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Grinning Cobossus

rated 4.02 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Horizontal Flight

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Oct 19, 2011 | 12:05 PM EDT

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Addicted 5 Points Load up the game five times
Don't leave yet! 5 Points Click "more games"
Nope, not a walkthrough 5 Points Watch the video
Pressin' F5 5 Points Load up the game two times
5 Minutes to kill yourself 10 Points Play for five minutes
Whining Cobossus 10 Points Beat the game on easy difficulty
Malicious Joy 25 Points Score 35k in survival mode
Now you're a hero 25 Points Beat the game on medium difficulty
This is actually fun! 25 Points Play for half an hour
Double Kill 50 Points Score 100k in survival mode
Easier with a rope 50 Points Beat the game on hard difficulty
Ultimate Assassin 100 Points Don't get hit on "hard"

Author Comments

Grinning Cobossus is a shmup that only consists of one epic boss fight, but it features 3 difficulty modes, survival mode, 12 achievements to earn and a lot of fun.

v 1.09 Added a 3-seconds delay after unpausing the game

v 1.08 Various bugfixes, mouse is now centered on the ship, also fixed a bug that occured in survival mode

v 1.05 Fixed health regeneration issue. Also, scores in survival mode are updated each time you hit the boss, the score won't be ignored when quitting via the exit to menu button.

v 1.04 You can now suicide by pressing the "9" key two times in case you wanna quit survival mode. (It won't save the score unless you die)


Mouse - move (mouse controls)
Left mouse button - Shoot (mouse controls)
WASD / arrows - move (keyboard controls)
X / L - shoot (keyboard controls)
F - toogle autofire
K - toggle keyboard controls
Space / P - Pause
M - mute all sounds

The game's a pun on the legendary flash game "You have to burn the rope". The Grinning Colossus was used with mazapan's permission.

Feel free to leave feedback, especially since it's my first flash game. I'm open for suggestions and tips, but also bug reports.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Incredibly fun game. I came here from the Flixel website. It's amazing what you can do with that software.
I wish I could do games like this, but my programming skills suck.
The game is incredibly fun, although it lags like crazy. Excellent job you did.

Gama11 responds:

Flixel is not really a "software", it's a framework for coding in AS3. But either way, glad you liked it. :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good and Simple

It's a great game, a simple idea that has been used to create an almost classic feeling arcade game. I liked the fact that you could upgrade, although I thought that the level ups were abit too far apart. All in all its a good flash game.

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Gama11 responds:

Thanks for your positive feedback! :D


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great Game!

So simple but yet so addictive. The gameplay, the music and the whole atmosphete gives this oldschool arcade feel to it and shows that games don't need to have flashy graphics and/or advanced gameplay in order to be good. I liked the survival section the most and felt that the upgrading system reached it's full potential there. On the regular "campaign" it was too short unfortunately, making them pretty unnessecary. Another good thing worth mentioning is the medals. They added quite a bit of enjoyment, especially the 2 Survival ones.

Oh and the song in the "video" is pure fucking genious. "Maybe watch a video? Maybe press refresh and start again"?

Hope to see some more of this game in the future. Longer campaign with more bosses, new attacks (from the bosses) and perhaps different background with new songs?

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Gama11 responds:

Glad you liked the game that much. :D I think a sequel would still be a "one-boss-battle"-style game, but that won't be made in the near future anyways, I'm working on something else atm. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice game

but i still miss the good ol' times,where you could just burn a rope and kill him

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Gama11 responds:

Yeah, those good ol' times... Life was a lot easier back then.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I was playing on hard... and well... it was hard haha too much to avoid lol

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Gama11 responds:

Yeah, that mode was designed to be a challenge for the shmup pr0s - kind of failed in that matter, though, most of them think it's a piece of cake.