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Spike - A Love Story

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Apr 27, 2011 | 2:29 PM EDT

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Author Comments

(This game is now available on Android for free! Find it on Google Play under 'Spike: A Love Story'.)
(And for you medal-grinders out there, you can press ESC to restart!)
It's not easy being a spike-trap. By design, players are supposed to get by you without TOO much trouble. But you just can't do that. After years of seeing the same guy running by, over and over, day after day -- you realize you're in love. Unfortunately, the only means by which you can express this love is by showing him how good you are at crushing him into a tasty broth. Someday, you're sure, he'll get the hint.
This game was made with the wonderful Flashpunk, which made the nightmare of making this a lot less nightmarish, and more of a restless bad dream.
PROTIPS: Be patient. Wait for the right moment to strike! It takes a second or two to reset yourself, and in that time he can escape! Unless there's a powerup he'll never just run straight through.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm addicted

love this game!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

not bad



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

I like the game. But seriously, love story? i have no problem with the title, but i find it weird. So, some people try to get by you and as you brutally smash them into bloody pieces...that's a love story? yeah, i have nothing against that title, but to me it it's like the creators of the game didn't care about it. It was like ''Hey! just name it whatever the hell you wan't and let's submit it to NewGrounds already!'' lol. So, now for the game! i like it. Retro-Graphics are my favorite in flash-games! and that's already gets thumb up from me! but i kinda don't get the story? why are those people risking their lives just to get pass a blood-thirsty spike trap?

The gameplay and animation is very nicely done! But the game can be very annoying. At first it starts of easy just smash couple of guys, but than those guys get VERY annoying. For example when you smash 3-4 guys another one arrives and starts jumpin around! which is ticking me off alot! and than i get annoiyed and press space too early. But than there's a guy who jumps even WORST he arrives and jumps, jumps, jumps, jumps, jumps, jumps and as you wait for him you're not sure what to do. And i'm giving a credit to that! that is very tricky which thumbs up the challange for you!

But i hate the ''you've been fired'' sign! why can't it be the classic good old ''YOU'RE FIRED!!!'' or something lol. And also, the guy who runs, stops, runs, runs, stops, and so on is also annoying. Most of the game is challanging and fun, but it's annoiyng that's all. But still. The game is ok, and it's fun to killtime with it for a while or so on. I hope to see more stuff like that from the people who made this.

+Nice Challange
+Surviving mode
+Game-play and animation
-Can get annoying sometimes
-The gameplay can get little overreapetive
-Needs more tricks( the stuff those guys come up to escape the trap)

It's a good game, but gameplay can get little overreapetive, cuz the actual Spike-Trap which is the star of the game, takes a little part in it. All you do is for the other guys to finish fooling around and run at you so you can smash them. It can be fun, but can get boring after some amount of time.

And yes, i agree with Shadowtankguy337! the game had no plot, story, or explanation what so ever was going on. It's good, but it could of been better if it had some more features to it.


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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

of course it's a crush fetishist

This game becomes easier (and funnier) if you lean in very, very, very close to your monitor and inspect the guy's every movement, facial expression, and gesture extremely carefully. In other words, think like the spike trap--you're (disturbingly) in love with this man. Obviously nobody's going to do well the first time, though.
You can usually trigger yourself while the guy's at the extreme left-hand side of the screen without having him rush past you afterwards, if you're in love with the floor too.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Simple but surprisingly fun!

This is a nice, simple game, but told from an unexpected point of view. Love the retro style graphics. Great work!

We're pleased to make this our indie game of the week. :)