Reviews for "Overlord's New Mansion"

Wonderfully economical, both in development and in execution. I love how you made such fiendishly, finger-mashingly tricky levels from a few basic elements, and how versatile you made those elements.

I got to the end with $8.10, only losing a few cents on the last level. (I can't help but wonder if you get a different ending for finishing faster or with more money…?)

Also, I personally don't think this needed more levels, or at least not many more. The sassy spirit's dialogue helped to keep it enjoyable, but I would probably have gotten weary before the end if it went on much longer. This was an excellent example of achieving perfection when there's nothing to take away.


That said, a couple of things seemed superfluous, or at least to hint at a different development trajectory: the slimes and the sword. The sword does nothing but break the doors at the end of each level and stab away at the harmless, apparently-solid slimes. Those seem like a hint that you meant to do more with the sword/enemy mechanic but didn't get around to it?

The movable platform was also an interesting touch, but it was so isolated I could interpret it as a one-off mechanic to reduce tedium. It's just how the slimes and the sword were so rich with potential yet so oddly useless that made them stand out.

The only other thing I didn't love was the conveyor belt; it was really hard to move on those with any precision, and it wasn't clear until my second playthrough that you could move backwards on them next to the spikes. (Which, at the time, would kill me if I touched the sides; I can see you adjusted that.)

Great work, this was a really fantastic game!

saantonandre responds:

Thanks for your in-depth review!
There IS another ending.
If I add more levels they will be played outside of the main run.
About the sword and the slimes, I've coded this game aiming for it to be a metroidvania, then I've changed my mind but I did already draw the sprites... so there you go, you can also spawn other monsters with the keys from 1 to 5 (enjoy while it lasts, I'll probably remove 'em next patches)
I'm gettin lot of negative feedback about the speeders, I might slow them down a bit

im sorry but hard

saantonandre responds:

It's k

Sides of spikes kill.

saantonandre responds:

That's because they are 2d. You got a papercut
EDIT: Fixed the spikes hitboxes. Now the lateral stone part of the spikes won't kill you. Btw it's excessively mean to give me one star just because of that.

My pizza :,<

saantonandre responds:

fam you can still get it, try harder!

This game has it all; pizza, a sassy ghost girl, slime. The only thing it ain't got is more levels.

saantonandre responds:

Ty :)
will do, as soon as I stop getting bugs/crash reports I'll be glad to add more stuff