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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!

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DamnedByFateDamnedByFate

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

cool

only my favorites are cooler



AnimalisticAnimalistic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I played this years ago and its still just as fun

Good quality especially considering its age. NEWGROUNDS FO LIFE :P


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Cheese-on-toastCheese-on-toast

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice

pretty funny, the ninja guy was kind of annoying. medicinal herb lol...classic


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picocousin23picocousin23

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOAH!!!

Pico and Tom Fulp will go down in history!


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darkthingdarkthing

Rated 4 / 5 stars

it ok

it curces but it ok it takes skill