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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
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Stinky Toe 5 Points Defeat Stompy!
Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
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Explorer 25 Points Find 100% map!
Happy Ending 25 Points Save Sun Snail!
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Author Comments

Explore Snaily World, collect new abilities and weapons, discover secret passages, and save the snails!

CONTROLS - customizable
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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)

ABOUT THE GAME
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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!

ABOUT SAVE DATA
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Starting with Flash Player 10.3, Flash save data gets DELETED if you clear cookies or browser history. If you're having trouble with saves, this list might help:
1. Don't clear your cookies or history
2. Make sure the Flash Storage Settings say "Unlimited"
3. Make sure "private browsing" is OFF
4. Make sure "clear browser history on exit" is OFF
5. Make sure "block sites from setting any data" is OFF (for Chrome users)
6. Don't run a program that deletes stuff, like CCleaner or Better Privacy

FINDING 100% ITEMS
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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.

HIDDEN MODE
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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.

TROUBLESHOOTING
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If you set your browser zoom below 100%, the bottom and right sides of the game will get cut off. Please make sure your zoom is at least 100%!

Reviews


demonstpdemonstp

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow!

I've done the game and it's a really great game, I loved it :p


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CherryAntacidCherryAntacid

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Stuck?

It seems like a fun game, but it seems you've made it possible to get completely stuck. I've wound up in the area where the green snail says "Watch out, snaily! Without the ice snail power, the next area will be too difficult!" but I can't leave the area to the right of that. I guess I don't have the right power yet. But it shouldn't have been possible to fall into this area if I didn't yet have the ability to get out. Unfortunately I walked over the save point next to the green snail, so I can't find a way to get out of here without completely starting the game over...


auriplane responds:

You do have the ability to get out. Head up and to the right, toward where you fell in, and then head to the right. You can climb the wall, fall off to the left, and make your way up to where you fell through. Continue to the right, and you can make your way to Ice Snail.

If you still can't figure it out, send me a private message and I'll show you what I mean.


kizzokizzo

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Man good job!

Great game, good job on connecting corridors and re-routing areas into past areas where there may be treasures to get. Great effin music bro. I really liked how you made the NPCs say different things as you progress, hardly anyone does that and it must have taken you some time to run around and do that so thank you I liked that a lot! Solid controls and game mechanics.

The only two minor downsides I can even think of to say is after you finish the normal game and you're working with the radar it's perhaps not enough help for me. I mean ok ok maybe I'm just bad but if the radar would give me 'hot' and 'cold' reactions when I get near items that would really help!! Secondly, I found a glitch in one of the bigger rooms in the Fire Area where if you're sliding down the left wall into the tight spot on the ground you cannot move and must wait in the fire to die. These things absolutely do not detract from the game, I had so much fun it's a 10! This is among the best games I've played on Newgrounds.


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auriplane responds:

Thank you! I'll try to fix that glitch :-) As far as improving the radar, it's probably a bit late to do that, I'm afraid, but there is a game map available if you get stuck!


batturebatture

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i love this gawe

each time you begin to be bored you found a new item/weapon to varie the gameplay

but there is no weapon for spacebox? :( (sorry for my bad english)


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auriplane responds:

No... but there's an upgrade for all 3 weapons soon after.


SommySommy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome Metroid-esque adventure game!

I'm a sucker for any type of chiptunes/NES nostalgia. Impressive game, very Metroid-esque. I love that the game becomes progressively more action-packed as you obtain more items.


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