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Pico of the Dark Ages

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Apr 30, 2007 | 11:23 PM EDT
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Author Comments

Help Pico battle it out in the Dark Ages against the Evil Dark Wizard Allucardis and his vast Army of UberGoths!

If you need help with the bosses, Revoo has posted some strats on the last page of the reviews. They should make the bosses a piece of cake. Good luck!!

**!*! UPDATE 4.0 !*!**
After hearing that enough people were taking issue with the following, now Pico no longer takes a small amount of damage when blocking, and the bosses attack power has been cut in half. Enjoy!

**!*! UPDATE 3.0 !*!**
Holy crap!!! Daily Second! Thank you so much for your support everyone!!

**!*! UPDATE 2.0 !*!**
Bugs with the hero 's health and lives have been fixed, and you can choose whether you want to start a new game or continue at the beginning of a previous stage. UberGoths now have a 10% less chance of blocking. Bosses remain as difficult as ever, Muahahaha!!!

**!*! UPDATE 1.0 !*!**
Front Page!! 4.0 score!! WOOHOO!!! Thank you sooo much everyone!! I'm so glad you're enjoying my game!


Movement: Arrow keys
Attack: 'A'
Block: 'S'
Strong Attack: 'D'

**Warning!** This game may appear too difficult, but keep in mind that each of the three bosses have a pattern. Find the pattern, and they're easy!

Have fun, it's my first full blown (completed... ahem...) game, all in AS 2.0 Object Oriented Programming. Please PM me if you find any bugs!

Very special thanks to the following:

Andy Schlossberg: For the code help and support.

Tom Fulp and friends: For keeping Newgrounds amazing for ten years! Happy Birthday Tom!

Edgen: You make amazing music!! I'm so glad I found your work at the NG Audio Portal!



Rated 3 / 5 stars

too hard

When you die and come back you should come back with full health, not whatever partial health you had when you started that level.

Blocking hits should not decrease your health.

Being too difficult is the most common mistake I've seen in flash games. Look at a game like the recent zombie defense game that's scoring 4.55 or thereabouts. One of the things it did really right is keep the difficulty low, guaranteeing a fun first play.

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mongoid responds:

I would think that half the fun of a game is the challenge. ;-P

Imagine if you bought a game off the shelf, took it home and beat it all on your first try. Where's the fun in that?

Good catch on the health bug, I'll take a look at that when midterms are over.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, very nice

A bit hard, atleast for me though. Couldn't really stop between the action eithor, but then again neithor of those facts really don't mean anything bad. Grade A material though

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mongoid responds:

I'm glad you liked it. :-)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Yep, this is goin on my favorites.

Next time, put a pause button unless i missed that part...

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mongoid responds:

Oh I intend to... after midterms. :-D I'm glad I made your favorites list. Congrats!!! You're the first one who has ever put me on theirs. :-O!!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is fun

It's hard, but you gave us a warning. Fun and is worth playing.

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mongoid responds:

Ha ha ha, it's only hard until you figure out the patterns. Trust me. :-P Thanks for the high marks!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well done!

In contrast to the flood of shitty Pico day submissions, it's nice that you've managed to submit a high-quality work. Very, very smooth graphics, easy controls, well-synchronized sound and good taste in sound effects. The game itself is a little too simple and easy for my taste since I generally find 2-D fight games sort of boring, but all-in-all you've produced a damn impressive game here. Congratulations.

mongoid responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the kind words. :-)