A Minimal Adventure

Creator: arzztt

Average Rating
7.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
40.3 / 100
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Adventure (5) Needle (3) Gimmick (5) Short (1) Shortventure2018 (1) Shortventure_2018 (4) VVVVVV (1) SourPls (1)


  • by Wolfiexe
  • by Wolfiexe
  • by Wolfiexe

11 Reviews:

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
Excellent game, I only complain that it was too short

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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 40 40
Jun 6, 2019
Nice and short. The only reason it got so low in the contest is lach of fear theming. Recomended to play

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Tagged as: Adventure Shortventure_2018
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Rating: 8.4 84       Difficulty: 28 28
Mar 17, 2019
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
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