A Minimal Adventure

Creator: arzztt

Average Rating
7.2 / 10
Average Difficulty
41.7 / 100
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Adventure (4) Needle (3) Gimmick (5) Short (1) Shortventure2018 (1) Shortventure_2018 (3) VVVVVV (1) SourPls (1)

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  • by Wolfiexe
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  • by Wolfiexe

9 Reviews:

Wolfiexe
This was an enjoyable shortventure mainly based around needle'ish platforming and using a few simple gimmicks here and there to enhance it. The minimalist aesthetic was easy on the eyes, although I preferred the visuals in stage 2 (also my favourite stage in the game). You pull off the VVVVVV style very well, with both the level design and the extra touches such as the title texts and visuals feeling polished. I also particularly liked the stage 3 screens where the single/double jump star gimmicks were used, although on a small note I felt the save sound effect in stage 3 was noticeably louder than everything else. For the most part though the audio was without issues.

The ending did feel very abrupt, and I wished there was some sort of finale to cap it off, be it a boss or perhaps a final stage/tower with the mixed-stage tile style you used in your final screen (which I'm always a fan of). I couldn't really find a way to tie the game to the shortventure theme either, although that didn't detract from my enjoyment.

Ultimately it's a nice little game with some pretty fun segments. I would've liked to have seen more variety in the design of the early stage or perhaps something a bit unusual to make it more memorable in parts. A nice entry though and congratulations on making your first adventure! Hopefully we see more if you're feeling up to it.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Gimmick Shortventure_2018
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Rating: 6.8 68       Difficulty: 40 40
Nov 13, 2018
KittyGame
Wonderful little adventure/gimmick needle game. While fear is not present, this game is polished and plays very well. Keep up the good work, arzztt!

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Gimmick Shortventure2018
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Rating: 8.6 86       Difficulty: 35 35
Nov 17, 2018
Quof
It's good. I'm really baffled by its inclusion in the "fear" shortventure contest, and I think the gimmicks used are among the most overused in fangames (VVVVVV for instance), but it's a fine game with a banging soundtrack.

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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 42 42
Nov 13, 2018
Bob
This is a really simple game, but there is nothing wrong with that. The best thing you can do as a newer game maker is to go simple.
There are three platforming stages, each with a central gimmick. I liked the NANC callback on the second stage.
The level design is pretty solid, making good use of the obstacles. The last room that was split in 3 parts was a good final segment.
The visuals are also simple, but they work well. (and fit the title of the game, I suppose).
The only downside really is that it isn't super memorable, but that's okay.

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Tagged as: Adventure Gimmick Shortventure_2018
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Rating: 7.1 71       Difficulty: 44 44
Nov 13, 2018
asza5
Great little game which reminds me of run the marathon.

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Tagged as: Short VVVVVV
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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 50 50
Nov 13, 2018