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William and Sly

rated 4.44 / 5 stars
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Jul 17, 2009 | 3:03 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged July 17, 2009
  • Daily Feature July 17, 2009
  • Weekly 2nd Place July 21, 2009

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Flight 5 Points Find the wings.
Weather Mage 5 Points Turn off the rain.
Dominus Lux 10 Points Slay five darklings.
Deviation 25 Points Unlock all boxes and switches.
Resolution 25 Points Complete the game.
Sensitive Nose 50 Points Find all of the mushrooms.
Sly Fox 100 Points Earn more than 35,000 points.

Author Comments

JAN 30, 2016
Hey guys, I’ve started work on a possible William and Sly 3. Follow me on facebook for updates!


This is probably my best game to date. I wanted to make something more accessible, as most of my flash games have been too complicated for my family to play. :3

I really hope you guys enjoy it, I think it's the most effort I've put in to anything. A big thanks to everyone who helped me test, and Tom and NG for the sponsorship!

As always, leave a comment! I love reading them.

EDIT: The game has version detection, but YOU NEED FLASH 10 to play it. If you have trouble loading the game, please send me a PM with the details.

EDIT: Because nearly everyone is saying they can't figure out the boss's pattern, I've made a slight change that should make it more obvious. Once the game update is approved I'll let you guys know and you can try again with the new pattern. *Alright it's up now*

If you're getting a black screen after the Newgrounds and Particlasm screens this applies to you. This might also help with the loading bar freezing. This was posted by a Kongregate user (thanks Knork):

"If the game does not load past the ads make sure that and are not being blocked in your hosts file. Which is located under C:\WINDOWS\system32\drive rs\etc
If they are, uncheck the "Read-only" attribute and edit out those two lines."

If this works for you let me know.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool game


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game!!!! I play this game again,again and again!!! I WIN! :D


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

In one word: Disappointing. While the graphics and animation are fantastic, and the audio and music range from okay to full-on stunning, this game is frankly not fun. I've never been a big fan of games where the only point is to just beat the game and get the best possible score, so it's not off to a good start.

The controls (especially the jumping) are very awkward and just can't seem to make up their mind. Sometimes I can change my mid-air trajectory, but sometimes I can't? And the wings don't help either. Parachute-gliding style mechanics should be able to be used more than once in one jump, but this game forces to me to use the parachute from the beginning of the jump, and if I stop using it or don't use it immediately after I jump, I can't use it again. That's incredibly frustrating.

Collect-a-thons aren't inherently bad, games like Banjo-Kazooie are proof of that. But they need something of substance so that collecting them feels like it has a point. Collecting a certain amount of one object should grant new abilities to collect more objects. But in this game, all the power-ups can be found without collecting a single mushroom, or key, or chest, or fairyfly, or rune. If collecting all the mushrooms and killing all the sludge monsters doesn't get me anything other than points, then what the hell is the point of collecting all the sludge monsters and killing all the mushrooms? Wait...

And speaking of sludge monsters, they are my biggest problem with this game. They can only be killed with white magic, but there are only 13 instances of white magic to kill 15 sludge monsters that only last a bare 10 seconds, AND THEY CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE. So, if you activate all the runes but didn't kill enough sludgers to get the medals for killing five of them or collecting 35,000 points, tough shit! That's all, folks! Better start a new game!

And what sucks is, I played this game when I was little, and I remember loving it to death! But the nostalgia was not enough to carry me through it to its entirety. It was around the point I realized that this game had a boss battle that I gave up and just stopped playing. This is NOT the kind of game that should have or needs to have a boss battle.

So, I'm sorry, but this game just did not do it for me at all.
Now, William and Sly 2, on the other hand...


Rated 0 / 5 stars

what does the fox say


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is the most beautiful game ever visually and audibly.