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UPDATE: Wow! Front page! Thank you! I'd like to say that, yes it doesn't have much of a story, but it's only supposed to be a fun run-and-gun platformer made in a little over a week. And yes, we love Cave Story!

UPDATE 2: Now with a better intro and some tweaks.

Made for Flixel February!

Press P to pause. You can also use SPACE to jump and CTRL to fire.

We got it in *just* under the wire, and it's kind of rough. If you find any bugs or problems, let us know!

You, the lone crew member on a small vessel, find a space station near the edge of explored space beaming out a distress call. As anyone would do in such a situation, you blindly investigate.

Features include multiple weapons, rocket jumping, fast physics, and a retro style.

I would like to thank Synteza for producing the loops for us. They're awesome.

Reviews


NadakaiKuraiNadakaiKurai

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

Love it.

When I saw everyone talking about Cave Story. I checked that out. I see sooo many similarities and I don't see why people would be angry for that. I see it as a tribute to possibly the best free ware game ever. Congrats on a great game.


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abielins responds:

Thanks :) This made me happy.


jetleo1jetleo1

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

Cave Story. without a doubt :)

and i would know. im playing cave story at the moment. im sad i didnt find the secret room, and that i killed the computer... but oh well. great game :) a bit short and with a near nonexistant story, but cave story's is uncomprehensible, so its about equal :) i seemed to have missed alot. i didnt see the secret room or the jetpack thing :( now to comment on 2 reviews.
1) the spark generator is actually the Plasma Cytter, and its this games knife. heavy damage, short range
2) cave story is an indie rpg/platformer/shooter action/adventure game with a lot of fighting (think megaman, platform Metroid) and a racing bit or two [thats all the generes ;) ] and has some heavy, and at times non-understandable, drama. and its free to download. so go play it. and remember, when the TV dog thing (first boss) asks "Are you ganna fight me with that thing?" say "Yes, and i'm gonna kick your @## with it."
and about this game, good work :)


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vyndrelvyndrel

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

yeah cave story..

definetly reminded of that game.. even the machine guy that acts as a jet pack,
great game dud


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SubrosianDimitriSubrosianDimitri

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

Great Sidescroller Shooter

This game is very fun, I really like the graphics and gameplay. It reminds me of a lot of great shooting games.

First off, the weapons, they ranged from amazing, to great, to okay, to absolutely worthless. The Machine Gun in the Secret Room is the best because it reloads quickly and fires quickly. Then there's the Rocket Launcher which has limited rockets that can be easily replenished. The starting Laser Gun is okay, it gets the job done, but is useless once you get the Machine Gun. Then there's the weird weapon with a hard to remember name that I'll call the spark generator, because that's all it does, generate sparks that don't seem to do anything. I won't tell you where the Secret Room is, but if you do find it, be sure to take the Maching Gun!

For Enemies, we have Blobs, of three colors, turret lights that remind me of Blasting Agent, a Crazy Computer, and a Giant Blob for a final boss. That's okay, you can kill them without dying a cheap death, even though it would have been nice to have more enemy variety. The control is simple and easy to understand, it's perfectly responsive, you can easily shoot up, down, left, or right, it's fun blasting things, and the Metroid-style escape at the end was really cool!

Even though it's fun, the game does fall on the short side, I beat the game in less that an hour, and I found a lot of the hidden goodies and health extensions, I had 15 health MAX by the end of the game. The weapons don't all feel nessecary, the Spark Generator (because that's what I call it), is all in all completely worthless and I feel should have been removed before beta testing, but that could just be me. There are plent of health extentions to find, I also notice that everybody says this game is like Cave Story, I have no clue what Cave Story is, so if someone could tell me, that would be nice.

Condition is a fun game to play, even if you can breeze through it quicker, there is almost no story, and it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, it's still a fun, enjoyable game for the Newgrounds Flash Portal and if you haven't played it yet, when you finish reading my review, play the game, and experience the fun, it definately isn't Contra or Super C, but is still all around enjoyable and is worth playing through at least once.

9/10
5/5


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Kirby0Kirby0

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

Cave Story + Condition = Space Story?

I love the references to Cave Story, and otherwise its a great wellrounded game.

Keep up the great work