The Daily Click ::. Downloads ::. Platformer ::. HatMan

Author: Bibin Submitted: 4th October, 2008 Favourites:9
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 1862
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Edited By Bibin on 10/7/2008

(this is part 1 of the game - more levels will be made in the full, final version)

Update: Fullscreen mode can be activated with ALT+ENTER.

HatMan is a platformer with a single twist; your main attack is the throwing of your hat, not unlike a boomerang.

The object of each level is to defeat the boss at the end, while along the way collecting coins. The faster you do all of this, the more of a time bonus (the blue bar on the top) you get.

The hat can be aimed with the UP and DOWN keys, and thrown with the X key. The player may jump with the Z key, and also throw the hat in the air.

Enemies can usually be stepped on to defeat them, but in case it has spikes or can not be harmed by the feet, the hat is a good thing to fall back on (unlike a certain potential vice president).

There are only three levels as I did all of this in about four days. I will make a part two probably in the near future.


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Posted by alastair john jack 4th October, 2008
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This was really good, absolutely love Retro games!
Posted by viva/volt 4th October, 2008
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I got to level 3 and game over'd .

Really fun game, really nice style to it. The hat got stuck in walls a few times but it was OK since it got reset.

Overall, very nice - make more!
Posted by Ski 4th October, 2008

Pretty cool The boss explosion kinda made me >_<
Posted by AndyUK 4th October, 2008

heh this is really good. I got to level 3 as well.
Typical Bibin stuff.
Well made and quite good fun

I think it might have been better to make Hatman be able to throw his hat instantly instead of after the throw animation. Especially when jumping, otherwise its a pain in the arse to time it right.
Posted by -Athan- 4th October, 2008
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wow nice to see a gorgeous game
Posted by UrbanMonk 4th October, 2008
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Got the the third level, but it took me a little while to get used to the timing of the throw
Posted by OMC 5th October, 2008
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Good Job! Fun and energetic.
Posted by erghhhhx 5th October, 2008
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This is incredible. The type of game I wish I could make...

More levels and it's a 5!
Posted by Toadsanime 5th October, 2008

Incredibly adorable. I've been awaiting a game of this kind for a while now.
Kinda' reminds me of Zan-Zan in more than a few ways; graphics, character design and the whole 'hat' thing.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 5th October, 2008

Fun game. Maybe too short for me to rate it. I like the retro style and the way the hat can be used. Maybe not all tiles align nicely, but the third level with the heat comming from the ground - really nice. And the main character is very well animated.
Posted by Bibin 6th October, 2008

More levels are coming in the Hatman 2 release - it's really this game with more levels and a story.
Posted by Va1entine 6th October, 2008
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Great!!!!! The animation when the main player runs is brilliant! Loved the retro sounds too !!!!
Posted by 3kliksphilip 6th October, 2008
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I don't like these sorts of games normally but this is very well made. Although old fashioned and on a small screen, it was well animated, had some good ideas and seems very solid. I'd be happy if every game on the Daily Click was of similar quality.
Posted by -Nick- 7th October, 2008
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This was neat! It was too hard for me but i can tell if i was good enough it would be a great game! I got stuck on the bit with the yellow doors and the flat button, but no matter how many times i jumped on it i couldnt figure out how to get the doors open.
Posted by Bibin 7th October, 2008

You need to walk on the orange button.
Posted by Cecilectomy 7th October, 2008
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very impressed. fullscreen pl0x

and yes please make more levels for hatman+
Posted by Bibin 7th October, 2008

Fullscreen is Alt+enter.
Posted by Cecilectomy 7th October, 2008
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ahh. wha thank you.
Posted by Aliashoj 7th October, 2008
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Pwn'd it first time without lossing a life
Posted by Lukas Hägg 7th October, 2008
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I knew I recognized that end-level tune from some Wario-game.

Really good game here. Liked the wavy effect on "that lava level", funny naming conventions too.

The music on the second level made me smile! =

A little short though.
Posted by Bibin 8th October, 2008

Yeah, I'm working on Hatman+ full speed.
Posted by Jon C-B 8th October, 2008
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Fun! I loved how you could throw and control the hat
Posted by Hill Gigas 8th October, 2008
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Excellent work.
Posted by Cecilectomy 8th October, 2008
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shroomlock rturns!
Posted by s-m-r 9th October, 2008
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Excellent and original, Bibin! Your style is one in a million.
Posted by AndyUK 10th October, 2008

I think retro is a pretty popular style.
Posted by Bibin 10th October, 2008

Retro is a very broad style, with millions of substyles, though.
Posted by Torava 11th October, 2008
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Very fun game! Pretty impressive that you did this in four days. Looking forward to Hatman 2.
Posted by AndyUK 11th October, 2008

Well i guess any game by you would be quite noticeable actually. Especially the music.
Posted by Ricky 12th October, 2008
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This game is awesome Bibin!
Posted by nim 15th October, 2008
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This game is great fun! Well done Bibin Please finish the full version
Posted by -MacAdaM- 29th October, 2008
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When is going to be totally done :c
4/5 until its done
Posted by nim 4th November, 2008
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Just popping back in to rate this. 5 stars, definitely. It's short but I've played it a bunch of times and the whole atmosphere of the game is so perfectly retro it never gets old (er, pun not intended)

It would be nice to be able to do something about the short delay between pressing Fire and throwing the hat. How about being able to hold the button, which would make Hatman take off the hat and have it ready for an instant throw?
Posted by nim 7th November, 2008
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You have to include a music test in the full version. I love the music in this game
Posted by Dr. James MD 5th December, 2008

This game taught me that you can fave your own games, eh Bibin?
Posted by nim 15th April, 2009
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Bibiiiinnnn, how's Hatman 2 going?
Posted by X_Sheep 25th April, 2009

I like Nim's suggestion about holding the button.
Posted by nim 5th July, 2010
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