Personally I play opportunistically. I make sure I pick up a few good progs early, then I look for progs that I can pick up while still siphoning at least 8 resources. You never know what might help you out later (I had a couple of games where Spoiler .ROW and .COL were lifesavers, and I normally wouldn't pick them up if I was trying to stick to my favorite progs). Thanks. I never would have figured that out Could you elaborate? I am having trouble making good use of it (seems to screw me over as often as it helps me out). I always pick up debug so the glitches are rarely an issue. Maybe I could save some resources using it instead? I am with you on most of these (except I always get .RESET, and I think once I start focusing more on scoring Spoiler .SCORE will be a must), but I notice you didn't mention Spoiler .HACK . I am still experimenting with it, but it seems quite powerful since you can basically Spoiler lay out a reusable minefield to draw enemies into . Great post. Thanks.