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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 2 / 5 stars

I'm fairly neutral on sadomasochistically difficult platformers, but this one is particularly irritating to play. It takes much to long to respawn for something that's going to happen that often, made worse by how slow your character moves. It gets old fast

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Kooh responds:

I understand it's not for everyone, thank you for the input, I'll take special care of how Sasha moves next time.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Has the same problem too many "hardcore" games have: mistakes the need for pixel perfect movement and brutal memorization for skilled play. I gave up after the third level because I just could not puzzle out the proper timing to proceed.

Kooh responds:

But I did focus on Pixel Perfect Movement and Brutal Memorization. It's all patterns.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

I like the intro. And the title screen.
The game starts. No sir, I didn't like it.

Black moving spheres against a black background, the first level being 10 tmes harder than the more simplistic 2nd level, i dunno, i guess this is for people who like Chakan the Forever man.

Kooh responds:

Never heard of Chakan, learn something new everyday I guess!

I never heard of people struggling with the balls because they couldn't see them. Welp, I'll take that into consideration. Thank you for the insight.


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!


Rated 1 / 5 stars

Had potential. I don't know about most of the game, because i died 20 times in the first set of obstacles. If the idea was to make a game that is so frustratingly annoying that one becomes bored and stops playing before even getting through 1/3rd of the first screen, then mission accomplished.

It's not that the levels are hard because they're well thought out, it looks like, it's that they're hard because they have a lot of shit that moves really fast and you pretty much have to rely on luck more than impeccable timing to get through.

So yeah, boo.

Kooh responds:

You can skip levels by pressing the B button on the title screen!

I am not gonna lower the difficulty, but you're more than welcome to try the rest of the game out!