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Author Comments

Welcome to Motorjoust! A game made in 2 weeks by Team Midnight Moose Party for the Newgrounds Game Jam #9!

Take on the roll of a knight who has been invited to take part in the King's Tournament of Champions. You will have to fight your way through the best jousters in the land, while dodging obstacles and gaining air on crazy jumps!
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Controls:
Up/Down - Steer
Left/Right - Balance
Spacebar - Accelerate
Shift - Reverse (Warning: Painfully slow)
M - Mute
P - Pause
Esc - Quit
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As an added bonus, we decided to incorporated our level editor into the game so you can design your own levels, and then share them with your friends via the Newgrounds API!

Based off of the concept screenshot by devilsgarage:
http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/thedevilsgarage /gonna-eff-your-shit-bud

SIDENOTE: This game was made as an homage to the classic NES game Excitebike! We tried to make it as retro as possible without taking away from a great user experience! If you look closely you'll find references to classic NES titles like Megaman and The Legend of Zelda!

Reviews


DMDkid123DMDkid123

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 5, 2013

nice first levels suck but it gets better


WingDemon responds:

Haha we had like 2 days for level design but we all tried our best! I personally designed Larry's, Igor's and Bones level. I wanted my levels to be chill and smooth sailing basically! hope you liked them! ;)

-Wingy


sgstesgste

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 5, 2013

This is a really well made game and I thoroughly enjoyed my play through!

A nice balance of precision, speed and timing. My only fault would be the odd glitch when caught between planks and the slow response of the steering.

but other than this, fantastic game!


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WingDemon responds:

Thanks man! yeah we have some glitches in there, it was only 2 weeks and we worked down to the wire. I think we finished at 11:32 the day of the deadline, by the time everything was ready to go and we published it there was like 2 minutes left until midnight. But i agree some more polish is needed, future updates!

-Wingy


narushisutonarushisuto

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars July 5, 2013

I like the general idea and the graphics. The soundtrack's okay as well, but the gameplay's pretty weird. I win, although I fail a lot and don't really know what I'm doing, but I lose when everything looks promising. To be honest, I have no idea how this game really works....


WingDemon responds:

To answer your questions there's a wonderful help page on the main menu. If that doesn't help i'll give it a shot. There are 3 criteria's for winning, Speed, power and Magic. Speed is relative to the time it takes you to beat the stage, its the red bar on your HUD. Magic and Power are the other two meters, the meters display both yours and your opponents mag/pow, you just have to get a higher mag/pow then him. Beat your opponent in any 2 of the 3 criteria s and you win. Thanks for playing!


CarnijeCarnije

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 5, 2013

gives that old fashioned arcade mood into it, i liked it :D


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WingDemon responds:

We were definitely going for a NES vibe, as a kind of homage to Excitebike. Glad you liked it man!


clepticxclepticx

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 5, 2013

awesome game!


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WingDemon responds:

Thanks man!

- Wingy