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Pico of the Dark Ages

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Help Pico battle it out in the Dark Ages against the Evil Dark Wizard Allucardis and his vast Army of UberGoths!

If you need help with the bosses, Revoo has posted some strats on the last page of the reviews. They should make the bosses a piece of cake. Good luck!!

**!*! UPDATE 4.0 !*!**
After hearing that enough people were taking issue with the following, now Pico no longer takes a small amount of damage when blocking, and the bosses attack power has been cut in half. Enjoy!

**!*! UPDATE 3.0 !*!**
Holy crap!!! Daily Second! Thank you so much for your support everyone!!

**!*! UPDATE 2.0 !*!**
Bugs with the hero 's health and lives have been fixed, and you can choose whether you want to start a new game or continue at the beginning of a previous stage. UberGoths now have a 10% less chance of blocking. Bosses remain as difficult as ever, Muahahaha!!!

**!*! UPDATE 1.0 !*!**
Front Page!! 4.0 score!! WOOHOO!!! Thank you sooo much everyone!! I'm so glad you're enjoying my game!


Movement: Arrow keys
Attack: 'A'
Block: 'S'
Strong Attack: 'D'

**Warning!** This game may appear too difficult, but keep in mind that each of the three bosses have a pattern. Find the pattern, and they're easy!

Have fun, it's my first full blown (completed... ahem...) game, all in AS 2.0 Object Oriented Programming. Please PM me if you find any bugs!

Very special thanks to the following:

Andy Schlossberg: For the code help and support.

Tom Fulp and friends: For keeping Newgrounds amazing for ten years! Happy Birthday Tom!

Edgen: You make amazing music!! I'm so glad I found your work at the NG Audio Portal!


Yeap, you can draw

This game has one of the best artworks ever. My eyes feel so good after what I saw, great landscapes, every detail was amazing, fluid movement. Superb work, man! The only complaint - boring repetitive enemies, but awsome bosses.
Bad things (that you know of, but fucking fix them) are only actionscripting issues - you can go off the stage and when you die, your health is the same. Oh, and don't listen to wussies that moan that it's difficult - it's not really that hard.

mongoid responds:

Thank you for the kind words! I tried my hardest to make the project at least look like a professional console title. Flash's vector art helps make your sprites look sooo crisp and clean, no matter what resolution. In fact, try pulling the swf out of your browser cache and play it fullscreen. It looks AWESOME!

You can see why The Behemoth uses Flash as one of their primary production tools. Doing Alien Hominid HD for XBox 360 Arcade is a fantastic example of the power of vector assets.

Well I'll be damned... you CAN run off stage. Hahahaha why didn't I catch that?

too hard

When you die and come back you should come back with full health, not whatever partial health you had when you started that level.

Blocking hits should not decrease your health.

Being too difficult is the most common mistake I've seen in flash games. Look at a game like the recent zombie defense game that's scoring 4.55 or thereabouts. One of the things it did really right is keep the difficulty low, guaranteeing a fun first play.

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mongoid responds:

I would think that half the fun of a game is the challenge. ;-P

Imagine if you bought a game off the shelf, took it home and beat it all on your first try. Where's the fun in that?

Good catch on the health bug, I'll take a look at that when midterms are over.

Wow, very nice

A bit hard, atleast for me though. Couldn't really stop between the action eithor, but then again neithor of those facts really don't mean anything bad. Grade A material though

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mongoid responds:

I'm glad you liked it. :-)

Yep, this is goin on my favorites.

Next time, put a pause button unless i missed that part...

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mongoid responds:

Oh I intend to... after midterms. :-D I'm glad I made your favorites list. Congrats!!! You're the first one who has ever put me on theirs. :-O!!!!

This is fun

It's hard, but you gave us a warning. Fun and is worth playing.

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mongoid responds:

Ha ha ha, it's only hard until you figure out the patterns. Trust me. :-P Thanks for the high marks!

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Credits & Info

3.81 / 5.00

Apr 30, 2007
11:23 PM EDT
Action - Other