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The Big Fist

by matt beckett - Jam Entry

Left/Right Arrow Keys to move

X to Jump

Z to become "The Big Fist"

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Ratings

Coolness77%
#113Fun(Jam)3.72
#203Humor(Jam)3.24
#355Overall(Jam)3.43
#356Innovation(Jam)3.27
#383Theme(Jam)3.54
#436Audio(Jam)3.07
#588Graphics(Jam)3.24
#738Mood(Jam)2.84

Comments

subpixel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48am

Nice! Being able to travel horizontally that freely makes for interesting level design possibilities. It makes you think more about what's off screen and try to work out how to get height where there's line of sight to where you want to end up. I like it!

Will you continue to develop the idea? I'd happily play more levels.

Gyfis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:22am

I really enjoyed this little game. It's cool that you added multiple levels!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:22am

Hope to see more levels of this. Great concept!

Acorn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:24am

this is really good. "become the big fist"

Verz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:31am

Cool! You used well the theme to make a fun game :)

wumpus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Loved it. Simple idea, nicely executed and some smart level design considering it's only one ability to work with. I'd definitely play more of this if you expanded upon it

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Very nice game, the gameplay is simple, yet could produce lots of challenging possibilities, good use of the theme.

mennchen22 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:20pm

Hey this game is funny. Fist everything! Only jumping is anoying, took so long to climb stairs...

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Yay, we mastered the big fist! :D Great concept and solid entry, would love to play more levels with this gameplay mechanic! The ones in the game are really well designed and the flying fist transformation makes for very cool challenges. Kind of reminds me of the ice floors in Chip's Cahllenge. Congratulations! :D

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Yay, we mastered the big fist! :D Great concept and solid entry, would love to play more levels with this gameplay mechanic! The ones in the game are really well designed and the flying fist transformation makes for very cool challenges. Kind of reminds me of the ice floors in Chip's Challenge. Congratulations! :D

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:40pm

Nice entry, looks really good. Love how you've twisted the theme :D

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Really nice entry! Simple and effective! I really dig the controls and the way the puzzles are designed!

Keep up the good work people!! :D

muumeroinen says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Really liked the mechanic

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:13pm

Nice simple game, easy to pick up and play.

Blobo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:47pm

Really neat. i like the concept.

aeai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:48pm

This is really good, i wish there would be more levels:)

eemmbbeerr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:48pm

Super neat concept!
A bit short, I would've loved to explore more of this world!

tomlum says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:55pm

One of the most fun games I've played this jam. Really clever level design and a beautifully simple yet satisfying mechanic.

APantaloni says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:19pm

Good platformer with a very catchy music. Maybe jumping on the stairs slows down the gameplay a little too much. Morphing into the big fist is fun! Nice, enjoyable entry

Ryusui says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:12am

Oh man. This is one of those games where I just wish there was more of it after finishing XD

I love the infinite-range horizontal dash attack mechanic. My only gripe is that enemies should do something a little more than just vanish when hit - like explode or something. XD

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:33am

Loved the simple art style, cool take on theme, love that big fist mechanic, and well done overall! :)

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:36am

Haha, love the big fist technique! The music and pixel art was great. The UP arrow might be more intuitive for control purposes. Great job.

kuhnerdm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:06pm

Love the concept, love the spritework and the overall style. Really enjoyed this one.

Haighstrom says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:29pm

This game was really great. Lovely graphics, and a unique concept, creating a really cool puzzle/platformer. Would have been good to not be so easy to die and lose your progress, maybe do something like have 3 lives, and on losing a life reset position back to the start but keep your progress collecting rings? Loved the unique art styles per level.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Pretty goofy and fun. Jumping could be a bit better. Nice graphics and audio.

starvingindie says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:32pm

This is a really neat game mechanic. There is a lot of interesting level design possibilities with this. It's really fun to try and figure out how to horizontally position yourself to get the coins with the big fist. Great concept.

Tselmek says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:22pm

Pretty cool mechanic, the level design is well done. Cool graphics and sounds as well.

Toccio says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:28pm

Lol, amazing XD

BoltKey says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:15pm

The concept is innovative but I am not a huge fan of the execution. There should be more levels with ideas really embracing the concept.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:05pm

"The Big Fist" mechanic is damn cool, pretty hilarious to watch and nice polish on feedbacks when you take coins while dashing through theme. Pixel art graphics are nice to, audio fits the game pretty well and I also tink rotating coins is always a cool detail

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:46am

deep fun here :) and love the character

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