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1. koolninja1234 5,075

Author Comments

30th March Update:
We hope to have fixed issue whereby occasionally green and yellow power-ups sometimes took you to a dead end.

Grow your neuron as long as possible by using your mouse to click on protein targets within your circle of influence.

You can only click on protein targets within your circle of influence but you need to be quick as it decreases over time.

Connect with special pink, green, yellow and blue protein targets for a range of power ups to help you overcome rival neurons that compete with you for the available protein targets.

'Axon' uses real features of neuron development in the foetal brain. You can find out more by clicking on The Science link from the main menu of the game.

Reviews


DemCookies101DemCookies101

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 24, 2013

This is so fun i love this game.



Shin-StumpyShin-Stumpy

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 7, 2012

Reviewing this game like any other game on this site just woundn't be fair. To be fair, the game consists of connecting dots (proteins targets) to other dots. Different color dots do varying things such as connect alot of dots together all at once or grow your field of influence so you can connect farther dots together. Written like this, the game doesn't sound all that interesting. But if I tell you the dots are proteins and connecting them mimics the process a fetal brain goes through during its development, now it sounds interesting! Neuron development can be compared to a tree falling in the rain forest. When the sun hits the forest floor, thousands of plant species begin a race to grow and collect as much sunlight as possible. Some make it to the top and collect sunlight indefinetly. Most lose the race and die in the dark. Neuron development is almost the same except billions upon billions neurons are "racing for the top". Not really fair calling them "dots" is it? This game breaks barriers and compels you to think of the miracle that each of us really are. That even in our development, neurons are fighting for their right to exist inside our own brain. All life everywhere, fights for their right to exist and this game shows one such struggle on a microscopic level. Very well done! The music compliments the action very well. The graphics while bordering on simple are more than enough to convey the struggle of your "neuron". The gameplay is hectic at times watching a competing neuron gobble up protein targets in your path while your influence diminishes. Thus I have no complaint or gripe to level at this game. You have delivered your message in a fun and interactive way that will keep me and many, many others coming back to witness "neuron development" I hope this review does justice to the work and creativity that has gone into this game. Well done and keep them coming!


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1337star1337star

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 5, 2012

Pros:

Great gameplay, remains consistently fun throughout
Super addicting gameplay and relatively short game time make for near infinite replay value
Aesthetically pleasing and easy on the eyes
Educational (not really something I care about in my casual flash games, but w/e)

Cons:

Game size is a bit wonky (but doesn't detract from the gameplay much)

Other comments:

Amazing flash game, one of the best I've played in a long time. Someone in another review negatively compared this to the popular game Winterbells, but I'd actually make a positive comparison; you've put a fresh spin on this type of game, and it's particularly refreshing. Could definitely see myself coming back in the future when bored and playing this. Easy 5/5.


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SeagaiaSeagaia

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 7, 2012

How does the graphics of the growing neuron work?



zeldamaster17zeldamaster17

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 9, 2012

I didn't QUITE make the high score, but this is one of the most fun, addictive, and fast-paced games I've played in recent years. Those stupid red lines!!!! XD All in all, I LOVED it! It was FANTASTIC! If you're looking down here to decide whether to play this or not, I'd say play it. If you're looking for something quick to really get into, this is for you, and if you want to sit at your computer for hours, it works there too :P