Platform Masters - Will you be the world's next platform master?
Last updated: Feb 2, 2011 (first version)
Level 1 update on Mar 17, 2011 (a few minor corrections and additions)
Level 3 update on Jan 18, 2012 (a few extra details, some proofreading)
Level 2 update on Feb 1, 2012 (a few extra entries in section 3 and a new screenshot)
Level 1 update on Jun 13, 2012 (minor adjustments and corrections)
Level 4 update on Apr 22, 2014 (what the story is about mostly declassified, other details added and updated)
1 What is the story in Platform Masters about?
1.1 The main story summary
On July 18, 2073, Jeremy Kaplan's 2 best friends from across the sea are unusually late for a barbeque they planned on over a year earlier. Jeremy unexpectedly joins the Platform Masters championship, his biggest dream, as he investigates what happened to them. Can Jeremy Kaplan find his friends before the Platform Masters championship starts and win the championship?
Every year, throughout July, the great carnival and fiesta mix known as Carnivalesta takes place. Hosted by Carnivalesta is the annual Platform Masters championship which starts on July 20 and continues until July 31 before midnight. Participants go around the world and clear as many platform levels as they can, scoring points based on collecting items along the way, speed of the clear, and especially difficulty.
1.2 About Jeremy Kaplan
Jeremy Kaplan is a young adult male standing 40 CU (5.86 feet or 1.788 meters) tall. His great dream is to participate in the Platform Masters championship but has always been turned down due to it being dangerous and only for "the select few" who can tolerate it. Jeremy is quite methodical and prefers to plan ahead.
2 Advancing the story
To advance the story in Platform Masters, simply complete the 10 regular levels (at any difficulty setting you feel comfortable with, even 0), and defeat the boss afterwards. More story events will unfold as the next world becomes accessible. Repeat this process until all 18 main story worlds are cleared. Worlds 19 and 20 require special conditions to unlock.
3 After the story is finished
Going for stats and extremes like these is only for the die-hards.
Once every required level in every world is completed, there's still plenty to do:
- The optional and treasure-filled jumbo and supersize levels are still available to clear.
- Look for differences in the scenery - things may have changed. How many differences can you find?
- Go on a treasure hunt - there are 400 treasure chests to find.
- Raise the stats as far as you can handle. Want 5000 HP, 500 power, 10 minutes of air, mile-high jumps, a supersonic top speed, 10G acceleration, cast 20 times a second, and a range that extends out several screenwidths? Go for it! Yet, you can still go higher than this. Some stats take so long to max out that the Sun will be a white dwarf before you'd max it.
- Perform stunts. Use the terrain, platforms, and various other game objects to perform crazy stunts. How difficult of a stunt can you perform without making a mistake?
- Watch the game's story again, only, this time, you can watch it unfold without having to complete any levels. Instead of potentially a half hour between each segment, it's but 5 seconds, depending on how fast you are with navigating menus.
- Try replaying levels at a much higher difficulty, such as 7 or 8, instead of the recommended 4 and 5. How hard can you handle and how well do you know the levels?
- Try going for 100% completion in as many levels as you can at difficulty 8. This will take some serious effort and is probably the ultimate challenge.
- Start a new game and see how far you can get without upgrading stats or learning any skills. All levels are made possible to be completed with game-starting stats and skills.
- There are other things you can do. What else can you think of?
There is no "new game+" option or the like.