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PR: BadBee is a casual arcade game where you race through maps while collecting keys, coins and honey. It’s simple to pick up and easy to play in short bursts, making it a good to play on breaks. 6/10
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It’s a casual game, a bit addicting and suitable for everyone.
Graphic is not too bad and the sound effect is decent. The game gives a mobile game feeling or maybe it’s just me? I’m not sure.
But there is one feedback that might be considered by the developer since some people already asking for it.
The grass and stone decoration is better to put as background rather than covering up the play area. It’s confusing sometimes and it gets annoying if you play long enough. Also please add steam achievement, because I believe there’s lots of people will buy this game it has achievement lol.
Fox face kills!
If found, fail immediately!
A man in a fox mask invades the abandoned city to help girls from a mysterious phenomenon called “Wolf.”
This is a stealth action game where you hide from the wolves on every stage. You then use gimmicks to defeat the enemy and proceed.
Conversational sentences etc. are not displayed during game play. You don’t need to know a specific language to play.
- There is light English such as title screens and menus.
Essentially you can’t fight a wolf head-on. Hide behind or in objects first, then you can kill the wolf with a chain from behind.
You can also get special bullets by killing wolves with the chain. You can use those bullets with a gun. However, many enemies will be wary of the firing sound.
If the enemy is vigilant you will be spotted even if you are hiding behind objects. It is necessary to think about the situation before firing.
In addition you can successfully hunt wolves by tossing cans to guide them, turning off lights to blind them, using gimmicks set up on a stage, etc.
Wolves have a weak sense of smell and poor vision, but you can still be found if you are within their sight.
The player turns to stone if spotted by a wolf and must restart the stage.
One of the mysterious phenomena. The vague existence is told in the folktales of this country. It is rumored that the ancient wolf god ate human flesh and fell into evil.
They wander the dark nights, catch women and children, and take them to the abandoned city to eat.
Unlike the animal, the wolves have a weak sense of smell and poor eyesight. Instead they have cursed eyes, called evil eyes, that can turn humans to stone.
A Man With a Fox Mask
A mysterious man who happened to be there when the girls were kidnapped.
He can jump about 10 meters.
Ninja? Are you a ninja? Oh no.
The wolf’s body is ambiguous, and physical attacks have little effect.
However, by mixing fang powder from the wolf’s carcass into a silver cartridge, the wavelengths of bullet and wolf come closer and damage will occur.
A blue chain carried by the man with a fox face.
It has been carefully purified over many years in a sacred place.
It can physically interfere with vague and disturbing beings.
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Ultimate Bomb Squad
Ultimate Bomb Squad is a challenging fast-paced 2D platformer, with precision insta death combat and stealth elements with a ‘sound’ mechanics that takes you in missions across time and space!
Every shoot you take makes sounds, every sound attract enemies and activate the environment, from traps and doors to missiles and lasers.
Every level has 2 challenges that test your abilities to play in a specific playstile, ranging from pacifist and ninja, to fast and cyborg.
Create and share your own custom missions!
Far into the future, time travel is not only possible but it is also a pain in the ass.
Evil doers and rampaging megalomaniacs are trying to break time and space, by blowing up important pieces of time and reality and the only thing in their way is the F.L.U.S.H organization!
Operating in the margin of the continuum and with a very low budget and no active agents, F.L.U.S.H tries to hold time and space together. Suddenly a delivery guy shows up, can he be the hero we need? And more importantly : Is he ok with 10 bucks an hour?
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A Pretty Odd Bunny
Note: I received a free copy of this game from the developer with the intention for me to review it.
So, first things first, A Pretty Odd Bunny is hard as nails stealth platformer that despite it’s cute appearance, has some pretty violent aspects to it, making it a poor choice for a younger audience. Do not go into this expecting a kids' game, because your ass will promptly be handed to you by it’s many perils.
I really enjoyed how fresh this game felt. I’ve played a lot of platformers over the years, I would even say it’s one of my favourite genres, but a lot of them can feel very samey or average. A Pretty Odd Bunny keeps the platforming gameplay fresh by adding in some stealth elements. You cannot attack your foes, you will need to find ways to avoid or sneak past them. There are other levels that change things up additionally by chasing you with a overflow of carrots, or making you ride in a minecart.
After completing it, i can safely say it’s a extremely fun game
it’s short, simple, cute, and just fun
it’s visuals and art style combined with it’s mild gore and central theme feels very reminiscent of newgrounds platformer game
There’s not much to say besides that if you’re looking for a simple but addicting fun game or want something cute or want bunnies(although one that eats pigs) then i’d highly recommend it especially for it’s price.
Broken Blades is extraordinary, so many unexpected alternatives and creativity.
The game is a blast and I’m happy playing it and having it in my library !
I always had the shield bar empty. I finished the game and no vendor I found, offered shields.
A tad too hard, and I found no save points.
An ingame map would increase the allure so much :
I progressed going around and around till finding new areas by luck and perseverance.
Thought the game was short and over at times, but instead, it is so big.
I found difficulty too harsh you die way too easy not fun when everything in the game is stronger than you. Is there a check point in this game don’t know can’t seem to progress really mixed on this one.
Set in a dystopian future after the Cast Wars, Cast Piercer has you playing as a Alicia, a research subject with no memory being held in a sky high facility called “The Glass” run by the mega corporation “The Institute”. The institute is headed by a figure known to you as “Mother” who populates your dreams. You wake up to realise you don’t remember where nor who you are. A mysterious shadow shows up to guide you in your path to self-discovery.
Following the Cast Wars 20 years prior, you will hide and fight through levels in order to descent the mega tower and eventually escape or find that which was never lost… as it was never known.
Steal your enemies psi-energy and use to power your abilities
Control your enemies so they’ll fight on your side
Access your ultimate powers to move out of your body and teleport
Discover the truth about your past and find her!
An amazing soundtrack with techno and piano notes
Beautiful pixel art with a retro feel
Cast Piercer has an incredibly emotional story which will drive players in a search to find out where you came from and what really matters.
Great game! Highly underrated tho. This deserves a lot more attention!
Electronic World Z
Electronic World Z is a laugably bad 2D retro pixel platformer with a janky computer monitor person as the protagonist. I know, yeah, whatever. Gameplay consists of carefully timed jumps between platforms to avoid zappy spikes and other timed obstacles.
Here’s my copypasta for this kind of retro pixel crapware: They chose to use obsolete retro pixel “art” as a substitute for contemporary PC graphics. It’s unclear if this is due to lack of budget or talent, regardless, the overall visual quality of the game is extremely low as a result. Resolution and controls are locked. These flaws push this game far below minimum acceptable standards for PC.
This is the 2nd game from this developer that I’ve played that I recall and it isn’t setting a very good precident. This is another low effort title with broken mechanics. Fix your games.
Gunslugs 3:Rogue Tactics
Disclaimer: won this game in a competition, so I didn’t pay for it, but did not receive it in exchange for this review.
Excellent randomly generated shoot ‘em up. Has stealth elements which, while not a major part of the game, do make it much more interesting than just a simple shooter. Difficult, but definitely has the “just one more go” factor. Very simple to pick up with loads to discover as you continue to play through.
Has the 8-bit feel that we expect from this dev.
Great pixel combat rogue-like game with loads of various missions together with a good varied enemy lineup, weapons and gadgets/items to keep you addicted.
Procedurally generated maps for unlimited replayability
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Game description key-points: Hop-hOpe-LESS
A platformer with a visual design that reminded me of Sega games. It’s always nice to remember the past. In essence, it resembles Meat Boy-a. I think developers should pay attention to the fact that some textures have bigger pixels than others.