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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

Challenging game. Beat after losing about a 130 lives. Next challenge is gonna be dying 2k times now... oh boy.

Love the retro look, awesome call back to the Nintendo hard games of yesteryear. Controls are responsive, but I couldn't help myself from mashing up every now and then to try and jump over something. Nice trick with the crystals at the boss fight in the end, thought I could wait it out. Big mistake. Awesome music and sweet voices.

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Kooh responds:

Aw shucks, thank you, it's always nice to read when someone likes it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

everything kills you? it's just like i wanna be the guy!

Kooh responds:

But a lot more fair and precise :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

If you would please give a link to the music.. I really love the ending music x3

beat the game finally!!! JEBUS

Kooh responds:

Thank you, GhostingFish worked really hard on this.


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 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!