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Nov 17, 2007 | 3:01 AM EST
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*** UPDATE TO 1.6.5 ***
Corrected the awful bug that screwed up with saves.
Unfortunately old version saves are useless with this one... I am truly sorry.

As always: Play it and keep voting/reviewing, As you can see I respond to everyone, and often follow your suggestions. Thank you everyone!!!

*** MAJOR UPDATE - V.1.6 ***
Wow! Frontpage!
I worked on the game to update it with some new features. I think it's a good way to celebrate!
Here is a list of what changed:
(They are quite a few things... your old saves will not work with the new version. Sorry!)

*** In the menu where you distribute your points, added some useful hints explaining what the abilities do. (Also changed the position of some buttons)
*** Added Charisma: a Skill that slows down crowd enthusiasm diminishment. If it increased combos effectiveness, it would have been too easy to reach the Maximum... hope it suffices.
*** BETTER COLLISIONS with monster: you should not get stuck in between them... but don't let them surround you or you cannot pass!
*** Added a graphic effect to show how much the combos increase public enthusiasm
*** Difficulty recalibrated a bit: the first enemies should go down easier
*** Now the malus for saving games applies correctly at the end of the game
*** Corrected the error that prevented the Archer from buying Elven Arrows
*** Now you can see what you have already bought in the shop!
*** If you want, you can HOLD the mouse button to autoattack as soon as you can... but beware: it will be more difficult to time the attacks for the combos!
*** Changed color to potions to match those of the bars...
*** In survival mode, the crowd now doesn't throw just the money (but remember: money increases score!)
*** Corrected the glitch with some special abilities when you level up in survival mode.
*** Now that combos are easier even at low levels, money should be sufficent...
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I've tried to make something different from the usual battle games based on turns... it's not a real time strategy game, nor an rpg... I tried to keep it in the middle, pumping up the action like in an ARCADE game.

You are a prisoner in an Arena, you have to fight for the public's amusement, and try to survive and gain enough power to break free.
Choose between 4 different Characters, earn money, entertain the public for money and xp bonus, level up, buy better weapon and equipments, pick up monsters drops... and stay alive!

It is really action packed, with lots of enemies on screen (more than a dozen sometimes), pushing a little hard on the CPU of old computers. I've put a FPS counter in the bottom left corner, with three buttons for changing quality: please use them to keep FPS at least around 15 FPS (the game is designed to run at 20 FPS).

You can play in Story Mode or Survival Mode. The first features 12 levels (+2 bosses), the other one will never end. Highscores are obviously separated.

CONTROLS:
Mouse for Hero's orientation, left click to attack.
WASD or ARROWS to move
Press CTRL or SPACE to activate the Special Ability of the Character.
click SHIFT to raise the shield (Warrior and Cleric only), click it another time to put it away.
(you can choose between the two key sets in the menu and in the pause screen. default is WASD + SHIFT + SPACE)
M to toggle Music, X to toggle sounds, P to Pause.
*** NOTE: There is a training mode, where you can gain confidence with the controls, which are difficult at the beginning but allow the maximum effectiveness in combat: you can walk in a direction and attack in another. Training mode is available after you select your character.

A final note about the difficulty: This game is HARD, i know. It is not meant to be finished the first time you play it, but to grant some degree of challenge.

Have Fun, and please Vote/Review!
Thank You

Reviews


LorienvardenLorienvarden

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great one - addictive !

It was very fun to play and fire away at those monsters. Some things I'ld really like to see:
- autofire Safe countless mice by letting us hold down the mousebutton to attack repeadiatly.
- Skills Skills Skills Make lvling more exiting by adding more skills to the characters. Perhaps include a skilltree to make several styles of play viable per character
- visuals The animation for shooting and slashing where a bit lacking... not bad, but a bit unsatisfying. I enjoy vivid slashes, visible impacts and a bit of gore on monster death's. No need to get into splattering the screen with blood until it leaks onto the desktop - but simply vanishing and leaving a pint of Blood isn't much either.

Great game nonetheless, one I'll add to my favorites for sure.


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MurderMetalMurderMetal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Addicting Fun

Think this is the funnest game I have played in months. Keep up the good work guys!!


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arontanaarontana

Rated 5 / 5 stars

W00t

This game pwns! The only problem is that it is a little hard for me. GREAT!!


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Devin1127Devin1127

Rated 5 / 5 stars

man

this game was probly the most fun game newgrounds could have i got to the 5th lv and past on all guys =] sorry to the people who didnt u have to plan what your going to pick as your stats and keep running around so you dont get hit as often any ways great game cant wait till the new verson comes out mail me when it comes out


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KainazoKainazo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun

The game was well constructed but had some flaws, i wont go into that because i know your updating it. As for my class of choice it was the mage. I got through many stages until my friend IMed me and it took my out of the window. Here was my strat if anyone is having trouble: use your skill points on improving your special's skill power, skill recharge rate, run speed, in the order you see fit. After those are maxed go for health. Run around like a chicken with its head chopped off and fire away. Aim for the archers bacause they dont "clump up" like the melee does and use your special on groups of guys. Keep it the fireball, its AOE is very helpful. Save up for the orb so you use less skill points when you use your special and save up for the health pots. You also could improve you regular attack by buying it multiple times. Money is kind of hard to come by at the start but soon you will be killing groups of 4-6 guys rapidly and the croud will go wild. They drop some coins but if getting it means being hit, dont bother. Dont forget your potions and have fun. On a side note, Kelemas have you thought of making the item selection different, heres my idea. A couple of times i miss pressed what potion i wanted and a simpler way of setting them up may be that "q" and "e" move a box left and right over 1 item that is highlighted. It could be a yellowish box in the backround of the item and pressing lets say the "r" key will use it. Or you will always use the left most item and "q" and "e" will rotate the order. I would prefer the first way, but thats just me. As for people using the arrow keys the bottons could be the delete, end, and page down keys. You have a great game, just expand it and I look forward to playing the updates. PS: you can use any/all the info from this in your guide to help others.


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