Awesome game, clear instructions, awesome minigames, realistic achievements. Brilliant.
One thing though.. The credits don't appear to contain the name of the song playing during the CAST screen at the end.. Anyone got any ideas? Developer dude? Halp!
Oh thats "Keep Me Hanging On 16bit", you can find that song in the NG Audio Portal! I think I just forgot to put it into the credits.. Here's the URL: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/497166
I'm giving the game 5 because I've loved it up to now, but my save has disappeared, after I'd bought 4ks worth of coins, spent them on the game, and now I'm level 1 again.. I'll be contacting Berzerk Studio directly, as I've heard they're really good with problems such as this. I have the badge for reaching level 10, but I think I was about 13-15.
The game itself is great fun, and now the player's hitbox is smaller, it's more about skill, other than just having to tank all the bullets that you can't avoid, relying on HP upgrades.
please send us a mail with your account and stuff at info [at] berzerkstudio.com, we'll fix this.
Sorry for the save lost, don't know what the hell happen but we know it's frustrating :(. Contact us and we'll find a solution.
Thanks for playing!
WHY DID I PLAY THIS FOR SO LONG....?
I played so long that Gaben fell through the Gaben floor, and the Gaben music got slower and slower until it sounded like Gaben was on nitrous oxide.
Still didn't manage to increase the "papers" counter, but I'm going to get there eventually..
There are no papers to collect?
I DON'T CARE.
Gaben is love, Gaben is life
There is no save/load function? I was playing last night, and was having an awesome time, and had to head to bed because it was half-past stupid in the morning. I wake up today, come to the NG page for it and it starts the game as if I was a new player... o_o I know it's short, but is it a lot of work to have the game save your progress? I've never made flash games, so I have no idea. xD
Anyway, awesome game, had a lot of fun with it, will probably be playing it again at some point!
Deducted half a point just because there's no save function, so from me you get a 4.5 / 5.
Amazing work, very addictive, lots of fun, varied, and very simple to pick up. One thing bothers me though... Sometimes, an enemy will give you a "BOUNTY" notification when destroyed.. Is this random, like a critical shot, or is it for shooting the enemy in a certain place/time limit?
This game just completely took over my life for an hour and a half. I haven't had this much fun with an upgrade-a-thon/arena-shooter in a very, VERY long time. I loved the upgrade system, I loved the weapons, although some were pretty useless, like the tazer and saw, but I'm more a mid-range kind of guy. ^^
The gameplay didn't get stale, as you always know that there will be a big boss-fight soon, and the random effect dice was an amazing way to break up the gameplay, whether it was something useful, like the "Duckie gun" (LOL), the Kill-everything-by-pointing-at-it-lazer gun, the drag and dropper, the "Smashy hand" thingy, the mine layer or the fart powder, or something that temporarily ramped up the challenge for a bit, like the one that makes the player invisible, the one that seemed to make the controls *slippery*, meaning you had to compensate for any change of direction you needed to make, or the hilarious "Enemies are now humungous" effect.
As a whole, very, VERY enjoyable game that had me hooked from start to finish.
If I had to give one critique, It would have to be -
Please, make more levels, make more weapons, make more effects on the randomizer dice, and in general, I suppose, just keep building upon it, not that there wasn't already enough of all of those things, but I'd honestly like to see this as a bigger project. If you worked on this, made the game last longer, and kept the hilarious story going for a bit longer, I'd happily pay for this if it was on Steam.
Maybe consider trying to get it greenlit? I'd donate towards the $100 fee that goes in to getting the game in to the greenlight system, and I'm pretty sure many others that enjoyed this game would too.
I know you consider this game finished now, but I'd truly like to see it expanded upon.
Whatever you choose to do, be safe in the knowledge that the game you made absolutely made someone's day. Good luck with future projects, and should you choose to expand upon this game, please let us know!
I write music, by the way, and if you like the demos I have on the audio hub, I'd gladly make some music for you, free of charge.
Thanks for making my day so much more fun. ^^
Hey there, I seriously needed to take some breaths before writing a reply to such an amazing comment. Thank you very much for your kind words and your appreciation, believe me I am more than happy now!
I want to be able to make a game that would have enough depth to sell on Steam, I don't know if it would be something similar to this or not, but when I receive feedback such as yours, it definitely reminds me why I do this and gives me the strength to continue. I hope one day I'd be able to make that game and let you know :) Thanks!
By the way, your music is rad, so if the right project comes along, why not? Also subscribed to your youtube channel, loved those let's plays!
Thank you again!
4.5 stars, just because I've enjoyed it so much thus far, but one thing bothers me, and I see it's bothering others as well..
The fact taht you must put in EXACTLY what the title of the game is, and granted, that shouldn't be an issue, but when you include the two !'s in Punch Out, I think it's a little too harsh. Also, I can't seem to get the Monkey Island one to register at all.
Keep up toe awesome work, Kleber! I love the game, and will be sending it to all of my fellow 20 and 30 something gamer friends. I'm sure this will shake free a few cobwebs, and bring back some love for all things retro.
Man... Starcraft and Portal are considered Retro now... Y U MAKE ME FEEL SO OLD
Thank you very much JBeat2k9!
I'm very glad you like the game :)
I just uploaded a new version that you can choose if you want to write the entire game name or just the main title.
Maybe now it'll get a 5 hahaha
Thanks for playing!
What is the "Enter Mod Codes" thing on the pause screen about? Do you plan on releasing these mod codes? Love the game! Like others have said, though, the controls are VERY slippery. You find yourself compensating for movement in one direction just to slow down and change direction. Hard arcade arena shooters should be simple to control, as the skill is in avoiding things quickly, and using your mouse with this tactic to aim and shoot at the same time as doing all that.
I found a bug, by the way. Once you earn 25 gems, you can buy the next gun, AND the one after that, as 25 gems aren't deducted from your accrued total, rendering the first upgrade pointless, as you can imme3diately afford the next one, too. Once you have over 100 gems, forget about it. xD
Was I the only one to find that when I was moving, sometimes it felt like it was queuing up your key presses and mouse clicks? Like..
Let's say I just held left and kept shooting to the right, and then started pressing UP, then RIGHT, and kept firing.
It would take the game time to do all that, meaning that wherever you're clicking at the time is lagged behind all the other actions you performed. If you wait a while, it's like watching the game being played for you. xD
The life-bar doesn't fill up completely, sometimes zombies disappear due to a sprite limitation, if you click fast enough, you can make the first bullets you fired disappear. O_o Going off the screen far enough makes you invincible, although it's pointless because you can't see/shoot anything and collect the gems.
That's all I've found so far, and I've enjoyed the game immensely, even WITH the bugs I've mentioned. 3.5 stars, but only because this game has the POTENTIAL to become a 5 star game. The bugs and controls are what's bringing it down 1.5. Awesome work!
DON'T SHOOT THE GAMES MASTER. HE IS COMING FOR ME N
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