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Apr 17, 2011 | 6:04 PM EDT

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The Toucans
Programmer: MonoFlauta
Artist: FuNaNdMoRe
Other: RedHarvest

Hi everyone! This is our entry for the Game Jam #4! Our handicap was to make a game with only using arrow keys, so, you will only be able to use arrow keys :)
In this game you are a metalhead (you can choose to be a woman or a man in the playlist) and you have to keep headbanging as the rhythm asks you to do. The multiplier will become bigger each time you play a note; you will gain more points if the note is more centered than down than if you keep pressing the arrow keys all the time. After you finish, each song has his own highscore table, so you can submit your score for that song!
Don't get mad if a lot of arrows come down, try to make circles and catch as many as you can doesn't matter if you do something wrong, you just will win a bit less of points.

Hope you have fun with it!

Total songs: 8 + 1 Tutorial
Characters: 1 Male and 1 Female
Headbangs: Infinite



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


to easy to win with games that don't penelize for missing or just spamming all four buttons during the entire song

MonoFlauta responds:

no, gives you a bad score, check the description please before reading


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars



MonoFlauta responds:

we need permission because the copyright problem, sorry :P


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Rock n Roll

I dont like this games when there is no mat involved

MonoFlauta responds:

you mean math? there is score lol, come on...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Fun while it lasted

-These game jam submissions are usually pretty good since they make you think outside the box to make games. Being able to only use arrows narrowed down the possibility of games quite a bit. Choosing a musical based game was probably the best choice as a platformer might have become tedious.

-The guy and girl were pretty well drawn up and all of the animations for the headbanging actions worked out well. The game is fun to play but with only so many songs comes so much gameplay. So after a while it does get a little boring. I will say that the song choices were really good for the type of game that you made though.

-The scoring system works well but doesn't penalize you much for mashing buttons instead of timing your presses. Overlapping arrows would sometimes both disappear after pressing the arrow once and makes it easier but i'm not sure if it was supposed to do that or if it's part of the proximity. Anyways it's a fun game but having the time constraint really hurt how good this game could have been.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Mmm, glad you like it, I can see where we had bad points, we will try it better for the next one and thanks a lot for reviewing! :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars


It's nice how you could add some pizazz to something that has been done in such similar ways before.
It was a bit frustrating at times, but surely not a bad game.

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MonoFlauta responds:

Thanks, glad you like it and yes maybe its a bit frustrating, but just take it easy and you will laugh of your mistakes as well of the good things :P

Thanks for reviewing!