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Jun 3, 2009 | 6:17 AM EDT
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Raider: Episode 1 is the first in a series of five platformers, consisting of a single level each. The levels are long, however.

This game is designed to be reminiscent of 'old-school' games which those of us old enough to remember playing them as children might find nostalgic.
It is designed to be CHALLENGING. Only the best players will be able to achieve the fabled S ranking for their performance. Can you?!/

Controls are specified in the game. They can also be customised from the How to Play screen.

PLEASE try Beginner mode if you're not great at platformers or if you find the other difficulties to hard and frustrating. It removes many of the most irritating aspects of the higher difficulties. Please do not complain that the game is too hard if you haven't even tried Easy mode.

NOTE: It seems that playing this in Internet Explorer results in some strange input-related problems, where the keys seem to 'stick' or something. You shouldn't really be using IE anyway; it's a notoriously bad browser.

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VampiricLordVampiricLord

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars June 19, 2009

a little hard

i am using IE and i didn't notice any problems either. although honestley, the game is a little hard for me even on beginner XD make it a little easier next time please



bombriderbombrider

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2009

Awesome

This is probably one of the better games on newgrounds, haven't beaten it yet (though I will) but it seems like the difficulty level is just perfect for my tastes. Seems like alot of detail went into the controls. Feels easier to short hop as compared to most other games I found. I use Internet Explorer and honestly didn't notice any "sticking" or any problem at all. Controls seemed perfectly fluid. Look forward to other episodes after I beat this one.


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Pseudolonewolf responds:

I think it's probably just a specific VERSION of IE that makes that key sticking happen, annoyingly enough... Good to know that it doesn't happen to everyone with IE though.


KingOfBabylonKingOfBabylon

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 19, 2009

Wish I could've played this on NES!

Great sprites, immersive storyline, great game in general. Making it one big level makes it a little bit repetitive though. I would've also enjoyed an equipment screen or something. Still, looking forward to the sequels!


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IshtarruIshtarru

Rated 2 / 5 stars June 19, 2009

It could be better

Everyone's talking about how this game is difficult but good, but I can't really get into it. I mean, what I have seen of it is good, but the control system needs fine-tuning. Every so often I'll be playing the game when the controls will go haywire and Arkus will get stuck walking in a given direction all on his own while I try desperately to regain control and keep him alive at the same time.


Pseudolonewolf responds:

This is the result of a mysterious Internet Exporer problem which I never knew about until the game was released and don't know how to fix because it makes no sense. Try using a better browser.


DazmiDazmi

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2009

Perfect platformer

This is a great platformer game.
The sprites were done wonderfully, the story is good and it's mildly humorous, the level design is challenging and it looks nice, and the music fits in with the pixel-style graphics.

The only thing I hate, are the people who compare this to other platforming games such as Megaman, and Mario. Then again... any classic platforming game is compared to that.


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