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The Invisible Trousers

rated 3.89 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Mar 8, 2011 | 9:24 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place March 9, 2011

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(Full title: The Man with the Invisible Trousers)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to fight a bear? Well, prepare to keep wondering, because this game has nothing to do with bear fights!

You are part of an elite detective team, but when your boss is murdered, who can you trust? I mean, Jenny wouldn't kill him, would she? Or Alistair? Perhaps it was Lily? Or maybe it was YOU!

The only way to find out is to put your detective skills to the test, in this mind-bending puzzle platformer.

By the way, the murderer changes each playthrough - use your brain to work out who the real killer is!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Overall a Great Game

For the most part this is an amazing game. Another great entry in the growing sub-genera of gravity platformers. This really reminds me of "And Yet It Moves" and "VVVVVV," but is distinct enough in gameplay and style to stand on it's down. The weird gravity mechanics are a little tricky to wrap my head around at first, but once I did I was having a ball. Gameplay wise it's nearly flawless, and probably one of the best examples of it's genera in flash. The only trouble I had was the story. The film noir style detective story seemed interesting at first, but it doesn't tie into gameplay at all. Sure there might be some metaphorical connection, like how a case is full of twists and turns, and only when you figure out how all the clues fit together can you progress, (IE puzzle=mystery), but even then removing the story would have changed nothing gameplay wise. Clues are given throughout the game, dropping hints in between level cutscenes, so an easy fix would have been to let the player choose who they thought the murderer was based on the clues given. Still, even with the disconnected story the game is a blast to play and is one of the best platformers to come out this year.

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helloearthling responds:

Thanks very much! Good input too, thanks for it all. Noted, should there be a sequel :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ingenious gameplay

At first is kind of difficult to get it, but once you do, you see the incredible logic. Great gameplay, congratulations. The best thing about the game was to stick around for the conversations.

TIP: I didn't feel like playing it again to see the other endings, but fotunately I didn't have to. Just return to Menu, click "Play" and then "Load game" and each time you'll see a different ending. You're welcome.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Great and fun game. But after one play through I don't particularly feel like playing it through again just to have a different result.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Fantastic game, but theres a glitch where if your walking on a wall and then try to jump a corner onto the ceiling, you get sucked into the ceiling. Great Game!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


it is my favorite game.