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Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT

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Explore Snaily World, collect new abilities and weapons, discover secret passages, and save the snails!

CONTROLS - customizable
Arrow keys to move
Z to jump
X to shoot a weapon
C to shoot a weapon (and hold still)
M for map (you can use TAB, but it won't work in IE)
ESC or P for the menu (pause)

Snailiad is an 8-bit-inspired game, which uses the NES palette most of the time, and uses NES music I wrote using Famitracker. I hope you enjoy it! :-) There's some references to eight-bit classics that helped inspire Snailiad, and you might also find a cameo or two from RPG Shooter: Starwish, if you play long enough.

Big thanks to:

AdamAtomic, for Flixel!
xdanond, for drawing some stuff!
newstarshipsmell, for lots of testing!
jsr, for Famitracker!

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Once you defeat the final boss, you unlock the "radar"! The radar tells you how many items are left in the current area.

There's a hidden mode in Snailiad! Once you've unlocked it, it will be one of the choices in "NEW GAME", below EASY and NORMAL.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Alright, here is the deal

Here is me propositioning people:

[ iliad_map.png]

The above URL links to a 99% map with most of the less obvious secret passages marked on it. You can find 100% items with this map too. I finished the game and created this map in order to help myself find the last secret area. It's been driving me nuts for about 6 hours, and I still can't find it.

I offer this to anyone who might find it useful. If there is somebody who used my map, found it helpful, and happened to find that last itty bitty area, I would greatly appreciate it if you would PM me and tell me. Please. Please. Oh so much please. Help me. I'm so obsessed.

Review starts here:

If you have read my above plea for help, you know how much this game has sucked me in. The world in which you play is large, and there is a loose framework that players are encouraged to follow but not forced to do so (unlike many other games of this particular genre).

There are goals to be achieved, sure, but the atmosphere is generally carefree and relaxed. It's not difficult to avoid dying, what with the plenitude of grass to eat (which grows back!!!) and hit point upgrades to find.

One of the key features of this particular game seems to be all the secret passages and breakable walls. Even when you know that it's all programmed in, as a player, you feel a certain sense of glee slipping behind walls and breaking them apart, because not many games let you do that all over the map. It feels like a sort of freedom to be able to do that.

Bosses are challenging but not break-the-keyboard-with-your-head-in-
combined-rage-and-self-loathing levels of frustrating. I'll admit to feeling a certain sense of chagrin upon seeing that the end boss was twofold, but it turned out that the real last boss operates on an easily discernible pattern.

Thanks for an awesome game.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Really addicting I give it all 10!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I'm surprised with how awesome this game is. Easy to play and really enjoyed the NES-like quality it had. Great game!

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Snaily Is Cool!

cute snail characters. cool moves. like how you mashed up some of the old console games into this one. you have great potential to make it as a video game designer. way to go!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


It isn't very often to find an epic flash game adventure, that lasts hours. This game did just that. This game is challenging, and very similar to Metroid, one of my favorite game franchises.

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