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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 stars

immediately I have to say this: I love the callback to the 16 bit era, and I can hear all those sounds from the genesis, but one thing just got on my nerves that took this game down by a lot: the bonus stages. I love the callback to 16 bit difficulty, but even then they knew: if you earned your reward, you got it. I'm not even going a significant chunk into the game, and the bonus stage gets me. I clear the whole thing, getting the required number of pills, then I immediately lose said reward because I took too long saying "YES!"


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Man this game takes me back. I was one of those kids with the Sega Channel, back in the day, and this reminded me of that experience so much!! I haven't had this much fun with a platformer in a tick. Keep up the good work! On to the review: The visuals were beautiful and the sound...THE SOUND was so wonderful!!! Just like an old cartridge was plugged in! Last but not least, gameplay. I'm glad you included a controls menu, otherwise I would have had some trouble playing with the default setup. Great fun and superb game!!! Can't wait for any future endeavors!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is OUTSTANDING man, the best on newgrounds, no doubts. Congrats!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

now this is the style of games id like to see more of here on newgrounds.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

That lvl select music. So gewd.
Nice game so far. I like the subtle references to other classic games in the beginning lvl (mario pipe? and a "headhog" hallway you can go to). I like the lvl designs and locations as well. Them Backgrounds are vast and encompassing. This would be cool on like...the 3DS or something :D

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