This is so odd, but leave it to the Internet to have something like this happen. Some of you may have seen a little Flash game out on the ‘Net recently where you’re playing a little white Yeti creature with a big white baseball bat, and a penguin jumps down from above you and you swing the bat and send the penguin flying as far as you can. I have no idea what the game’s official title is, or who actually created it originally, but I’ve discovered something dastardly about it, and I thought I should alert you all to this particularly concerning fact.
I began playing the game at the following location. Go ahead and give it a swing. I’ll wait. Maybe try ten times and see how high of a score you can get:
Then, through a link that Neal had posted I discovered this second copy of the game. If you pay attention to the comments in that entry, there are stories of scores there that report numbers much higher than I believed to be achievable with Version A of the game. It’s important you’ve already played Version A before you play this one. But notice how much higher your scores are!
I’ve been able to get a decent high score there, although it’s not the stuff of legend spoken of on Neal’s blog. Still, I thought I should alert you all to that fact, so that if you’re having high-score discussions with others you can at least know there are two (or more) different versions floating around out there.