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3 Gold Skulls 100 Points Get Gold or better on all 3 Arenas
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Author Comments

Angry Faic is leading a group of misfits and miscreants through Newgroundsville! Take control of Pico and put an end to their reign of terror! Fight in one of 3 different Arenas for as long as you can. Go for the highest score on the leaderboards or just try to get past 10 waves to get a Platinum medal for that level.

Blast different types of Villains from different Newgrounds flash games and movies; Uber Kids from Pico, Thingy Majigs from Chibi Knight, FBI agents from Alien Hominid and the Spiders from The Fancy Pants Adventures.

Get power-ups, jump up walls and slide around and shoot the enemies behind you Action Movie style! There are a selection of ways to go about navigating the Arenas and killing your foes.

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Patch v1.1 (12/May/2011):
- Lowered Platinum requirement for Arenas down to Wave 8 (instead of 10).
- Lowered "requirement" for Secret Medal (Hint: you must complete a certain "special" wave).
- Added the ability to shoot while in the air.
- Added menu for customising controls (press [S] while near Tom in the main area).
- Fixed fast fingers so it works while on walls and running.
- Made shooting while running faster.
- Increased Power-up drop chance to 20% (up from 15%).
- Increased Uber Kids run speed slightly.

Reviews


BlueRaccoonBlueRaccoon

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 12, 2011

Needs some gameplay tweaking

The enemies are varied and decently smart, the animations are crisp and smooth, but there are some really breaking gameplay problems.
-If you want jump recovery, only have it when you fall far enough to take damage. Jump recovery is painfully slow for a game with so much platforming.
-Pico should be more agile. The incredibly wide turning radius combined with the jump recovery makes me feel like I'm playing a very sluggish character, not Pico
-Fall damage gets a bit ridiculous. I take damage sometimes when running down ramps a little too fast.
-The aiming animations for ducking and shooting from walls are painfully slow. Speed it up a bit.
Tweaks like these will make it seem a bit more like you're actually playing Pico, who's infamously represented as an incredibly agile, fast, acrobatic character who can really use his gun.


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savagecookiessavagecookies

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 12, 2011

so much potential!! i like

because u already know how good you are.. i can only help you by giving you the negative... :D

i dont like the constant skidding..
jumping is a bit slow
shooting and running/jumping doesnt seem to transition well...

otherwise, really good game coming together!


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AnimumWaffleAnimumWaffle

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars May 12, 2011

Awful

Pros:
+Crisp graphics, smooth framerate.
+Nice music.

Cons:
-Shitty controls.
-Shitty coding/design.
-Can't free-aim, meaning you have to face your enemy, resulting in cheap deaths.

Please refrain from submitting prototypes to the portal unless they are labeled otherwise.


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FoolioloFooliolo

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 12, 2011

Cool game, but too grindy

The art and the music is quality, and the touch of realism to inhibit super-human player skill was also interesting to explore.

I usually reserve my review space for criticism, so fair warning. This game suffers from programming glitches and gameplay frustrations.

I've already talked about some glitches with you in PMs:
-fake powerups
-permanent powerup zone from the camera's perspective (happens rarely)
-spiders getting stuck in unreachable corners (except the department store level)
-FBI agents getting stuck on ledges and becoming unresponsive
-Pico shooting backwards for no reason
-ducking visual is disjointed with the character's state.

Additional glitches which I'm sure the other reviewers have mentioned are flying up walls due to getting hit by spiders and getting stuck inside them, Pico getting stuck in walking animation sometimes when he hugs the base of a wall (mashing keys fixes it), and lag (I got it constantly on wave 14 and onwards). On exceedingly rare occasions did I manage to fly up walls just by running into them of my own control, and I've also seen FBI agents do the same in one location.

About gameplay, I think the early waves below 8 were okay, given that each wave dispensed a new enemy type until wave 6, and they were of reasonable duration. In this day and age, I think most NGers are a bit too impatient to fully explore a game, but they could be right in that more needs to be done to make the game itself exciting. The aspect of "keep on going until you fail" while not scaling in personal power isn't new, but it can also get to a point where a single mistake can spell your doom.

Beyond wave 8, the number of guys you have to kill quickly get out of control. According to my record, it takes about 1 hour to kill 1000 enemies. Wave 13 has 819 guys, Wave 14 has 1228 guys, and Wave 15 has 1800+ guys. That is just outrageous, and the highest wave highscore tables (if they work at all) are stupid.

Design-wise, I think your game could use a few tweaks. I'm fine with you limiting player superhuman quality by causing delays in his actions and whatnot. But there does come to a point where it's just "really? no really?" Case in point, the most obvious one is turning around. Let's say maybe I trot a few feet, then I decided "oh I don't want to get r4ped by that corridor of spider" and turn around. Takes him .8 seconds to stop, then get going the other way. On the other hand, if I'm in full sprint or I'm in the air, turning around is only a split second. Another case is the distance between the apex of a jump and the landing zone. You really shouldn't have to have a recovery animation if you're hopping up the stairs. It's tedious enough climbing up a floor, nevermind the whole map.

Then there's the monster spawning business. At the beginning of a wave, they should come in gradually, not all at once. I really think it is bullshit approaching a black FBI agent, only to get spazzed on by a solid wall of yellow bullets because said black FBI agent was hiding a bunch of yellow FBI agents. No joke, this really happened. (The other "I can't believe that happened" moment was getting wombo combo'd to death by two spiders closing in on each other, but I can't blame you for that one; extraordinarily unlucky.)

As for the spiders, I've had countless times where I was walking up to one to squish it, only to grow gigantic in size and go "surprise mothanukka I do 250 damage to you!" and my response is "ohgawdhelp". I think it would be nice to either chain stun the spider without interruption, kill it with excessive damage without needing to walk over it, or give a warning clue indicating that it's going to start walking again.

Some final remarks on the game... You could have used more enemy types. There's a lot of different and cool games and movies on Newgrounds that are iconic. And overall, this project seems rushed. It had good potential, but the polish and diversity was lacking.


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shadic-89shadic-89

Rated 1 / 5 stars May 12, 2011

I agree with alot of people

The motion control and transition between movement and shooting are WAY too damn slow. Work on that and you'll have a good game here.


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