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Arrow Death 5 Points You got impaled by a Gobblo's arrow!
Arrow To The Neck 5 Points Ouch. You took an arrow straight to the neckery.
Arrow To The Stomach 5 Points Yeowch. You took a nasty arrow to the stomachial region.
Baseball Bat 5 Points You found the baseball bat!
Extra Kupo 5 Points You've earned extra kupo!
Fanboy 5 Points You found the fanboy hoodie! It's from your favorite game of all time!
Giant Fist 5 Points You caught a giant fist to the face... and exploded. True story.
Got Battle Dagger 5 Points The kitchen knife that you found has turned into the battle dagger! Shweet!
Got Bombs 5 Points You got yourself some bombs! Now, let's go blow s**t up!
Got Soul Bangle 5 Points You got the Soul Bangle dude! Now you can throw blue fireballs! Hadoken!
Got Steel Sword 5 Points You've found a way to get the Steel Sword! Congratulations!
Got Wooden Sword 5 Points The bat that you found has turned into a wooden sword!
Halfsies 5 Points You got split into two by a bandit elf! Crap!
Impalation 5 Points You got impaled by a bandit elf's thrown sword! Deadly!
Skull 5 Points You found the hidden skull!
Start 5 Points Start the game... press the play button.
Beatdown 10 Points You beat the crap out of that bandit elf! Yeesh...
Blue Flames 10 Points You used the Soul Bangle to send a powerful blast of blue energy at an unlucky bandit elf.
Bombed 10 Points You chucked a bomb at a bandit and blew his guts all over the place!
Dagger To La Face 10 Points You said, "Screw it!" and threw your dagger at a bandit's face! Shweet!
Dead Bird 10 Points You found the dead blue bird!
Electrocuted 10 Points You electrocuted a bandit elf via a Super Pretendo controller!
Face Knifed 10 Points You stuck a dangerously sharp dagger into the fleshy face of an outclassed bandit elf... Nicely done.
Fatal Error 10 Points You found the only way to die in scene 1!
Gobblo Arrow Kill 10 Points You made the Gobblo enemy shoot himself in the face! Cool!
Gobblo Dagger Kill 10 Points Kill the Gobblo with the Battle Dagger!
Gobblo Wood Kill 10 Points You killed a Gobblo with the wooden sword!
Goober 10 Points You found the Goober action figurine!
No Defense 10 Points You failed to block an incoming vertical slash... tsk, tsk...
Pissed Off Shopkeeper 10 Points Dude.... You so shouldn't have made Hobart mad, dude.
Rock Death 10 Points You killed yourself using an immensely heavy rock!
Spin Attack 10 Points You used the jumping spin attack on that blondie of a bandit elf! Good work.
Spinning Destruction 10 Points You used an ultra-powerful, double spin slash to decimate the bandit elf who deserved it!
Squished 10 Points The Ogre grabbed you and squeezed you until you went "pop"
Stabbered 10 Points The bandit threw a knife at you and gotcha right through the heart!
Weak Defense 10 Points Looks like you TRIED to block, buuuut..... yeeeaaahhh....
Wheel Of Decimation 10 Points Whoah... Don't you think that was a bit... uh, overkill? It was entertaining though.
You Should Block 10 Points Sooo, yeah, you should try blocking sometime....
Controller 25 Points You found the video game controller!
Knife 25 Points You found the knife!
Poop 25 Points You found bird poop! Yay!
Shrunken Head 25 Points You found the magical shrunken head!
Game Won 50 Points You freakin' beat the freakin' game! Holy moly!
Ogre Destroyed 50 Points You've defeated the Ogre! Holy crap!

Author Comments

[WALKTHROUGH]
There is now a walkthrough available, courtesy of the fine writers over at JayIsGames. If you get stuck somewhere, check it out! It actually details the entire game for all of you completionists out there.

[02.04.2013 PERFORMANCE UPDATE]
- Changed BG's from vector to bitmaps, increasing the game's performance dramatically. Most players should be able to play on HIGH quality now :D
- Tweaks to the Ogre's attack patterns have been added

[01.30.2013 UPDATE]
- Officially, officially fixed the Death/Restart Menu glitch
- Added a drop shadow effect to the mute button and Ogre battle restart button

[SORTA-MAJOR UPDATE]
- New red click-indication arrows have been added to let players know where and when to click on the different action scenes
- Hint arrows added to the intro of the Ogre fight scene
- Music mute on/off toggle has been added

[UPDATE]
- Restart/Death Menu would sometimes still be visible after restarting already; This bug has been remedied.

[UPDATE]
- The Ogre's attacks can now be anticipated a bit better in this version... however, he's now much harder to beat. It takes 6 successful attacks to kill the Ogre.

[THE 4TH ARROW -- BANDIT ELF ARCHER SCENE]
Ok, so everyone seems to keep missing the 4th arrow. That's done intentionally. The 4th arrow is much faster and at a slightly lower location than the first 3 arrows. After you block the 4th arrow, quickly click on the bandit elf to choose his death.

[UPDATE: FIXES]
- Boss now has less life and should be less "buggy," but also starts attacking more quickly
- There is now a "restart" button on the Boss stage, just in case of any weird, game-stopping bug occurance. The restart button makes elfmin explode, then brings up the restart menu... pretty entertaining just killing yourself actually lol
- The knife icon now responds to when you've thrown it at the bandit elf

[RECOMMENDED SETTINGS]
I recommend that people play this game on the 'Medium' (unless you're sure your computer can handle it -- I'd rather everyone fully appreciate the artwork on the High setting, honestly) setting, due to the highly detailed artwork/animations creating lag when the game is played online. You can find the Quality settings in the top left-hand side of the game.

[GAME BACKSTORY]
You are Edwin. A normal kid, with a normal life. One day, you're playing video games with your girlfriend and all's good. You're about to beat your favorite game of all time, "The Legend of Hooligan," when suddenly, Lord Gorn (the warlock within the game) reaches into the reality realm and nabs your girlfriend! Oh my, lord, jesus, f**k! ...Panicking, you stupidly throw a wild punch and miss, leaving Lord Gorn with a perfect opportunity to smash your face in. Before you know it, you're laying unconscious, on the floor of your room.
[END OF GAME BACKSTORY INTRO]

Greetings Newgrounders!

Behold! I bring you.... Elf Story! An epic (yet short) journey into a game realm, heavily inspired by the legend of zelda series.

Elf Story is a point-n-click adventure that's heavy in art/animation. A very simple game to get into, and one that almost everyone can appreciate, I would think.

You'll assume the role of Edwin, who later becomes Elfmin, on a 10-scene quest to try and find your girlfriend while battling off vicious enemies...

Enjoy the beautifully animated kills and death sequences as you journey through the painstakingly detailed backgrounds and scenes. Seriously... too much damn work was put into the art and animations... So, please, enjoy the game.

Also, if you notice any bugs at all, please PM me. Thanks!

[OUTRO]
You've learned new skills and earned new weapons. You've unlocked achievements and killed many a foe. Though you've reached the end of this chapter, your journey is not over... You must finish what you started.
[END OF OUTRO TEXT]

Reviews


spiketheblodyspiketheblody

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The game has a nice concept to it, but despite that fact I am going to list the things that I don't like:
-Slow movements
-Small click areas
-Not enough time to react
-Impossible boss ( Dodged 10 times, didn't attack)
When you will have fixed those things, I will give it another try, the idea is a very nice one, and the animations are neat!



GameBalanceGameBalance

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Really great GFX and all but man this is cheap point and click tricks here. I hardly find where to click because click areas so small. And also as others mentioned. Sooo slow.....



TeeArctic1TeeArctic1

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Artwork and idea was great. I love the zelda refrences. (the entire game) You've added a whole bunch of medals connecte to each kill and therefore made players replay again and again to see what this and that is. The music wasn't of the greatest and it was kinda annoying that the gameplay was so short. I hope there is going to be a sequel though. Or a full sized game with bosses and such.



Domcik8Domcik8

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good graphics and all, but I really didn't liked that all was happening too slow, stages changing, characters movement and etc, also at that boss after gate I couldn't play normally, max I could escape 3 attacks but then he stopped for a moment while I was running and finish me when I retreated



hedgehogplophedgehogplop

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The good: I appreciated the art design, the ambiance in style and music choice, the game zeitgeist references, the kills, and character design quite a lot. What you have here could happily structure/make for a longer game. Liked the idea of "kupo" money and that it only has to be moused over to accrue.

The not-so-good: For all of the kill/weapon variations, it would have been nice to see a longer gameplay with a few more enemies rather than having to run a few play-throughs. Definitely would benefit from a return-to-previous-screen option (even if just for all of us veterans who go into a five minute anxiety fit when we feel we've missed something.)

That ogre: I'm happy that I didn't just rage quit, but I was close, and I'm not normally easy to fluster. After a literal 20-25 tries, I looked through the comments to find what I was doing wrong, and then defeated the battle ONLY BY spam clicking the ogre's TEETH, not messing with the arrow-action areas. There should be some indication about how you are supposed to attack and IF NOT, the ogre's AI needs to give realistic pauses. I spent way too much time trying to stay ahead of his movements and was frustrated when an evade action hadn't even completed and the ogre's next attack was able to affect/kill me. Frustrating, and doesn't need to be quite as hard as it is to make this game interesting.