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Madness: Premeditation

rated 4.23 / 5 stars
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Sep 25, 2010 | 9:04 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Thanks Newgrounds for choosing this game as the Madness Day 2010 Winner!
Update: Sept 27th 2010 - Click or press direction to skip intro & countdown - Fixed boss grenade bug & grenade replenishment bug
Update: Sept 26th 2010 - Increased Tricky's health, this will ruin previous Tricky level replays :(
Plan Hank's moves through a strange area of Nevada. Make sure to think 4th dimensionally!
Astral Projection Mode: Arrows
Shot Planning/Menus: Mouse

The sensors on level 3 remove the lasers blocking the doorway
2 handed weapons (shotgun and AK) only fire forward
Remove assigned shots by clicking on an already-placed node
Broken glass shards can interfere with your shots, so wait a while after shooting out glass to take aim again

Author Commentary:

BoMToons: This was intended for Madness Day 2010, but was slightly delayed. I had this gameplay idea while watching some Madness cartoons. It's gone through a lot of revisions based on lots of player feedback (thanks Coaly and Jacksmack!). I hope you give it a chance! There are tons of other gameplay features we wish we had time to add like smarter AI, more stealth rewards, smarter reloading constraints, more balanced guns, the ability to watch all your replays in a row, etc...maybe for a sequel? As always, it's a pleasure to work with Luis, his take on my ugly level mock-ups brought a richness and fun to the story that I never would have included. P.S. This was coded "Somewhere in Nevada" where I live!

Luis: This is a strategy/puzzle game, kinda like chess. Enjoy!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


tricky is immposible

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BoMToons responds:

yeah, he's a little tricky :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Its a good game, but has problems.

This is a solid game, but has a few flaws. There is no way to turn down the quality, leading to problems on higher detail levels (tricky). Also, the keys tend to stick on the former levels (cant stop running). Other than that, its a great game.

BoMToons responds:

sticky keys is an internet explorer bug, google the fix or use a different browser


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good effort

i really like this game its a clever take on a good series, i always found the other madness games to hard because i have a laptop the only reason i gave you a nine is coz i cant beat the boss at the end..... man i suck


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very impressed

Coming from someone who hates madness games AND puzzle games I was pretty shocked when I found out I liked this. It was kind of bizarre how you were just thrown right into the action though without a tutorial, which would have been nice.

But really the lack of a tutorial is all I can honestly deduct points for.

BoMToons responds:

there's a tutorial before you start, it shows all 3 steps...did you skip it?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great :]

Overall idea of the game is great - creating something similiar to Madness movies but with players as the directors of the films. It's much more fun than with regular run'n'gun Madness games, yet I won't say that it's perfect at this moment. But it feels like a 9, so... consider most of what I will write next as suggestions.

While I simply love the idea of planning and then watching, some levels can be completed only by trying them a few times to learn how enemies will be acting and only after that we are ready to wipe all Madness-guys. This is highly visible in fights with Tricky and Agness, pre-Tricky level and level with flametraps. Knowing what, when and how often everything will happen would help a lot.
Moving is another issue that needs fixing is movement - we have no option of reseting the path after it's all done, only during planning, what is kind of frustrating, because we often have to fail level as a result of some stupid move. There are also problems with putting "shoot dots" on spots Hank crossed few times - sometimes the game allows us to put them in time we're not very interested in. Perhaps adding a "timeline", an optional method of placing "dots" which is not affected by path we've made would fix it.

This game is about Madness, killing with style and I must say this aspect is quite poor at this moment. User-made movies are quite nice but not.... not awesome ;p It is because we have no "visual candies" to put here. No acrobatic moves, no bullet times, no melee fights... Maybe some death animations, dodges etc? Think about it, now this game is good, but it can be awesome :D

I give you a nine. And 'll be waiting for Madness: Premeditation 2 expecting it to blow my mind with its awesomeness ;)

BoMToons responds:

yes, I would like to add in a lot of that in a sequel, thanks for reviewing :)