I wanna stop the Stars

Creator: Ario147

Average Rating
6.3 / 10
Average Difficulty
46.1 / 100
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Needle (10) Short (1)

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  • by ElCochran90
  • by xElectricZz
  • by Xplayerlol
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29 Reviews:

Xplayerlol
Edit: Review updated in 2019. 2015 me has some suspicious standards (Namely being impressed by nearly anything), so I try to update older reviews whenever I feel like it (As long as I remember that they exist, of course). It's not like my opinion changed a lot, though, I still like this game.

Fun space-themed needle game consisting of a healthy blend between unusual jumps and generic jumps often used in unusual ways. The difficulty curve is decent, though it will backtrack into freebie saves every now and then. The visuals effects are really flashy, but they look fine to me (Bright colors in a dark background, everything is pretty easy to see, background effects don't feel intrusive. If you don't have epilepsy, you should be fine). The aesthetics fit the game's theme very well, and the Kid shoots laser beams, which is a nice bonus. The music is nice, and there's no death sound so you get to properly enjoy it. The game does feel a little crude, with no title screen or save file selection, but I don't really care.
My only complaint is that this game feels a little too long. After a while, the maker starts to recycle jumps (Not as in "Spike up + spike down = Diagonal = Bad", but actually using the exact same spike arrangements from the beginning to the end of a jump) a little too often, so the game does get repetitive towards the end. It only happens near the end of the game, though, so I don't think it's that bad of an issue.
It's just a nice older needle game. It's crude, but that doesn't make it bad at all. Would recommend.

Trivia: This game is older than Neon, and has literally nothing to do with it except for the genre. It's a different style of needle, with different aesthetics and no gimmicks whatsoever. I'm not one to judge, though, I'm sure I have made worse comparisons.

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Rating: 6.2 62       Difficulty: 48 48
Mar 27, 2015
xElectricZz
Very short needle game, but its pretty fun. Its nice to have a 10 minute play-through of something when you're trying to think of something to do. I like it.

Note: The blocks/spikes flash through about 7 colors, and the warp portal goes fucking insane. So, if you don't like that, don't play it. Just a warning.

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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 55 55
Feb 8, 2015
shign
Decent needle with a lot a common jumps, some are used in a more creative way and some are not.

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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 45 45
Nov 13, 2019
ElCochran90
My review is entirely the opposite of what Xplayerlol said: difficulty curve is all over the place (even if it gets tougher near the ending screens), visuals are quite bad and 2/3 of the game is entirely generic and unfun, but the music is terrific. I have always loved that tune since the amazing Viridian/Vermillion fight in the good classic Diverse. The game has every generic jump imaginable and saves you from making the toughest ones, such as double diamonds, inverts and double inverts, although it subliminally suggests you that they exist and are possible. Blocks are moved away some pixels in order to nerf some famous jumps, such as corners and diamonds, until you do face them like they really are, but they normally require a famous setup. Gates and diagonals are all over the place.

It's a wanna-be neon-ish generic practice for those beginners looking to up their skills and discover by themselves how to get through half diamonds, diamonds, TAS jumps and corners. It's an effective succession of Jtool screens with cheap flashy effects. If the intention was to introduce the player to these jumps, then the game succeeds, but it is definitely not a good one.

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Rating: 3.0 30       Difficulty: 50 50
Nov 12, 2019
bananaguy12_
cool

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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 60 60
Apr 8, 2019