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Arvoesine
Author: alastair john jack Submitted: 6th July, 2010 Favourites:1
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 541
Rated:
9th Place     (4.82 / 5)


Edited By alastair john jack on 2/17/2012

A challenging platform action game where you play as a roman soldier.

Soundtrack by Ben "Pgil" Pettengill.

I made this game with MMF2.

It's a platform game.

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http://alastairjohnjack.com/arvoesine1.2.zip (3.5 mkb )



Posted by Ski 7th July, 2010
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This is really awesome. Love the graphics and animations. Nice engine too
 
Posted by Assault Andy 7th July, 2010
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This game is unbelieveably polished! I just bought a copy. It's heaps of fun and I recommend you all give it a go
 
Posted by Rikus 7th July, 2010
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Awesome but like many NES games, super hard. I do agree this is worth your $5!
 
Posted by Johnny Look 7th July, 2010

Very nice little game, I loved how challenging it is, and the graphics are really cute. Just a few things:

-It was unnecessary to use three buttons. The up key for throwing the spear for example would save one extra button. Plus NES controller didn't have 3 buttons, did they ?

-I read in the readme file that the full game has 5 stages. Considering they are about the same length as the one provided in the demo, I think the game is too short, even if it's only 5$. Perhaps make the stages bigger and add a checkpoint or something.

-There are some weird bugs left off like some enemies going through the ground and then falling down and sometimes the character sprite is overlapped by the ground tiles, making them look as if they were transparent.

Fix these issues and you'd have a classic.

But as it is right now it's already a nice and enjoyable game.

edit: just played it again with the sound on. Lovely music and sounds, it really feels like a NES game.
Comment edited by Johnny Look on 7/7/2010
 
Posted by alastair john jack 7th July, 2010

Thanks guys.

I like 3 buttons, pressing up seems awkward especially when you're using a joystick, however if you do want it like that though you can change it in the config.

 
Posted by Hayo 7th July, 2010
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Congratulations on this, really nice game.
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 7th July, 2010

Can anyone beat my best time of 45 seconds?
 
Posted by Assault Andy 8th July, 2010
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I haven't even finished it yet.
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 8th July, 2010

You haven't finished the demo?
Comment edited by GamesterXIII on 7/8/2010
 
Posted by Del Duio 8th July, 2010
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I really like this a lot Alastair, you're one of my favorite game designers!

This game was impossible for me until I switched it to joystick mode BTW.

A few things:

When you die do you always have to press ESC to go back to the main menu or am I missing something?

Does the guy's sword / javelins ever get more powerful as you progress?

Does getting a higher score do anything for you besides give you bragging rights? The reason I ask is a lot of those little blue bastards take many hits to kill and I was wondering if it's worth it to try and take them all out when you're up against a stingy clock.

Is this game all about ancient Rome or Greece? Any more info about it?

I'm on the fence about buying this, but probably will anyhow.

P.S: The guy who did the music really nailed the old NES quality, it's great!!
 
Posted by Assault Andy 8th July, 2010
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I still haven't finished it I died on the 3rd level. I get further each time though.
 
Posted by Del Duio 8th July, 2010
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I submitted this to the TigDB today, good luck getting it in!
 
Posted by Matthew Wiese 8th July, 2010
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@GamesterXIII I ebat your time of 45 seconds on the first level, I got 59 seconds.

Anyway, very good game alastair!
 
Posted by CYS 9th July, 2010

im really horrible at the game... but from what ive played, its incredibly polished. Love the retro look!
 
Posted by alastair john jack 9th July, 2010

Thanks for the kind words and feedback.

Updated the game to version 1.1

heres some changes:

Version 1.1 notes:

- Fixed some annoying bugs with enemies movement (no more walking through walls), thanks to AssaultAndy
- Should run better on slower computers or if framerate drops
- Bosses on stage 2/3/5 have been altered
- Some objects weren't being destroyed at times
- Less health in blue mode now
- Fixed a health HUD issue
 
Posted by nim 10th July, 2010
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Just beat the game! (30 plays, score: 17575)
Really nice game Definitely worth it.
 
Posted by Jason Orme 11th July, 2010

Looks fantastic!
 
Posted by s-m-r 11th July, 2010

Just bought it...I wish you the best, Al Jack!
 
Posted by Del Duio 11th July, 2010
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Al, I hate to be "that guy" but is there anyway you could make something like this but with longer stages next time? Even if they were twice the length I think that'd be great. It's really awesome but it's also really short.

Oh and more powerups aside from carrots. If it's in Italy maybe grapes or olives too?
 
Posted by Callebo 20th July, 2010
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It sure is challenging!
I finally killed the boss, but the time kept on ticking and I got game over! A real "NOOOOO" moment!
 
Posted by alastair john jack 21st July, 2010

Hehe, that's fixed in version 1.2 which is out now.
 
Posted by Blue66 26th July, 2010
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It's a fun little game that reminds us of the good old NES days. The game itself is nothing special, but Alastair has the gift to make sub-par game concepts great! Same he did with Ainevoltas2. Very good job. Too bad the game is VERY short. Only 5 levels and the later ones even get shorter than the first.
 
Posted by UrbanMonk 12th October, 2010
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ping
 
Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 24th November, 2010
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This is an awesome game ina so many ways, but for us no-time-to-play dads, a difficulty setting or something would have made it easier to actually see more of the game.
 

 



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