I wanna Figure

Creator: MrWonderful

Average Rating
8.0 / 10
Average Difficulty
84.8 / 100
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Needle (3) Avoidance (1) Boss (2) Barrage (2)

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4 Reviews:

iraqlobster01
Bummer once told me to review a fangame as if it were an anime. I will fulfill his wish with this review.

God bless me. It's so late and I'm pretty sure the end of the game fucked my brain. Good luck to me.

Anyways...

Platforming:

Fuck. The platforming is the primary star of the game, as it presents itself as a somewhat strange xfloor game. By strange, I mean that the maker gives you little to no hint as to how close you might be to finishing. In terms of content, the game takes the typical xfloor genre and sprinkles in a few typical gimmicks like vines and gravity switchers in order to add variety into what can be a very mundane genre. The platforming itself features a mix of typical jumps and unique jumps, with the typical jumps taking the favor (https://imgur.com/a/rtwh8) across a myriad of different floor types (types being distinguished by the gimmick, music, and skin). The difficulty of the needle varies across each set of floors but does not fluctuate much from the 90 I gave it. The beginning of the game starts off pretty tame compared to future platforming and steadily rises at least until 3X.

Personally, I enjoyed most of the platforming. Some of the saves were a bit too hard for my tastes and the sheer amount of typical jumps were factors that contributed to my dislike for the game (I use dislike lightly here, it was only for certain saves or jumps. I did not dislike an entire area). Otherwise, the use of gimmicks was exceptional and fit well with the style of needle within each area. Each area in general offered a definite challenge while remaining somewhat fun at some point. Overall, decently fun.

The game is not perfect; it has its fair share of flaws. For any xfloor game, difficulty balance can be a big issue. This game is no exception. Some floors and saves felt too free for a 90 difficulty game whereas plenty of other saves were too brutal for my taste. Yes, difficulty is subjective and I do present myself as a slow, inconsistent player who will definitely take more time compared to needle veterans, but I feel as if there's enough in the game to where something in the game will feel much harder than it should be/harder in general. The use of typical jumps was another issue I had; there were just too many damn diagonals and gates. I won't lie; it made me sick.

Overall, the platforming was great albeit its slight annoyances. It's very fun and unique enough to keep the player engaged while challenging him or her with very tough screens.

Avoidance:

Avoidance in the form of bosses and barrage take a backseat to the platforming but offer a nice break for players who might be tired of the hard needle. Bosses appear after every few areas up until 3X where a boss appears at the end of each area. The bosses are very basic and offer nothing special effect wise, but the simplicity does not take away from how nice the bosses can be. Each boss up until the final barrage features a central attack or gimmick alongside some sort of pattern or rng that really defines the boss and relates back to the area that precedes it. For example, a boss at the end of the gravity stage at 3X features gravity flippers with some aimed bouncing. The bosses each have around 10 hp and should not take more than 30 minutes to clear (with 1 or 2 exceptions).

I enjoyed all but one of the bosses. The reference to the area in the boss was very nice and the simplicity really reinvigorated a love for said simplicity that is not really present in fangames anymore. The bosses do vary as you pass from area to area, so none of the bosses will really get boring unless you spend >30 minutes on them. The bosses are usually fair, so you don't need to worry about unfair rng that much...

until and only until the jungle area boss. This boss, without a doubt, was the worst thing about this game and the worst thing I've played in a fangame. I won't go into detail, but I will say it requires luck. And a lot of it. Once you do clear it, boss difficulty will not exceed what is seen in that boss, so it should be easy going from that point on. Still, the inclusion of that boss was a serious flaw with the game. While it is the only flaw in terms of the bosses, it is a severe and unforgivable flaw that will push most players away from the game. The readme does warn players that the game is very hard, but luck should not be an indicator of difficulty, requirement for clear, and present instance in any game whatsoever. I love wonderful's work, but this was one of the worst things I've seen him do. I hope he will avoid mistakes like this in the future.

The bosses were nice. As an avoidance player, I had a lot of fun playing most of them and the end barrage was a nice finale (even though I died to the last 30 seconds or so too many times, a trend I really hope does not carry itself into other games but will not hurt the game's enjoyment in any way). I have said what I want to say about the white red cherry boss, so I will not go further into that. Very nice job.

Aesthetics:

Simple. Wonderful's aesthetic is known by most everyone in the community by now, so its no surprise to see the same in this game. I enjoyed most of the songs and the tilesets did not bother me at all. A real strength to this game and all of wonderful's games. It's not flashy in any way, but that doesn't mean the game suffers as a result. Very, very good.

Overall:

Excellent. Would recommend to fangame gods or anyone looking for a challenge that will help you improve as a player. Do keep in mind the game is meant for experienced players, so don't get your hopes up if you mean to play to clear. Just go a few floors at a time and go as far as you can. Don't grind this out if you're not ready for it. I waaaaaaaaaaarnnnnnnnned youuuuuuuuuu. :^)

I hope to see more from wonderful in the future. He has definitely become one of my favorite creators so any work of his is a definite play. This one, again, is no exception. Well, kinda.


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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 90 90
Oct 17, 2017
Nogard
I made up my mind about what I think about this game. It's probably one of the highest quality hard needle games out there.

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Tagged as: Needle Boss Barrage
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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 88 88
May 19, 2017
P2shka
Tagged as: Needle Barrage
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Rating: 8.3 83       Difficulty: 81 81
Jun 6, 2017
Typok12
Tagged as: Needle Avoidance Boss
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 80 80
Jun 5, 2017