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Mar 10, 2011 | 2:26 PM EST
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When a routine treasure hunt goes awry, McCoy is transformed into a walking cactus by the ancient Curse of Thorns. McCoy's mission is to return the Thorned Emerald to its true home. If he fails, the curse will continue until he is a lifeless, stone cactus.

This latest free game by Flipline Studios throws you into a Wild West world filled with ruthless outlaws, mysterious curses, and more treasures than you can swing a stick at.
Run, jump, and punch your way through an army of Enemigos sent by the monstrous Hex Hatfield. Throughout the many dangerous areas, you will find and master a barrage of weapons from razor-sharp machetes to giant bazookas. As you travel, you will uncover missing map pieces that will guide you to the source of the curse. Along the way, you can hunt for treasure, compete in time trials, take on unique challenges, or unlock over 80 badges.

Master the art of "Enemigo Juggling" to steal weapons and money from the villainous outlaws. You can then use those spoils to upgrade your many different fighting stats.

Can you become the toughest Cactus in town, and break the ancient Curse of Thorns?

Game Features:
-12 Expansive Worlds to Explore
-60 Hidden Treasures to find
-59 Unique Weapons to Master
-60 Area Challenges
-80 Badges to Earn
-Upgrade your stats with the money you earn
-Over 10 hours of action-packed gameplay!

Reviews


TheGameBreakerTheGameBreaker

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2012

An awesome side-scrolling game. Definitely one of best flash games I've ever played. There're a lot of replay values, also controls are smooth. I recommend playing with a controller.
Thanks, and can't wait to play the sequel.


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BlargingCatMonkeysBlargingCatMonkeys

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 18, 2011

One of the best platformers I seen on NG.

This game is awsome. Great controls, nice amount of weapons, collectibles, and challenges. There's some Cons, but not bad enough to not give 10/10. XD

-Some speed challenges seems too difficult to do, specially Rattlers Ravine and I don't see how Deadridge Railway's is even possible.
-80 badges seems awsome at first, but way too many were "kill X many enemys with Y weapon". It's not bad if it was just ones like TnT barrels kills, the chickens, the squirt gun, pistol shoot pistol weilders, etc. But one for each weapon seems unneeded.
-A boss every few levels would be nice, though not needed.

I don't see any improvements you need to make for a sequel, besides the usual "more levels" thing. XD Maybe a way to recover health would be nice with health upgrades. Maybe even a tumbleweed/dog hybrid companion? :P

If you make any NG medals, might I suggest don't use all the "killing X many enemys with Y weapon" badges for them, just put a "Get all weapon kill badges." medal in their place.


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mrhubs77mrhubs77

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 23, 2014

Well done, awesome game. Reminds me of my gameboy days Wario World or Kirby type of fun adventurous vibe.



CebolaCebola

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

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Coolsome (Cool + Aweasome)



TheLionFangsTheLionFangs

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 19, 2011

Great Game

I feel that this should be for a console and I would have to pay for it! There is 1 downfall that I know of (probably only to me) Is picking your weapon at the beginning AFTER you beat the game. I will still give you a 10 because of the pure arcade retro awesomeness you have let me play.