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rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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Jul 28, 2010 | 7:40 AM EDT

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Defeat the fire monsters that have invaded the world by shooting waterballs at them in this retro-styled platform game!

I have used a NES colour palette to give the game a more retro feeling. I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I did making it.

Use the arrow keys to move, up arrow to jump and space to shoot. Use + and - to turn the volume up and down. You can return to the menu by pressing 'm'.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Waterboy is a platformer game, inspired by Super Mario Bros. Graphics are retro, but the hero should be larger and more detailed. Controls are okay, but could use a double jump. Power ups of different variety would be a nice touch.

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kcnh responds:

Waterboy already jumps pretty high, and you can jump higher by jumping on a shelled monster. In this case a double jump would have been unnecessary, but I will take your advice in consideration for any sequels. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ive got a w-w-w-w-wooden spoon

cool game ^^ and im assuming you put a few mario elements in the game purposely, so props for that.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

To everyone who claims its like SMB

Of course it has SMB elements...that's because it's the most recognizable platformer. This game is really well done. The final boss has a really weird difficulty curve; surprisingly harder than the rest. It was very well done overall, no complaints other than the last boss. Keep up the good work!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Has roots in SMB

A nice little game that, much like the aforementioned Super Mario Brothers, I lack the skill to complete. Still, I shan't let that hold me back.

The main difference between this and the interface for Super Mario Brothers is that you can go backwards - in the Nintendo series, you can only move forwards and once something falls off the left of the screen, you can't go back and see it again. Personally, I like this and wouldn't ask you to change this, though some purists might.

How are you supposed to get up to the additional life points that seem out of reach? I cannot find a way to get these, nor the coins surrounding them, which is annoying. Perhaps it is my lack of experience with these side scrolling platformers that causes me this issue, but I shouldn't complain, unless it is a programming issue.

I liked the quirky graphics and would have appreciated some plot to start the story and perhaps act as a bridge between worlds, just to flesh it out a little. The game is good, but something to bring it all together would have been a really nice addition.

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kcnh responds:

The additional life points are reachable if you jump on a shelled turtle, a turtle will retreat in its shell if you shoot a waterball at it. Thank you very much for your review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very fun

Like all 8-bit games. I wouldn't expect cutting edge graphics, orchestrated sound, or super responsive gameplay, so for an 8-bit game... AMAZING!!

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