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Hunters: Relic of Stars - Stage 4. Carina and Avior team up, and head off in search of the third orb.

Play stage 1 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566055
Play stage 2 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566291
Play stage 3 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566564
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
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


JeffersonTDJeffersonTD

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

Keeps getting better!

GENERALLY:

Once again, some general points before commenting on the level. First of all, I see there are less complaints about the controls now. Maybe some have realized that actually aiming with the mouse would make it too easy. The truth is, that neither mouse nor 8 directional shooting is realistic: it's not realistic that you can't shoot in the direction you want, but on the other hand it wouldn't be realistic either that you could constantly shoot at a certain spot while jumping and doing all kinds of evasive maneuvers. So all in all it's just a matter of gameplay design, and I at least prefer this approach where you (eg. in Boss battles) have to find the right balance between evasions and aiming.

There is one thing I'm missing though. Aren't there any medals for this game? Those would be a nice addition! Then a more minor thing is that I think the rockets of the rocket launcher should act as real explosives and be able to hurt the nearby enemies.

STAGE 4:

Probably the best level so far. Now there is nice variation to the places and they are pretty logically interconnected. As for the graphics (that have received so many complaints from people), I think they were also better than in the earlier stages: the heat effect was nice and I think the enemies are well drawn and animated.

The ninja guy was great and the humour works pretty well too. The new powerup was also a very welcome addition to the gameplay and the last boss was very creatively crafted. Good job!


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AlienbeingzAlienbeingz

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

Cool game

Nice game like the underwater music aswell



StraightOneStraightOne

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

yay, another hunters episode!

waiting for the game to start, so i'll pre-write here. as i can see, there's a ninja on the screen. they're at some jungle planet where's the third orb. jungle, temple and an eternal ninja guard guarding an artifact of unimaginable power. what else is new? well it's loaded, so we'll see what the game offers..
*playing*

this was, compared to the others, good and relaxing, though it stuck in few parts. nothing too special about this one, but if we go to the thing how real it gets, i gotta say: how the hell did our hero breathe underwater? at least you could've made there diving gear, wouldn't been so big job.

another standoff with hunters. it's like every stage ends with a s**tload of hunters getting their asses kicked by player. doesn't make much sense. mizar, the leader still rages when she sees the hero and meaninglessly doing everything to destroy her. well, at least it's different from earlier stages, because it was completely same in earlier stages, without motivation. this time she seems like she has some, and it doesn't actually matter to player anymore. hell, she's always like that.

well, our heroes now have all three orbs, so what now? getting captured by giant hunter ship, trying but failing in getting them to safety, or avior betraying our hero in the tightest of moments and taking all orbs for his own good?

this part was good as it left many questions unanswered.



SonSukkaSonSukka

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

huaha

I think you should try pixel art style in the next version, frame-by-frame sprites etc. Then this would be a complete gem. Pixel Joint.com is good for inspiration, advice and knowledge if you don't know what I'm talking about. Well, even the pixel art section in NG goes, but the advice is pretty good as shit here.



D34thMonk3yD34thMonk3y

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars April 7, 2011

As much as I want this to be a 10

I just can't bring myself to do it. Gameplay? Great. Voice acting? Awesome. Graphics? Oh god kill me. I just can't stand the look of the game, but I just absolutely love the gameplay. I mean, it's smooth, it works out good, its got that classic run and gun shooter feel. It's like taking a diamond, but then spreading poop all over it. Making it terrible to look at, but still, its a good thing under all the terrible looks. Can we have the next part PLEASE get a graphics update? Other than that, all around good game, not much to complain about.


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