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Introduction

Game Description

The imperial examination is starting, and everyone wants to be a top scholar! Examination seats are limited, though, so only those who are qualified can enter to take the exam. However, there are some unqualified Neopians trying to enter. You and your guards are watching the gate. You will spot which Neopets are qualified and which are not. Those who are unqualified must leave.

There are two main categories: one group of Neopians will say the correct word in a speech bubble, while the other group is made up of unqualified citizens whose speech bubble contains a misspelt word. There is a long queue; you are given a time period of 60 seconds to let as many qualified scholars in for each level as you can. If you let an unqualified Neopet enter, you lose a chance. When all your chances are used up, you will be fired!

Press the DOWN arrow key to chase away the unqualified Neopians. Press the UP arrow key to let the qualified scholars enter the gate.

There will be a total of five levels. As the levels increase, more scholars are needed to fill the examination hall. This will require you to react faster and faster as the level increases.


All in all, your task here is to chase all the unqualified Neopians away, but allowing enough qualified ones to enter the exam in the provided time.

Simple? Pretty much. In fact, all you need to do is read a word then decide whether to press the up or down arrow key.

Easy? Depends... do you have astonishing reflexes? Can you spot the mistake in "extraterrestials" in a flash? Would you agree that "targetted" shouldn't have a "double t"?

If you answered yes to all the previous question, then most likely, you are already doing well in this game. If not, then I am this guide will help you achieve a better score.

Perhaps right now you're complaining, "Wait a minute! You have no such accomplishments in this game either! You shouldn't be writing a guide!"

Okay, you're probably not doing that. But just in case you did complain a second ago, you're absolutely right.

The highest I've ever gotten in this game is 1195, not even 1200 yet, and most definitely not enough for a high score. More than that, I'm still a newbie, and only started playing a few days before writing this guide. Despite all this, I still believe this guide is worth reading if you have the time =)

Just please note that I'm not too sure exactly how to obtain a high score, so I can only help you as far as my own knowledge allows. For more advanced tips, I suggest you try asking help from more experienced players.

Game Basics

We will start off with the basics, to help you get familiar with the game. Below is a screenshot I took from the game:

1. YOU

In this game, you are given a very important job. The imperial examination is only for qualified neopets, but it seems some poor spellers are trying to sneak in as well! You will be the one deciding which ones are qualified to enter, and which ones should be dismissed.

2. WORD

Many citizens are lining up, and for each one, a speech bubble will appear on top of their heads, containing a word, which is what you will be using to determine whether this Neopian is qualified to enter or not.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't be fooled! The Neopets are all random. Even if they may look scholarly like in the picture above, it is just as likely for them to spell incorrectly as the others.

3. STAGE, TIME, NEEDED

One game consists of five stages. To complete a stage, you will need to let the number of scholars needed in. (0/10 shows that you need 10 qualified candidates in, and 0 shows your progress.)

Stage 1: 10
Stage 2: 20
Stage 3: 30
Stage 4: 35
Stage 5: 40

The catch is, you are given a set of time each stage (although the description states 60 seconds, you are actually given 70 seconds). If you fail to finish a stage before the time is up, then game's over.

4. CHANCES

You are given 3 chances in each game. Everytime you let an unqualified citizen in the exam, you will lose one chance. On the other hand though, you will NOT lose a life if you accidentally chase away a scholar instead.

5. SCORE

For every scholar you let in and every unqualified neopet you dismiss, you will receive 5 points, no matter the difficulty. In other words, unlike Maths Nightmare, your score will not be increased if you choose Advanced instead of Basic.

You will LOSE 5 points though, if you dismiss a correct speller.

Other than that, you will receive a bonus 200 points at the end if you finish all the stages!

The NP Ratio for this game is 1.26, which means you will need 794 points for 1000 NP.

6. CONTROLS

Your controls here are only two keys. The UP arrow key and the DOWN arrow key.

The UP arrow key is used when a citizen has spelt a word accurately, while the DOWN arrow is pressed if they the citizen has misspelt a word.

Do this as fast as your reflexes normally allow, but DON'T RUSH IT. You should try to increase your speed though, if you feel you could do better.

Tips and Tricks

Special Trick

I do not exactly recommend you to use the method below unless you feel you really need to. Even if you do, it does take up some valuable time while you are playing. But in any case, it might help, so here are the steps:

1. Open Imperial Exam after changing the Game Size to Small (in the Game Options box at the right bottom).

2. Copy the correct words list from this page then open Microsoft Word or any word processor you usually use.

3. After pasting the words, divide them into two columns.

4. Change the width of the first column, so later you will be able to see both columns.

5. Make the font size bigger, so you will be able to read the words easier.

6. Right click on your taskbar (while making sure your only windows are Imperial Exam and your list) and select "Tile Windows Vertically".

7. Play the game! If there is a word you're completely unsure of, quickly look for the correct spelling in the list. (But be careful not to do this too many times, or you will not be able to get enough neopets in...)

The List

Basic

Correct

action
actually
also
beginner
between
chief
concern
definite
develop
error
even
forehead
further
galaxy
guard
happen
hero
imagine
interest
jump
knowledge
library
little
lively
market
myself
night
notice
numb
occur
oxygen
piece
place
quick
really
record
shadow
sneeze
their
these
until
unused
usually
value
without
working
worry
yawn
yellow
zero

Incorrect

actoin
actualy
aslo
begginer
betweeen
cheif
consern
definit
develope
erorr
evven
forhead
futher
galaxi
gaurd
hapen
heroe
immagine
intrest
junp
knoledge
libary
littel
livley
markit
mysef
nihgt
notise
nubm
ocurr
oxigen
peice
palce
quikc
raelly
recrod
shaddow
sneese
thier
theese
untill
unsed
usualy
valeu
withuot
wokring
woory
yawwn
yelow
zerro



















































































Intermediate

accomplish
aggressive
attach
boundary
brilliant
category
cemetery
different
disaster
eighth
equivalent
foundry
graffiti
grateful
himself
humorous
immense
imminent
journeys
kindness
kingdom
legitimate
lonely
lying
management
messenger
niece
nineteenth
obstacle
occurrence
peninsula
perjury
phonetic
quantity
receiver
restaurant
satellites
secretary
separate
targeted
televise
university
useful
vegetable
volcano
volunteer
warrant
weird
yield
younger
acomplish
agressive
attatch
boundry
briliant
catagory
cemetary
diffrent
diaster
eigth
equivilant
foundary
graffitti
greatful
hismelf
humerous
imense
iminent
journies
kindnnes
kindgom
legitamate
lonley
lieing
managment
messanger
neice
ninteenth
obstacal
ocurrence
penninsula
perjery
fonetic
quantaty
reciever
restraunt
satelites
secratary
seperate
targetted
televize
unviersity
usefull
vegtable
volcanoe
volounteer
warrent
wierd
yeild
yuonger
















































































Advanced

administration
adolescent
attendance
bankruptcy
besieging
bureaucracy
canister
carnivorous
desiccated
disobedience
emission
enhancement
exaggerated
extraterrestrials
fundamentals
furthermore
garrulous
genealogy
hieroglyphics
honorific
incompatibilities
independent
kindergarten
knowledgeable
laborious
likelihood
manufacturing
millennium
negligible
nutrients
octahedron
omnivorous
perseverance
predecessor
reminiscent
reversible
signatory
souvenirs
threshold
trustworthiness
uncertainty
unconsciousness
unsurprisingly
unwieldy
vigilance
weaponry
withdrawal
xylophone
yourselves
zucchini
adminstration
adolecent
attendence
bankrupcy
beseiging
beaurocracy
cannister
carniverous
dessicated
disobediance
emmision
enchancement
exagerrated
extraterrestials
fundametals
futhermore
garrolous
geneology
heiroglyphics
honourific
incompatablities
independant
kindergarden
knowlegeable
labourious
likelyhood
manufaturing
millenium
negligable
nutritents
octohedron
omniverous
perseverence
precedessor
reminescent
reversable
signitory
souveniers
threshhold
trustworthyness
uncertainity
unconciousness
unsurprizingly
unwieldly
vigilence
weaponary
withdrawl
xyliphone
yourselevs
zuchhini
















































































The End

That's it! This is the end of the guide. I hope it has helped you in some way or another. Feel free to send me any neomails for comments, suggestions, corrections, etc.

Please do not redistribute any parts of this guide anywhere else, but if you'd like, you may link back to this petpage =)


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