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Lethal Blow

by TheSheep - Jam Entry

A simple beat-em-up with minimalistic backgrounds. Best played with headphones.

Programming & sprites: Radomir Dopieralski
Music: Lukasz Langa
Backgrounds: Joanna Piechowiak

The game is mostly inspired by two titles, Rakugaki Showtime for PlayStation and Ninja Kid for Atari arcade machines. I didn't manage to get the dynamism of either of those game, but at least there is some of the chaos. Enjoy!

Made using python and pygame.

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kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:20pm

Nice music and minimalistic graphics

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:38pm

It lacks of some indication of hp and two directions of sword swinging.
Art is great.

TheSheep says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:13pm

@nuphrathor The HP is indicated by your position on the screen. When you are pushed off the screen, you die.

graytest says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:22pm

Nice music and great art! A bit too repetitive for me though.

chrysiridia says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:26pm

What kewry said. Also, the characters are adorable!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:28pm

Awesome music, neat graphics. I wish there were more content :(

loxo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:14pm

I like the graphics and music very much!

Narayan says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Everything is minimalist and realy good in this game. I love it !

PapaGrimbles says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:40pm

Well that was adorable violence. Love the jumping and 'pile on' enemy attacks. Nice job

egos says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:53pm

nice game

NightShadow0 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:25pm

Gorgeous game!

Chman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:35pm

Cute character, really cool aesthetics. I like that there's no HP, you just have to stay on screen, it makes the game design simpler (which fits the theme) !

keksdev says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:53pm

Great artwork and good soundtrack!

meszka says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Very nice music and graphics. It's cool how you can stay in the air for a while by "flapping" your sword :) Could use some more variety, maybe a way to do combos or something.

davidpeter says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:59pm

Oh man, I thought there was no HP, so I was liberal in getting hit, but there actually is -- got a game over and had to restart :(

I *love* the cute graphics!

kazukishida says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:16am

very smooth and cute art! :D also liked the music. mechanics simple enough that it makes me want to play more and the game is hard enough that it makes me want to play more. in short it wants to make me play more :D add more mechanics too btw! Great game!

May 1, 2013 @ 1:56pm

I really love graphism,
Well play !
this game is pretty fun

Dir3kt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Very good graphics. I enjoyed playing although the combat felt a bit repetitive (space spam).

Was this a giant potato ?!

TheSheep says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:51pm

Yeah, I should really have made some special moves, and maybe monsters that require different strategies, but no time. The boss is unfortunately not a potato.

ohsqueezy says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:49pm

They keep coming and I keep slicing them!! Love the art style of the boss :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:49pm

Awesome soundtrack! I like the hand-drawn look.

Elrobo says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:13am

That was super cute. Great art.

martijn says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 6:37pm

Graphics look nice in screenshots, but the game is nothing special

wrongcoder says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:59am

This reminds me that I should play more Castle Crashers.

alcazar says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 9:07am

I like it .... gg

pvwradtke says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 2:14am

Hey, nice graphics you got for this one. Wish I could move on the Z plane as well, or had a life bar to track how bad I was doing :). Ran perfectly on Ubuntu using python+pygame.

JustinMullin says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:42pm

Love the art, and very nice music. The gameplay felt a bit light, but I enjoyed it. =)

May 12, 2013 @ 12:09pm

The art in this is great. The dead square enemies are pretty adorable. Missing feedback on your current hp. More attack styles could break up the button-mashing gameplay. Good work!

Taro Omiya says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 6:20am

Despite all the elements missing, I rather enjoyed this simple hack-&-slash.

heuermh says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 4:17am

Love the style.

AaronYip says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 6:21pm

Charming style:
sweet soundtrack, frantic gameplay.
Filled with win.

foul says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 10:36pm

Really like the graphics and animation. And the hero is awesome

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