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Sep 29, 2012 | 3:40 PM EDT
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DESUTORI IS NOW AVAILABLE FREE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY, thank you for the unprecedented support, I appreciate it, and from the team to you, I thank you. See you next game! es/desutori


Game too hard you wanna rip your hairs out? Skip levels by pressing B at the title screen!




# Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to move.

# Use the Space bar for various in-game options.


The game that made Tom nervous is finally on Newgrounds!

The 8-Bit Hardcore Retro Side-Scroller is here!

Will you manage to collect ALL 12 CRYSTAL SHARDS OR DIE AN AWFUL DEATH?

Enter Desutori, a side-scrolling game about a unlikely Hero and the Goddess who travel far and wide in search of the ultimate power. The Cosmic Shards.

Special thanks to
TheBackAlleys Forums for the support,
Dilly, Fefe and GhostingFish for the help.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

ITS SO HARD I CAN'T BEAT THE LEVEL 1 D: But it's ok i give you 5 stars :3

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Kooh responds:

Try Level 2-1. MWAHAHAHA.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I thought the game was great.
... however, I don't wanna be "that guy" but it sounds like you expect a great deal from this game.
It was challenging sure but it only took me about 20 minutes, I wouldn't define that as hardcore.

If you are expecting this game to hit big with nothing but just THIS then.... I mean.... Eh...

However if this is a planned series with increasingly better games onwards then sure. Maybe.

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Kooh responds:

I didn't expect anything! I'm just excited it got the reviews it has!

I do have another game in the works however, and it was always my intention to do a sequel to this, so in the end, it all works out I suppose!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is some hardcore stuff... im unable to get past the third level, but it seemed a pretty good game. nice job

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Kooh responds:

You can skip the levels by pressing B at the title screen, we hope you're not discouraged by it, there's some hard and fun levels later on!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Love the originality and art style :)

However, I do have an issue with the VO's and punctuation... But those are minor compared to the amount of effort and creativity involved in this game. Would love to see it on Steam ;)

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Kooh responds:

My dream is for Desutori to reach Steam, but I've always wanted try to put it up on a few indie stores, if enough people like it. (Wouldn't be the same version of course, maybe an HD remix with at least 2 more worlds).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just finished with 780 lives left, Defiantly a challenging game, i find the first set of lvls defiantly hard than the latter ones. keep it up guys! only thing I can think of is to add a bit of a zoom. everything is so far and moving that it hurts my eyes.

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Kooh responds:

Camera might be a good idea, we'll see in the future.