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Ripple Dot Zero

rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop

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Jul 6, 2013 | 5:50 PM EDT

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Lab Rat 5 Points You woke up, you were flushed, you escaped...
Moonwalker 50 Points Completed the game
Ripple Dot Master 50 Points Completing the game with good ending
Messiah 100 Points All Ripples Rescued

Author Comments

Ripple Dot Zero is a classic action platformer heavily influenced by the aestethics of the 16-bit era of the early The game features 20 Levels of running, bouncing, slashing and Gyro-Blade-throwing, set to the slick beats of an original soundtrack of pure fm-funk schmaltz. Even the sound effects where made with FM-synthesis to give the game that sharp sting of early gaming.

Move with arrow keys
Attack: Ctrl or Z
Jump: Space or X
Pause in game with P or ESC
Toggle Mute: M
Full screen: F

Re-map controls from main menu



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simply a fantastic remembrance of those times just twenty years ago. Allow me to go into detail..

Gameplay: An interesting combination of Sonic the Hedgehog and Strider, which both invoke a 90's in their very zeal. Both mix together perefctly, sprinting through springs and ramps with a blade of infinite power. The items were highly abundant, not a problem at all. Bonus levels ramped a good bit up after a short while, as I have yet to reach the good ending.

Music and Sound: Ooooh, is it the greatest. The soundtrack greatly resembles that of Sonic CD, more than anything else I have seen or heard. It is so good, it makes up for some favortistic competition in my head against Andrew Sega's synth metal and pop works during the 90's too for video games; what a coincidence, but Sega was on DOS, though. Sound effects are strikingly familiar to that of the Sega Genesis (Heh, Sega.), as intended.

Plot/Writing: Just like its brainfathers, Ripple Dot zero features no dialouge outside of tutorial messages and level names, but still has a great sense of emotion, for I even feel dissapointed when I fail to save an innocent Ripple. The story could use some kind of supplemetal writing in the form of a mockup instruction manual right out of the cartridge case.

Conclusion: As a mere summary, Ripple Dot Zero has fast, smooth gameplay, classic music and sound of great nostalgia, and writing that could use some supplement. It manages to be the greatest of 'retro remakes' I have ever seen, for it appears that little people dare mess with the 16-bit era. But you three, Tommy, Simon, and Nils, have created a masterpiece. I'm still, somewhere in my heart, holding out for a game of a similar caliber of greatness, but in the style of PC gaming, .MOD files and all.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was a remarkable game that rewarded my insane 100% complete impulses. Love hanging in the zoo, nice touch. Thank you for this amazing gaming experience.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

If there is a medal for completing the game with the good ending, why isn't there a medal for completing the game with the bad ending?


Rated 4 / 5 stars

awesome pixel art man


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Job. This game reminds me of Sonic The Hedgehog, metroid, and strider. The music kickass too. Awesome job Simon Stalenhag. I could ee this game on PSN, Xbox Live, and Eshop. It would be so cool if you put this game onto consoles.