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The Combinator

by El Cabaro - Jam Entry

In the year 5000, global supercomputer Ski Lodge Net sends a highly advanced robot, The Combinator, back in time to screw around. Using his unique ability to steal the abilities of his enemies, he must walk around aimlessly and mess with the past, until further instruction.

This is an action RPG packed with adventure and the original concept of stealing your enemies' powers- think a combination of Kirby and Pokemon.

Oh, and by the way, your hat shapeshifts.

Z,X, Arrowkeys, and Mouse in the shops. Have fun and good luck.

"Best game of 5000" -Ski Lodge Net
"Stupid game 3/10" -Ski Lodge Net
"I give it a 3.14/3.14" -Ski Lodge Net

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fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:35am

I LOVE the hand drawn look!! Nice work!

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Art style is weird, but consistent. A for effort! :)

Mak says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:11am

I am really amazed of how much content this game has. I did not like very much the flow of the game, as you had to fight some enemies over and over and, in the end, you die with no apparent solution.

But the asthetics, the sound, the image, the dumb sense of humor... it all made it a really fun experience.

fizzhog says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:11am

Pleasingly bonkers. Liked the graphics and the sound. No way to save?

MayMakeGame says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:13am

Omg this art though. It's amazing, I have to say. Mine isn't this good....*sniffle*

panurge says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:02am

Man, I've always wanted to go back in time to screw around! Not only did this scratch that itch but it also had fun visuals and sound, a cool gameplay mechanic and an unexpectedly challenging difficulty level. Loved it!

Linus123xbb says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:34pm

Hilarous game, it was a lot of fun to play. The encounters were a bit too repetitive though.

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:54am

This is a Great and Crappy game all mixed together to make an Amazing game. Thanks for the hilarious game it was fun!

Green Soda says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:55am

Surprisingly awesome :))) I LIKE IT :>

Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Hilarious and fun game. I like the combination factor and wish there were more things like critical hits or more random events! But overall fun ass game bro!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Oh man, the art and animations are amazing. Combined with the excellent music it just makes the whole thing awesome!

Controls were a little confusing. Instructions kept saying to use "punch", but X did nothing and Z only progressed the instructions further - which kept telling me to punch, so I thought I was doing something wrong. Left with no other option I kept hitting Z...until finally the option to punch appeared, using...Z ;)

I like your concept a lot. Freezerburn made me giggle. Hotrod outright made me laugh. Behind the funny graphics is a well-made game. Nice entry!

Brightstar says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:27am

Nice game. Nice graphics and sound.

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:57am

The battle system was too simple for me, especially when the Metal Juice, etc. were not accessible from the items screen. Because of this, it required the sort of planning where one needs to know what the future monsters are. If one didn't prepare properly, there seemed to be little backup-plan to escape from that scenario. This made the game harder than necessary, I feel.

The inn not being open was a bummer, too. At least the drunkard was nice. I think.

jakass says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:30am

Wow! Funny graphics! I love this idea! :D

Hempuli says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Reminds me of olden days of klik; amazing stuff. The enemy animations are wonderful and the amount of combos is sweet. I really wish there was a save function because beating the same fights again felt a bit frustrating, though!

Jungle says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:53am

Very good! i love the rpg FF style. Good Work.

Drury says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:19am

Lacks the part where you twirl a shotgun above your head so fast you lift off like a helicopter, otherwise decent.

rjhelms says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:35am

The style of this is hilarious. After a while I felt that there wasn't really much to the gameplay, but all the different combinations of the powers kept me curious.

Hjalte500 says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 4:04am

The crude handdrawn look is certainly interesting.. I like how the game just kinda has fun with itself. I mean the fucking title is funny by itself! Really good job making the artstyle work. Almost more impressive as actually amazing art :)

May 6, 2016 @ 12:52am

This was cool! The text moved a bit too slowly for me (I know you can speed through it, just saying). The art style is great!

May 7, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Is is amazing how The Combinator ties up every aspect of a game to convey the target mood. Good job!

Yword says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Wow, very interesting and funny, and the music is very cool too!

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