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

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Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
Victory 10 Points Win the game!
Explorer 25 Points Find 100% map!
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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


deathfire321deathfire321

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 28, 2011

Epic :)

I love the fact that its like metriod snails!


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supersonic1310supersonic1310

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 4, 2011

great

very original. thats what i like about it. its like the legend of zelda.



Kezian2lateKezian2late

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 29, 2011

Engaging, challenging, and sometimes frustrating.

This game really entertained me with its old style exploration and treasure hunting. I found it simple to get a hang of, and overall it was fun. However, in the vein of older games, it was at times very hard to find my way or determine if I had found everything (and once I knew that I was missing something, FINDING it became a chore). I also had a lot of trouble with the gravity snail mechanic, though it was very inventive and useful!

The puzzles were well built, complimenting the powers the player collected over the course of the game, and the bosses required quick thinking and careful thought both. Other than the boss rush and Moon Snail (which were just hard, not cruel), I had no trouble with the game due to finicky controls or unfair enemies. A well made game which only lost points during the final search for the items, and even that was made easier by the radar.

You really made a great game with a wonderful pacing and and amusing sense of humor. Congrats!


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pinky9000pinky9000

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 21, 2012

All there is to say: epic.


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LolligatorLolligator

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 27, 2011

Quite nice!

Snails. What else to expect from you XD. It didn't seem that intresting at first, but after playing for a while, it seemed that I was wrong. Cute and addicting, I like it!

Artwork: Not the best, maybe a bit more pixelly details here and there, but overall good enough.
Animation: Smooth as far as I can see. No problems to be found here.
Gameplay: Intresting concept. The main genre isn't that special, but with all the snail abilities, it was quite original and fun.
Music: Fitting for the pixel-style art, and even more fitting for the story.

Everything together should pack a nice 9 for this game. Splendid job!


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