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Pico's School

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Goth kids have shot up your school, and it's up to Pico to save the day! Originally featured on Newgrounds in 1999, I finally refactored the .FLA to accommodate faster computers. The problem with this game was that it was meant to run at 24fps, but boss battles slowed down and made things easier. As computers got faster, so did the boss battles.

Pico was made in Flash 3, before the availability of variables (or just about any code, for that matter). To simulate stored data, I weaved a complex web of movie clips that gave orders to the main game. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of frame labels, so all the commands referred to frame numbers. This meant making changes to the flow of a boss battle (ie inserting frames to slow down movement) caused MASSIVE problems to arise. I finally muscled through it, so now you can beat the bosses on a fast computer!

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True bro but i wonder how did they make music back then in 1999

This game was truly ahead of its time. The social commentary somehow remains relevant to this day.

This game is not playable on my tablet why newgrounds why?!

a Great Berzerker

iconic

Credits & Info

Views
7,037,435
Faves:
7,401
Votes
8,839
Score
4.54 / 5.00

Uploaded
Apr 30, 2006
2:41 PM EDT
Software
  • Flash 3
  • Daily 2nd Place May 1, 2006