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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature June 28, 2011

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First of Four 5 Points Defeat Shellbreaker!
Stinky Toe 5 Points Defeat Stompy!
Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
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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


LeMarchandLeMarchand

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game, ruined by an absolutely sadistic boss.

I am fighting the temptation to knock off two more stars very hard because of Stompy. Holy fuck, what were you thinking? If it weren't for that thing, this game would be an absolutely perfect Metroidvania, but as it is...
It may just be me, but that boss simply seems too damn hard, even compared to the final boss.


auriplane responds:

Really? It's interesting how different people find different bosses hard. I've heard the same thing about bosses three and four. I think it must be a matter of strategy. You can see how I fight Stompy in the video in my newspost (skip to 9:40 in the video). One of my testers swears by always aiming downward, so the boomerangs come back up and hit stompy in the eyes. I'm sorry you had a frustrating time with Stompy! Thanks for the review.


theframeofmetheframeofme

Rated 1 / 5 stars

Well....

I couldnt find anything funny in the game nor could i find anything intrestring.
I didnt enjoy playing snailiad and i cant understand how it was featured.



HollowX420HollowX420

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome

I now have a new found love of snails! :D


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GreatzillaGreatzilla

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great adventure game

I like that you aren't really shown where to go so you can just explore and find stuff like heart containers and shells.


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SuperperpelSuperperpel

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very fun game.

It's somewhat reminiscent of Metroid, with some Contra elements. I love both of those games as well as this, well done.


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