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I play fangames or stuff.

I try rating game compared to what they are trying to achieve rather than compared to fangames as a whole, and with knowledge of what you're getting into; If I rate a corridor needle game, I assume the person reading the review wants to play corridor needle, as if they don't they shouldn't bother playing it anyway. With that said, I tend to be very generous on needle ratings while being very skimpy on avoidances (although you likely won't see it as if I'd give it less than a 7 I just won't clear it instead).

don't expect diff ratings to be very accurate.


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GameDifficultyUser's Rating
I wanna Hydrate 73.0 10.0
I wanna kill the Kermit 2 72.0 10.0
I Wanna Pointillism 73.0 10.0
I wanna Walk Out In The Morning Dew 80.0 10.0
I Wanna Vibe With The Gods 70.0 10.0
Hey shitass 0.0 10.0
I Wanna Be The Sustenance 82.0 9.5
Alphazetica 64.0 9.5
I Wanna Tin Plate Dance N/A 9.5
I wanna be the Grave 75.0 9.5
I wanna shiver 70.0 9.5
Love. Memory. Hope. Forgiveness. Tragedy. Death... N/A 9.3
Summer Feast Needle 2020 81.0 9.3
I Wanna Get The Perfume 70.0 9.2
I Wanna Save My Boy 69.0 9.1
I wanna Tear it 70.0 9.0
I wanna scale the Red Needle 91.0 9.0
I wanna Helltake 50.0 9.0
Needle Hatena 68.0 8.9
Not Another Needle Game 70.0 8.8
I wanna be the kirlian fumble 72.0 8.8
Domu 52.0 8.7
I wanna destroy the pluto 55.0 8.6
I wanna Lo-Fi-M 60.0 8.5
アイワナ制作のいいネタが思いつかなかったから作ったアイワナ 40.0 8.5
Cookie Temptation 45.0 8.5
I Wanna Be The Ultimate Super Guy 60.0 8.5
Serotonin 55.0 8.5
Crickets! 15.0 8.5
The REAL JRocker Area 55.0 8.3
I wanna Butterfly Grafitti 60.0 8.2
I Wanna Kill The Awsl 60.0 8.2
I Wanna Play with Mrs. Witch 60.0 8.2
I wanna Vine Journey 53.0 8.2
I wanna be the SSR2 78.0 8.2
I wanna caress your heart 70.0 8.1
I Wanna Take the L 50.0 8.0
Wifie Present 75.0 8.0
I Wanna Take the L+ 50.0 8.0
I wanna be the Consonance 68.0 8.0
I wanna be the Galaxy 55.0 8.0
I wanna be the Last of the World 一般公開版 N/A 8.0
I Wanna Get Some Drip N/A 8.0
I Wanna Be The Boring Needle 70.0 8.0
I wanna Galvanize 82 mermaids N/A 8.0
I wanna be Time Characters 62.0 8.0
Hate Needle Volume 1 70.0 7.8
I Wanna Be the Butterfly 73.0 7.8
I wanna be the Zoner 65.0 7.8
I Wanna be the Goner 70.0 7.7
I wanna GO the 森 55.0 7.5
I Wanna Take the Second L 50.0 7.5
i wanna fix what's wrong 45.0 7.5
Strewn Detritus 71.0 7.5
I Wanna Practice Needle-Making 40.0 7.5
I wanna be the RZ 77.0 7.5
2011 needle hole 48.0 7.3
I wanna be the SkyHigh 30.0 7.2
I wanna dadada 70.0 7.2
I wanna break break 0.0 7.0
Water! 30.0 7.0
I wanna DO the JORNEY 68.0 7.0
Another Bad Barrage 40.0 7.0
I wanna EP N/A 7.0
I Wanna Vue 50.0 7.0
I wanna be the starter 45.0 7.0
I wanna sunxipu 52.0 7.0
I Wanna Be The Mindweaver N/A 6.9
I Wanna Be The GodGodGod x1018273466 ver.0.0.6.0.0.5.3.1 30.0 6.9
Sky needle 55.0 6.5
edley needle 72.0 6.5
I Wanna be the Nebula 60.0 6.5
I Wanna be the TsuTaMao 62.0 6.5
I wanna 竜 70.0 6.5
I Wanna Ice 9 55.0 6.5
I wanna Erode 63.0 6.4
I wanna be the Ares 60.0 6.2
I Wanna Pass The Purple Needle 65.0 6.0
The Small Fall Collab 40.0 6.0
I Wanna Go The DotIris N/A 6.0
I Wanna XV Spike 65.0 6.0
I wanna Sunspike 65.0 6.0
I wanna post this dog 40.0 5.8
i wanna be the midiJUN-G 45.0 5.5
I Wanna Enjoy My Dreams 50.0 5.5
I Wanna Make Some Terrible Needle 55.0 5.2
I wanna see the Secret 60.0 5.0
I wanna be the Darkness 60.0 5.0
I Wanna Ride The Desert Bus N/A 5.0
I wanna break through Seven trials(共同開発) 70.0 4.2
I wanna go 100 Layers Downstair 65.0 4.0
I wanna be the Off party2 !!(共同開発) 43.0 4.0
:slight_smile: Demo ver 0.0.0.1 50.0 3.5
I wanna kill the thinking bear 50.0 3.5
I don't want to be Guilty 35.0 2.2
Chemical Toilet N/A 1.5
I wanna rost the Car 60.0 1.5
PIANO MOMENT PIANO MOMENT N/A 0.0
I wanna be the Posterize N/A N/A
I Wanna Go Back To Basics 75.0 N/A
You give me butterflies, and I take them away 55.0 N/A
I wanna be the Roner N/A N/A
I Wanna XD 55.0 N/A

54 Reviews

Cthaere
For: I Wanna Play with Mrs. Witch
A cute Halloween themed collab, with 6 distinct stages of mostly needle and a final boss. Unfortunately the Halloween theme is entirely superficial, with standard needle featuring themed tilesets and sometimes appropriate music, and is not even properly capitalized on in the trap stage, which I feel was a big missed opportunity. Even without considering the theme, the collab stands on its own fairly well and provides a solid mix of needle and a bit of something else.

Rong: A big interconnected maze where your goal is to find 5 separate collectibles. While you have access to all of them at the start, two of them will make access to the other 3 impossible, and so you have to find them in the correct order. Level design accommodates the final two collectables shenanigans and gives the feeling of exploring old areas anew. While needle is a bit simplistic, it is not the focus and it does not get in the way, and lets the exploration side shine. If I had to pick a favorite, this would be a strong contender.

Taoshu: Very cramped needle, with 1 save with 4-5 somewhat precise/awkward jumps per screen. Has some vstring setup in one of the screens that you'll have to figure out. Interesting, and still decently fun, but probably also my least favorite stage.

Jushi: A mishmash stage, with both needle that has you do a loop through a 2x2 room ending with a very interesting trivia question, a few rooms ending with triggers each, and a special gimmick at the end I'd rather not spoil. The needle is generic, but is overall fun aside from a couple of saves that stand out as bad. I'd say this is the most interesting stage.

Qinchui: A trap stage which manages to elevate your run of the mill moving spikes/fake blocks/invisible blocks traps into a fun battle of wits, accomplishing it by combining both generic applications and very unexpected ones in the level design. Final screen has a punishment room which is really annoying since one of the entrances to it is incredibly cheap. Aside from that, this was a good deal of fun and a nice break from needle.

Zeroyume: An easy needle stage in a more modern style. The needle is good and the atmosphere is comfy, taking a break from the usual Halloween theming. Not much more to say. Straightforward good and fun.

Wujian: Pathing needle focused around water and conservation of the player's double jump. The stage manages to remain fun in execution while juggling the pathing requirements, and on top of that manages to make the needle seem far scarier than it actually is, which was nice. My favorite stage in terms of needle.

Final boss: I had a few issues with it, admittedly. First, it can randomly teleport, which drastically changes how frequently you can shoot at it as well as how dangerous it is. Second, it has revenge bullets, which make the first point way more pronounced. The funniest aspect is that those points also lead me to the third problem: The boss can choose to become entire free, as the point of origin of the revenge bullets is the center of the sprite, but the hitbox of the boss is pretty big, meaning there are certain positions where you can continuously shoot the boss on ground level without ever being in danger by the revenge bullets. This not only trivializes the bossfight but (at least for me) encouraged an extremely reckless playstyle hoping to get it low, have it teleport to the good position, then finish it off. The boss itself is extremely balanced and very fun when played slowly, but becomes a bit of a meatgrind when trying to rush it. The boss also has an avoidance phase after you bring it down, which thankfully has good indicators for instagibs and is overall great fun despite being nervewracking until the very last attack, which amps things up to 11 and feels like it might be rng dependent due to several factors such as projectile speed, arena layout and attack pattern. Still, I had quite a bit of fun with it, but those points definitely hampered my mood a bit.

Overall this is a solid collab with content ranging from "good" to "great", with nothing spectacularly good or beyond mildly bad, which works very well as a collab, even if not a Halloween one.

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Tagged as: Needle Boss Collab
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Rating: 8.2 82       Difficulty: 60 60
Jan 10, 2021
Cthaere
For: I Wanna Enjoy My Dreams
Enjoy My Dreams is a 10 screen needle game of average difficulty. Difficulty progression is pretty weird, starting at the easiest and ending at the hardest, but devolving into complete chaos in the middle. The needle style in theory focuses on weaves and turnarounds in a freeform environment, but in practice it is overshadowed by overuse of fulljumps, which also mean that it takes a while to move between jumps and so interrupt the weaving flow, as well as short save length which also interrupts the general screen progression flow. Above all, though, the game feels incohesive. The 10 screens are divided into 5 groups of 2 with a unique song and tileset each, with some featuring significant changes to gameplay, and due to the low-ish difficulty of most of them they go by fairly quickly resulting in the game having no cohesive identity. Despite everything I've said, there is some fun to be had here, although not as much as I would expect to see in a year or two from this maker. Not bad for a first fangame, and I wouldn't recommend against playing it, but there are improvements to be made both on the needle and the general gamemaking side of things before it can truly shine.

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Tagged as: Needle
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Rating: 5.5 55       Difficulty: 50 50
Jan 9, 2021
Cthaere
For: I wanna scale the Red Needle
I wanna Scale the Red Needle is a needle game of 8 saves placed inside an ascending tower, in a style that is an unprecedented fusion of the extremely claustrophobic and cramped style with the modern freeform weaving engine-gimmick-heavy style to result in a game that asks for a long stream of inputs that require just enough precision that you have to be accurate and pay attention in every one without making anything too hard or meatgrindy. The needle and especially the style are the highlights of the game, providing a very unique needle experience that feels hard and hectic without actually requiring too much of the player, and is surprisingly easy to build consistency in. The difficulty curve is exponential, with all the difficulty coming from the final save, which is a giant banger and extremely fun to grind. The game has a spotlight effect, which when combined with the already dark screen results in difficulties in ascertaining future jumps in a save beyond the very next one, and the general darkness may cause strain when trying to execute precise setups, which occur infrequently throughout the game but don't take away from the freeform focus. Overall I will say that this game was a blast to grind and I am proud that it is my hardest clear at the time of writing this, and that it's a shame more people don't know of it. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a serious needle challenge and isn't afraid of 16px or claustrophobic design.

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Tagged as: Needle
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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 91 91
Jan 8, 2021
Cthaere
For: I Wanna Vibe With The Gods
I usually have a fairly strict policy on high ratings: To rate a game 9/10 or above means that I feel the game is special to me in some way, and is of outstanding quality. A 10/10, consequentially, is a game I care about deeply, a game that I love despite any flaws it may have, sometimes precisely because of those flaws.

Within a week, I have encountered 2 exceptions to that policy, one of which is this game. I couldn't bring myself to rate it less, despite not meeting my criteria.

I wanna vibe with the gods is a game best described as a gimmick+boss game, with 10 rooms of gimmicks of varying levels of thinking, learning and execution requirements. Thankfully, none of these get too esoteric and those that might gatekeep people from the rest of the game can be skipped. Despite using established gimmicks, they are for the most part used in extremely interesting ways that I have not seen before and force even players familiar with the gimmicks to stop and think, with some design concepts that absolutely blew me away.

Despite the level of quality in the platforming, the final boss easily outshines it. It is a loosely Crimson-style boss built on themes of attack complexity and learning factor, forcing the player to find a strat, then replace it with a better one, then polish it, then abandon it for an even better one, and so on and so forth for the vast majority of attacks in the fight, which is achieved in no small part by giving the player a much higher degree of control over attacks without placing restrictions on movement in the process.

Unfortunately, this review has been left intentionally vague so as to not spoil anything important, since this game in particular is extremely prone to it. However, this is a must-play to anyone who does not have a deep and innate distaste to either gimmicks or bosses and has the required skill to beat it without spending exorbitant amounts of time.

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Tagged as: Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 70 70
Jan 2, 2021
Cthaere
For: Another Bad Barrage
A simple barrage on the easier side. Comes with a hit mode that allows you to find out that the avoidance is much longer than you'd initially expect, and find out the spots that might give you trouble in advance. There are some rough transitions and attacks that would cause inexperienced players a bit of trouble, and I also think that there could have been a better way to map the intro to make it interesting while not taking the spotlight off the more intense parts rather than have it be much easier than most of the attacks later on, but it was overall decently fun. Would probably recommend to intermediate avoidance players as a chill 30 minutes or less session.

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Tagged as: Avoidance Barrage
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 40 40
Dec 29, 2020
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95 Cleared Games

GameDifficultyUser's Rating
I wanna be the Crimson N/A N/A
I wanna be the Darkness 60.0 5.0
I wanna be the Galaxy 55.0 8.0
I wanna be the Off party2 !!(共同開発) 43.0 4.0
I wanna be the RZ 77.0 7.5
I wanna be the SkyHigh 30.0 7.2
I wanna be the SSR2 78.0 8.2
I wanna break through Seven trials(共同開発) 70.0 4.2
I wanna Erode 63.0 6.4
I wanna rost the Car 60.0 1.5
I wanna Tear it 70.0 9.0
I don't want to be Guilty 35.0 2.2
アイワナ制作のいいネタが思いつかなかったから作ったアイワナ 40.0 8.5
I wanna be the Ares 60.0 6.2
I wanna be the Rasca N/A N/A
I wanna needle needle needle spike spike spike N/A N/A
I wanna see the Secret 60.0 5.0
I wanna Sunspike 65.0 6.0
Not Another Needle Game 70.0 8.8
I Wanna be the TsuTaMao 62.0 6.5
I Wanna be the Goner 70.0 7.7
I wanna sunxipu 52.0 7.0
I wanna be the starter 45.0 7.0
I Wanna Be the Butterfly 73.0 7.8
I wanna break break 0.0 7.0
For my Valentine N/A N/A
I wanna be the Fortress N/A N/A
I wanna kill the Kermit 2 72.0 10.0
I wanna be Time Characters 62.0 8.0
I wanna run the Marathon N/A N/A
Mode Another - Zero Another The Be Wanna I N/A N/A
I wanna 竜 70.0 6.5
I wanna destroy the pluto 55.0 8.6
I wanna Lo-Fi-M 60.0 8.5
I wanna congratulate the Impeachment of Park Geun Hye N/A N/A
I wanna scale the Red Needle 91.0 9.0
I wanna EP N/A 7.0
I Wanna Be The Boring Needle 70.0 8.0
I wanna be the Grave 75.0 9.5
I Wanna Pass The Purple Needle 65.0 6.0
I wanna shiver 70.0 9.5
I wanna GO the 森 55.0 7.5
I Wanna Tin Plate Dance N/A 9.5
I Wanna Be The Mindweaver N/A 6.9
I Wanna Get The Perfume 70.0 9.2
I wanna make a real game N/A N/A
I wanna Butterfly Grafitti 60.0 8.2
I Wanna Ride The Desert Bus N/A 5.0
I wanna be the Consonance 68.0 8.0
I wanna DO the JORNEY 68.0 7.0
I Wanna be the Vandal N/A N/A
Serotonin 55.0 8.5
The REAL JRocker Area 55.0 8.3
I Wanna Be The Sustenance 82.0 9.5
I wanna post this dog 40.0 5.8
Chemical Toilet N/A 1.5
I wanna caress your heart 70.0 8.1
Sky needle 55.0 6.5
Hate Needle Volume 1 70.0 7.8
I wanna Walk Out In The Morning Dew 80.0 10.0
Needle Hatena 68.0 8.9
I Wanna Take the L 50.0 8.0
I wanna Fall into Depression and never be Happy Again N/A N/A
I Wanna Take the L+ 50.0 8.0
I wanna Hydrate 73.0 10.0
I Wanna XV Spike 65.0 6.0
Alphazetica 64.0 9.5
Summer Feast Needle 2020 81.0 9.3
2011 needle hole 48.0 7.3
Wifie Present 75.0 8.0
I Wanna Go The DotIris N/A 6.0
:slight_smile: Demo ver 0.0.0.1 50.0 3.5
I wanna dadada 70.0 7.2
You give me butterflies, and I take them away 55.0 N/A
i wanna be the midiJUN-G 45.0 5.5
I wanna Chill Out N/A N/A
Water! 30.0 7.0
Simple Hentai N/A N/A
edley needle 72.0 6.5
I wanna fly out of this storm N/A N/A
I Wanna Practice Needle-Making 40.0 7.5
I Wanna Vue 50.0 7.0
I Wanna be the Nebula 60.0 6.5
Cookie Temptation 45.0 8.5
I Wanna XD 55.0 N/A
I wanna Vine Journey 53.0 8.2
I Wanna Pointillism 73.0 10.0
I Wanna Go Back To Basics 75.0 N/A
Love. Memory. Hope. Forgiveness. Tragedy. Death... N/A 9.3
I Wanna Make Some Terrible Needle 55.0 5.2
Crickets! 15.0 8.5
I Wanna 1spike N/A N/A
I Wanna Vibe With The Gods 70.0 10.0
I Wanna Enjoy My Dreams 50.0 5.5
I Wanna Play with Mrs. Witch 60.0 8.2