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Oct 10, 2008 | 4:31 PM EDT
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WOW. I mean really- Holy crap, I'm submitting Crunchdown. This game's bin in my back pocket for a DAMN LONG TIME. Took about 3 or 4 months to make, left it up for bid for another month, then I finally got it all sorted and had to wait another week because- Come on, I'm not bringin out a game the same week as the Swain n Ed McMillen.

Ok so WHAT IS CRUNCHDOWN? Well it's a brawler, like Golden Axe or Streets of Rage, or Dad n Me and The Red Baron. I can't even remember the last time I saw one o these on Newgrounds; anyway, here's the twist: You can eat stuff. Not just stuff, you can eat everything- Including enemies. Why would you want to eat everything? Good question. You get the ability of what you eat. Like if you eat a basketball you can bounce guys over, eat a bicycle an you can drive into guys, eat a bush and you can whip guys, I won't spoil it but there's ALOT o shit to find. Oh and it automatically saves your progress so you can carry on playing it some other time.

I wanted to make Crunchdown because I just loved the way Cannoncrotch turned out. It was like a parody/tribute of shooters but it was all original and new. I wanted to do the same thing with fighting games and this is it. It's kind of like a sequel. If Cannoncrotch was my Shaun o the Dead, then this is my Hot Fuzz. Yeah that makes sense.

CREDITS- So many people played a part in this one. Firstly there's the audio guys, about 12 of em. They're in the game, I added a SOUNDTRACK button. These Audio portal guys NEVER get enough credit for stuff. This game'll get like a hundred thousand hits, but the music'll only get two thousand. It's pretty shit.
Also MINDCHAMBER drew all the loading screen. At first it was like a blank screen, and I probably would've added a sprite or something, but then Mindchamber comes up with all his pro artist graphical shit and now it LOOKS LIKE A GAME.
Thanks to the guys that helped me out when the whole thing collapsed ontop of me. There was a point when I had the game about 80% and the whole thing just corrupted and deleted itself or some crazy business. Check my userpage, I freaked out. Anyway, The-EXP and Sasuke2910 both swooped in at the same time and offered to decompile the whole thing. This game wouldn't have even bin finished without that, so that's great.
Thanks to ALL THEM FOOLS AT EXPLOSM for telling me when everythin was broken and shit, and suggesting abilities n shit.

Infact, if any of you want to suggest an ability in your review, or a PM, go for it. I might throw it in.

Actually, if you've read this far I might aswell give you the cheat. Just a THANKS FOR READING thing. Click in the top-right corner of the title screen and type in "EVERYTHING", then start a new game. It'll unlock everything.

What else- what else.. THANKS TO NEWGROUNDS FOR TEACHING ME GAMES. Also for buying this thing. Do you know how hard it is to sell a game with this much use of the word FUCK? You can vomit on a prostitute and get an achievement for it. I got a couple offers from guys who wanted me to censor it all, but Newgrounds were the only ones that just went with it from day one. So that's great.

I don't THINK there's anything else for me to say. I think this is the part where I get about 50 reviews a minute telling me how glitched it is. I started my next game if you wanna check that out on my userthing.

Yep, so here it is: CRUNCHDOWN.
8 levels
6 boss fights
25 abilities
8 weapons
10 Achievements
and a whole bunch more
Have fun with it.

UPDATE: The credits song is PACHABEL'S CANON IN D played on an electric guitar.
Search Google Videos for GUITAR, it's like the first guy.

Reviews


kikumankikuman

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Damnit!

I had planed something like this for my first flash! (With less swearing) Months of planning gone! Oh well back to the drawing board. Fun game though sometimes it was a little hard to line up punches.


I-smel responds:

Ok thanks.

This was a fucking hard game to make. I think I saved you from goin crazy on your first Flash. There's about 5 brawlers like this on NG, and now I know why.


HaXoR1500HaXoR1500

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Delightful

HUZAH!!! the moment I have been waiting for... is here when Kirby and Double Dragon, collide! it was excellent and in overall it is a 9 out of nine because of the cheap ass scenes (no offense ) and when you try to eat a boss whilst you are blinking, you suddenly vanish but you can still be wounded.

I think it is an extremely great game, that deserves a couple of awards and such.


I-smel responds:

I'm pretty good at not getting awards.


making-fiendsmaking-fiends

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Couple Bugs ;_;

In the mall part when move down and to the right, two of the enemies bugged out, Couldn't attack them and they couldn't attack me. Lawnmower abillity didn't work, trying to eat them didn't work, thankfully the floor cleaner did and I stayed in it long enough to kill them.
Then on the elevator one of the big charge guys glitched out of the elevator onto the very left edge of my screen where he continued to rise, my little yellow ally decided it was a good idea to try and kill him leaving me with a swarm that ended up killing my remaining 8 lives.
There were some others but those were the 2 potentially game ruining ones I saw so I figured they would be the most important to write about.

I really wish the cutscenes were animated, I didn't find them that interesting or enlightening (or visually appealing) So I just skipped them, I usually enjoy cutscenes too. Also the profanity felt forced, it never really seemed necessary for it to occur, and just for me it detracted from my overall game play experience, especially knowing it caused you difficulty down the line. I think it would have been better without it.

Other than that I thought it was pretty nifty, but I got confused when I could and when I could not eat something so I spent a bit of time trying to much on things that couldn't be munched, especially in the beginning. And I know that's alot of background to draw, but in the future you could spruce it up a little if you're up to the task.

Good game otherwise, animation ran a little slow but Im chopping that up to my computer. Not a bad job indeed.


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JackTipperJackTipper

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great game.

It was fun to see what powers you could obtain but I found some bugs along the way. I died at the mall boss and when I came back I just ate him. I turned into a dog and I ended up stuck. Did I miss something there? Also if you eat a boxer and charge a punch till the power timer is over you get to keep the glove. I didn't get to finish the game but it only took two levels for me to know I'd come back to finish it. Other than the two bugs found so far and the poorly written dialog this game deserves at least ten minutes from any gamer. Great job.


I-smel responds:

I think you mean AWESOMELY written dialogue


nataSNoosenataSNoose

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The ending kind of made me sad

Everything about this is just epic.I wish i could of seen the full ending,credits killed it.In the game it seems that the enemy's can hit you from any direction but for the main character to hit something it has to be directly on the shadow.Awsome game


I-smel responds:

:(((