I wanna be the Crimson kid

Creator: IWD

Average Rating
7.6 / 10
Average Difficulty
48.9 / 100
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Adventure (2) Needle (4) Avoidance (2) Trap (2) Gimmick (9) Boss (2) Special (1) Long (1) Crimson (1) Puzzle (11) Softlock (2)

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20 Reviews:

Xplayerlol
Really well-made puzzle fangame where you have to switch between different Kids with different kinds of abilities. It's a bit too long, but all the puzzles are really well-made, so it's worth the time it takes. There are two bosses, the first one being a kind of training for the last one. They use an interesting concept, although the top right side can be quite unfair sometimes.
It's a fun game with a really interesting concept. Would recommend.

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Tagged as: Gimmick Puzzle
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 49 49
Feb 13, 2016
CanusAntonius
Crimson Kid is a unique game that features triggers that change the player's abilities, and can range from things such as the ability to stand on platforms, shoot bombs, or triple jump. As many other reviewers may mention, the pathing throughout the game tries to focus on giving a puzzle feel, however I do think it falls short in many ways. For the most part, you'll spend a majority of your time trying to find the one singular option you can do at the moment because you will almost always need to get the different gimmicks in a certain order.

There are also a lot of issues with the game. For example, the tutorial for the flying kid is by far the worst screen in the game and actually took me longer than the screens afterward that actually use the gimmick normally. Other issues include the Spike Kid feeling extremely jank as well as Softlocks you can encounter throughout the game. Also, while I appreciate at the start you can change your tileset, I would have liked to have been able to change it again later in the game alongside the music, it feels weird that nothing aesthetically changes after Boss One. Finally, and this complaint may be coming from a skill issue, but the final boss is way harder than anything else in the game, and personally I found it unenjoyable.

As a Needleventure game, I would say it's pretty decent, but there are so many rough edges in it. As a Puzzle game, I would say it didn't really succeed that much in my eyes.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Trap Gimmick Boss Puzzle Softlock
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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 50 50
Aug 24, 2022
kurath
Pretty cool puzzle needle game based on having a variety of kids with different abilities and a couple miniboss encounters.

The production is simplistic but solid.

The puzzles are generally quite neat while still being quite accessible, with each kid having distinct uses and the design generally well built around their abilities and keeping it clear. There's definitely a couple poor design choices, and it feels like there's an assumption of the player being quite capable of needle, as the needle design is kind of bland in a lot of places but not always that easy, with some long saves. This combines to potentially being a problem for lesser skilled players more interested in the mechanics from enjoying the game. Also the oversight of a softlock is a major problem.

The boss encounters are fun and a nice breakup. I'm a sucker for multitasking style minigames and it did a good job of that - really enjoyed that despite the balance/rng being a little unreasonable.

Overall though, had a good time and while a little more design time feels like it could go a long way, this is the kind of concept I wish more people would actively do.

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Puzzle
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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 54 54
May 25, 2022
Walkerain
So amazing.
I have accomplished the whole game, so I have 4 brains now( ̄▽ ̄)~*

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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 57 57
Mar 19, 2022
Gaborro
Nice needle game that leans towards some puzzle stuff. The bosses were fine, but I can see how it can be annoying to keep up with that much on the second one. Also, two of the gimmicks are not explained that well, so don't hesitate in using a video if something doesn't click for you.

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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 50 50
Sep 24, 2021