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by Jhelle - Competition Entry

Yhn is a platformer game starring Yhn.

Made using Flashdevelop, Flixel, SFXR, PXtone, Paint.net and Char Maker 1999.


MOVE IN AIR: ROTATE (if possible)

For those hardcore gamers I also made level 5 , anyone else feel free to skip it with by pressing Q.

Have fun!

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bmfs says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 9:36am

Nice game in general. The collision with the moving spikes could be more forgiving.

Stalker_23b says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 1:12pm

I like it. Headspike is not very easy to use.

mjb67 says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 1:40pm

Cool stuff. But how do you complete level 5?

Jhelle says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 1:45pm

For level 5 you can keep bouncing on the spikes. Jump on them headdown and hold jump and you'll bounce.

This needed some explanatory level but not a lot of time for that :).

Nyaa says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 6:23pm

Awesome game, I got partway through level 5 (but poor kitty!!) Seconding bmfs with the spikes tho, damn they are sensitive XD

ladron says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 8:52pm

Solid little platformer. I rage-quit on the level where you get the wall-climb. I found that mechanic unintuitive and difficult to use. I fully admit to being wimp at that sort of gameplay, though. Good job!

SonnyBone says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 9:49pm

I couldn't tell why I could sometimes kill the red block baddies and other times they would kill me... but I dig the mechanics with all the upgrades!

philomory says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 11:33pm

Very cute game. Though the collision detection was a bit problematic, overall it was fun to play. Not *entirely* sure what was meant by "the hat protects you from spikes", since it didn't, but other than that, good job!

jsmars says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:47am

Great platformer & great progression! solid work! Agreed with others though, some collision could be more forgiving.

mintman says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 7:38am

Good game. Very well polished and put together. One of the most "complete" feeling games I've played.
I like adding the direction you're facing as a gameplay factor to a platformer.
Starting at the beginning of a level after dying is kind of a bummer. I tried to destroy a spike block by jumping up into it after getting the spike on my helmet, but it ended up killing me, and it sucked to be thrown back to the beginning of the level. Wall climbing with the headspike is tricky.
Very clean graphics. Nice sounds. Music is a good addition, if a little repetitive.

Great work!

d_m says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 1:33pm

I agree with everyone who thinks that the spikes are too sensitive... I think if you enter the spikes' bounding box you die, whereas probably you should only die if you touch the spike's actual pixels. Great feel though.. holding down space and bouncing around is really satisfying. Also I loved the music and sound effects!

Would be nice to have spawn points in the middle of levels for people (like me) who don't want to skip levels but aren't super great.

eli says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 3:54pm

Awesome variation in level design! Lovely tilesets.
Adding checkpoints would have made it much less frustrating. Very devious platforming here, good work!

zachstronaut says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 10:18pm

Holy crap... a five level game that's fun and has varying mechanics and good sound and good graphics in 48 hours... nice job! Moving spike block collision boxes are a bit... over aggressive shall we say? :p

May 4, 2011 @ 2:49am

Fun game, I like how all the different items introduced new mechanics. Like others mentioned, controls could be improved but I didn't really ding you on that. I like your level designs too.

May 4, 2011 @ 3:03am

Beautiful graphics and moody music, nice!

Collision.. gnashing teeth.. collision.

Tune that a bit and speed up the respawn and it'll be a lot more accessible.

Cosr says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 9:43am

Aside from the occasionally awkward collisions, the camera seemed to vibrate sometimes...and as far as I could tell it wasn't supposed.
Solid game though.

Hectigo says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 8:53pm

I didn't find level 5 that hard, level 4 actually was much harder for me, and I decided to skip it. The over-large collision boxes were just a tad too tough on the blood pressure to make me want to try again. :P Otherwise a fun game, and consistent with the theme. The wall-jumping hat spike was especially clever.

Endurion says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 4:26am

Neat game. Solid entry, albeit a bit unforgiving. You should put some other hint for the kitty stage, if I hadn't read your comment I would've given up there.

alexlarioza says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 5:51am

Collisions should be pixel perfect and not based on the bounding box. But cool platformer! =]

someone says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 11:29am

Solid platformer with an interesting mechanic.
Spikes could be a bit more forgiving
Good music and graphics.
I noticed that the screen sometimes jitters when standing on the ground which is irritating, a collision bug perhaps.
Level 5's mechanics are not obvious, but the level is really easy when you can just blast through all the moving spikes.

haqu says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 4:21am

nice game Jhelle! it's a bit frustrating, because dying from spikes is too easy. but i like music and overall theme. good job!

randomnine says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 3:30pm

Good work! Fun little platformer.

The collision with the moving blocks is quite unforgiving, and the hat spike should work when jumping up into them for consistency. Level 5 - the [x] should protect you from [x] without having to hold 'jump', really, as it's pretty tough to figure out what you need to do.

A few checkpoints in levels 4 and 5 would be awesome.

elbowroom says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 10:23pm

I love this game, it takes me back to the good old days of Nes and I like every second of it.. :) One thing I would change is that the spike hat makes you spike box proof.. I mean if you use the spiked hat and press left or right, any moving spike box that hits is destroyed immidiately.
There is also a tiny bug where you can exit the screen, especially noticeable in lvl six:)

Anyways, to keep a long story short, this game is AWESOME
Graphics, music, it has everything and the lvls are good.

Well done

Knighty says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 4:55am

I liked the wall climbing with the spike hat, I found it pretty easy to use. Having to hold Down and Z to bounce on the spikes was a bit annoying.

8bitmuse says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 10:19am

Really well done! My only gripe is that there were certain bottlenecks in levels that took me way too many attempts to get past (around 10+ deaths to finally get by).

Aside from that I absolutely love the graphics (they totally have an old-school megaman feel to them), the sound effects are very consistent with the animations (breaking through some rocks sounds very satisfying), and I like the interesting take on the wall-jump. Overall I really like it, good job!

Kvisle says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 9:52pm

Cool! It's quite hard.

Would like a more forgiving colission detection, and it's not trivial to master.

But it's still good. Nice graphics.

Cybs says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 9:32pm

nice hard game. Reminds me of mine with more features :)

mwest says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 5:57pm

Very cool game - well done!

Agree that the wall-climb mechanic took a bit of getting used to but was quite intuitive to use once grasped. Restore points would've been nice, but Q to skip is a good alternative for those times you die from a spike a inch from the exit :P!

tzachs says ...
May 23, 2011 @ 9:32pm

I also did a rage-quit on level 4 out of frustration from the collision detection...
But other than that, really awesome game!
Also, a small thing that haven't been mentioned yet (I think), but when I first played the first level and saw the moving red cubes I assumed that there are regular moving platforms, probably because they are shaped like a square...

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