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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
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Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
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Explore Snaily World, collect new abilities and weapons, discover secret passages, and save the snails!

CONTROLS - customizable
Arrow keys to move
Z to jump
X to shoot a weapon
C to shoot a weapon (and hold still)
M for map (you can use TAB, but it won't work in IE)
ESC or P for the menu (pause)

Snailiad is an 8-bit-inspired game, which uses the NES palette most of the time, and uses NES music I wrote using Famitracker. I hope you enjoy it! :-) There's some references to eight-bit classics that helped inspire Snailiad, and you might also find a cameo or two from RPG Shooter: Starwish, if you play long enough.

Big thanks to:

AdamAtomic, for Flixel!
xdanond, for drawing some stuff!
newstarshipsmell, for lots of testing!
jsr, for Famitracker!

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Once you defeat the final boss, you unlock the "radar"! The radar tells you how many items are left in the current area.

There's a hidden mode in Snailiad! Once you've unlocked it, it will be one of the choices in "NEW GAME", below EASY and NORMAL.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011


me 2


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

incredibly glitchy.

besides the fact that i could go through parts of the ground it was fun

auriplane responds:

This game has a lot of secret passages :-)


Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Absolutely beautiful.

I think it's safe to say that this is just about as much fun as i've ever had with a platformer. thinking like a snail took some getting used to, but i ended up loving the game so hard that i took the time to find all 100% items. i still can't find your first snelk room, damitall, but i'll get there! somehow!

The gravity snail upgrade was absolutely brilliant. after getting used to it, moving around was just such a breeze. it's part of what made the exploration so fun.

Thank you so much for making a competent endboss. i don't think i could've stomached an anticlimactic weakling. i will say this, though- knowing to use the invinci-shell ability sucked all of the challenge out of its deadliest attacks. Maybe you should make that ability less powerful?

if there's just one criticism i would make, it's that the art is somewhat lacking. the flat colors of all the characters and the environments is kind of out of place in such a great game.

Anyway, wonderful work. i'd love to see more from you in the future!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

sooo FUN

This is a bloody awesome advanture! good work on the game.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Great game and loads of fun!

Even though I haven't found the very last shell (29/30) this is a great game overall. I found the gravity powerup to not be that bad at all and you shouldn't have too much trouble surviving if you can find some extra hearts.

I've found two of the secret medals. The Isis Temple one and the room with all the deer.

1. Isis room: Have gravity powerup and devastator and blast down at the bottom left corner near the snail in Snail town that tells you about the Isis Temple. You'll enter a room with a heart. Blast down at the bottom right corner and then go left and up. Enter the pink door and then blast up between the pink doors and go up.
2. 2nd Snelk room. Explore in the room where the pink and red parts of the map combine (top one not the lower one).

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