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There's a fire an old folks home! Help save everyone!
Re-creation of one of my fav wee games, game and watch's Fire!
Use the arrow keys to move left and right to help bounce the people safely to the ambulance from the burning building!
It gets quite tight after a while with alot of close calls!
My best is around 106!
Ye my pre-loader is a little dated!
Hm, simple, yet not bad at all.
~ Animation/Graphics ~
The animation was great and the graphics were very good for a game like this. I have no complaints about your art work or anything like that. I do think there are some places for improvement though.
I would like to see a little more going on in the background. Instead of stationary clouds you could have the clouds animated and moving in a continuing loop. The sun could be waving back and forth like it was on fire, and there could be animals or other things going on in the background. Not only would this make the game look better, but it would also make it kind of funny. Like everything is going on just fine except for the fire in the front. Maybe instead of animals you could have people standing there taking pictures of the the whole scene and news vehicles.
I do think that only having three different characters would make it boring after awhile. Personally I only got through the first two because I actually found the game to be kind of difficult. Even if you didn't want to add different characters then you could change the dress of the characters around so they aren't all the same.
Like I said, these things will really add to the submission, but the animation and graphics that you have are really good. :)
~ Story/Content ~
I thought the game was hard, but it really wasn't about the game. It was more about how laggy my computer is. That's why I won't take away any points for the gameplay. On top of that my computer has this glitch where it clicks off the game sometimes, which therefor makes it impossible for me to move in the game. It would be nice to have some sort of pausing system set up where the game would pause if the mouse accidentally clicked off of the screen.
I was brainstorming some ways to change this from a simple game into a great game that people will remember. Hopefully you will take some of these ideas into consideration for future games that you create. :)
If you add Levels then you open up an entirely new direction for this game. For example, you can implement a money system where you would generate money depending on how many people you saved. Instead of having lives you could go with the direction of having a goal for each level, which would tie in with the money system really well.
So yeah, with the money you could have a store in between levels. They could by upgrades like bigger net, strength (moves the people higher and further so you have to hit them less times), and some kind of interest upgrade or system where they could get 10 percent more gold of their total at the end of each level or something along those lines.
I think another thing that makes games better is to add a story behind it. Instead of just this place randomly being on fire perhaps you could add a background story to it some way. For example you could have some kids playing with matches and they set it on fire, etc... I'm sure there is something that you could come up with that would be pretty funny and would really add to the overall effect of the game. :)
~ Audio ~
The audio was pretty good all around. You had nice sound effects and the background music was good. I think that something that you could have done is make a couple more sound effects for the old people. Perhaps just some random generic old people moans and mumbles could have added more humor to this game. :) I'll do things like this in the future if you ever need a voice of some sort for a game.
~ Overall ~
The graphics and animation that you had were great, but there was room to add more. There could be some sort of story and a cool store system behind this game if you wanted to make it a little more complex. There could be a couple more sound effects as well.
It's a nice simple game as it is though. Keep up the good work.
~ Review Request Club ~
Hey thanks a lot for the in depth review!
Ye now that you mention it the background does look a little stale! I did struggle tweaking the difficulty of the game, seems I'm not there yet though! The difficulty ramps up a bit too much I think after the skinny guy pops up. The 3rd guy appears around score 70+. I'll have to tweak the difficulty of me games properly next time :p
In terms of the story and complexity I was really just going for something short and presentable, fun to play for a few minutes so I just kept it as straightforward and simple as possible, but for me next creation I'll definitely look at adding a lot more depth to it!
The game is pretty nice, man, I kind of liked it, it's a great game to play when you have time to play it, I really like this concept, the beginning was pretty easy, but it gets harder after 2 minutes, what is great, so, it challenges the player, it was a nice game, huh...
The art was super cool, very well made, I liked the animation, you made a nice job, because the art gives the special touch of the game. Also, NG has a lot of games like this, but most of them are awful, but you made a nice job here, I really liked it... Congrats.
The game was very fun, I liked it a lot, and i had a good time playing this, it was very funny, too, keep it up man, I like it, and I wanna see more from you...
(Review Request Club)
Thank you very much!, Glad you enjoyed.
I found it quite difficult to balance the difficulty of the game evenly, might need to of made it pick up slightly faster.
Roll on the summer and free time and hopefully I'll have more submission on the way ;)
It was a little slow starting before more old biddies came out of the building although the difficulty increased at that point, fun game.
Hey thanks, yeah I wasn't to sure on how to tune it as adding 1 extra character increases the difficulty by quite a lot! So I thought to just ease into it at the beginning to warm the player up would be the best bets.
This game was already made on the Game and Watch and you didn't improve on it at all. Congrats.
Was expecting something worse, but looks like I stand wrong.
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