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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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Author Comments

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

Holy Cow!

Wow, that was the best game EVER! Thanks for revising it because before I could not beat the first boss because it was going so damn fast! Just a small question, does it get annoying when people keep making other picco games that rip off the game? Thanks for Newgrounds!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this submission is great. sorry to say but fuck everyone on ng who just rate these classic submission with shitty review points. this is clearly all 10 material. no matter how your judging it. i first played this game in 7th grade and it's clearly a legend in flash history. i may be high right now. but please. play this game and learn whats up with superior g flash.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

An NG Classic

The game is very developed and although lacking in a lot of areas still very true to the NG legacy. This is what Newground(s) was built off of, and deserves to be number one as a salute to that idea, as well as to you, Tom Fulp.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good job!

That game was awesome!
good job!
you did a very good job!
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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

What can i say?...

good job at lease you now the wishes of the childs... XD
i mean you know some boys like fire guns wapons and tha sh1t
i donĀ“t mean you are a kind of strange person with nothing to do...
or like a god with u make me grow looking NG just a person ecpert in flash... thats my opinion
wish u the best...