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Bernard & Hank
Author: Hayo Submitted: 15th March, 2005 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 722
Rated:
Game of the Week Winner


Edited By Hayo on 8/8/2009

Edited By Hayo on 24/03/2006

Edited By Hayo on 3/15/2005

Bernard & Hank version 1.01
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Changes in this version:
- slower acceleration
- weaker gravity
- boss bug fixed

The first and probably last game by the Peasants:

Matt Esch (levels, music)
Johan Jansen (levels, coding)
Matt Olver (music)
Sander van Reek (levels, coding)
Ryan Wilfong (levels)
Tom Filhol (levels)
Hayo van Reek (gfx, sound, music, levels, coding)


Bernard & Hank is about the farmer Bernard Buffalo and his retired friend Hank Hoedown.
The evil businessman NationalLiberal wants his farmland, to build a factory farm on it.
He sends out his minions to steal the deeds to the farm. Bernard and Hank will have to
get this back, and they have to get rid of all the liberalminions. They will have to go
through 40 normal platform levels, 3 driving levels and meet 15 different enemies to do so.
The game is a bone-headed platformer with moving platforms, collecting coins,
jumping on fat people and getting shot by cowliberals. The game also contains some minigames,
to be unlocked by finishing levels.
I used a 52 colour palette for the gfx, because I felt like doing something different,
I have been using quite enough colours in my candy-ish Fishhead games.

Although this game took 15 months to create (we started in december 2003), only about
6 months were really spent on working on the game. We orinally started working on this
with 3 people: Matt Esch, Johan and me. More team members were added along the road, but
it all started falling apart pretty soon due to some non-click related problems.
Still, it was nice to work with these great people, and the game wouldn't be there without them.

If you download this game and expect this to one of the best click games ever, it will
leave you pretty disappointed. The game is so simple it is hardly there. The gfx are
simple, the sounds are simple, the music is simple, the gameplay is simple and paralaxing is nothing new.
If you expect a decent and fun game to kill some time, this will actually
make you happy. The game is pretty big, no standard movements were used, and all gfx, sound effects
and music are original.

The zip file also contains a configuration app (window size, backgrounds) and an instruction manual.



Please report bugs here, I will try to fix them all.

Review This Download



    


http://www.hayovanreek.nl/viewpage.php?id=56 (1.62mb )



Posted by Radix 15th March, 2005

Wooo.
 
Posted by Ski 15th March, 2005

AWSOME game, cool graphics, i saw the video to this a while back and was impressed! One thing though... when the character dies, are the coins meant to come back?
 
Posted by Cazra 15th March, 2005

very nice! kind of jerky though.
 
Posted by Smeggy 15th March, 2005

Simply awesome.
 
Posted by 15th March, 2005

At last, it has came out. I'll download when I get home. Also please post this at 3DWave too.
 
Posted by CYS 15th March, 2005

Very nice graphics. I respect his idea of making the game simple but it's a little too simple to my taste.
 
Posted by Radix 15th March, 2005

Um. It's okay. Hella jerky though. You can barely touch a key and go flying off a cliff. The good level design makes up for that somewhat but it's still needlessly fiddly.
 
Posted by Steve Harris 15th March, 2005

Good work :) i've been looking forward to playing the full game.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

I don't know about that jerky thing, it doesn't really do that for me. I will test it on an older pc.
 
Posted by Kirby Smith 15th March, 2005

Link isn't working at the moment.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

yeah, dot tk hosting is down for a moment. Great great timing. I tested this on another pc, and it was a bit jumpy indeed, sometimes walking 8 pixels instead of 4, the next version will have better acceleration.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

http://www.newklear.com/fishhead/bnh.zip is the actual link.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

there is a difference between reporting bugs and just making things up, the sliding only works when the bottom detector is overlapping the platform.
 
Posted by Kirby Smith 15th March, 2005

*downloading* Gotta go to class but I'm looking forward to playing it.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

@phizzy: I will take another look at it.
 
Posted by hishnak 15th March, 2005

This is really good...I love the graphics. Nice and simple. One thing...the jumping is a little fast.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

phizzy, I checked it, and there is really no way this could happen, it really only has a slower deacceleration when on the ground. Thanks for telling anyway, my reaction was a bit harsh I think.
 
Posted by Hernan 15th March, 2005

Wow, great to see BnH finally finished. Excellent game!
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

I am working on version 1.01 right now, using circy's review on klik-me to make it better. expect it later today.
 
Posted by AndyUK 15th March, 2005

i tried to download it about 5 times and it always stops at 4%. I get left with a bad zip archive. why only me?
 
Posted by Zane 15th March, 2005

I can see certain people hating this (no names), as it dosent really do anything new. But I love it, perhaps as much as fishhead 3. Good job! I find the acceleration a bit quick though.
 
Posted by Jason Orme 15th March, 2005

The Pros: Very good graphics Solid Engine Very nice Retro Feel The Cons: - Acceeleration leads to lots of falling off platforms. - Lots of background detail is nice, when its not overused so much in repeatative levels. - You very much abused weather effects to try and give veriation to levels. All In all, very fun retro game, if not, too retro.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

"You very much abused weather effects to try and give veriation to levels." what's wrong with that?
 
Posted by Jason Orme 15th March, 2005

nothing, but I wouldnt want to live where they do.. It would be a bitch to grow crops.
 
Posted by Jason Orme 15th March, 2005

plenty of bars on this farm to drink at though.. and a few 100 tracktors
 
Posted by Mitch M 15th March, 2005

dude.. It's a cartoonish platformer... What the hell is an italian plummer doing, resqueing a princes out of the hands of a mad monkey, throwing ballels at you :) there's no need for sence in these kinda games. I like this game. Job well done!
 
Posted by Jason Orme 15th March, 2005

I never said there was anything wrong with that.
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

lol yeah the weather is kinda shakey :)
 
Posted by 15th March, 2005

Your game look nice, I don't see anything that jerky. Also please post this at 3D Wave like you said you would. thanks
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

New version uploaded. I will submit it on 3d wave now.
 
Posted by Joshua M. 15th March, 2005

People, just press this link, it will be much easier that way :) http://www.create-games.com/downloadcomment.asp?body=This%20game%20rocks!&id=5240
 
Posted by Silveraura 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Jonas (Peasants) 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Kirby Smith 15th March, 2005

I think there's a few too many "leap of faith" moments in the level design, but otherwise very well done. Solid engine, nice graphics, good music. Gets a solid 9/10 from me.
 
Posted by Ski 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by JPMarkey (Jambo) 15th March, 2005

My only criticism is that it's very easy to cheat.
 
Posted by ThePodunkian 15th March, 2005

Circy 3
 
Posted by Hayo 15th March, 2005

heheh, people can cheat if they want, I don't have any problems with that. whats with circy 3 Pod?
 
Posted by AndyUK 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by JPMarkey (Jambo) 15th March, 2005

Good work Hayo, very fun game to play :)
 
Posted by AndyUK 15th March, 2005

Um hello? i cant download it, Like i wrote earlier it stops before finishing and gives me a bad zip. could someone send this to me?
 
Posted by Hayato - DGTal Factory 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Ben Berntsen 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by cielx 15th March, 2005

it crashes when i try to play it :-(
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 15th March, 2005

everyone is saying positive things about it, however the only positive thing i can say is that its good looking. other than that its a generic, repetetive platformer with no replay value
 
Posted by Justin 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Toxic 15th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 15th March, 2005

This game sucks!
 
Posted by Mňrten 15th March, 2005

I've had some expectations with this game, and in terms of presentation it more than lives up to those. However, the engine is way to static and unresponsive to keep my attention. Platformers are all about control! It's also way too unoriginal and actually made me quit after only playing one level (the gfx made me go on). And what's up with all those levels? If you ain't got funny stuff to fill that many levels with there's no reason to have them. IMHO every level in a game like this should present at least one new game play element, be it a new enemy or a new type of moving platform etc. This should at least be true for the first part of a game, when all elements have been presented combinations may be put together. Taking the unoriginal-part further: You already got the idea of having two characters, how hard would it have been to actually give them different abilities, for example; Hank is bigger and uses shotgun = he's slower and does more damage. Even Andyuk would've been able to come up with that one :P and it sure would have spiced up this game a notch.
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 15th March, 2005

hurray, finally someone without their head up their ass
 
Posted by danjo 15th March, 2005

well. i do think this is a "circy" type game indeed. (did you borrow his engine?) - anyway. on that subject, i see you are defending your coding somewhat, when you asked for bugs to be reported.. i dont doubt phizzy found one, and my game ended with me stuck in a level. ( http://www.acsv.net/members/danjo/stuck.jpg ) maybe you're not the expert you think you are? i liked the gfx, and the filesize the most. the game was ok-to yawn "always the same".. - but i guess you expected me to say that anyway ;)
 
Posted by Smeggy 15th March, 2005

Chicken, i've noticed that you seem to put down all good games that aren't created by either Natomic, Faind or HES. Take your head out of their asses, wipe the shit out of your eyes and realise that a game such as this is great, despite it's unoriginal approach.
 
Posted by Dustin Gunn 15th March, 2005

Great graphics, pretty challenging. Just got to the wild west and it looks very nice. Good job.
 
Posted by Smeggy 15th March, 2005

Danjo, please do point out where Hayo said he's an expert, and his games are indeed the best in the community. I believe he didn't say such a thing, and even admitted that Bernard & Hank isn't ground breaking, so what's with the attitude?
 
Posted by Hamish M 15th March, 2005

Some of you treat games you don't like like they were a personal insult directed towards you. It's just something some guys made for fun without making any claims of being great or the best, it even says so in the description.
 
Posted by Crystal Clear (H.E.S) 16th March, 2005

" Natomic, Faind or HES " well those guys over at HES are mighty fine :D Beautifiul graphics, nice simple gameplay. As Kirby said i also fealt there were to many "leap of faith" parts in the levels. I also got stuck on a platform, but you could easily jump out of it so not too much of a problem. There few flaws i felt such as acceleration and some of the level design, but Overall great entertaining game and superb artwork. Now time to try and beat it :D
 
Posted by Hayo 16th March, 2005

thanks for all the comments guys :) I will try to fix some flaws soon. "maybe you're not the expert you think you are?" Thats a classic, I am gonna keep that line.
 
Posted by Steve Harris 16th March, 2005

Call me mad but I don't think retro games are supposed to be groundbreaking. This game does what it set out to do.
 
Posted by Dustin Gunn 16th March, 2005

HES doesn't have any games. Infact it's pretty much disbanded
 
Posted by Hayo 16th March, 2005

I will take a look at that for the next version. should the acceleration be slower or the deacceleration faster? a note to some people, I really don't think I am a click god or something like that. sorry if I ever gave you that feeling. I am a good graphics man, but coding isn't my cup of tea. Also I don't do this to show off or anything, as it seems pretty useless to do that in front of a pc.
 
Posted by BattleCat 16th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by The Chris Street 16th March, 2005

"Some of you treat games you don't like like they were a personal insult directed towards you. It's just something some guys made for fun without making any claims of being great or the best, it even says so in the description." I wish certain people, yourself included, had the same attitude towards Mr Stumps Dentures.
 
Posted by Kimarlene 16th March, 2005

I can't get this to download, it stops after about 5%, I tried quite a few times already! Help! I've been looking forward to playing this game for a long time.
 
Posted by Hayo 16th March, 2005

like Phizzy said "Clear your cache, and delete the partial file you have. THEN try again. " that must work. if it doesn't, dc-mail me.
 
Posted by pulsecode 16th March, 2005

Well, i think this game is pretty damn splendid! It has the right feel and atmosphere, allthough the engine could do with a tweak of acceleration and such as a few people have said. The main character doesn't really feel like he has much weight as it is, if that makes any sense. Generally great stuff! This is the sort of game that inspires me to get stuff done. Allways nice to see some high quality releases in the click scene, great job guys ;)
 
Posted by The Chris Street 16th March, 2005

http://www.klik-me.com/KMv2/review.asp?id=15 for the full, exclusive, FIRST EVER Klik-Me review (only because I was sent the game a day early ;) )
 
Posted by Sashman15 16th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by JPMarkey (Jambo) 16th March, 2005

Danjo> I got stuck in the samle place too. Although it's nothing too major, all you have to do is jump and a direction button to get out of it.
 
Posted by Hamish M 16th March, 2005

I've never even played Mr Stumps Dentures
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 16th March, 2005

and my comment was deleted... becauuuse? people on the daily click hate the truth apparently.
 
Posted by DaVince 17th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Hayo 17th March, 2005

"people on the daily click hate the truth apparently" No. Actually we hate people who are not creative enough to create games but still go here :)
 
Posted by axel 17th March, 2005

nice work! though the music gets a bit annoying after 5 levels :P
 
Posted by renneF 17th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Teapot 17th March, 2005

After playing all the santa/mario fangames I can't bear to play this. I don't doubt that it is very good but I'm really not in the mood.
 
Posted by Radix 17th March, 2005

It's not that good. It's a decent platformer. But that's all that was promised and all I was expecting. Perdy pic-choors, too.
 
Posted by Dustin Gunn 17th March, 2005

The Daily Click is the last place I expect epic, original games, so why does everyone sound like it's so strange for Hayo to release an oldschool platformer with purty graphics and not so much innovation?
 
Posted by Radix 17th March, 2005

Keep in mind this was pretty hyped up.
 
Posted by DistantJ [FZ Games] 17th March, 2005

Ah this looks awesome to me. I hope it has a fullscreen mode though? Does it? Cause if it doesn't I'm not even gonna download.
 
Posted by Imadjinn 17th March, 2005

Sexy lookin', will play in a few hours, it's 3 am...
 
Posted by Teapot 18th March, 2005

This is very fun, with a good retro feel.
 
Posted by Teapot 18th March, 2005

I got stuck into the ground :(
 
Posted by Teapot 18th March, 2005

This needs more debugging, getting stuck has hapened twice now!
 
Posted by Hayo 18th March, 2005

"Keep in mind this was pretty hyped up." who? where?
 
Posted by Rycon 18th March, 2005

You know you all LOVE this game, expecially my crazy levels lol. Naw the real credit is to hayo, he pretty much did everything, and he does it WELL, cheers!
 
Posted by Hayo 18th March, 2005

oh yeah you might be right about that :)
 
Posted by The Chris Street 18th March, 2005

I don't think that many people from here, in truth, go to Klik-Me, else there'd be far more content there and more members. And as usual, make me the scapegoat, why don't you. Pathetic.
 
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 18th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Hayo 18th March, 2005

Circy, I didn't see it as a bad thing you were posting BnH news on klik-me. It wasn't really hyping anyway.
 
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 18th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 18th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 18th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 18th March, 2005

This game rocks!
 
Posted by Radix 18th March, 2005

You're a narcissist, circ-cat.
 
Posted by Teapot 18th March, 2005

This is addictive and has a good sense of progression.
 
Posted by Teapot 19th March, 2005

The music is probably the best clickgame music ever, 'wild west' is great!
 
Posted by Mephistex 19th March, 2005

"Natomic, Faind or HES" - Wait a minute... we made a GAME? Why was I not informed? This one is... OK. I like the retro feel, but there's not really a lot new or interesting about it.
 
Posted by Hayo 19th March, 2005

why are people repeating stuff from the description here?
 
Posted by Iv4n 20th March, 2005

I don't believe this peace of *** is gonna win GOTW award...
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 20th March, 2005

well, despite boring the socks off people, its a decent game for what it was meant to be. so winning GOTW really doesnt surprise me id like to state that my opinion remains the same though... "being retro" is not an excuse for being incredibly boring
 
Posted by Hayo 20th March, 2005

I hate the word "retro" Its a fashion word, retro isn't retro at all. This game just had a lot of restrictions, and was never meant as a klik-classic or something. "I don't believe this peace of *** is gonna win GOTW award..." learn how to spell little boy :)
 
Posted by Hagar 20th March, 2005

Reviewed!
 
Posted by Hayo 20th March, 2005

Thanks Hagar :)
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 20th March, 2005

you gave this game a 9/10 based on the fact that it "does exactly what it says on the tin"? i should make a pong game and only mean it to be a well put together pong game, and i better get a fucking 9/10
 
Posted by renkin 21st March, 2005

Reviewed.
 
Posted by Hayo 21st March, 2005

Thanks Lucid :) "i should make a pong game and only mean it to be a well put together pong game" Yeah, you should make a game, at least you would have a reason to be here.
 
Posted by 卍 chicken14528 卍 21st March, 2005

actually i have made a game here before. granted, it sucked, but it was a game nonetheless
 
Posted by Hayo 21st March, 2005

okay, well, if you make a good pong game I will give you a good review.
 
Posted by Hagar 21st March, 2005

Qoute: "If you download this game and expect this to one of the best click games ever, it will leave you pretty disappointed. The game is so simple it is hardly there. The gfx are simple, the sounds are simple, the music is simple, the gameplay is simple and paralaxing is nothing new. " Thats why i said that - no hype in the dl description, and its also a very good game.
 
Posted by Hayo 22nd March, 2005

Thanks Andy! one note, I did not "choose" the sounds, I made them.
 
Posted by AndyUK 22nd March, 2005

ok, I wasn't sure if they were made by you or taken from somewhere else. It was hard to tell since they were very 8-bit sounding.
 
Posted by Hayo 22nd March, 2005

Quote: "Hayo van Reek (gfx, sound, music, levels, coding)" :)
 
Posted by The Chris Street 22nd March, 2005

The final boss is very anti-climatic (and extremely easy!)
 
Posted by Hayo 22nd March, 2005

kinda what you expect from a fat old man.
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 22nd March, 2005

Wow! I've been missing out on a lot... I didn't even know this was out! :O Downloading/reviewing...
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 22nd March, 2005

Hmmm... I can't download it. :( 'Bad Gateway The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.'
 
Posted by Hayo 22nd March, 2005

seems dot tk hosting is down again. http://www.newklear.com/fishhead/bnh.zip is the direct download link.
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 23rd March, 2005

Thanks! :D
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 23rd March, 2005

It says there's nothing in the zip. :( It must just hate me. :?
 
Posted by Hayo 23rd March, 2005

uh, yeah it seems to hate you indeed. Maybe try again later, if it doesn't work dc-mail me.
 
Posted by AndyUK 24th March, 2005

I had that problem, can't remember what i did to sort it out, i only got 4 percent of it everytime. maybe i reset my pc or somthing.
 
Posted by SlowMotionRiot 24th March, 2005

It may be antivirus software interfering with your file transfers. Try changing your permissions for the download location and that may help. I woudn't normally recommend completely disabling AV software for the duration of the download, but that's also an option.
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 24th March, 2005

Alright, downloading...once more. If it doesn't work THIS time, I'll dc-mail you, Hayo.
 
Posted by Joey Drasal 25th March, 2005

This game was fun for a little while but it was a good game.
 
Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 27th March, 2005

Got it- fantastic so far. Expect a review soon. :)
 
Posted by MasterM 28th March, 2005

i ALWAYS get stuck in the ground. that really ruins the game :( like i wont play it anymore. i already tried the first 4 levels 5 times and i couldnt beat those because i always get stuck in the ground :( the graphics are nice though
 
Posted by Hayo 28th March, 2005

I actually never get stuck, no matter how hard I try, thats why I can't really fix that bug. People who got stuck told me you can get out by jumping a bit and stuff.
 
Posted by Rik 28th March, 2005

i just got stuck in the ground too :S good game otherwise
 
Posted by Shroomster 3rd April, 2005

This rocks. It has a game boy color feel. But i got stuck in the ground too... :( It's still good!
 
Posted by Tom 3rd April, 2005

I've been testing the game since about a year now, and I didn't get stuck in the ground once. Weird...
 
Posted by Hayo 3rd April, 2005

yeah, it seems to be pc-related. I will test it on different pc's till I get stuck, then I can fix the bug.
 
Posted by The Chris Street 23rd April, 2005

Its, ah, not a timer based or "always" event platform engine, is it? If so, that could be the problem.
 
Posted by Hayo 24th April, 2005

Hmm nope it isn't. But that doesn't mean I don't suck at platform engines :(
 
Posted by Windybeard Games 5th May, 2005

Fantastic, i love brainless platformers, nice, brings back memories (not of this game though obviously)
 
Posted by Shroomster 8th May, 2005

No, it has a SNES feel. This game rocks!
 
Posted by KevinHaag 12th May, 2005

Very well done game! One of the best click platformers i've seen!
 
Posted by Jonas (Peasants) 15th March, 2006

Kickass, in next game I make the music...
 
Posted by DaVince 5th July, 2006

This game rocks! lawl
 
Posted by DaVince 4th November, 2006

But it DOES!
 
Posted by Ski 7th January, 2007

Davince you're a random little sprout. I MADE THIS GAYYUM IRL
 
Posted by DaVince 3rd May, 2007

Nooooo, I can't play! The characters keep getting stuck in the floor when I play on my laptop!
 

 



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