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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!
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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

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.


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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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.


Rated 1 / 5 stars


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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


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

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