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First chop 5 Points Chop down a tree.
Level finish! 5 Points Finish a level.
Well educated 5 Points Finish viewing the help
First steps 10 Points Finish 4 levels, getting 3 stars in each level
Halfway there 10 Points Finish 8 levels, getting 3 stars in each level
Levels Complete! 25 Points Finish all the levels in the game.
Point of no return 25 Points Finish 12 levels, getting 3 stars in each level
Game complete! 100 Points Finish the game, with 3 stars per level and get the trophy!
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Note 3: Umm....strange, it's way slower than it was in the flash player! If you feel it's too slow then copy the link below and select "Save target as" or something, and play it locally. (Remove the extra spaces)

http://uploads.ungrounded .net/574000/574874_UFOTC_
DOTC.swf

Note 2: The medals should be up and running after they're approved (I don't know how long that will take though), and there's one extra medal that's secret which doesn't work, sorry!
Note: The default medal popup is disabled due to VCAM issues, so if you want to preview the amount of medals you have without refreshing, then go to the "Medals" page in the main menu!

Full title: UFO Tree Cutters: Dawn Of The Chainsaw

Your job is to help the aliens (who are not shown in this game) cut the trees with their trusty steed, the UFO, and a chainsaw; there are about 16 levels in this game (I intended it to be 18 but ran out of level ideas), which are unlockable in series by getting stars (which you get by playing levels)

~~ INSTRUCTIONS ~~
You'd be far better off reading the instructions in the game and getting a medal by doing so but here they are:

1) Click and drag the chainsaw; you will see a line being dragged from the center of the chainsaw to the center of the cursor.
2) Release the mouse button the let fly the chainsaw.
3) You can cut 50% of the trees in the level (rounded) for 1 star, 75% of the trees (rounded) for 2 stars, and 100% of trees for 3 stars.
4) Press the "blue button that has an arrow facing right" to preview the level, and the blue button that "has an arrow facing left" to go back to the UFO.
5) Don't like the music? Press the "mute" symbol button to mute it, or is it too high? Go to "Options" and select "Low" or "Medium" for the sound volume.
6) Press ESCAPE to go back to the play screen anytime (except when it's loading, derp)

~~ CREDITS ~~
Asandir : Beta tester
Coop: Beta tester
deckheadtottie & Coop: Banned me from forums and indirectly allowed me to work on this project.
Song used: Sandras Cupcake by Drumbouncer

Also, this was intended to be for Robot Day 2011, but in the end unexpected bugs turned up. Enjoy!
~ Gimmick

Reviews


DanicoreDanicore

Rated 3 / 5 stars July 17, 2011

I like the concept..

I'm no expert on making games and I'm sure this took a while?

I really like the aim and concept of the game but it needs a bit of work..
Perhaps a power bar so you can tell how powerful your shot is, or for the chainsaw to not move quite so quickly.

I'm not a fan of how the spaceship slides around a lot at the slightest touch of an arrow key.

Maybe an in-game tutorial would be good? (I know the instructions are on the description)

I do quite like the music though :D
And it's very playable and addictive, after a few trial and errors it was a good play!

Good effort!


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Gimmick responds:

"You'd be far better off reading the instructions in the game and getting a medal by doing so but here they are".


FiendMachineFiendMachine

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 17, 2011

Art's better!

The art in your this flash is better than the previous.I know it is difficult to draw with the laptop pad.Also,a bug,I found now.(I know I didn't tell you before when you had submitted it to the dump,I hadn't noticed it then)
When you release the chainsaw,then if you click and hold it,it stays in its place(well,it doesn't do any harm,but still..)


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WhatevapersonWhatevaperson

Rated 2 / 5 stars July 17, 2011

Good effort I suppose.

But I found it boring. Not to mention annoying.

I sincerely wished you had put in some sort of minimum and maximum power amounts. I found that when the chainsaw flew too fast, it just seemed to hit nothing.

I also wished I could actually see what I needed to hit without scrolling the screen. Taking blind shots is not that fun.

Also, I wish there was a restart button to click.

Every time I restarted level one, the music turned back on.

I wish you made it more clear what the hitzone is/isn't.

Why is there even a "skip" button? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of earning stars?

I haven't spent very long on this game admittedly, but there's just little to actually do, and little point in doing so. There's lots of unnecessary annoyances that make an already basic (and random) game more tedious.


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