What a cheesy version of the game! In the version I played before, which is an executable file I run on my computer and not a portal window in newgrounds, you LOSE IMMEDIATELY if you miss a jump. There's no stumbling and then recovering from it. I mean for crying out loud, you don't get any get out of jail free cards in any versions of canabalt. You screw up, and you DIE! No debating it! So I'm disappointed to see an alternate version of it here where that is the case. I wonder which was made first.
I even made a recording of me playing it, incidentally getting a score which you would almost certainly never, ever match even if you were to play this game continuously for the next 100 millennia.
That there is the REAL version of the game. No second or third or 4th chances. You trip and you die.
Good music. Memorable at least. I'd have recognized it after any amount of time.
Also the controls are rather nonresponsive. I press up and there's a good chance it'll ignore me and I'll have to press up again, and same for pressing down. Ha ha, I only got a score of 18383 on my first try after not playing the game for a year and a half, shameful. I guess the nonresponsiveness probably had less of an effect than the cheesy lenient rules. Looking back over that youtube upload, I see now most of my personal high scores I see were in the upper 20k's in the original version but those were of course my best games and I tried for probably 100-200 games before I got past 30k and discovered there was no 5th background phase, just more of phase 4, on average I'd probably get 20-22k, but I would expect to lose pretty fast being out of practice now.
What the hell is this crap about me playing a little girl, it telling me I just got penetrated when I lost, and the game being rated "E" for everyone though? Do you even understand what ratings are for? That should get it at least a "T". I mean, I don't give a damn, I'm just saying, that's a creepy thing to say in general and it's not "E" material. Kind of like that video mocking ebaumsworld which ends with the screen shot of topless girls from some japanese porno game, being rated E as well. It just gives me a chuckle seeing the E rating.
Interesting and nifty
Most people dont take the time to really check the portal, but i love looking for something different and am pretty pleased with what you have here, and hope you make many more nifty things like this. ok this game was different it has the old style graphics wich i like and made it an even more fun experience so nice job all around on this one, the medals were pretty easy just some basic functions, the game is fun and entertaining, and i had a good time with it, so nice job all around. So nothing is ever perfect not any flashnot even this one but you do bring alot of new aspects to the table. that make it much different and even a little unique, and i hope youkeep that vibe going in your future stuff to the portal.
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You have made yourself a name here with this one, Its amusing aswell as etertaining, very interesting if i say so myself, I feel there could be a few changes that could make this better though, and here is what i came up with today. I like the black and white graphics, but maybe as some flashy effects you could add some color just on special stuff like on achievments that would be a nice effect.
Pretty decent up until the part you trip, avalanche catches up, and the entire screen starts shaking like crazy followed by a black screen. Fixing up that problem would make playing it more enjoyable so I don't have to start all over again.
Great retro GB game. I love it.
The sliding and avalanche medals are cumulative with total play time, not per game. Just hold the slide button down and/or stay near the avalanche to earn.
Not this bad, not bad, but I earn the achievements in the game and the medals are not shown. Why this? (PM me, plz)