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NeedleQuest is a NES inspired platformer, an homage to classics like Megaman and Super Mario Bros.

WASD / Arrow keys - move
J / Z - jump
K / X - shoot
L / C - remove bullets

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I rather like this game, but it does have flaws. The jump doesn't always work well, leading to some frustrating moments and unintentional deaths. The other thing is that obstacles and enemies stop moving when they go off- screen, which threw me off a couple times. The delay when you throw a needle can be a bit annoying too. Lastly, the environments can get a bit dull. I know the game takes place in a castle, but a change of color between each area would've helped. That said, I really like the idea of this game. A ragdoll that uses needles to fight balloon enemies is pretty creative to me! And while the game had its frustrating moments, I did have fun overall.

Very stylish and cool; the world design is very interesting and I want to get into it. But the game feel is a bit off: movement feels very stiff, shots are annoyingly delayed, and the jumps can be frustrating as they don't work properly a lot of the times near ledges and such. For the jumps, considering looking into coyote time and not freezing movement for shots, and other things.

I love old school games. But after that half-assed jump near ledges is not doing it for me. Seems like you could also make your character jump up from under the needle-ledges, rather than just have them impede.

seems rly cool. great music and animation. nice background details, i love the propaganda posters and idling animations. everything ive played so far has been very intuitive.
im gonna list any bugs i find, will probably edit as i go along.
- it looks like none of your "!!!" signs say anything besides the first one. im still able to figure everything out so far though
-not sure what the yarn balls do. i thought they were extra lives, but i died right after grabbing one and still got a game over. im assuming this is because i cant read the signs lol

Game is fun, but the controls are lacking. The jump is off when you get close to edge, the needle throw is to slow, and when you hold down the jump you, at times will double jump and fly off. I like the story, and if you fix this should be a great game.

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3.26 / 5.00

Apr 20, 2019
12:03 PM EDT
Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop