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Nov 17, 2014 | 10:45 AM EST

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Stakes is a action-packed highscore-based game in which the player uses stakes to destroy blocks, get combos, reach new heights and avoid a variety of spikes, bombs, and turrets.

Stakes is a mix of genres that requires quick reflexes AND quick thinking- strategy will always be rewarded with high combos.

Stakes is lovingly created using a retro pixel art Game Boy style, chiptune sounds with a modern touch, and tough-but-fair gameplay.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Very addictive game, but there are a few key glitches that kind of ruin it.

- When running up to a block, your character sometimes starts jumping by itself.
- Seemingly at random times jumps are blocked or cut short.
- My character has turned invisible at certain times when being hit by a dropping block.
- When a bomb drops on another bomb, there are 2 results, either they both just dissapear, or they both blow up, so you never know if you should run or not.
- When you use spikes to climb a block, sometimes your jump will simply not work. You have to drop off to be able to jump again.
- When climbing a cannon from the backside, sometimes you'll get killed when it fires (even though you are on the safe side)
- Also when using stakes to climb blocks, sometimes you'll jump 2 blocks high at random.

Again I like the game, that's why I posted these glitches, hoping you could sort them out.
The random factor still sucks sometimes, but it's the same with tetris.
The glitches really kill it though..

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

its a cool concept and you pulled it off pretty well but the controls aren't 100% and its frustrating when you die because the whole floor is spike blocks or you otherwise can't do anything to save yourself.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This game is absolutely addictive, and I keep coming back to it and just spacing out and playing game after game, but the imprecision of the controls just gets to me every time.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Solid game, needs some fixes, jumps are inconsistent and I have had a problem where I was being blocked from jumping by the block itself as if there were a block there when I was jumping up from a stake.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's a good game and very addicting, but I find myself dying more than usual due to glitchy controls. It's kind of annoying.