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You are one of few survivors in a world destroyed by man made pollution. You're doing your best to survive with your daughter in the little cave you call home - unaware that the nightmare is about to get much worse...

Move with the arrow keys. Jump with A. Perform attacks with S. Throw grenades with D. Release energy blasts with F. Interact with the Space bar.

There is a walkthrough built in to the game. Just click the '?' in the bottom right menu whenever you get stuck!

Reviews


http404errorhttp404error

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved it! The mechanics and controls were polished, and the atmosphere was great. The use of tone and color palette in the retro setting was brilliant, although the dirt was an eyesore (perhaps that was the intention?). I think that the darker tone was successful without being needlessly depressing or sacrificing the retro homage.
Music is fabulous, kudos to Calamaistr for a somber 8-bit soundtrack, which is no minor feat.
The game mechanics were quite nice
Cool little secret area, although I was hoping I would get something out of it other than a few lines. This is the kind of game I would have liked as a kid too, and my sis enjoyed it.
The built-in walkthrough was useful and informative in a type of game where getting stuck often causes frustration.
My only real gripe would be that I didn't get to use the grenades as weapons more than once and even then it was optional with no reward. In the same vein, each fight or puzzle only had one solution. I would have liked if I could use the wave blast to hit the bridge switch or the last boss.
Also, I felt that the consequences of my actions weren't clarified sufficiently in the ending, merely implied. Just a few more lines would have pulled this off.
Altogether a wonderful piece and a worthwhile use of my time. Good job.


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greenmage007greenmage007

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The game is great with its story lines and plot but the game mechanics need a bit of work and music background is so nostalgic and awesome but sometimes the game lags a bit too much and some minor glitches in the beginning of the 1st part of the game and while swimming upwards underneath ground the effect was the character jumping outside the water even though the player is clearly underneath the ground. other than this keep up the great work.



MatikzzMatikzz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Saved my game, yet it says i didnt :( Great game though



PyromantaPyromanta

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Excellent design, music, pacing, story and control. You've created a wonderful side-scroller that wouldn't look out of place on the SNES or Mega Drive back in the day. I mapped up XPadder and it worked a dream, felt like a proper retro title!

Few things though. Firstly, the absence of any sort of map is odd, considering the size and complexity of the world. I had so much trouble figuring out where I'd been and where certain things were. Also, that first boss is WAY too hard and often glitches. One try I hit him 6 times before any health came off. The first time it took about 5 hits to get him down to a tiny bit of health (before I died), the second time it was at least 8. The amount of green things he spits and the random amount of times you have to hit him make it a much too difficult first boss. I still haven't beaten it and the level of unfairness has put me off the game for a while at least.

Still, great game and I'm certain I'll be coming back to it in the future :)


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Asvegren responds:

If you decide to play the game again, make sure to hit the '?' button to get a hint. I don't want to spoil anything here. There is something you have overlooked about the boss - it's not random or unfair at all!

Thanks for the compliments. Having the game compared to old school SNES games is flattering!


kirbystar135kirbystar135

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AWESOME game, but once you get the gun, the combat is a complete cake walk