I Wanna be the Butterfly Effect

Creator: dono

Average Rating
5.5 / 10
Average Difficulty
51.1 / 100
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Needle (6) NeedleButterfly-like (4)


  • by NightShark115
  • by The_Kid

Creator's Comments:

dono [Creator]
ok so.

sorry for removing the download link, gonna try to get it up again. it was a dumb move, yeah, but I was disappointed looking back on this game. I intended this to be my last game for a while because I just wanted to make a small new year's gift because I was bored. its really not that good of a game honestly but since me and infern0man1 both thought what I made was decent enough I thought i'd just package the maps I made into a little game. when I woke up and saw zorgo's review I wanted to remove the download link because I felt kind of embarrassed because he fuckin ripped the game apart (which is fair, btw), but after that I decided to just remove the download link.

in hindsight maybe that was a dumb idea honestly. idk. it feels like im always stuck in a weird creative rut where even when I try different stuff it never turns out the way I want to. the intention I had here was to make a game like needle butterfly but with my own flavor really. did I do that well? no idea, some people liked it, some people hated it and I can say that for most of the stuff I make. idk why my stuff is like that, but maybe that's a good thing in a weird way.

sorry if you didn't like the game, and thank you if you left a review that pointed out some of the games flaws. I like criticism a lot so don't be afraid to give it to me. my games would be shittier if no one cared to point out what I did right and wrong.

don't know where to go from here, probably gonna take a break though. when I come back I want to be better at programming and graphic design so I don't have to keep relying on others to help me. I have some ideas, but waiting to do them would probably be better for me and for whatever I wanna make in the future (I don't wanna just make fangames, btw). well that is unless I get random spurts of inspiration and decide to make a short game or something, although we'll see.

thanks for reading

edit: alright gamers its back up

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Tagged as: Needle NeedleButterfly-like
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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: N/A
Jan 2, 2020

21 Reviews:

Quick update: my rating is based on needle design being bad, not because it fails at copying needle butterfly (it actually does the main thing, it's just poorly made). I don't rate something that looks like someone's first jtool map higher than that, I'm sorry. I do think that making something that would develop your style independently instead of trying to fit it into everything is a better idea though. I think we got enough of butterfly games with recent flood anyway.

Probably the worst butterfly needle-like game I've seen yet. None of the jumps are interesting or fun, majority of them is literally generic ones placed slightly off the grid. Author didn't even make his own tileset and reused needle reaper's one (and failed even at that, look at that block sprite), despite how little effort it takes to make one. Maybe he thought it would give his game more of the needle-butterfly feel. Spoiler: it doesn't. Overall this game looks like it was made by someone who never actually played any of other games of this genre, took a quick look at a few screenshots of other ones and decided to make one by his own (which is also his first needle made). Layout designs are also look very out of place with questionable additional aesthetic elements. Extra points for adding some cringey meme at the clear screen.

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Tagged as: Needle NeedleButterfly-like
[5] Likes
Rating: 2.0 20       Difficulty: N/A
Jan 1, 2020
A wonderful introduction to butterfly-needle concepts and jump types without being overly strenuous in any one area. I did struggle a lot with the water section on the second screen, but I think that's because I assumed it wasn't refreshing water when it actually was. If anything, like many dono games, this runs the risk of potentially being too easy, but in that way, it was a super enjoyable experience for me, and a great potential first entry for anyone curious about the 'butterfly-like' genre without being talented or patient enough to surmount its usual difficulty barrier. Song was pretty boppin, but didn't necessarily give the feel of 'outer space mysticism' that would have accompanied the visuals and style. Either way, a fun little romp. The large screens felt more fun to me than the single jumps.

Time: ~26min
Deaths: 1064

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Tagged as: Needle NeedleButterfly-like
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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 45 45
Jun 5, 2022
Some annoying jumps, Overall it's fun,also my first NeedleButterfly-like game

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Rating: 6.8 68       Difficulty: 61 61
May 18, 2021
Not bad

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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 52 52
Nov 16, 2020
Much too easy for a butterfly-like game

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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 45 45
Aug 10, 2020