Controls: Use the arrow keys to control your lil' bloop... that's it!

Goal: Defeat the boss by collecting glowing tiles without losing all your hearts.

Find it on the Lexaloffle BBS here: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=30767

Published Feb 19, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Release date Feb 12, 2018
Rating
(135)
Authorbridgs
GenreAction
Made withPICO-8, Aseprite, Sublime Text
Tags8-Bit, Boss battle, charming, Cute, jazzy, PICO-8
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
LinksCommunity, Source code, Homepage

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This was fun, and I found it fairly unique. Thanks!

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The movement blur is Xtra juicy. Dope boss.  Quality gameplay. I could go on and on about how good this is.

What a challenging but rewarding game! You might think it's easy with a name like "Just One Boss" but don't be fooled! Bridgs took time and effort into making this game for all of us, and the quality definitely shows in a fun yet difficult way. :) I was able to beat normal and hard mode in just a little over an hour, so if you're stuck or having issues, feel free to watch what I did in my playthrough of it. I show you how to dodge all of his attacks in all his phases (both for normal and hard) and explain it as well, so hopefully everyone will have the tools and strategy they need to beat it now! Thank you Bridgs for making this, and I look forward to playing your other games, too. 10/10!

Loving this game! A nice change would be that when the two character part kicks in, you're allowed to "swap sides" just so your controls make sense in your head!

This game is so perfect, you're an absolute genius.

P.S. if I HAD to complain, I'd say normal mode should be way easier just so everyone can beat it. Hard mode, of course, should be for those who stick around after beating it.

i always die on the phase were theres two characters 

i absolute love it´

That was fun! Don' t think I'll be beating hard mode any time soon though haha. Great game

Awesome game! Normal mode alone was tough, but hard mode left me gaping. Took awhile, but  beat both!

Whoa! This game is incredibly fun, original, and a really nice challenge. I had a great time playing it and I hope you keep making more games like this one. I can't wait to see what you do next!

This game is amazing! Super fun and simple idea that is very challanging! The music has been stuck in my head for a few days now after playing this and it fits the game perfectly! 

Awesome game! glad i played it, hard mode was pretty tough but i beat after like 20 min, anyway hope you make more games!

nice game!!! :>

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Already the music got me hooked into the battle as the classy 8-bit music icked in. I found myself constantly smiling as Wizmirror (That's the name I gave him) tried to impale me with flowers, cloned me (I died a lot there), and fired lasers at me. If this was a real game, then HOLY HELL I would play it until my computer ran out of battery! Extra thanks for not giving a piss about graphics and the music! Can I download the OST if possible?

Edit: I really hope this game stays free! Oh, also, do you plan to make this a full boss rush-esque game? I'd love to see that!
Edit 2: I'm finding myself trying to find a game engine trying to recreate this cool game! What software did you use to make this music?

Hehe Wizmirror, I like that!

The game was made in PICO-8. It's a great engine to get started in game development, and if you're interested I'm working on a tutorial series to help people learn PICO-8. The music was created in the chiptune editor that comes with PICO-8, which I found to be pretty accessible! You can even download Just One Boss and export the music to a .wav file really easily.

I love boss fights and I have a dream of making a full boss rush at some point in my life, but it probably won't be with this set of mechanics (though I do think these mechanics have a lot of interesting design space to offer).

Thanks for playing :)

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No sounds if you play in Chrome?

...What? Did you mute it or something? Sound works for me.

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Hey, wanna say that though this boss beat the hell out of me for the first few minutes of playing (and still stuck on Hard Mode), it felt like a really good boss to fight against, and definitely memorable. 

As a dev/spriter of a video game mod that focuses on making difficult but fun bosses, I found myself falling in love with this game. I showed this to some other familiars and they also found it pretty neat, and of course they got to Hard Mode and got their arse beaten. They all enjoyed it though, and I'm hoping this gets more attention. 

Made a little sketch as appreciation for your work! Thank you so much! 

https://imgur.com/a/tJDgefo

AwwwwWWW I love it! Where can I find your mod? I'd love to play!

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The mod's for a game called Terraria, and runs on a special modding platform called TModLoader. It's called the Calamity Mod, which is still a WIP.  Thanks for the neat game! 

EDIT: Made it to 4th phase of Hard Mode through sheer error and luck! Yay, a new phase to fail on!

Ahhh look at all those bosses! I like Bumblebirb especially.. I loved the time I spent with Terraria so it's really cool to see that folx are still modding, improving, and adding to the game!

Lovely to hear from another boss designer :)

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There is a game on armor games called 'floor of hell'  that is a carbon copy of this game.

Its here:https://armorgames.com/floor-of-hell-game/18333?fp=ng

Tho i think this one is way better,as the villian is alot more classy,unique,and a reference to old school magicians i think.Like with the coin out of the ear thing,the flowers,etc

Thanks for letting me know. I contacted the author a couple days ago, but ultimately I'm comfortable with the existence of this game. Just One Boss is released un a creative commons license, so it's free game if people want to remake or riff on it.

Amazing Game!

love it!!!!

super gamenllin mira mis games

eeeeeeeeeee


supra bueno XD

Even though this is just a small game, it brought me simple joy that many larger, more expensive (not free) games struggle to give me. Keep up the amazing work!

Aww that's very sweet T_T thank you so much for playing!!

I enjoyed it! Good Work!  ^_^

I feel like hard mode should be normal mode, i beat the normal on my first try but the hard was tough, great game though!

Hehe most people think normal mode is far too difficult! But I'm glad at least hard mode was a challenge.

Yeah, gg im still scared by hard mode though

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Nice!! This challenge was really welcomed :D

I loved it! Amazing Work! 

I DID THE HARD MODE!!! It seemed unfairly hard, but i actually did it! It is all about learning patterns and mechanics, and reflecting over what just happend helps too. I love the style, I love the soundtrack and I love a good challenge!

Keep being awesome!

Congrats! You are one of very few to have defeated hard mode! A bunch of playtesters compared hard mode to a real-time puzzle game, and I think that gets at what you were saying about learning and reflecting on patterns.

At any rate, thank you for the lovely comment and thank you for playing!

Ah that was so fun!

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One of the more fun games I've played, very challenging and fun

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Really nice game, too bad I suck haha

Really nice challenge to beat this boss !

This was my favourite game that I've found on Itch in a long time

The music, themovement, and the character design are all so great.

I look forward to more!

This was such an excellent game! The mechanics and design made it hard but not unfair, and the sprites were so incredibly expressive!! I loved the movement and energy so much.

such amazing game! 

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Super enjoyable! The first phase I thought I it was super easy, little did I know there was more to come. ;)

i love the game. 

Dude this is sooooooo coool! Would definitely love more of this game!

What a smooth fella! I loved how their moves synced to the music, and the whole mirror theme has been so well executed! Definitely got to try to beat it perfectly some day!

This is amazing!!!

I LOVE IT!!!

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