.0

Copyright 2005 Bruce Field and Leon Dexter
E-mail: justgo@gameswelike.com or bs@gameswelike.com
Web Site: http://www.gameswelike.com


------<TABLE OF CONTENTS>------
1.  Introduction
2.  Version History
3.  JUST GO! Types
4.  Level Summary
5.  Level Descriptions
6.  Legal and Other Information


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                               1.  Introduction
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This FAQ is for Monkey Ball players who want to learn to play like we do, and 
JUST GO!

Some levels in Monkey Ball are pretty straightforward--you can just roll right 
to the goal with no problems.  Others look a little tougher to navigate.  And 
still others look extremely intricate or complicated.  But a lot of the time, 
all that intimidating complexity is just for show--you can JUST GO!  Many times 
it's easier to press forward, grit your teeth, bounce a few times, and
--GOOOOOOAL!--

E-mail us if you have a better way to JUST GO, a way to JUST GO on a level we 
missed, or if you want to call BS on one of our videos.  Some of these are 
tough--some are definitely easier to do with a little care--but all of them are 
doable and duplicatable, not one-shot lucky breaks.  We CAN do these all again, 
and we're willing to post more videos to prove it!  In fact, as a start, ALL of 
these videos are real time--they are not replays, they are 'live' recordings.  
Every video you find on our site was created as this FAQ was written, just so 
you can see that they are all possible!

Videos of everything in this FAQ can be found at
http://www.gameswelike.com/MonkeyBall.html


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                              2.  Version History
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Version 1.0 - Updated 3/13/05
Initial public release.


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                              3.  JUST GO! Types
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As we've progressed with our FAQ, we've classified different types of "just 
going".  Here are the distinctions:

Type 1: Wavebird -- this means you can just press forward and you'll win.  We 
call it "Wavebird" because there's a trick you can do with the Wavebird 
wireless controller.  Turn the controller off, press back all the way, hold 
that and turn it on.  Then let go.  The controller will then think it's pushing 
forward, and you can let your monkey roll all by itself, straight to the goal.

Type 2: JUST GO! -- this means you should be pressing forward when the level 
starts.  You'll have some steering to do, but starting full speed right away is 
important.

Type 3: Steer and GO! -- meaning you have to go, just not straight.

Type 4: Second Bounce -- when your Monkey Ball drops onto the level, it bounces 
once, then settles.  This second hit sometimes marks the exact timing you need 
to start going in order to win.

Type 5: Wait...and GO! -- sometimes you have to wait a few seconds to let the 
moving parts of a level to line up right.  You're either waiting for a visual 
cue from moving parts, or a timer mark on the clock to go.

Type 6: Back Up and GO! -- this simply means you need more run-up room for a 
"jump" (of course you can't really jump, but you can launch or bounce).  So 
you'll have to turn around and go back before you can line up and JUST GO.


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                               4.  Level Summary
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Below is a list of the levels where we have managed to JUST GO.  And you can, 
too.

Beginner 01             Expert 01               Master 01
Beginner 02             Expert 02               Master 02
Beginner 03             Expert 03               Master 08
Beginner 04             Expert 08               Master 10
Beginner 06             Expert 11
Beginner Extra 2        Expert 13
                        Expert 15
                        Expert 16
                        Expert 18
                        Expert 19
                        Expert 21
                        Expert 25
Advanced 01             Expert 26
Advanced 04             Expert 27
Advanced 06             Expert 28
Advanced 08             Expert 33
Advanced 12             Expert 34
Advanced 16             Expert 35
Advanced 18             Expert 37
Advanced 19             Expert 39
Advanced 22             Expert 41
Advanced 23             Expert 42
Advanced 24             Expert 45
Advanced 26             Expert 46
Advanced 27             Expert 49
Advanced 29             Expert 50
Advanced 30             Expert Extra 2
Advanced Extra 3        Expert Extra 4
Advanced Extra 5        Expert Extra 5


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                            5.  Level Descriptions
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Now, on to the descriptions.  One more reminder, though; don't just settle for 
text when you can see them for yourself.  Videos are at 
http://www.gameswelike.com/MonkeyBall.html
Enjoy, and have fun!

Beginner 01:
Type: Wavebird
Instructions: Just press forward and you'll win.

Beginner 02:
Type: Steer and Go.
Instructions: Just go a little left or right and roll to the goal.

Beginner 03:
Type: Steer and Go.
Instructions: Steer hard right, then left, then right again and flip over the 
divider to the goal.

Beginner 04:
Type: Just Go.
Instructions: Go right away, then veer slightly right, and back left again to 
the goal.  Keep your speed up all the time.

Beginner 06:
Type: Steer and Go.
Instructions: Steer straight right off of the beginning platform.  Bounce on 
the next level down, and again on the bottom platform, but steer back left 
again when you do to land on the last ramp to the goal.

Beginner Extra 02:
Type: Steer and Go.
Instructions: Go as fast as you can, slightly left and through the goal.  The 
angle is tricky since the goal is moving.

Advanced 01:
Type: Wavebird
Instructions: Just press forward and you'll win.

Advanced 04:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Press forward and get your speed up to max, then veer right 
exactly to the corner of the platform to meet the moving center platform.  
Duplicate this at exactly the right edge of the goal platform, then steer left 
into the goal.

Advanced 06:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Immediately hold straight forward for maximum speed.  When you hit
the first corner, continue to hold all the way forward as you fall.  As 
soon as you hit the corner in front of the goal, immediately pull all the way 
back.  When you hit the timer above the goal, let go of the stick and you 
should glide right in.

Advanced 08:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go forward, and veer around the walls.  Keep your speed 
under control, slowing down a bit to zig zag around the alternating walls.

Advanced 12:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Immediately hold forward.  Just after you start, veer hard left.  
You are aiming for the rim of the bowl.  Try to get a solid bounce on the rim, 
and steer towards the goal.  You actually want to aim a bit left of the goal.

Advanced 16:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go forward and steer left towards the first conveyor 
platform.  From there, you want to stay as close to the inside edge of each 
platform as possible as you steer onto them.  Steering onto the last platform a 
little early will give you a bounce, leaving you to steer towards the goal.

Advanced 18:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go slightly forward, then turn 90 degrees to the right and 
jump off.  From there, just go along the level, and steer into the oncoming 
bonus goal.

Advanced 19:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Turn about 120 degrees to the right, like two thirds of turning 
all the way around, and press all the way forward.  You should bounce off of 
the edge of the ledge that descends towards the goal.  Aim for the goal during 
your descent.

Advanced 22:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go, steer around the bowl, and go to the goal.

Advanced 23:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go, and hold straight.  The ball will veer slightly right on 
it's own.  The last hole you roll over will give you a small bump.  Shortly 
after you land from this, steer right towards the sloped wall.  As soon as you 
hit the wall, pull back and right, and go towards the goal.

Advanced 24:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go, and try to stay near the center of the tilting platform 
on your way to the goal.

Advanced 26:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: Go forward immediately at full speed.  Just as the clock changes 
to 56, steer 45 deg up-left.  Hold that until you're in the air, then free-
fall.  A last-second adjustment might be necessary, but hitting the goal tape 
should be fairly easy to do.

Advanced 27:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go, steer a bit left or right as you hit the first ramp, so 
you can go around the hole in the middle of the second ramp.  Steer towards the 
goal after the second ramp.  Max speed is important.

Advanced 29:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Just go, and aim slightly left at the start.  As soon as you get 
to the second tilting platform, which should be slanted to your left, aim a 
little right.  This will bring you to another platform tilting in the same 
direction as the one you just hit.  Aim further right as you bounce on this, 
and fly towards the goal.

Advanced 30:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: Immediately aim 45 degrees to the right, and wait a brief moment.
You will see all of the platforms getting ready to line up a direct path to the 
goal.  You want to just go a little before they line up, with roughly 28.5 
seconds left on the clock when you go.  Be careful of the bumper; you will have 
to veer left after the bumper to hit the goal.

Advanced Extra 03:
Type: Back Up and Go
Instructions: Go straight out and jump to the next section of the outward 
square spiral.  Your speed should land you just right if you stop pressing the 
stick right as you hit.  Head left along the path, turn left again and go 
almost all the way back to the next corner.  When you get to it, don't go left.
Turn 180 degrees around and run toward the goal.  As you approach the corner, 
turn 45 deg right and bounce to the other side.  You're aiming to hit the 
outside and then the far inside paths, then straighten and head down the last 
part into the goal.

Advanced Extra 05:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Turn roughly 30 deg left, and wait a little over a second, 
watching for the pieces of floor to line up.  Go full-speed along the path it 
creates, just to the right of the bumper.  There will be one small gap, but the 
path will take you all the way to the ring just inside the large ring that is 
flipping over and over.  Follow the ring you're on to the left until you see 
the 'hinge' that the giant ring is flipping on.  Just as that ring levels out, 
cross it quickly at a slight angle, and on the near side of the hinge so that 
its upward momentum pushes you along as you get onto the outside ring.  Follow 
that ring left to the goal.

Expert 01:
Type: Wavebird
Instructions: Just press forward and you'll win.  To get a better time and 
score, you can veer a little to get one of the bananas on the sides, and jump 
the hole a little smoother.

Expert 02A:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go straight, and about a half second after the timer hits 58, 
steer left off the platform to hit the upcoming edge and bounce.  Straighten 
out to land on the path and hit the goal tape.

Expert 2B:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go straight, and about 3/4 of a second after the timer hits 58, 
steer right off the platform to hit the upcoming edge and bounce.  Straighten 
out to land on the upward path and follow it up the bonus goal.

Expert 3B:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Go immediately, about 45 deg to the right.  As you roll up to the 
rotating part of the level, slow down.  What you're waiting for is for it to 
level out.  It won't stop on the Bonus Goal side, so what you must do is fall 
onto it just before it becomes level, and you need enough momentum so that you 
can bounce/roll into the goal before it tips over too far and dumps you off.  
Aim carefully and it's fairly easy.

Expert 08:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Press 45 deg. right before you start, and hold that direction 
until just as your ball leaves the platform.  Then press directly forward.  You 
should hit solidly on the ramp below (the 3rd one if you rolled down them 
consecutively).  As you hit, press back and left all the way.  Hold that for 
about a second, and the goal will come in sight far below.  As it aligns with 
you, press further back and less left.  When the goal aligns, you'll need to 
press forward again to make it there, but back again just before you hit to 
keep the angle right so you don't hit the party ball and bounce off.  Holding 
back at first, then forward later is the only way to get the angle right.  If 
you try to just fall straight at the goal without this course correction, the 
angle will be too steep and you'll always bounce off the party ball.

Expert 11:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go right away.  This one is just steering around and between 
bumpers, but to make bonus time you'll have to hurry.  It's easiest to start 
off fast and then coast for the harder bumpers later on.

Expert 13:
Type: Just go
Instructions: Press straight forward and go nearly all the way across the 
starting platform.  Your monkey will squirm around a little as he goes between 
the square holes; that's okay.  Keep pressing straight and don't try to correct 
its course.  Immediately after you pass the last hole on the right, steer right 
so that you go off the platform and hit the next one just inside the right 
corner.  This will bounce you up and right toward the goal.  Straighten out of 
your bounce and land on the goal tape.  (Alternately, you can try to land away 
from the goal and come to a stop before completing the stage.)

Expert 15:
Type: Second Bounce
Instructions: This level's timing is actually a little sooner than the rest of 
the 'second bounce' levels.  Just before (instead of after) your monkey hits 
the second time, go for it!  That's all.

Expert 16:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go straight at full speed.  About one small square (look at the 
checkerboard pattern on the floor) before the end of the platform, steer about 
30 degrees left.  This is variable, but you need to land on the tilted level 
below, on the large center piece surrounded by square holes, and ideally on the 
quadrant nearest to you (the banana bunch should be to your front left when you 
hit).  As you hit, you should be pressing back and left.  Your bounce should 
take you near the goal, just steer into it. (Alternately, you can attempt to 
slow or stop on the sloped floor, then go in to avoid ricochets).

Expert 18:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: This level is deceiving.  The trick is not to stay on the side 
opposite of the way the platform tilts, like it looks.  The trick is to steer 
against the tilt at the right time, which means staying in the center of the 
platform until it starts to tilt, rather than at the edge.  Anyway, to win, 
just go immediately.  Stay centered for a moment, then steer right against the 
tilt just after it passes level.  Keep your speed up, and re-center to do the 
opposite as it tilts right.  Slow down enough to steer at the goal as you 
approach.

Expert 19:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: This one is tricky, involves some luck and is very hard to 
duplicate.  But for a record time, go immediately.  Steer very slightly right 
before you hit open air, so that you bounce off of the bottom of the first 
downward slope to your right instead of the level piece below.  Then you should 
bounce twice more; once on the next level intersection, and once on the first 
upward slope on the left part of the opposite side.  From there, you have to 
react to the bounce height and steer into the goal tape.

Expert 21:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go immediately at full speed.  When you get in between the two 
moving pieces, angle your course just a tiny bit left so that the right piece 
doesn't hit you when it's all the way in.  Straighten out so you don't fall, 
and then steer slight back to the right as you move up the opposite slope so 
that the left piece doesn't hit you.  Straighten out to hit the goal tape.

Expert 25:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: You can hold forward most of the way along this level if you want 
to (all the way to the second-to-last basin) but eventually you'll have to pull 
back to get some speed on the downward slope.  I do it this way: hold all the 
way forward and you'll bounce once in the first basin, and twice in the 2nd and 
3rd basins.  Then pull back a little before you enter each basin after that, 
and press full forward again before you hit.  That will keep your speed up and 
you can make the bonus time.

Expert 26:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Move your ball left and forward to the edge of the block.  The 
left-right distance is important; you want to align the left side of your ball 
with the left edge of the pattern around the block's floor.  Drop off in-
between the block you're on and the next one.  If you land on the next block, 
just back up and fall off.  If you lined up right, you'll land right next to 
the goal.  It's directly under where you started.

Expert 27:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Checkerboard patterns make for some unpredictable bouncing, so 
this is a tough level for just going.  But it's possible on both sides.  The 
left is easier.  Go immediately and steer hard left and then right again to 
straighten out.  What you're aiming for is the gap just to the right of the 
very first piece of checkerboard.  A good, high-speed bounce off of that will 
start you on your way.  After that, it's a combination of proper bounces and 
reaction steering to get you to the goal.  This may look like complete luck, 
but try it a few times and you'll find that you can produce the same bounces 
with fair consistency.

Expert 28:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go forward immediately at full speed.  Just as the clock changes 
to 56, steer 45 deg up-left.  Hold that until you're in the air, then free-
fall.  A last-second adjustment might be necessary, but hitting the goal tape 
should be fairly easy to do.

Expert 33:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions:  Go forward at any speed, past the first pole on your right.  
Turn 90 deg right and try to go straight that direction down the 'toilet bowl'.
Gravity will pull you left and through the banana bunch.  Right after getting 
the bananas, you might need to steer right to avoid a pole, then forward and up 
onto the goal area to the left of the pole nearest to the goal.

Expert 34:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go immediately, full speed.  Veer slightly right to get on the 
first rolling cylinder.  As you cross to the next two, make sure you are 
falling a tiny bit to get on them, avoiding any areas higher than where you 
are.  In other words, go slightly right of where the 1st and 2nd cylinders 
meet, and slightly left of where the 2nd and 3rd meet.  At this point, the 3rd 
cylinder should be almost all the way right of the goal platform.  Veer left to 
intersect the goal platform exactly at its front-right corner.  If you're too 
far left, you'll bounce left off the level.  A proper hit will bounce you more 
up than left and allow you to land in the goal.

Expert 35:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go straight and full-out until you bounce onto the spiral.  As 
soon as you land on it, press up-left all the way until you launch off again.  
Then press up-right all the way as soon as you're in the air, and you'll ride 
along the spiral right toward the goal.  Make any slight corrections necessary 
to go in.

Expert 37:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go full speed immediately.  Steer slightly right.  The level will 
bounce you up right away.  As you fall back onto it, you should land in the 
large center diamond-shaped area.  Aim for right-of-center at the far end of 
it, so that you hit the 'wall' that moves up and down.  This will throw you 
back into the air so you can hit the goal before being bounced again.

Expert 39:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go immediately, as fast and straight as you can (the initial drop 
onto the stage mis-aligns you, so hold up-left for a moment as you start).  You 
are aiming for the spot where the second and third half-pipes intersect.  They 
will actually separate just as you arrive, and you'll want to be slightly right 
of center, so that you end up in the air as the 2nd pipe drops you, and you hit 
the front edge of the 3rd and bounce up.  When you do, steer right so that you 
hit the 3rd one instead of falling, and then the half-pipes will be re-
centering so you can roll across them again, to the goal.

Expert 41:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Immediately hold forward.  Just after you start, veer hard left. 
You are aiming for the rim of the bowl.  Try to get a solid bounce on the rim, 
and steer towards the goal.  You actually want to aim a bit left of the goal.

Expert 42A:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Pivot 45 degrees left without moving, so that you face along the 
center of the checkerboard squares.  Take off, and steer right into the goal as 
you approach it.  It's also possible, but unreliable, to go immediately rather 
than pivoting first.

Expert 42B:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Pivot 45 degrees right without moving, so that you face along the 
center of the checkerboard squares.  Go forward full speed and you can make it 
over the gap onto the other side.  When you land from the bump, keep going to 
get your speed back so you can clear the holes, and steer left into the goal.

Expert 42C:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Hold up-left as you start just long enough to get moving, then 
up-right to veer back toward the goal.  Making this jump depends on bouncing 
just right off of the checkerboard holes.  With a little practice, it isn't too 
hard to do.

Expert 45:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: Wait until the clock changes to 27, then go forward.  The second 
set of rotating pieces is much harder to cross--you need near-exact timing.  
That depends on how far back you are on the center platform, but going just 
after 20 appears on the clock is about right.  The rotating pieces must catch 
you from falling at roughly 19.5 remaining on the clock to make it to the goal. 
Any sooner and they won't be close enough, and you'll fall.  Any later, and 
they'll drop you before you reach the goal.

Expert 46A:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Go left around the first circle, then alternate, keeping your 
speed up and always crossing to the next circle at the pink line.  The goal is 
at the rear left of the 4th circle, so rather than crossing to the 5th, go past 
the pink line and steer up out of the bowl onto the level spot where the goal 
is.

Expert 46B:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Go right around the first circle, then alternate, keeping your 
speed up and always crossing to the next circle at the pink line.  The bonus 
goal is on a large level area after the last circle.  Get up there just as if 
you're crossing to another circular bowl.

Expert 49:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: Pivot to the right without moving.  Wait for the first set of 
bumpers to approach and pass you.  As soon as they do--as soon as the bumper 
that comes closest to you reverses direction--head straight for the goal.  That 
point is at about 28.5 remaining on the clock.  You should pass through the 
goal's accompanying bumpers and hit the tape.

Expert 50:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: You must wait for the goal and the giant moving box it's in to 
come back from the other side.  While you're waiting, move to the left front of 
your platform.  Stay about a square back from the front, and a square away from 
the left edge.  When the piece of the giant box that will touch your platform 
starts to swing upwards (just before 24 shows up on the clock), move forward 
and let it hit you up.  You want to land on it just before it's level, so it 
doesn't bounce you too high.  If you do it right, it will hit you up, and the 
goal will move right over you, breaking the tape.

Expert Extra 2:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Start forward immediately, and once onto the next square in the 
checkerboard pattern, turn right and fall off onto the square to its right, 
which will be rising.  It will bounce you up long enough for it and the rest of 
the squares that are rising to finish and stop level.  Line up diagonally 
facing the goal and continue on the stopped square, 4 more squares toward the 
goal, but not quite at top speed.  The other half of the squares are rising, 
and you need to get back onto that set, so cut left at the appropriate time 
onto the last one of them.  Then face the goal again, and hurry up to reach it 
before that set of squares drops again.

Expert Extra 4:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go full speed immediately, and after only about a quarter second, 
turn left and fall onto the first moving block.  Aim your ball so that you are 
on that block only a moment before bouncing off of it almost halfway along its 
left side.  You are aiming to bounce onto the block that is circling to the 
left with the goal on it.  With good aim, you can land directly in the goal.

Expert Extra 5:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: Wait until the clock changes to read 28, then go forward but not 
quite at full speed.  Aim slightly left to go through the goal tape as it 
falls.  Alternately, you can wait slightly longer and go full-speed all the 
way.

Master 01:
Type: Wait and Go
Instructions: You can either wait until the clock says 55, or just creep 
forward, but to get going, you have to go off of the starting platform when the 
first block is backed up to it so that you can get on.  Keep building speed for 
the first couple of blocks, and then back off.  You don't want to be going top 
speed on this level; you have to keep your speed timed to the movement of the 
blocks so that they are touching or nearly touching when you cross from one to 
the next.  Watch the blocks--if they touch before you get there, you need to 
speed up.  If you arrive before they meet, slow down.  There is no steering 
necessary on this level, just speed control.

Master 02:
Type: Steer and Go
Instructions: The JUST GO method for this stage is to simply turn slowly around 
to your right, fall off the stage as motionless as you can, and continue 
rotating right so that the camera gets behind you and you can maneuver your 
ball into the goal tape.  This is very tricky because of the angle, and the 
party ball being in your way, but it is possible.

Master 08:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: Go full speed immediately.  Your ball will veer left on its own, 
but that's okay.  Let off the gas to neutral when you hit the pink circle, just 
for a moment until you hit the green line.  Then go full speed again, and when 
you get to another pink circle, steer right and aim for the goal.

Master 10:
Type: Just Go
Instructions: You can go immediately, or wait for the second bounce (which 
makes this level a little easier), but either way, veer left off the starting 
block, then right again as you bounce to get the right angle to bounce up onto 
AiAi's giant body.  Once there, head straight across and toward the goal, 
pressing heavily right to keep in line with the moving goal.  This will 
probably take a few tries to get the feel for how fast the level is moving.


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