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Mar 29, 2011 | 12:07 PM EDT

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Hunters: Relic of Stars is a 2D Action Platformer, a love letter to many old school action games of the 8 and 16 bit eras. There are six stages in total, this is the just first one!

Play stage 2 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566291
Play stage 3 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566564
Play stage 4 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566734
Play stage 5 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566895
Play stage 6 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/567109

CONTROLS:
Arrow Keys - Move / Aim
Z - Shoot
X - Jump
C - Change Weapons (when available)
Spacebar - Pause / Open Map

You can also use WASD to move and JKL to shoot/jump/change weapons, however on some browsers/keyboards you may run into issues with too many keys being pressed at once, nothing I can do about that.

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PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER:
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If you have a PC Gamepad, I highly recommend using the Joy2Key Software. You can download it: here: http://bit.ly/NCx4h

Saving - Progress through the stage is saved automatically at every major checkpoint. If you have to leave and come back, your progress will still be there!

Bugs - If you do find a bug, please report it to me via PM. Be as descriptive as you can, I can't fix things if I don't know what went wrong!

Sticky Keys Bug - If the keys feel like they're sticking, character keeps running after you let go, please read the third post in this thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1123318
This is a bug with some browsers/systems and there's really nothing I can do to fix it.

Reviews


RiverKRiverK

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

Plays like Metroid, minus the Ambience

Good game mechanic, with a map that shows you where to go without holding your hand and showing you the patch, keeping you just out of frustration over it.

Good voice and sfx quality, besides the machinegun, which for the most part was too quiet to hear, but was unique in that way, I suppose.

The soundtrack choices were so so for me, but I would nitpick about that, being a composer. That one's up to you; not really mine to rate.

I'm not a pro gamer or anything, so I couldn't get past the tank boss on easy, but up to that point, the game played smooth and well!


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sonicwave249sonicwave249

Rated 2 / 5 stars April 5, 2011

meh..

i like the concept of a metroid type game, but the overall gameplay was kinda bland.

and the cheap enemy placement was a problem also. i think if some medals were added i would of given this game a higher star rating.



biglou2128biglou2128

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars April 4, 2011

Incredibly mediocre

I've seen games like this all the time and they've all been done so much better. smh



eiennofantasyeiennofantasy

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars April 4, 2011

5/10 rating doesn't include art

the game mechanics and music and voice acting were pretty good but that's about it. What really kills it is the boredom, I played for one minute and I was done. It felt very slow-paced, the entire one minute was without much difficulty. Better stage layout would be recommended, and somehow make it more fast paced. Not to mention that the dialogues were very very corny it really turned me off. I cringed when I listened to those comments.

As for your art, I'm just going to have to ask, for 10+ years, you've been doing flash, I can't help but wonder why your artistic skills hasn't improved at all. Normally with ten years, there should be change, but htere isn't..



golemawgolemaw

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 4, 2011

Great Game

I enjoyed it alot. Controls take a bit getting used to but nothing hard. People who purely look at the graphics before trying shouldn't leave any kind of review.


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