All 24 game Reviews

FPA: Sneak Peek FPA: Sneak Peek

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I, like thousands of others, just had a nerd-gasm.

Where do I start? :D
I've been a fan since World 1, bro, and I'm glad for how far this game's come since then. Now I hear of World 3 AND, perhaps what I'm geekin' out about the most, a downloadable arcade game?! My Xbox game library will have never looked better once I get it, I can tell you that!

The sound is, as it's always been, awesome! Nice and positive aura flyin' out the whole time and gives you sort of a sense of adventure, you can say. The bonks and boings are in full effect and somethin' about the way the door sounds when you open and close it always gives me this overall feeling of, "BRING IT, SPIDERS." I hope that the arcade title has the song from the other games that you used so often, you know? The one I'm talkin' about is the one with the fast guitar riffs and the scenic keyboard background. Maybe overused in World 2, but I'm amazingly still not tired of it, haha!

Anyways, sound can take a backseat when it comes to this game's trump card and biggest attention getter; the GAMEPLAY! Hands down, this is platforming perfection. Where others stick with the basics (running, jumping, stuff you've seen for the past 20 years), this one takes it, revamps it, and then sells it perfectly.
I'm a big fan when it comes to the little touches in gameplay, but this one's little touches end up becoming so awesome I can't help myself doin' 'em 24/7. I couldn't have possibly thought of any other mechanic to add from World 2, but you went ahead and added moves that now I can't imagine living without. I especially like how the flips adjust to how far away from the ground your about to land on is or how your character does a perfect dive or cannonball as he's about to hit the ground. Way to got the extra mile! And JESUS, the wall jumping is PERFECT. Mario can STUFF IT. Never have I had a problem with it yet, and there are so many different ways to jump off the wall (all of which are helpful in every way possible) that I really don't think it can get any better. The way you can combine the moves are downright pure FANCY. There's a reason you added that science bonus room, man, and it's 'cause combinations of awesome have never tasted sweeter.

I think what really lets me connect with this game is an old habit of mine when it comes to playing video games, and I'm sure everyone else has the same habit; acting fancy even though you don't have to. What I'm referring to is everytime you wanted to slide past a corner in Mirror's Edge using slow motion like a movie or the time you did a basic A attack with Kirby in the air from Smash Brothers just to see him spin around with some stupid grin over your friends. It's that fuel that just makes you wanna' be as cool as possible.
This game makes that instinct now only awesome and easy, it's almost necessary to feel this game's potential. The way Fancy Pants Man runs around sliding and jumping will make you feel like a total B.A. every chance it can. The movements he does (with the GREAT animation, great job Brad!) always have the aura of...well, FANCY. I also forgot the simple fun of backflipping. I thank you for showing me that fun and making it possible to basically backflip off of and from EVERYTHING.

Overall, this is the best sneak peak of anything I've yet to see. Hell, this is basically what others on this site would call a whole game, so congrats! I absolutely cannot wait for this to be released onto the consoles; you have at least 1 more excited dork who'll buy it the moment he can. I'll be sure to personally send you a PM and tell ya' what I think, and I think it's gonna' be positive. REAL positive.
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

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Dead Frontier: Outbreak Dead Frontier: Outbreak

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Now THIS is a survival zombie game for Newgrounds!

Let me tell ya', most of the zombie games that I've seen so far on this site were good and all, but I'd never touch 'em again. They lose their interest after the first 10 or 15 minutes, and I felt like every single one was the same. THIS zombie game, on the other hand, was a very refreshing and needed change of pace in the zombie survival genre for this site!

Graphics were nice, actually! Sure, that wasn't what this game depended all. However, what they did very nicely was set up the eerie atmosphere. Nice pictures with a simple text and blurry effect.

Sound was great! The music was great and perfect for the flash! The voice actor was really good as well, and it makes the dialogue for the situations that much more interesting. I literally skipped a scene's scenario (by clicking), and ending up dieing on purpose to LISTEN to the missed voice acting. Reminds me of some of Stephen King's audio books, and that's a compliment!

Concept was a much needed one! I love all the different decisions there were to make, and every single one that I made was made with thought and purpose in what I was doing. There was always a hesitation about what the best choice was, and I had bunches of fun! After I completed it, I did in different ways just to see what would happen, and that's where the replay value comes in! The ranking system is also a very nice touch, and I always try to get an A+ or jokingly survive trying to get an F.

Overall, a very nice game that, as a matter of face, has inspired me an a way. Maybe some day I could make a game somewhere along these lines. But anyways, this game freakin' rules!
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

Fig. 8 Fig. 8

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice game to say the least!

Perfect if you have some free time and just wanna' relax with a nice little game.

Visual aspect was nice! I like the style, with the contrast of color and simple but effective 2D imagery! Very professional looking, I have to say. May not have been that hard to draw or anything, but it makes it look great, anyways!

Sound was really good in my opinion! Yet again, anything that makes this game anymore relaxing and an overall breeze to pick up and play is a good feature in my book. I like how there's some weird background noise after each song, like someone is playing a keyboard about to set up the next song, and it's all nice a smooth, and I like that!

Some criticism for ya' though; the checkpoints can be a slight pain. If you want us to keep a freakin' 5 mile point multiplier up, why must we end it every time we want a checkpoint? Going through it to activate it would've been a bit better in my opinion. Also, the music stops after a while. This bugged me, 'cause the music is what helps you keep going, and it was some good stuff! A simple loop would've been fine. But yeah, those are my 2 cents worth. I'm still gonna' give ya' a good score because, for the most part, you deserve it!

Overall, a fine game indeed! Must have taken you a while to make, and it runs nicely. I'll be playing this for at least through the week.
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

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Toss the Turtle Toss the Turtle

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a game, people. This is a game.

Holy crap, guys, this was fantastic!

Concept wasn't invented, but it WAS perfected! No where else have I seen such an awesome upgrade game system like this! For one thing, unlike most upgrade games where you launch something over and over and OVER again, this one has a lot of depth! You don't what could happen to ya'! One second yer' bouncin' around the ground, and then Dad comes along with a chainsaw and launches you forward at intense speed! Trying to find a goomba or a bomb to go higher so you don't hit a spike and fail adds a slight strategy element to it all, and I love the banana guy runnin' around! Another good thing is that no matter how much luck you may have in a few launches, this game is NOT going to take you half an hour to buy everything possible. This induces a lot of replay value. Too much of the time, an upgrade game will be fun, but takes 25 minutes to beat, and then you stop and have no reason to come back and do it again. With THIS game, it'll take you HOURS to get some of the stuff, and you never feel like it has to be a huge drag to get some of the stuff, so keep playing. Definitely one of the best aspects of this game!

Art was, as always by Gonzo, great! Not only do the characters look impressive as hell, but they're hilarious to look at. I actually laughed out loud at some of them! But this isn't all about characters. The background looks like it took a lot of hard work and skill! I'm not sure how you managed to do it, but there is NO slowdown whatsoever, and the area zooms by at breakneck speeds, so you don't want the turtle to hurry himself up. So...yeah. Hilarious character models, great background freakin' rocks!

Overall, I can imagine getting that achievement "addicted" in which you play for 2 hours EASY. This is, hands down, the best upgrade game that Newgrounds has to offer, and will entertain thousands! Pat yourself on the back, Gonzo and Foreverkul, 'cause you guys earned it! Oh, and congrats on the absolutely RIDICULOUS score! Damn, that's big.
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!!

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You Only Live Once You Only Live Once

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's not really much of a platformer...

...but even though I can't play this ever again, it was hilarious at the end!

The controls were just fine (for as long as I got to play), and if I could play this again, I would try to beat the whole damn game, and maybe see what the other dubs sound like!

Overall, it's a solid platformer, and I'm giving you a good score for going down the path less traveled if you know what I mean!
5 outta' 5 and 10 outta' 10!

Bouncy! Bouncy!

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good for a second game...'s very average. I guess you got some code down right, so good job on that, and it all works out just fine, so I didn't fall off for no reason...

However, there's no way I would play this game any longer than what I just did (AKA about 30 seconds). No music, no awesome factors(which is what keeps people going in a game, just so you know)...and not to mention this has been done before with much better replay value and point to it. So there is the factor of, "Why play this...when I can play that?!"

But, overall, it's fine. Just really boring.
3 outta' 5 and 7 outta' 10.
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Little Wheel Little Wheel

Rated 5 / 5 stars

An artsy and ingenious game!

Truly a great piece of work!

Art was great! This game had a very good feel to it! Subtle images of a black and brown atmosphere really got you in a relaxed state of mind.

Concept was good! This game reminded me of the film Wall-E, and that is definitely a compliment! Everyone keeps saying that the game was a bit simple, but I look at this as a good thing. It never got frustrating, and you always just sailed on through at your own pace. It helped you pay more attention to the detail in the game than anything else, and it was just an overall good choice. It was a bit short, but I can imagine that this must've taken you a very long time, so it's still a favorite!

Music wise, I loved it. I've always been of fan of this smooth jazz stuff, and this was great! So during the whole game, I just fell in love with that piece. It looped a lot of the time, but it was still good. Great job!

Overall, a fantastic game that everyone should try out!
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

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Party Boat Party Boat

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very fun game!

It's especially fun trying to get into the high score!

While many people are gonna' say that the control is awkward and boring, it's not, really. It just takes some time to get used to. Once you're ready to play and avoid those missiles, it's a really fun game!

Overall, a great game that I'll be playing again and again!
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

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Rabbit Wants Cake Rabbit Wants Cake

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job, man!

Let me tell ya', I'm a big fan of yer' work, from the elephants to the...well, I'm a fan. And this game, well it's icing on the cake, pun not intended!

Good concept! It certainly worked out the puzzle-ness outta' me, and it's satisfying to finish a stage you've been trying hard on. So good job on that!

No flaws in gameplay, really. The bunny goes a bit fast for me, but that's not a big deal, and it's not like it's yer' fault. It's just me pointing out absolutely nothing. Great job on the gameplay!

Overall, great game, and keep up the fantastic work!
5 outta' 5, 10 outta' 10 and favorited!

Red Remover Red Remover

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Another awesome puzzle game!

This was an especially fun one, man!

Great physics (as always), and creativity in the puzzles, and some of the bonuses you unlock are just downright ridiculous. Bunches of fun!

So, why isn't this a 10?
Well, it's not necessarily your own fault, but...once it's done, it's DONE. Plus, you kinda' get bored after a while. Don't get me wrong, I love puzzle games as much as the next guy, but...I don't know. You just say to yourself,"Well, that was cool. What else is there to do?" But your best is your best, and I can see that you made this as best as you could, so that's good.
However (and I've been noticing this for a while with your games), it's good...for a while. But where's the want to keep playing? Sorry, I feel bad, but I can't give this a 10. I'll give ya a 5, though! Keep it up and get better!

5 outta' 5, 9 outta' 10 and favorited.
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