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Aug 23, 2009 | 5:00 AM EDT
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The Tarboy SOUNDTRACK is now available for download here:


Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good!

This movie is very good! Has a deep meaning about enslavement and the corruption of industry. I found it short, because just as you really get into it, it ends:(. This plot begs for a sequel, and I really hope thereris one! Keep up with the good work!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Tarboy 2!!!!!! Now!!!!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Original

Like the subject stated, pretty original, it like a combo of the movie Robots and the the movie princess bride (part of the grandpa telling the story), well that's what it reminded me of. Part with the janitor made me LOL. I was kinda sad that Tarboy melted, I would like to know of he does find the rest of his body, but the story suffices itself. I would have like a little more depth in the animation of TarBoy, like the rest of the robots, but tar is black, so i guess it makes for better realism.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Very nice idea. I once had a similar idea for a hero, but instead of tar imagine him made of living shadows, pure darkness.

I honestly think that the part when the lights are turned back off and tarboy and that big bug-like machine have their fight is one of the most well animated sequence of flash animation on newgrounds...ever.

As great as this is, I gave you a 9 for one specific reason. I would have liked to see you do more with the fact that he is made of tar. Throw some tar balls, shapshift, make his arms longer or shape them into blades (think [PROTOTYPE]). I think this would have made Tarboy into a much cooler hero, but this is just a suggestion. Would also like to see more. (^_^)

P.S. "Shut up Billy!" Love it. For that you get a second happy face! (*_^)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Cool Animation, good story keep up the good work ! A quality adjuster would be great.