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Shootout Showdown

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Shootout Showdown

Shootout Showdown is the newest side game in the Altador Cup. The goal of the game is to get the Yooyuball past the goalie five times in sixty seconds. The final score is based on both accuracy and the amount of time it took for you to score all of the goals. This game is easy once you know a few simple strategies and you should be scoring high consistently before you know it. Score at least 35 points (or 1 goal) in a game, and your score will contribute to increasing your rank!

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You can play a total of 401 games of Shootout Showdown each day.

Controls & Gameplay

The controls for this game are really easy. All you have to use is your space bar and arrow keys. The arrow keys make the ball move back and forth, and the spacebar shoots the ball as well as adjusts your Power Meter.

The Power Meter judges how hard you're going to kick the ball. It seems as though the harder you kick the ball, the more chance it has of going in, though this doesn't prove to be an accurate estimate of whether or not you will make the goal.

SS Scoreboard

As shown above, there are only a few things to watch for on the playing field. The time you have left is displayed prominently as well as the goals you've made so far and how many attempts you've made. Keep this in mind as you play.

You should also keep in mind how the game is scored. The maximum score possible seems to be 1200 (regardless of whether your actual scores go over) and this is broken up into three different categories: amount of goals, time, and accuracy. Each goal you make is worth 35 points, so you'll have a total of 175 points if you make all five goals. The time and accuracy is what really boosts up your score. The time bonus is your remaining time multiplied by 14, and the accuracy is based out of 300. (Don't try to make sense of the math in this section -- I know it adds up to 1,275 but obviously TNT thinks different.)

In order for your score to count towards your Altador Cup rank, you must send a score of at least 35 points.

And that's pretty much it. The controls are very basic and the gameplay is simple. It's a good game to play mindlessly while racking up a good score. However...

Note: If you're playing for a long time without refreshing the window, you might notice your game become glitchy. If at any point in the game your ball suddenly disappears, simply refresh, reload, and continue playing.

Strategies

There are a few ways to make your game easier. The Chia is quite predictable as to where it moves to block the goal net and you can use this to your advantage. All of these strategies have their disadvantages, but be sure to switch it up from time to time so you don't get too bored. The AC is about having fun! :)

Fakeout

Fakeout Strategy

This strategy is probably the most effective. Move your left and right arrow keys side to side a few times and then aim for the corner of the goal. If you've done it right, the Chia will have been confused and be on the other side of the net. This is probably the fastest of these strategies but it could also take the most time if you don't time it exactly right.

Corner Pocket

Corner Pocket Strategy

The corner pocket is probably the most accurate of these strategies, but can cause some difficulty. To set this shot up, simply tap your arrow key (left or right, doesn't matter -- though I find right to be more accurate) until you reach the corner of the goal and shoot. You have to do this quickly, but the majority of the time the ball will make it into the net.

Center

Center Strategy

This strategy is the most ineffective, but will work well if you're trying to play the game mindlessly. Just shoot (preferably with a high Power Meter bar, so hold down that spacebar) into the goal from your starting position. You don't have to use your arrow keys and it makes it in about 70% of the time. If you're lucky, you'll make all five in quickly. Pay attention to where the goalie is and that will make this strategy a lot easier and effective. This strategy is going to be your biggest time waster (if you happen to get a bad game) and least accurate, but it makes the game a lot less complicated to play (not that it was ridiculously difficult in the first place).

And that's how you play Shootout Showdown! Good luck and have fun!

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This game guide was written by: Sirius