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Like A Bull! 5 Points

Destroy all the pottery.

Vandal! 10 Points

Manage to cut off the chandelier.

Tick Her Off! 25 Points

Deal enough damage to make the hydra fly.

One Last Hope! 50 Points

Find the hidden life potion.

Special Mode - Password! 50 Points

Find the password for unlocking the special mode.

Good Catch! 100 Points

Grab the key in midair.

Special Mode - Activated! 100 Points

Activate the special mode and deal over thrice the normal damage!

Author Comments

**TOM, thanks a lot for the frontpage feature! much appreciated!**

This is a action-survival-platformer with a challenging task: cut off as many heads as you can before being eaten.

Controls are explained ingame, but here they are again - just to make sure...

move: arrow keys
attack: a
shield: s
flash bomb: d

toggle music: m
toggle sounds: n
toggle quality: q

Filled with some rewarding medals and a public scoreboard there can only be one champion player.
Do you have the skills to be that person?

- Controls changed; enter small doors with arrow key DOWN

- Alright, from now on the SPECIAL MODE needs to be entered only ONCE per game. Oh, also the heads regrow faster! Thanks to everbody who contributed ideas for improvement!

- WASD option included! You can now switch the controls when listening to the master, or during your fight via the symbol at the bottom of the screen! (WASD, JKL)

- Medals now also visible ingame. This is because the game will be available on those websites as well:

I will no longer be giving hints via PMs, sorry. So, inspired by ArkantosWar's comment, here's something if you need help:
"Beyond the point of no return lies the true spirit of a warrior, let the fire of a master guide you. But watch out! If you have not returned from the dead with the knowledge of the dark walls, you will probably despair of finding the answer. Good luck."

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i just wanna know if you can beat it using fire, because i looked up hydra and fond that heated metal or molten metal will close the wound, causing the hydra to not be able to regrow heads there, otherwise, amazing game!

Always come back once in a while to play this childhood classic of mine!

Keep up the good work!
This game is awesome!

OctoFlash responds:

many thanks! can't keep it up at the time but i really hope to get back at making games sometime this year :)

I never knew fighting a hydra could be so glorious. I liked how the hydra rips you to shreds if you aren't prepared to escape. You should make something else like this!

OctoFlash responds:

many thanks, your comment made my day :)

i'm sort of working on a 2.0 version of this game, which will be a lot (!) more complex and enjoyable.. problem is that my scripting skills can't hold up to the challenge so until i've found somebody to collaborate with you will have to wait...
thanks for playing and reviewing!

I year has past and the only thing I didn't got was 20x air combo and the hidden life potion. Can't seem to accomplish it because of the lag.

OctoFlash responds:

about one year has passed and i'm happy people still like this game :) thanks!

the hidden life potion is definitely possible to get and the lag shouldn't actually be a problem for that medal... keep looking! :)
as for the 20x air combo;
you can perform 20 hits after you're sliced 20 heads. to unlock the medal you do NOT need to hit the hydra - just keep holding down the attack-button as you fall/jump from high up.

if you don't mind i'd be happy to recieve a PM after you've tried it - i'm curious whether there's an actual bug or a just simple misunderstanding!

thanks again!