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Madness Accelerant

rated 4.44 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun

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Sep 22, 2009 | 11:09 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged September 23, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice September 30, 2009
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Author Comments

Thirty days to bring this together and it still comes down to the wire on Madness Day. We've poured everything we got into this game so hopefully you enjoy it and it runs ok on your computer! If it runs slow, Q toggles the quality.

This game is a shot-by-shot playable remake of Krinkel's Madness Consternation! We took a few liberties but overall tried to match the progression pretty closely. Enjoy!!!

Also note the fun fan-art gallery, showcasing stuff from the Art Portal!



Sept 23 - Final boss bugs should be fixed! Clear your cache.

Sept 24 - Hank now spends less time on the ground, while enemies spend more and can be shot while on ground. Hopefully this feels a little better!

Sept 29 - Fixed doorway agent bug and added a SWAP button (D) to swap weapons when you already have one. Walking over a weapon you already have will increase your ammo!

Sept 30 - Added option for MOUSE AIMING! We hope this makes lots of people happy.

Oct 1 - Added Madness Mode, which you unlock by beating the game. It's HARDCORE!

Sorry I can't add a pause button. This game is in AS2 and built in a way that simply doesn't allow it. Flash has no native pause support.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I had only a few minor problems with Accelerant...

The melee attacks on the ground are underpowered, in my opinion. More-over, it's just a one-two punch, and it seemed to pass-up a perfect opportunity for a combo system similar to that of NG Rumble.

I find myself dreading hand-to-hand combat in this game, so it really just becomes a game of finding and using your next gun as soon as possible...that would be fine, (especially since it's set up to send in a new disposable agent to supply another weapon) except it takes so long to do any damage with your bare fists alone...and unless you can get the guy that was initially carrying the gun out of the way, he's going to be a nuisance. That really becomes a problem when fighting the final boss.

Then you get the Chainsaw and I think to myself, "Oh, well this is a lot better than using my bare fists, and easier to manage than worrying about ammo running out!" Except, the moment you pick up a gun that's been dropped, regardless if it has a full-clip, or one shot left, you'll discard whatever you're carrying to pick up whatever's sitting there.

I'd propose a system, since no-ammo melee attacks are so underpowered, where you can use the empty gun that you're holding as a club. Bash the hell out of the enemies with the stock, Halo style, and when you're ready to switch out, you can discard the weapon with the press of a button....or even better, THROW the used weapon as a projectile, like in Madness Interactive!

It's just tedious punching the crap out of as a shooting platform, it urges you to start shooting by having your character being incompetent at anything else. Hell, a block function would be nice for some of these brawls too, but you have to just kind of rely on the thought that you'll punch or jump kick them first...and with a single air-melee attack, that gets old pretty quick too.

Going back to the gun pick up system, why doesn't Hank want to keep an array of weapons anymore? I liked the system in Madness Interactive where you could keep two guns at a armed, and the other holstered, or on your back...too many times have I found myself saying, "Man, I wish I could take them both." That would be ideal once I acquire the Chainsaw, then I just stash it while I use guns. Run out of ammo, then whip the Chainsaw out again...repeat the process over and over again...but maybe that would make it too easy...

There are a few things that would've made it easier, but were taken out that I don't really mind. Like I said, after you steal the weapons from the agents, they just become nuisances. I try to make every shot count, so, if possible, I try to get the boss to kill the goons for me. Like the giant shot-gun wielding monster...I say "Thanks!" every time he blasts one of the guys that are trying to punch me, but whenever I get up close with a flamethrower or something, he'll club the shit out of me with that giant shot gun of his...if I don't get away, it knocks me across the stage, but it seems to pass right through the goons.

Despite it all, though, it's an addictive Run N' Gun game...if it weren't for the three lives system, dying would have become incredibly annoying (because you're constantly taking hits when you're ganged. Block function!) I found myself grinning time to time with how the stages and events played out, and all-in-all, it's still a thoroughly entertaining flash game.

Even though there isn't a pause function, I enjoy the fact that it has proceed arrows to help provide a break between fights.

The music was intense, and appropriate for the environment Krinkles had maintained from the beginning with his Madness series. The sound effects were well-chosen too, so full score in the sound department.

The visuals were amazing! MindChamber truly is a beast...his interpretation of the Madness textures and environment really set a new standard each year for Madness Day!

Great job, you guys! Voted 5, of course.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pause Buttons are for pansies

This is hands down the ultimate Madness gaming experience. You guys did a fanTASTIC job. There's not much I can say here. The graphucs, gameplay, music everything was right. I think this game could be expanded and marketed commercially. I saw a response on "Everything by Everyone" that won't leave my head because of this game:



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

YAY but

the game is great but it goes really slow when i click run then jumop it goes slow


Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome game

i liked this better than madness regeant. The way the boss follows you and the terrain you're on make this an ever-changing boss fight. Unfortunately my comp cannot run as fast as I expected and everything was very slow. Fortunately, this made the game easier since I could see everything around me and react a second before everything else around me could react. Still, I like thing-thing arenas better than this, lol. And I still cant figure out a couple of the medals...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is why video games are made!

The only thing better than watching Hank battle his way through the insanity of Madness is taking the driver's seat and doing it yourself! Truly an epic game!