Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Elderly Shapeshifting Samurai Tortoises

by gglyptodon - Jam Entry

ESST by @frogsicle7 and @gglyptodon

Collect as many points as possible before you run out of time.

Collecting fish is worth 10 points, while collecting pizza is worth 15 points and increases your time.

You can move the elderly shapeshifting samurai tortoise with the arrow keys.
When there's a red button, you can push it with shift.

Made with Phaser

Background Music: ReMix: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 'Oboro Drive'
ReMixer(s): DusK

Sound Effects from
Tentacle Tortoise Sound Effect by @PlantProgrammer

Thanks to jschomay for their helpful phaser demo game

Downloads and Links




bison says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:07pm

This should win, because it has a MINETURTLE! \m/
Also best Soundtrack so far :)

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:02pm

haha great game, lots of shapeshifting.

knason says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:55pm

this was great, I really enjoyed it, played it for too long! :-) good job!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:09pm

Very addictive!.

I missed a button to reload the game.
Sometimes the tortoise gets stuck in some parts and you have to wait till time runs out.

Jungle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:30pm

This TOTALLY fits the theme!! ahahah! Congrats!

ermrk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:31pm

I got stuck at the bottom of the screen without any fish and ability to jump. Music is really good!

kariamoss says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Lot of shapeshifting, it was very fun :)

Larzan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Haha, crazy, a bit confusing all these pwore ups and how to use them. Psychedelic experience, like it.
Good music choice too ;)

karln says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:13pm

I think I get it -- you shapeshift randomly when you hit things maybe? -- but after a while I just become a normal tortoise and can't find any way to get out of that form. Looks like it'd be fun if I could work out how to avoid that.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:20pm

Flying turtles ROCK!!!!! Nice job on the game. I just wish the Web version had a quick redo button so I would not have to close it down to play again.... cuz i kept wanting to play again! lol Nice job!

LoneStranger says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:09am

Got stuck in a hole with no fish and no way to get out. :( I couldn't figure out what was causing the changes, so it seemed like it was just a fancy roulette wheel; not really any skill at all, just luck.

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:42pm

Hahahahahahahaha. Good graphic. Something goes wrong when you use "climber turtle" (the turtle pass through the wall some times).

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