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Jul 27, 2009 | 5:33 AM EDT

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Originally titled NINJA
This is my tribute to Castle Crashers and my way of saying thanks to The Behemoth :)
Please recommend this for the Castle Crashers collection and for Fighting Games!!!

An evil Samurai Master has unleashed his army onto the world and it is up to you to save everyone from slavery and damnation in this action-packed ninja game...

- Over 20 locations to visit and revisit as many times as you like.
- 11 different characters to choose from, 8 of which have to be unlocked.
- 6 Unlockable combo moves.
- Level your character up all the way to level 30!
- Manage your stats such as Strength, Armor and Speed.
- Fight many different enemies including various bosses.
- 8 unique weapons to buy and wield!
- Wield not only melee weapons, but master the art of shuriken and bomb chucking.
- Practice makes perfect, so train on unsuspecting innocent creatures like chickens, goats and bunnies!
- Want to take a break from playing? Don't worry, the game auto-saves!
- Too hard or too easy for you? Never fear, there are 3 difficulty settings: Easy, Normal and Hard.
- Your computer too slow to handle the graphics? Just go to the settings in the pause menu and turn the quality to low, medium or high.

Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrow Keys
Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double-tap Left or Right
Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spacebar
Attack 1 . . . . . . . . . . . A
Attack2. . . . . . . . . . . . S
Throw Shuriken . . . . . . D
Cycle Weapons. . . . . . Q
Throw Bomb . . . . . . . . W
Drink Health Potion . . . E
Pause Menu . . . . . . . . P or ESC

NOTICE: Anyone is free to make videos of my games. Sharing video game experiences with others is really nice. It gives me some exposure while the people who make the videos get something back in return. I fully support the monetisation of any video you make containing footage from my games. As long as you don’t claim to be the creator of my games, it’s all good! Throwing my name, SeethingSwarm, as the creator into the description or into the video itself is also always appreciated.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


For such an awesome game you haven´t been given any propper attention, I must say that this game is probably one of the best game in newgrounds, I love the atmosphere and the simple rpg aspects of the game as well, can´t wait for more.
I have noticed that the lag in your game was not caused by the game itself but by the operative system that I was using before, I basically changed it and it works better now.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Warble Castle Crashers Warble

I've never played Castle Crashers before, sadly I lack an Xbox360 and my friends lack Castle Crashers, but I find this game to be an actual PLEASURE to play. There are no outstanding flaws that ruin the gameplay for me, I played all the way up to the forest hideout rest stop, and still enjoyed myself.

I couldn't care if this was a tribute or not, it's just a fun game and I loved every second. The only thing that could be better is the animations in general, the characters seem a bit stiff to me, Running, jumping, attacking... they all seem like they were done with the character in that perfect upright position, and there wasn't much redrawing done, but that's just my thought.

Overall, loved the game, you're a credit to indie games.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Thanks a lot!
Yeah I'm not really a master at animation, hehe :)
I did my best to optimize the graphics for gameplay, but still tried to keep it as good-looking as I can.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome game!

Really fun game with nice gameplay. music/Sound & graphics!

But I have one complain:
The boss fights get repetitive and easy!
Instead of giving the bosses an insane amount of health, you should give them some minions to aid them in battle and maybe some area attacks which are harder to dodge!

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Glad you like it :)
Thanks for the constructive criticism, good ideas!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Go play Castle Crashers.

Its a good game, but its not your game. Its Toms and Dans game. Tribute rarara Tribute tribute, yeah okay its a tribute, but what I don't understand is why don't people just go and play Castle Crashers? this is Castle Crashers but just with flawes and worse art. (No offence intended, I do like your art, but Dans is better) so yeah in conclusion, its just a crummier version of Castle Crashers. Go play Castle Crashers.

SeethingSwarm responds:

Dan's art is the best and I certainly agree with you that he's much, MUCH better than me. I'm not even trying to do the same art style as him. I'm a HUGE fan of CC. I guess the reason why anyone would play this over Castle Crashers is because everyone can play it for free.

Even though there's a lot of features from Castle Crashers, I still believe that there's also a lot of original stuff in this game. A few people have even said this game reminds them of Golden Axe. Long before Castle Crashers there were many games like it. CC with all of its hilarity is definitely not the first of its kind,... The Behemoth just brough the genre back.

Anyway, sorry to disappoint :(


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I am truly in awe at how great this game is. The fact it is taking me away from one of my animations (which I hate not doing) shows how good this is. It does have a strong Castle Crashers feel and is a great tribute. The jumping was half nascence half kick-ass, but the space button did not fit the control scheme for me so it was rejected from my play. The verity of characters was nice, but their ability to spam you with attacks was annoying and was a main reason I needed 5 potions for many of the levels. The bosses were challenging, but I feel you could have made two new ones for the 2nd to last bosses (the double super soldiers). In their place I would have put twins, one green and one blue, Green would have double Flails( maces attached to a handle with a chain) and blue with a giant sword (also known as a bastard sword). Only one other thing bothered me with the bosses, which was the absence of pauses (accept for the swamp monster). In Castle Crasher many bosses give you a chance to hit them; an example would be the Ice King, who laughs every now and again. Finally the music was great and fit well; you did an awesome job making it. For a free game this was amazing and I hope you continue to make great games that everyone can enjoy. Keep doing what you do best and give yourself a pat on the back.

p.s. it is awesome to how you answer everyone's reviews, it is something I always like to see here at NG.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Wow, thanks for the awesome review!
It's sad the spacebar felt awkward for you, because I think jumping would have helped you a lot so that you wouldn't have needed 5 potions for a lot of the levels, but still, it's neat that you managed without it. I've played this on a laptop recently and realised that the spacebar is seriously awkward on a laptop, cuz it's smaller and a bit more to the right... maybe you played on one? I'm not sure which button would be better than the spacebar...

I would have loved to put more different kinds of enemies and bosses into the game, but the ugly truth is that I just did not have the time for it. This game took way more work and time than I initially thought, and it ended up with a lot more variety than I planned :)