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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 / 5 stars

I have to say, this was really challenging -- a bit too challenging. Everything else was pretty fine. I was lucky enough to beat the game with about 200 lives lost, but the difficulty level needs some toning down a bit. Majority of the extra lives I lost were from Level 2-1, lol.

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Kooh responds:

That's why there's a Medal for it. Glad you liked it.


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 4.5 / 5 stars

I'm not normally a fan of these kinds of games but this was surprisingly good. Unlike a lot of extremely difficult platformers, this one really is quite possible if you just remember that it's about two things: Pattern memorization and timing. Everything (Even those spirits in world 2. Watch them closely) moves in a specific pattern and you need to be able to move at the right time. I was even able to get through one level without dying by just paying attention.

In regards to flaws, the difficulty curve can be a little weird on occasion. For instance, I actually found some of the world 1 levels to be harder than some of the world 3 levels and world 2-1 was probably the hardest level in the game. Maybe I'm just better at dealing with certain obstacles than others.

As for other issues, I'm going to need to get into *SPOILER* territory for this...

There's a bug soon after you give Venus the last 12 crystals. Obviously, things go wrong but then there's this weird flash of activity as she speaks and it showed my life counter rapidly decreasing. It was disturbing enough that I thought it was intentional until I noticed I actually lost around 50 lives. I get the feeling that this was a bug.

Also, we really didn't get any answers regarding that mysterious hooded girl aside from what she looks like (I honestly was expecting a future version of our heroine under the hood. It would explain how she knows so much). Considering you're talking about a sequel in some of your responses, I suspect that might be answered there.

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Kooh responds:

Every single enemy is done with love and care. I am glad you noticed this, this is a special kind of game, but you can rush through it, you just gonna know how!

I kinda wish people would speedrun it, I think it has potential of being a speedrun game.

Thanks for the review, SolidSalamander!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hard as hell .. Great game nice animation Good work! :3

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Kooh responds:

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I loved the game, even though i suck at it. But after managing to get The Dj takozx badge, It doesnt show up in my medal screen.

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Kooh responds:

I wonder why that is... maybe a problem on NGs side.