Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Panzer Blitz

by friggingames - Jam Entry

Controls: W/S to move up and down, K/L to attack, space is start

Can YOU overcome the Nazi menace? Step into the treads of all-American tank-battling hero Joe Danger as he defends a strategically crucial bridge in northern France. Shoot, strafe and blast your way through the most bombastic Frignis Game Kid action exclusive of 1993!

"DANGER JOE IS THE ACTION HERO WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!" - FRIGNIS POWER

"Move over, Blazkowicz! There's a new Nazi hunter in town!" - GameAmateur

"The kind of Game Kid megahit that will keep you up all night! Stock up on batteries!" - RIDGE

This game was created by Friggin Games, Ignis Studios, & wahrk.

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Ratings

#61Theme(Jam)4.18
#65Audio(Jam)3.86
#229Graphics(Jam)3.82
#267Humor(Jam)3.07
#335Innovation(Jam)3.29
#393Overall(Jam)3.33
#411Mood(Jam)3.16
#780Fun(Jam)2.68
#1414Coolness48%

Comments

jthistle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:33am

Nice and simple retro with great music and a clever take on the theme :)

Louisload says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:35am

in this game you play a player who is playing a game boy game, ahah :DD super meta!
graphics and sound are excellent, they do resemble game boy so much. fun to play

lvoursl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:51am

Simple, but nice gameplay. Conformity to the theme : 10\10!
If you will add opportunity to reload - it will be good!

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:55am

I gotta say, this game was pretty damn fun! I especially liked the whole gameboy, or rather, gamekid idea you based the game upon and the music was fantastic. I do, however, want to point out the fact that enemies exited the gamekid and continued into the real world if not defeated before reaching the left side of the screen. I'm unsure if this is a bug or not so, if it is, you should probably fix it.

friggingames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Thanks guys! We were going to add a little bit of a life sim to it with your family coming in and saying things that you had to deal with, but we're thinking of adding that to Panzer Blitz II. ;)

DiegoMustache says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Funny idea with the game boy. Makes it hard to see though. Is there any way to restart?

oinariman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:57pm

I like the trumpet sound in the gameover music.

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:29pm

You know the way to a grown man's heart. The good ol' Game Boy.
Kudos to you sir.

billrizer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:26am

Great - would have loved to be able to restart though :)

borgi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:27am

Nice game! Cool graphics :D

CMWeissMedia says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:31am

Fun idea, with some good gameplay in there. It would be nice to have a restart button, as refreshing the screen means I have to reload the entire game. All in all not bad though.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:45am

Cool graphics. Love the GameBoy theme and the game-within-a-game idea. I'd love to see what you folks had in mind for the life sim elements.

Frump says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:06am

Awesome! I also made a Game Boy styled game. I wanted to have some thumbs and them interacting with it, but I ran out of time.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Is there a retry button? I couldn't find one, and the game takes several seconds to load if you reload the webpage.

You can fire your weapons before the game actually starts. The player character appears during the title, too.

Is it possible to run out of ammo? There seems to be no ammo counter, yet I reached a point where neither weapon did anything. Actually, it seems like if you press the fire button repeatedly, it will cancel your shots, so your weapons will simply not fire.

The bullet you fire seems to stop halfway across the level for no obvious reason. One time I blew up a bike with it instantly. Another time or two, I hit a bike and nothing seemed to happen...making me instantly die because the weapon fires so slowly. Especially if this is an endless shooter, a higher fire rate would be fun.

Lastly, are you associated with Hello Games? Their Joe Danger game/series is the only one I've heard of.

joe40001 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:33pm

Cool take on the theme though it might have been nice to get more out of your twist. Still very polished which is always great.

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Really fun take on the theme! The gameplay is flawed, but still enjoyable. Ironically the slow pace of movement made this feel less like the kind of game you'd find on a Gameboy.

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