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Apr 30, 2006 | 2:41 PM EDT
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    Pico Saving your school from gun-toting goth kids is just the tip of this iceburg!

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Goth kids have shot up your school, and it's up to Pico to save the day! Originally featured on Newgrounds in 1999, I finally refactored the .FLA to accommodate faster computers. The problem with this game was that it was meant to run at 24fps, but boss battles slowed down and made things easier. As computers got faster, so did the boss battles.

Pico was made in Flash 3, before the availability of variables (or just about any code, for that matter). To simulate stored data, I weaved a complex web of movie clips that gave orders to the main game. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of frame labels, so all the commands referred to frame numbers. This meant making changes to the flow of a boss battle (ie inserting frames to slow down movement) caused MASSIVE problems to arise. I finally muscled through it, so now you can beat the bosses on a fast computer!

Reviews


SalvaPSalvaP

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol

That kicksass



damian-antkowiakdamian-antkowiak

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wow

lol this is goooood shit!!;))



PonzersPonzers

Rated 4 / 5 stars

The classic.

Without this game, NG would be six feet under. It is so fun, from the pointing and clicking to the huge amounts of gore. Definetly recomended to anyone who hasn't played it yet.



CapnCrunchDaPimpCapnCrunchDaPimp

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Funny

Also really great action game, maybe more weapons next time.



zeritualzeritual

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome,but...

this game rocks,its a newgrounds classic i bet,but one question..WHEN is pico school 2 coming out?!?!its been a loong time and theres no pico school 2!?!?!?please reply to this and tell me tom