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Mellowball

by Hatsome - Compo Entry

You're a marshmallow that shoots at slimes with his red rubber ball.

--Controls--
A/D or Left/Right - Horizontal Movement
Mouse - Shoot
Space - Jump
M - Mute Sound

Known bugs:
Ball can get stuck inside the wall, you can retrieve it sometimes by jumping against the wall.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#251Fun3.44
#281Overall3.47
#352Graphics3.39
#367Humor3.09
#514Mood2.97
#608Theme3.28
#670Innovation2.92
#705Audio2.31

Comments

43iscoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:29am

What I liked:
*lovely main hero
*interesting ball mechanics
*pleasant overall look.
What I disliked:
* the wall tiles looks weird - I would suggest adding some vertical edges (like you did Grass)

43iscoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:32am

Btw, have u been inspired by Lessmilk's "Man vs Penguin"? :P

Hatsome says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:42pm

@43iscoding I think a part of my inspiration came from the game "Super Crate Box", I never heard from "Man vs Penguin"

Xinelu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:14pm

:D yeah! I really enjoy it.

Good work pal!

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:16pm

I LOVE, I mean LOVE the main character. Wish you had more time to do more with him, also I like that the ball mechanics didn't do damage after a bounce, kept the difficulty higher.

elpaulo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Nice one, it was like being a dog who need to catch the ball :-)
Be careful, sometimes the ball disappear when throwed at the sides.

Lukbebalduke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Nice gameplay , but there are some bugs, for example, I shot the ball through the wall once =[
but I really like the game =D

phi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Fun game with funny physics! The bouncy effect is very satisfying, but it's very easy just to position the ball in a way that it will almost always kill all the slimes that fall onto it or walk over it.
It's a nice thing to play around with, and in the end that's what a game is supposed to be, so good job!

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:23pm

It took ages before I realized that mouse button throws a ball:-) You should list it in the Controls section

Catwheel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:24pm

It was fun until I recognized that I could kill enemies easier by just letting the ball sit so enemies run into it. Also at one moment the ball fell dead center from the top and the enemies stacked on top of it. Cool art. cool concept.

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:26pm

A neat little game that was charming to look at and satisfying to play. The game is great in its simplicity, and I liked that it does get pretty tough to achieve high scores. (I only got to 2000) There is a bug that lets the ball go through the wall at times and makes it disappear, leaving the main character vulnerable and lonely :(

trappytrap92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:50pm

Really fun to play, and a little hard. Love it, keep working on it and you'll have a great product!

Sunsheen says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:59pm

The Good:
- Nice pixel art
- Fun ball physics
- main characters' facial expression

The Bad:
- Not a lot going on with the enemies
- Needs more "juice" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy0aCDmgnxg)

BubuIIC says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Very nice take on Super Crate Box! The ball physics make it really fun to play.

IDidGame says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:01pm

that was delightful, good job!

nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:32pm

Ran to the same problem as @Catwheel, and then this happened: http://i.imgur.com/kS15cg6.png. None of them would move either :P.

All of the slimes seemed to go to the same side, which made it even more simple than it initially seemed. The collision between player and the walls felt quite sticky too.

reiknight says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:16pm

OMG!! I Can ride the ball!!!
I was as happy as the main character while I was playing.

Kasmilus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Brilliant game!

http://imgur.com/shC5GNH
:D

Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Brilliantly simple game - well executed. Really liked the mechanics with the red ball. Managed to get the ball below the top entrance and all the slimes piled up on top until the ball was almost crushed to the floor then it moved and the slimes all toppled over. Much fun - great game!

lizard455 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 7:19pm

I love it!

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