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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
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First of Four 5 Points Defeat Shellbreaker!
Stinky Toe 5 Points Defeat Stompy!
Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
Victory 10 Points Win the game!
Explorer 25 Points Find 100% map!
Happy Ending 25 Points Save Sun Snail!
Treasure Hunter 25 Points Find 100% items!
Homeless 50 Points Win Slug Mode!
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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


Once you start playing this game its really hard to stop! There are so many cool elements incorporated into the game that I don't know where to begin. The graphics are fun, the gameplay is addictive, and the sounds and music are top notch. All these combine into a unique 8 bit platforming shooter, and I'm still not done playing it especially with all the different modes put in. My first time through it I beat it 100% in about 2 and half hours, and apparently it can be beaten in less than 30 minutes for all those speed runners out there. For replay value there's a variety of unIockable modes which include slug mode and boss rush (both are REALLY hard). The controls take a bit of getting used to, especially with the keyboard, but once you get used to it then its no trouble at all. I also like the many hidden secrets and video game references that can be found throughout the game. I've already found a few enjoyable surprises, though I won't name any that I found here, go play it and find out!!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best game evar

10/10 old school console style gaming - all the power ups make it a really fun game. Played it for over 2 hours and still cant find all the power ups D:

wtb a fully unlocked map! xD


Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice game

very good content, gameplay and game design :) I'm stuck at 90% items, there is a shell in the ground near the center of the map that I can't reach because only some ground blocks are destroyable but not all. And another one shown I suppose as a white dot on the map, but when I go to this screen there's no shell there. Can someone help me ?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Tell me pls, where is Isis Shrine?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


amazing story, music and gameplay!!!! what else can anyone expect besides for the game to be longer!!

believe it or not, the secret passages and the power ups after each boss reminds me of the megaman series...

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