This is really great! It's no secret that this is a direct tribute to the classic mega man series or at least inspired by it.
I like how each stage has their own enemies, puzzle, traps, platforms etc. it seems a lot of creativity went into this and not much is recycled.
Also the charging hair buster is really cool, I like being able to charge through the different projectiles and use them accordingly. Like using the star to bounce off a wall to hit an unreachable turret.
However, I must agree that it is a touch too hard. I never really like admitting this about hard games but this seems almost unbeatable Dx. I mean have you been able to beat it during the play tests and such? if you have then I will eat my words xD.
But yeah, it seems this game takes a lot of trail and error and it's a little unforgiving when you only have 3 lives to start with. Even when approaching a level with caution I find my self wasting a life trying to figure out what something does (such as the bouncing ball post things over spikes).
Even when managing to clear a level after dying a tonne of times, there's never enough time to study the bosses patterns. Before I know it, the boss has wiped me and I'm at the start of the level again.
I feel there should be limitless lives or at least more ways to obtain lives (more pick-ups, higher drop rates or whatever). Only because the hardness switch on this is WAAAY up there. I don't this this would make the game any easier, just less time wasting. Just like dark souls really. It's super hard but you learn from your mistakes and you're not sent right to the beginning if you die a few times.
It's a little depressing when you spend so long plying through the twists and turns of a level just to get to the boss and not even be able to study it. By the time you reach it again you will have become rusty to the bosses patterns and then wiped out.
You should also let people know that they can skip the intro cut scene by pressing the 'esc' key xD.
So yeah, real nice work! It's an honour to have my music used in this :]. It's a very pretty game with nice art and cool mechanics. The levels are long and there's a lot of content to explore and be killed by, just the balance is a little thrown off by only having 3 lives.
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, it seems nobody enjoyed the limited lives system, so I removed it. I wasn't getting that negative feedback on other places when people played it, oddly enough. But it's still there for the 'hard' mode.
The levels and bosses are beatable even without upgrades...well now it should be much less of a hassle. But I did beat it without dying a couple times, so you can take my word on it, I promise! :P
I was hoping I did the level design such that no trial and error by dying is necessary. I'll be more mindful of that the next time.
It completely slipped my mind about the cutscene skips to only be activated via Esc, so now there's an indication, and any key press.
Not bad. The controls are a little clunky, but once you get used to stabilizing with the space bar it becomes rather enjoyable. It gets you to concentrate and to not be too hasty, I like that.
However it is a little short but you did mention that you planned to add more levels. I would suggest more obstacle blocks (e.g a block that you bounce off when collided with) and more themes. the whole red block with blue backgrounds can get a little dull after a while. also some change in music for the themes would be nice.
Like I said not bad!
Wow this was better than expected! I mean the concept and idea are just so simple yet so different! I also couldn't help laugh at the whole school following me around saying 'sup' 'hey' 'sup'.
Very well done! I loved the other games and this was just as awesome :) and I have to admit I LOLd at the signs pointing to Mars as the shark slowly floats past it :P
Very well done, i especially liked the fret board way of selecting your song sequences. and the new rythm game is cool too though the setup is pretty confusing and the lag is annoying aswell, but apart from that it's a f**king awesome game!!!
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I like how you made the sequel into a game!
a really awesome game! great artwork aswell might i add
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