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rated 3.61 / 5 stars
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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 4 / 5 stars

Its a very nice game. Though a bit annoying at tims with the axes and spikes. Axes would sometimes hit me without even touching, and someimes I died because of one pixel of spike was out and died out of nowhere when the spike wet down. Other than that, this is an fun, hard side-scroller. I hope we can see a seque to this, maybe with more story, mechanics, etc. You could probably make the next I wanna be the Guy. The game isbrutaly difficult even though the only thing you have to do is walk.

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Kooh responds:

Thank you, I hope let's players have a day field with this, it's a like an obstacle race.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent Game, challenging yes but I made it through with only about 50 deaths. Here's a tip, there are safe areas where you won't be murdered, use your finger on the screen to point at them then move her onto your finger, makes it much easier to figure out precisely where to stand. Very Challenging, which you don't see from many games these days, excellent work, will there be a second one? (P.S. I just wish I had been logged in when I played it so I could get the medals ;_;)

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Kooh responds:

The challenge is in trying to figure out the patterns, there's no right way of doing it but your solution is a great one! There's a planned sequel to it, you can check Desutori updates in our tumblr. Or stalk me in my twitter :P


Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's a good game. It was challenging but not very difficult. I did like the characters and their design, but I thought Kuno's (that's the hooded girl, correct?) voice acting was a little bit quite and simply not fitting. But that doesn't greatly affect how good the game was. The levels were entertaining and fun, especially when you had to memorize the patterns of ghosts. It was also easy enough to beat within 200 lives, making the game entertaining without wasting time or driving the player to the brink of insanity.

I'd like to see another game like this, with similar characters. I forgot to mention that I also enjoyed how the protagonist didn't actually speak. I would definitely play a sequel to this game. Keep up the good work.

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Kooh responds:

Thank you very much for the support, we'll try to make it even better by next game.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Sheer awesomeness
i normally don't like super difficult games, but the characters were interesting enough to keep me going. i got a feeling of satisfaction after beating it with 850+ lives!
my only complaint is the first lvl(1,1). same with lvl 2, lvl 2-1 was alot harder than 2-2, 2-3 2-4. since yu had to get the patterns of all 3 ghost types in the first lvl and only 1 or 2 types on the others.. i literally walked through 2-2...
also, sometimes with the swinging axes, i would be safe on one pass then when the axe came back around i died.. without moving from the spot i was in, i think the axes have slightly longer range on the downswing...

The music made the game for me, timing is more fun when you have a beat:D
I wanna see more!! who's the hooded girl?

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Kooh responds:

Thank you for the insight, the girl's name is Kuno.
The music is by the talented GhostingFish!


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

way to hard, yes i know its supposed to be hardcore but when you cant get past the first stage its rideculious other than that good game

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Kooh responds:

You can press B at the title screen and boom, you'll skip a level!