Reviews for "They Came From Nam"

Execution could have been better

For a game jam game, it somehow still gives the feeling that this flash was mish-mashed together by some teenager with little thought or reasoning. It also didn't help that you put "Jesus" in the protagonist's name. (I'm agnostic btw)

But I sat on it and thought about it. While not the most original idea ever, you did what you could given your theme. Though one could easily argue you flip-flopped the paper airplanes with the burning giraffes. Overall, the style of the game, from the rock music (suggestably composed originally) to the red bandanna to the flaming giraffe to the utter insanity of blasting paper airplanes from Nam fit together quite nicely.

When the day was done with, I discovered the game designing around getting a high score was pretty good, with exception to the fact that you regenerate health. I think how to score really high is something for people to discover for themselves. But proof that I'm not just spitting shit is that I'm sitting at 97k points on the leaderboard, while simply completing the game nets you 50k. AM I HIGHSCHOOL COMPARED TO NAM YET!?!?

Things I can complain about: the black planes always follow the same path. You seriously couldn't randomize them like all the other planes? And for level 3, it completely sucks balls getting fed 7 red planes in a row and then have a dozen blue ones appear on the other side of the screen (one of two times that I died). And before I forget, the size of the shot needed to take out blue planes is much smaller than the size of the enemy would suggest.

As the score is quite low, this game is a good example of good design in some regions, but very poor appeal in others (or bad instructions). And while you didn't win the hearts of the masses, you have won the hearts of the more knowledgeable people interested beyond the "how fun is it" factor. On that end, your 3rd place in the Game Jam is certainly merited.

Manly-Chicken responds:

Thanks for actually playing the game, and not dissmissing it because you can't find the mute button.

it's too fast

but i find it hard in i like hard and in only 72 hours zweet nice job manly chicken

Manly-Chicken responds:

That's thanks Manly-Chicken, Nonplusultra, Pjorg, and Shleif! It was a team effort!

reminded me of that camel game

dor dos i think where ur on this camel/lama? it was a pretty add game lol same as this i give you a 9 for making me remember that game and for this being almost the same a -1 else this wouldve been friggin awesome

Manly-Chicken responds:


well. . .

this was an OK try. but i did just play that internet one so u guys have the privilege of being so far the second worst game I've played today. and i do agree with he author comments it would have been cool if i could do more than move up and down and shoot. what I'm feeling is nice try too bad its already been done somewhere I'm pretty sure.

Manly-Chicken responds:

Eh probably.

Good game

Good but the high score boards are not working. Not that 6112 is that good of a score anyway, but I only played it twice.

Manly-Chicken responds:

It only saves the top 10 scores. Yours wasn't high enough.