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Cocktail Ninja

by JoJoV69 - Compo Entry

It's the latest version of directX

**IMPORTANT : If you are on win 7 or the windows version doesn't work click on the Windows7 download link and it should! MediaPlayer doesn't work with windows 7 direct X so it has no background music unless you want to go to the Content folder and play bgMusic.wma manually on start, sorry for the inconvenience.

A side-scrolling shot 'em up type game. Ninja is angry at zombies so he is killing them with cocktail umbrella throwing stars.
You can't dodge anything in the game just hit them.
The jump is purely for head shots which are one shot, one kills. If you kill more than one enemy while in the air(regardless of head shots) you get a combo, the highest I could get was four let me know if you get higher.
The flying, spinning arms must be hit at head shot level.

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SzRaPnEL says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:47pm

I cannot launch the game. It says WEB version, but there is exe file and it tries to somehow connect to www, but nothing happens :P

Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Didn't vote yet. I recommend you to change the link to the game from "Web" to "Windows" (or any other platform this game is for), and create a zip in the download link for convenience =]

repstyle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:52pm

After install the game crash immediately.

MJaawa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:12pm

Yeah does not run, crashes on win7 before launching :\

Gaeel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:18pm

I got it running on my computer, that was really funny.

tompudding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:39pm

I too have failed to run it, crash after launching on Windows 7

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Did you download the entire folder or just the application? Do you have .net installed and which application did you click to download?

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:11pm

It seems it works on win 8 but not win 7, i am currently debugging, sorry for the issue =/

plokdev says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:56pm

I got it to run. I'm using Windows 8.1.

The concept of the game is hilarious, but I wasn't able to get that far in it, because I didn't know how to jump over or duck the spinning knives. Sorry.

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:47pm

Windows 7 didn't run, not rated.

mike1101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:47pm

Same here. Doesn't work on my windows 7 machine ...

Jungle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:16pm

cannot run. Game crashes!

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Mediaplayer for some reason won't work with windows 7 version of directX so I put up a new link that works with the windows 7 computers I have tried, however it has no background music, let me know if it doesn't work with anybody and sorry for the inconvenience.

grillaface says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Couldn't launch the game :(

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Do you have .net 4 installed?

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:13am

That was really cute and funny :) I liked making it rain with the terror of giant cocktail umbrellas... wait does that make them regular umbrellas?

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:54am
FOR EVERYONE WHO COULDN'T GET IT TO WORK DOWNLOAD THIS, should work with sound (Windows 8 version) if not use the windows seven, and that should complete my debugging sorry it took so long. And thank you for your patience!

To the three people who played it thanks for the insightful comments it means a lot to me =].

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:55pm

It's a bit frustrating that you can't dodge anything. I do like that you can score headshots, that's a nice mechanic.

ironleonem says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:27am

Very cluttered UI. Try saving the stats for after the game.

smikulcik says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:03pm

Great Game! It was a lot harder to beat that I thought it would be. I really like the idea of using cocktail umbrellas as the throwing star.

Mouch says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:28pm

A bit unpolished.... but a crazy and funny idea! :)

Keep it up mate!

bace1000 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Nice game :)

Langouste says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Super Game! I love it ;) Thanks

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