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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


AllamAllam

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent addition to the series

Enjoying the game for its playability and excellent soundtrack, I can't wait to see the next episode, it's been a fun collection so far, and I like the little twists here and there in each part.


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LemGambinoLemGambino

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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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JeffersonTDJeffersonTD

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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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TheFlyingChinchillaTheFlyingChinchilla

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Whoa now

Where'd this bug come from that wasn't in the last chapters? Try to remember what you've changed, if anything. Because something must have, if it's in this one, but not the others. And it's not exclusive to IE. Firefox still has this issue.

Nice chapter though. Shotgun is a blast ( oh god X| ).



SonSukkaSonSukka

Rated 4 / 5 stars

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.