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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!
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Explorer 25 Points Find 100% map!
Happy Ending 25 Points Save Sun Snail!
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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

its really good i must have spent 2 hours on this game

really hard to control gravity


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game--kept me coming back for more!

I have really enjoyed Snailiad for the most part, but there are the odd glitches that can take away from the fun. Several times I used my gravity powers and ended up magically transported to the next room with no way out. Once the game even killed me outright for breaking a previously impassable wall. Yes, there are tons of secret passages, but this was simply a bug that happened at random points. Most of the time it was a minor setback, and having an in-game Load option was particularly helpful at that point.

The controls themselves are pretty good, though I'll admit that when I first started playing I found them to be a pain. In many instances I was unable to jump if Snaily (or Sluggy) was too close to a wall. While this generally wasn't a big deal, at times it cost me taking damage from an enemy that I otherwise would have been able to avoid.

One final thing that I found to be a little frustrating was having to watch the credits so...many...times. It might be nice to have a way to skip them. I actually tried to do something else and let the credits roll one time, all the while forgetting that the game pauses the instant you click outside of it.

Okay, that pretty much takes care of the cons. Now I'll move on to the pros.

The gameplay and bizarre story were engrossing in a way that I really hadn't thought least not when the hero is a gastropod. After completing the game on Normal difficulty with all items and full map completion, I then undertook the even more difficult Slug Mode. Wow, talk about ramping up the difficulty!

Then, after I had completed Slug Mode, I went after the insanely difficult Boss Rush. The boss that gave me the most trouble was definitely good old Mr. Red Box of Doom, thus forcing me to create a new strategy after he whupped my butt a couple of times. After that I completely shocked even myself by beating down Moon Snail's second form and losing only a single heart in the process! Final time: 6:15.09 :D

Is it strange that these accomplishments are so fulfilling? Yeah, probably...but who cares? I even managed to locate the Super Secret Boomerang, although the other two secret medals remain a secret...for now. There's just so much to this game! It's like Starwish (loved the references) meets Metroid and and a ton other old-school games...with snails. The art may not have been amazing, but it was cute and fun. The music is fantastic though, and it really lends itself well to that old-school 8-bit feel.

Overall, this game ranks high on my "You have GOT to play this!" list. It's a lot of fun to play, not to mention quite a challenge. 5/5 - 9/10

Some of the enemy names were cute, while others were quite bizarre, but I really think that GraviTurtle sounds even better than Gravity Turtle. :)

"...and You."

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

surprisingly, its a pretty good game

its actually a pretty simple game with a medium amount of collectibles and exploration, bosses are pretty easy to kill, there are lots of tiny spaces where you can find special items, and so on. physics are well produced, but gravity snail can get a little buggy sometimes. good game, love the music, and a good amount of variety. this seems to have a story plot line to it, so i think that making a second game following this one would be awesome.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


good long time to lad worth the wait

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good

Very well inspired platformer, albeit an odd topic to make a game on. mechanics and such are nice, the graphics and music are great for the mood and the game looks all around nice. It is a very well made game, with most controls being very easy to adapt to and deal with.

Most. I might be the only person with this problem, but I have no idea how to use the gravity shifter. It doesn't make a lick of sense, and it's getting me killed A LOT. The instructions are very unclear on using it, and when I tried just pushing buttons it never worked with a consistent command. It was particularly frustrating, but this was the only fault I could find with the game, except for maybe a few small control commands that were left out of the tutorial (i.e. the Strafe command).

All in all, fantastic job, but please try to be clearer when giving controls.

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