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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.

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



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The good is you NAILED it. This feels for all the world like a major-studio release from the Genesis era. Visuals, sound, gameplay, character physics, power-ups, everything. It's solid, it rewards exploration, it's got crisp visual design. It's clearly a labor of love and it pays off.

But I have to quibble, and this is where it loses the half-star. Five levels in and I haven't really found much that varies up the gameplay as you progress. The bouncy timed bonus rescue levels are all well and good, but the normal levels all play very samey, despite the change in the (gorgeous) visuals. Yeah, the games of the old era did that too, but, well... it's not really enticing me into sticking with the game to its end, especially as the levels get bigger and bigger.

Maybe if you do a sequel, change the weapon power-up for various levels. It could create some new exploration puzzles based on the different weapon dynamics.

Overall, a damn fine game you've created. Tweak the sameness factor and it'd be just about perfect.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

fun reminds me a cross in between sonic and mega man x

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Everything is great ! but a few things, when you rescue a friend the music stop to be honest i would love to see this game with an Arcade release on Xbox !


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

the graphics, the movement animation, the music type........they are nice...It all reminds me of a hedgehog.......
nice game, but it's a bit hard in special levels.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Overall, this isn't a bad game. The 16-bit graphics reminded me a lot Final Ninja's graphics. The gameplay was a nice cross between Sonic and Megaman though I got really bored with this formula after 3 levels into the game. Still you did a nice job with this game and I'm looking forward to the next game that you put out.