I wanna be the Phantom Needle IV

Creator: Ef

Average Rating
8.6 / 10
Average Difficulty
74.5 / 100
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Needle (7) x_Floor (5) SourPls (1)


  • by theTics
  • by Wolfiexe
  • by Wolfiexe
  • by gafro

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Ef_ [Creator]
Tagged as: Needle x_Floor
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Jun 10, 2019

17 Reviews:

Fantastic needle floor game that has dozens of tilesets from one of the greatest needle games out there. Most jumps were really fun to pull off except for the few obnoxious ones like the drop in Phonotaxis screen.
As Wolfi said, the difficulty curve is pretty weird in this game; it was a leisurely stroll before floor 20, 20s and early 30s were average needles, and it suddenly reached its peak at 37, as I said. The last screen was really easy compared to 2 previous screens.
I thought it would be better if the game just ends at the CN2 since it's one of the hardest screens in the game and obviously this game was inspired by crimson needle. But I understood why it wasn't when I realized that the final screen is original.
There's not much to say, I just had fun 95% of my playthrough.

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Tagged as: Needle x_Floor
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Rating: 8.8 88       Difficulty: 72 72
May 14, 2020
I've really enjoyed the grind. The last save of 37 took me 3 hours, so yeah it's definitely not 74. 47 is easy if you are consistent with shift cancels. 58 is somewhat hard, but 59 takes the cake for being the second hardest save in the game.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 80 80
Dec 29, 2021
Definitely one of my favorite x_floor games.
The two things that annoyed me were the S saves (they usually were in pretty bad positions) and the weird difficulty spikes, specifically 37, 47 and 58.
Otherwise it's a pretty great needle game.

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Tagged as: SourPls
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Rating: 8.7 87       Difficulty: 71 71
Jul 1, 2021
Really cool game that sadly is very unbalanced at times, some saves are ten times harder than the rest, a good exemple is floor 47 save 1 that have an extremely hard jump that need a 2f with a tight mid air maneuver or a 1f. Some floors from the two third of the game have the same problem to a lesser extent but that still kinda ruin their saves. I also want to say that the hardest floors for me were the phonotaxis inspired ones which are somewhere in the middle of the game. I would recommend this game but be confident of your skills.

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Rating: 8.4 84       Difficulty: 78 78
Apr 1, 2021
Phantom Needle IV is a very well-made floor game full of creative needle that pulls off the corresponding game style nicely. There's a huge variety in terms of style and they're often accompanied by very appropriate music, which helps the mood fit all that more.

A noticeable problem for me was the difficulty curve felt very out of whack. At around the 2/3's mark of the game, the difficulty climaxed with particularly an awkward save on 37 involving two full-jumps at the start, followed by a multitude of pretty demanding jumps. It felt very difficult compared to just about everything else, and the design suddenly became awkward and quite physically demanding to play. This broke the up-until-then very steady flow of the game for me, although after a few more less-tricky floors it felt like it went back down to normal difficulty and it felt fine again. The final floor also felt unusually easy compared to the penultimate floor, but this could just be a player-by-player case.

For the most part though, the design is really solid and the majority of saves stayed fun and enjoyable to play through. It was only when the flow broke that I somewhat lost enjoyment, but on a whole it's still a very well-done needle game. Would heavily look forward to the 5th instalment!

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Tagged as: Needle x_Floor
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Rating: 8.2 82       Difficulty: 75 75
Oct 1, 2018