A consistent problem through the game was that my character would start moving one direction and wouldnt respond to any key presses for a while. This doesnt happen when using the mouse. Im assuming there is some problem in the coding that refers to switching between the 2 control types. A way to fix this might be to let the player choose ahead of time which control type they want to use. I can't see any reason someone would want to change control layouts halfway through a long jump.
Although this is a minor glitch it happened at least once every round. Its especially annoying because it often leads to death. It wouldn't be so bad if it made the game unplayable because i wouldn't have made it so far in the game. But it just happens enough to piss me off but still keep me playing.
As jazza said, you do seem to be playing off of toss the turtle's success. I wouldnt mind if u put him in the background somewhere or something but he is one of the better characters. You seemed to design the game so that you would choose the turtle since his extra health is the most useful.
The store item prices weren't adjusted as well as they were in toss the turtle. In TTT the prices increased by alot but the item before it made it easier to make more money each launch. In this, the power ups help a little but not significantly enough to make alot more skulls then prior to getting it. Also there should be more to unlock between the second most expensive thing (3000 skulls) and the most expensive(20,000). This leads to a long boring gap where nothing is unlocked.
I want to give it more but untill these glitchy controls are fixed i cant enjoy it anymore then i did.
It was entertaining. i dont think some of the other reviews get that its making fun of the fact that porygon can spam the same move then use recover in pokemon. He also has self destruct.
Thanks for the review :)
and yeah lol
The ball was too small to see well. Both the ball and the background used really bright colors so it was even harder to see. There was no music so all you could hear was the explosions. If you are going to play the same noise over and over again in a game make it satisfying to listen to. The powerups are only listed at the top during the first level and dont seem to exist in the rest of the game. They aren't readable anyway because the random spinning rocks block it. In a good breakout game, you should be able to start the ball up after missing it. In this you have no control and sometimes will miss it multiple times in a row because it goes back to the top of the screen moving at the same speed as it was previously. The graphics don't seem like they were drawn in flash. There's nothing wrong if you used a different program but they just look off.. almost like clipart. Also i reached a point where the ball stopped coming. I'm not sure if i ran out of lives because there is no indication that i have lives other than the three hearts. those dont seem to end the game but restart the level if you run out. I would tell you what level this happened on but there isnt anything showing what level i am on. After blowing up one of the "boss" ships the game froze with an explosion on the screen. I still have a few less serious but still annoying parts i want to mention... The plain text for the score was a bit boring and could have been done differently then just black arial font or whatever it is. Also the game isn't a pong ripoff its a breakout ripoff so it should be titled as such or given an original name.
.....limits of free programing
the jumping is just horrendous. You need to be able to jump higher or at least not fall to the ground 100 times faster than you went up. Controls would be nice to include. It took me 3 tries to figure out that the ctrl key shoots! Its only barely possible to pass the turtle without shooting it and impossible to beat the game even with shooting. The collision detection sucks too. It feels like you put a square surrounding every movie clip in the game that makes you die when you touch it. Also, the first turtle can walk onto the spot where you spawn. This is annoying since the whole game doesnt restart when you die so the turtle might happen to standing there when you spawn. The graphics are decent but spongebob's animation makes no sense. His expressions seem to change randomly whenever he does something. Spongebob and the treausure? More like Spongebob and the shit sandwich of fucking frustration.
Not very good..
I'm going to make a list:
1.The main character is somewhat well drawn.
2. i like the song
1. The background is boring.
2. You didn't animate a walking sequence.
3. You didn't even bother changing the direction of shading for when he turns.
4. You move extremely slowly
5. There is no challenge whatsoever.
6. The "portals" are just one color circles with a glow added to them.
I could go on but I'm lazy. Try again but take some time to look at detail and don't be afraid to make the game hard. I would rather play an overly hard game then an overly easy one. Also, try upping the frame rate so everything goes faster.
Thank you for your criticism, I'm not being sarcastic. It really does help me figure out what I need to change.
It's more of a time waster than an actual game. Maybe add some characters. Actually if you want i could do some character's for you. Although i feel my score is kind of biased. ( You used my song =])
not the best way to do it
It kind of over complicated the process. You just have to paste right into flash and trace bitmap. then you get the same results after doing half the work.
What I forgot to mention was that this is more for games. I like to align the bottom of the sprite to the cross.
I didn't feel like reading the instructions so i jumped right in. I saw the bar on the left that had monsters. i assumed that when you pressed it it would speed up and send 1 monster in. I then realized after sending every single one in at once they were waves of monsters and not individual. oh and very addictive
I wasn't alive when this was out of course but i've heard all about it. it would have been a little scarier in the darker places if you would have included music. I'm listening to "what is love" as i play so i'm not getting the full effect =3
I got to about 20,000 points before i gave up. The bedroom with the ghost scared the crud of me. great scary game.
LoL cool, glad you enjoyed it!
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