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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


HemlockLegendHemlockLegend

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great tom

this is a great game even if i do live in the same state as you. Still everything you make is really good



rj71797rj71797

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool

WOW u shuld make a 2



ShortahRADShortahRAD

Rated 4 / 5 stars

pretty good

its a fun game to say the least



masonandkiera4evermasonandkiera4ever

Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool

this game is so bomb



dmx19dmx19

Rated 5 / 5 stars

the old classic is still no.1

when is number 2 coming out tho ?