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They Came From Nam

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Author Comments

3RD PLACER IN THE NEWGROUNDS GAME JAM 3!!!!

Since Nobody seems to get this:

>THIS GAME WAS MADE IN 72 HOURS FROM SCRATCH FROM A RANDOM IDEA!<

ADDED A MUTE BUTTON! PRESS ON YOUR KEYBOARD "-" TO MUTE AND "=" TO UNMUTE! NOW SHUT UP!

WARNING! THIS GAME IS HARD! SO REMEMBER: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

TEAM WHIPPED CREAM!

Created for the February Newgrounds Game Jam!
Our theme (randomly assigned by IdeaTron ©):
Paper planes blasting burning giraffes.
In this game you play as Sgt G Rambo Jesus, a giraffe 'Nam veteran, who abandoned war to live a peaceful life together with his beautiful daughter. But satanic Vietcong paper planes from Space have kidnapped her - It's time to purge them with the flames of hatred & passion.

Controls:
Move Sgt Rambo with the mouse
Left click for a very weak spamshot
Click, hold & release left mouse button for FIERY DEATH!
Your health is indicated the transparency of your flames
Time will heal all your wounds
ATTENTION:
Some enemies can only be defeated with charged shots
Every enemy plane that reaches your side of the screen hits - you better destroy everything!

PROTIP: CHARGE AFTER EVERY SHOT!

Possibly coming soon: Survival modes!

AUSTINBREED'S REVIEW FROM http://austinbreed.newgro unds.com/news/post/569116 "

"They Came From Nam
Team Whipped Cream
I love everything about this game. The opening cut scene was really funny, the game play is fun, the interpretation of the theme is hilarious, and the artwork ruled. My only complaint was that the concept of the game play was pretty unoriginal, and I wish Team Whipped Cream had included some kind of giraffe ability SGT Rambo, like extending his neck or something."

Reviews


i love this game

you have put in lots of effort and it has payed off especially with the medals!


Manly-Chicken responds:

Not that much effort...


One Of The Worst.....

Theme I can understand being it was the Game Jam but you could have had the decency to make better controls. All in all the controls themselves made this one hell of a crappy game. Sorry.


Manly-Chicken responds:

What's wrong with the controls? Please elaborate.


It's alright

Maybe it's just me, but I found this piece an absolute bitch to control and the way that things stacked up with hordes of enemies attacking you at the Boss Stage kind of discouraged me. The charging after every shot was inspired and easy enough to get, but having to stack charge when there are more than three enemies on the screen doesn't leave much room for manoeuvre.

The graphics are well designed and quirky, the music addictive and effective, while the rest of the piece just really brings it all together. In short, I can see why you placed, but if I'm honest, 3rd seems a little low. Perhaps there were other people like me on the panel that failed while playing as well, who knows?

The plot was well written, though I would have liked to see something with voices at the start, as opposed to a 1980s Streets of Rage style introduction - perhaps a little lip sync along with it would help to give this part more impetus and make less people skip.

I'd have preferred keyboard controls and not having to charge the weapon, though I can see why you did this - to get away from the convention of these things having "auto-fire" and powerups that modify or boost this ability. From where you stand, this makes sense, but I still would have preferred it to have not had the trend bucked.

[Review Request Club]


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Manly-Chicken responds:

Honestly, if we placed higher than Meaty Boner or Butchebugs, a mob of pissed off Newgrounders would have descended on the Newgrounds office, and start a riot (as you can see from the reviews) and also, AustinBreed said he "loved everything about this game" so it was probably Tom who made us not place higher or something.


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-This game is honestly captivating. I bookmarked this game since I didn't have time during the game jam but I just got some free time today so I decided to play it. Read through the author comments and when I saw that it was difficult I just had to see what all the fuss was about. Damn, after the first try I barely got through a few enemies before I was decapitated.

-But even practice does not make perfect as i'm still struggling with the boss but that's what makes it so captivating to me. You guys didn't bow down to the needs of the masses who wanted easy but fun gameplay. No, you went forth with putting together a game that would challenge even some of the best gamers newgrounds has to offer. I like that and it's kept me entertained for a long time even though i'm not all that good at it.

-With the time constraints that you guys had it's no suprise that the storyline wasn't fleshed out a ton but what you have is enough to get us into Sgt Rambo Giraffes struggles and make us want to get revenge. Lovely pixel art and some interesting enemies thrown in and you have a great game. No suprise that this recieved third place in the contest. Now to get back and see if I can succeed.


Manly-Chicken responds:

This is probably my favorite review that I have gotten so far! It was long, detailed, and touched all the main points. THANKS!


Difficult but fun

quite a game made from a random theme, you'd be more than fine if you'd have a good theme to start with


Manly-Chicken responds:

This WAS a good theme.

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2.33 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 20, 2011
11:39 PM EST
Genre
Action - Shooter - Horizontal Flight
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