Good game, several things need work
Overall a fun puzzle game, good music. Controls were awkward and unfortunately levels 20+ stopped being fun altogether because the focus on the game wasn't solving puzzles, it was "how many frustratingly-easy-to-mess-up things can I make the player do in a row? 5? 10? 50?" By level 27 the game had become "oops, you stayed on plate X for 3 yoctoseconds too long, you lose, start over!" or "hah, you moved six microns too far onto this plate, you got killed by 658 fireballs simultaneously!" or "one pixel of your left from tire is on square Y, the spider will now hunt you where ever you go" and so on. The puzzle aspect should be the main feature, not annoying controls that limit the player's ability to finish maps.
I beat the whole game in case anyone is wondering. And no, I didn't need the tutorials. :-P
As I said before, it was a fun game at first.
THE LEVELS HAS SOMETIME SEVERAL WAYS TO SOLVE! YOU FOUND THE FUCKiN HARD WAY AND MISS THE EASY ONE. REALLY YOUR PROBLEM!
-> "hah, you moved six microns too far onto this plate, you got killed by 658 fireballs simultaneously!"
This is an awesome game. Simply amazing that it was done entirely from code. This is addictive and fun, I love the idea of making a pet and tossing it. The "splat" is also quite viscerally satisfying, and the "kill" is a necessary feature when you do a crappy throw and just want it over with.
Great job overall.
Spoilers for those who are having trouble:
The game measures the speed of your throw by using the time it takes for your mouse to make it to the top of the screen. To improve this:
1) Increase your mouse sensitivity (durr)
2) Hold down the left mouse button on your creature with one hand, use the other to flick the mouse quickly away from you
Tip: When you see a trampoline, hit space and try to get above it. Land on it as far above it as you can and repeat. If you hit a trampoline by happenstance, hit space at the peak of your ascent. Go up and look for trampolines to boost you up further.
WARNING: Do not fly directly upwards unless you're trying to land straight on a trampoline. Give your little guy some sideways motion or you'll plummet straight down to death (which is bad).
-- CHEATS BELOW --
To cheat, edit the URL of the newground game popup. Some commands are passed in as PHP parameters. The one of interest is at the end of the URL -- namely, the size. Decrease the size to something small, say, 100x200. Start the game and whip your mouse to the top like your normally would. The game is now so small it takes you almost no time at all to reach the screen top and so your character flies up super-fast. I've gotten so high it took literally 7 minutes of free-fall to return to visible landscape (that is, deep blue sky with bonuses)
One of the better games I've played on newgrounds in a long time. Lots of fun, easy to get the hang of the controls (although I would've preferred 1 2 3 4 5 for the weapons instead of Q/W which was distracting while fighting bosses) and smooth gameplay. Judging from the reviews and responses you are committed to keeping the game bug-free for the users. You sir, have impressed me. As a user of Newgrounds, I thank you not only for this great game but also for fixing problems as they arise, and for being such a cool guy.
This game is awesome. I've played through it 5 times and still am not bored. One little quirk got me though, I went through and saved up for the AK-47 but after I bought it and the money was subtracted from my account, it didn't show up in my inventory. Next map, I checked and it said "You already own the AK-47"...under the "upgrade" button the caption was "You do not own the AK-47". Ah well, I still played through like twice more after that anyway. :-P
Great game. Play this now!
Thanks alot for the review!
I found the problem that you metioned with the AK and it should be all fixed once the newest version is updated.
Five material if I ever saw it.
This obviously took some work -- I am very impressed! Excellent work, as always.
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