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Jul 6, 2013 | 5:50 PM EDT
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Lab Rat 5 Points You woke up, you were flushed, you escaped...
Moonwalker 50 Points Completed the game
Ripple Dot Master 50 Points Completing the game with good ending
Messiah 100 Points All Ripples Rescued

Author Comments

Ripple Dot Zero is a classic action platformer heavily influenced by the aestethics of the 16-bit era of the early The game features 20 Levels of running, bouncing, slashing and Gyro-Blade-throwing, set to the slick beats of an original soundtrack of pure fm-funk schmaltz. Even the sound effects where made with FM-synthesis to give the game that sharp sting of early gaming.

Controls:
Move with arrow keys
Attack: Ctrl or Z
Jump: Space or X
Pause in game with P or ESC
Toggle Mute: M
Full screen: F

Re-map controls from main menu

Reviews


FlashDeckFanFlashDeckFan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Who stood their looking at the background to take in all the awesome designing?


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DemonLizardmanDemonLizardman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I have got to say, of all my years just going on Newgrounds every once in a while just to play a game to pass time out of boredom, I did not expect to find a game that had a soul. What I mean by that is this game right here has an incredible style to it that you can't find here anywhere else on this site.

Graphics: The detail to sprite work and animation is astonishing. The levels have a nice immersive feel to them and have a sense of being lost on another world. The enemies and their color palettes remind me of something from an 80's or 90's Sci fi alien art you would see in a book full of concepts from what people imagined the future would be like in those days. As a artist myself, you did a phenomenal job with what you have here, it is unique and would like to see what style you create for your next game.

Music: It's catchy, it's peppy and atmospheric, it reminds me of Amiga or 16 bit console games. That's all I can really say, you nailed it and whoever composed these tracks did an amazing job with it. I might have to search for an OST of it.

Gameplay: Obviously the most important aspect here. In other games, sometimes exploring the levels or playing a level again to find everything would be tedious and annoying. But here, the controls and feel of the game is so fun and spot on I didn't even complain when I failed a bonus stage multiple times and had to replay the level again just to try again. The power ups are fun like using the jet pack to gain momentum in the air to get to secret areas just feels satisfying as well as using the disc cutter to destroy enemies and collect pills. While the game didn't change up later down the road and while the game didn't have many boss fights including epic difficult ones, I still enjoyed it.

Verdict: No game is perfect, but then again what is? This is what I have been waiting for a while, somebody who cares and puts a lot of effort into what they love and to you, it's making games. I suggest you make a update version of this game with more levels, maybe a bit more gameplay variety and more bosses and put it on Steam for around 5 to 10 bucks. I think you will do a good job.

Going to give you a 5 out of 5 because of how much I was surprised I loved the game and how it might inspire others on this site and independent gamers to try harder.


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OddballXPOddballXP

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Most amazing online game I've played in a long time.

The game feel and level design are both superb.

The Beginning:
From the opening credits appearing periodically throughout the first level (Genius move! Why don't other games try that?), and then the title logo coming together in the background as you run past it, you had me hooked.

The Middle:
The background graphics are stunning. The powerups are very satisfying to collect and use. The level design is great! The secret areas (and how they're part of the HUD), the collectibles, unlocking the rescue missions, finding the ALTERNATE EXITS to get HIDDEN LEVELS (I found 4)! Is there anything you DIDN'T think of?

The Endgame:
There was no epic boss fight, which may leave some players disappointed, but I didn't mind it personally. The last level did feel really cool, regardless. And the ending cinematic was just as breathtaking as the background graphics are.

So, in total, you blew me away with this game! I got all the achievements, and got 4 or 5 stars in each level.

I would LOVE to see similar platformer games from you and your team. :D


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ZaidaZaida

Rated 5 / 5 stars

@ Varaha.. You can change controls and set em up as you please on the menu. Simply by pressing enter on the control you wish to change. Anyway, I loved this game. This is the kinda game I'd pay to play, graphics and music are great, amazing job on the gameplay as well. Way to go :D


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VarahaVaraha

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Once again... A game without implementing the Z key... Is it really so hard to program the game that way, to make it playable for people in Europe?