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Apr 30, 2006 | 2:41 PM EDT
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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2006


Ever since Pico's School came out, Ive waited for a vote-able review-able remake. Today my wish was granted and now this is my favorite submission! You are God, tom.


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2006

Pico Day to the extreme!

Awesome stuff, Tom. You've made 2 excellent games today, and you should really keep it up. <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2006

First and Best

This was the first game I played on newgrounds when I came here around 1999. Its still the best game!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars April 30, 2006

Another one for the fanboys.

I remember playing this in 2000 and a couple times again over the years. I have a pretty good memory and I think the only thing that's different about this game is that you fixed up the buttons. I'm not sure tho, but I seem to recall that the clickable area of the button extended far to the righthand side of the actual button. But I digress.

It's a good game, but it's gotten old. Seriously.
Is it Pico Day? Is that actually a thing? Why didnt you make something new and special to celebrate this occasion rather than resubmit the oldest game on NG. Sometimes I think you just need to hear that you're great from your fanboys. (And there are many).

Heck, I dont blame you tho, I'd do the same. And it IS a good flash and it IS well made (ESPECIALLY considering how old it is) and it DOES kick my submission's asses any day but the thing is it's been done. You're beating a dead horse here. I was hoping to see something new in the bosses or something.. Guess not.

Oh and the last boss is still kinda spectacular. I think the best thing about this submission is the nazi cross eyebeams. Tho the ninja is way harder to beat than that guy.



Rated 5 / 5 stars April 30, 2006

The almighty Pico!

Now we have an easier way to enjoy Tom's greatness ^_^

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