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Creator: jumprefresher

Average Rating
5.3 / 10
Average Difficulty
56.5 / 100
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Needle (2)


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2 Reviews:

Rating based on normal clear, even if I've beaten the extra screen. I'd rate the extra screen around 75 difficulty.

A relatively short needle game where it cycles between three different tilesets (one is the same but the diamond grid is smaller) but the needle remains the same with the exception of a few screens halfway through where it turns from needle to fruit needle. It's devoid of any music as well.

It tries to be like a maze, but it hardly plays like one. The lack of a camera following the player makes the game a lot less pleasant to play because sometimes you have to guess wherever you are landing. One example I can give is where it displays a big arrow on the right edge of the screen. You are expecting to jump in that direction but it turns out there is a wall and you end up dying to a spike the moment you enter the next screen. The reason why? Because the arrow is at the wrong height and should be raised one block lower. There were multiple of these moments where the maker feels like they were doing the right thing and then the camera ruins it all. Besides what I mentioned earlier there were also some blind drops as well.

The difficulty is all over the place. In most cases you are beating a 40 difficulty save and then suddenly the next save happens to be way way easier than the previous one. This especially happens a lot early on, where sometimes you just have to do one or two easy jumps before the next save which is a lot harder than the first). Normally I would say this was done in the case of having 2 difficulties where one is Medium and the other is Hard, but the only difficulty in this game is Medium. It's just weird.

After you beat the main needle and you are up to more, there is still one more screen left which is way harder than anything before it. It's just your average low quality needle screen featuring corners, planes and especially inverts. The saveblockers are really not in your favor either. Halfway through you are given the option to go up and pass through 2 planes, or go down where you have to do a floor invert followed by a double invert, which puts you a little bit closer for the next save. It ends off with you having to do 9 inverts in a row with no saves inbetween, and what do you get for all of it? The game crashing because the warp doesn't have any code. While I didn't dislike playing the extra screen, I would only go for it if you like this type of needle. It sucks otherwise.

The needle itself is alright, but the thing that made me rate this a bit lower than I would normally do is the lack of a proper camera, which results in some blind drops and deaths. Had the maker put in the effort to add that in, I would have rated this a little bit higher.

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Tagged as: Needle
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Rating: 5.0 50       Difficulty: 45 45
May 1, 2022
Includes extra.

The warp at the end of extra crashes.

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Tagged as: Needle
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Rating: 5.5 55       Difficulty: 68 68
Sep 11, 2021