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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
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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 4.5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Glad I played it.... (Hurry! Get a lawyer!)

Wow! This wasn't something new all the way, but I just love the fresh ideas you're giving to the "feel-free-to-search-your-finished-Wo rld" Metroid like Genre.
The graphics could've been a little more polished. Especially the Cutscenes looked really cheap. Looks very like that was intended, but they should reward the player and not give him the feeling he's playing a cheap jump'n'run. 'Cause this game isn't.
Overall best "Metroid-Clone" I've ever played. When Nintendo ever will do another 2-D part of their series, they're for sure going to put the ideas you had into it.
Just one final question:
Why the *#@k snails?

Thanks for making that great piece of Timedevourer!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011


its cute. the game play makes me think of metroid

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Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Nothing slowing this snail game down

This game is the quintessential of a platformer. Great 8-bit feel with the graphics and the music, comical characters, and a mix of several aspects that I'm sure I can't even cover.

Now I admit I'm not that familiar with the metroid series, but I do get the references with the doors and such and at this time, I have not finished the game (Stompy stomped me hard.) I surprisingly get a slight Zelda feeling with it, especially with the shell collecting in some aspects and VVVVV with its sticking to walls, although I'm many games have used that before. Also nice one with the turtle.

I can't wait to finish this and if I could suggest anything, it would be to make a sequel that is larger and downloadable. I would undoubtedly place this in my library of games. Excellent work and hope to hear more about Snailiad in the future.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Like metroid

but of course, with snails.

This game is just as awesome as metroid ever was, and having snails just makes it better.
do you ever plan on making the odysnail?

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auriplane responds:

I'd like to! I was calling it Snailysses, but my friends informed me that "Snailysses" was an even stranger title than "Snailiad" :-)


Rated 5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011


That's how all games should be like! I really love this platformer. Lots of fun, reminds me of my childhood :)

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