Everything I had hoped and then some
My only complaint is the hint in the description. In fact, I think you gave too much of a hint with that block to begin with. Why make it sparkling? That is one of the problems with today's gaming industry: It treats gamers like little kids at a store. Better hold our hands or we might get lost along the way! And heaven forbid we stumble upon the toy isle in our unguided endeavors.
Nintendo never stopped Mario Brothers to bring forth a pop-up window that said "Hey! You can jump on things!" or "Jump up and smack that block with your head!" This game is incredible, and a wonderful tribute to the NES. I just feel that as a tribute it should share the grueling difficulties we faced as kids.
"HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS ROOM?!" Then whilst fumbling around...
"Oh look I can push the blocks!" Then you go about your day with a sense of satisfaction. When you meet your friends to talk about the game, and they gripe about the room, you can grin and say "Yeah I got past that".
As a Geek I'm a MAJOR sucker for games from the golden age, and this game really got 2012 off to a great start for me. Thanks a lot!
I loved your game, and I'm dying for more. Keep it up and I'll keep rooting for you!
We argued for a long time about that block. But we watched game tester after game tester fail to figure it out and give up. Just look at the comments here, even with it SPARKLING for goodness' sake, a LOT of people STILL can't figure it out!
A great tribute to NES
I don't usually write long reviews but damn it, this game deserves it.
Is it the ultimate NES tribute? Yes, so far it is, but it could have been better. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE this game. The main character is awesome, the story is so silly and so NES-like, and all the video games and pop cultural references are top notch. Gameplay is great too. Every single stage plays and feels like the game it parodies.
But as I was playing the game I was saying more and more "Gosh, I wish they added "this" or "that" in the game.", and by that I mean that there are so many missed opportunities. For example, Zelda stage, dear god, I have so many problems with this one, not because it is hard or because you have to backtrack constantly, but it is so damn boring. Couldn't there be an RPG styled battle against a mini-boss, or a Bomberman mini-boss in the Zelda stage which you would battle in a true Bomberman fashion. Seriously, how could you not think of Bomberman? That would be freakin awesome. With that said, the Old Man boss is probably the best boss of the game.
I would say Little Mac was the best boss, but man, he is way too easy.
Speaking of bosses, every single boss fight was amazing. It is like a cherry on the top of an ice-cream of every level.
And the use of enemies is just perfect. Shy Guy's in Zelda dungeon, Blaster Master in Mega Man stage (which has the best use of enemies), Jason in Contra stage...this game is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get.
I also have to mention medals. I am not a big fan of medals in any game, but in this one it works. Medals are imaginative and funny and they are nice for some replayability. Still, I don't think I will work my ass off to beat Balloon Fight level without being hit. Finding secret medals was fun too.
Was I disappointed by the game? Not at all. I like every minute that I spend with it, but like I said, I would like to see RPG battle and Bomberman battle, just to spice things up in the Zelda level. Hope you can update the game with those features.
And heck, why wouldn't you update it every now and then with some new cameos and mini-bosses :)
So yeah, that is it from me. Thank you for making such a wonderful game and for making my free time less boring :D
So hard but so awesome.
This is my childhood come alive again in a hilarious parody. The music, the characters, the frustration (the quickman level). All you needed to add is the battletoads level on the motor bike. Brilliant game, I hope the younger players understand what an amazing amount of nostalgia this brings to us older gamers. Keep the great work.
This game is probably the best game that I have seen on this site! All of the great games from the NES compacted into one ridiculously awesome flash game! 1000000/10