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Apr 6, 2011 | 5:58 AM EDT

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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


ImmortalPickleImmortalPickle

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

I, for one.

Enjoy the old style graphics.

It's like it's 2001.


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LemGambinoLemGambino

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

Pretty impressive!

At first, I thought this entry would lose points because of one of the bosses (the fire dragon and it's fireball attack, I didn't know until AFTER I beat it that you had to wall jump over its fireballs), but episode four impressed with a variety of locations, and even a clever boss fight right at the end! I think this may be my favorite episode yet, I can't wait to see episode five and six.

Other than that, this game plays pretty much like the rest of the episodes. But the technical prowess in this one gave it this extra point, so I felt it deserved it.


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Kumakun4Kumakun4

Rated 3 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

:O!!

This one is actually a little more bearable.
I'll be honest though, I still think this series could use a massive graphical overhaul. Yes, this does feel like an old school megaman game, but that's the problem:
It feels rushed. Megaman games were on smaller screens, which allowed for less detail, but you could feel there was genuine effort and thought put into enemy and level design.
I mean yes, Hunters: Relic of Stars has "thousands" of new sprites even though it's main ones are ripped from an '05 movie for "continuity", but they all look like they were made in five minutes... It's like you slapped a bunch of simple shapes together, filled them with gradients and voila. Maybe consider finding someone who can make your game seem a little more... modern? I find it hard to believe no one would have offered yet.
Just a suggestion, though.
Music was actually rather fitting, no complaints there. The controls are still a little...I dunno, iffy, but I'll blame my own sub-par reflexes when it comes to harmoniously synchronising shooting and avoiding while aiming accurately.
I still find the cutscenes, along with the script, incredibly cliché for the times, where the dialogue has me scrambling for a Skip button. There are also a lot of things that aren't really explained to people who haven't bothered making a background check on your series.
Why is there a ninja in the forest...?
And why is he so mellow...?
To each his own, I suppose.
This probably appeals to a younger generation, where the challenge is definitely present and the story is simple and easy to follow, even if there are a few logical discrepancies.
All in all, not my bag. I need a solid story and graphics that don't feel like placeholders. But apparently it's good enough to make frontpage, so I guess my tastes are wonky... >.>


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kumatora0203kumatora0203

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

simply amazing

this is the best game on newgrouds



CaptainPyroCaptainPyro

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 6, 2011

Meh...

the controls are nuts if you come from germany ... z and y are swapped -_- and somehow it's not possible to change to an american keyboard setting (like i do normaly)
pretty difficult for me to play but i'm havin fun anyway^^

oh and great underwater boss (that giant shell thing)!
Challenging fight and i love the music of that battle.


Rhete responds:

There are two control setups, try using WASD to move and JKL for attack/jump/weapon?