Awesome game! glad i played it, hard mode was pretty tough but i beat after like 20 min, anyway hope you make more games!
Just One Boss
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||92 days ago|
|Release date||99 days ago|
|Made with||PICO-8, Aseprite, Sublime Text|
|Tags||8-bit, Boss battle, charming, Cute, jazzy, PICO-8|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Links||Community, Source code, Homepage|
- Just One Boss released!92 days ago
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nice game!!! :>
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 :)
No sounds if you play in Chrome?
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!
AwwwwWWW I love it! Where can I find your mod? I'd love to play!
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 :)
There is a game on armor games called 'floor of hell' that is a carbon copy of this game.
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.
super gamenllin mira mis games
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!
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.
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!
One of the more fun games I've played, very challenging and fun
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！
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!!!
Aww I love seeing all these vidoes!! Not only is it great to see the game I made get played a bunch, it's also a really rich way for me to learn how people play the game. Even after playtesting by looking over peoples' shoulders for hours and hours, I still feel like I'm learning a lot from these videos.
Tons of fun. Good work!
This guy totally Sigma-ed me like 8 times. And Hard Mode doesn't count when I beat it originally so yeah, I'm awesome. Good game.
How much did you get in support dollars?
I am a fat $6 richer thanks to some lovely lovely supporters!
But to clarify, I made a point of not charging any money for this game. I'll probably try monetizing some future game I create, but I wanted this one to be accessible to all y'all good peeps.
Hi! I love your game! It's awesome, simple, and neat. However, could I use this music in my game? Or do you have any other music that I could use?
Thanks so much!
Of course! This game was released under a Creative Commons license, so you can absolutely use this music for non-commercial purposes provided you give proper attribution.
I don't have any other music, however. This is in fact the first game I've ever composed music for.
This was a really quick and fun game! It should take anyone around 10-15 minutes to beat. But there is replayability with hard mode and just trying to get an overall better score. I made a video of my experience. (Play the game yourself before watching!) Keep up the great work!
This is an awesome little game! Are you or could you make another one with different mechanics?
I think there's a lot of design space that can be explored with this set of mechanics, and another boss could totally be feasible (in a separate cart, since this one maxed out the PICO-8's capabilities). But I'm probably not going to be the one to do that. I have every intention of making more boss fights (I think boss fights are a beautiful game design challenge) but they won't use this set of base mechanics or be in this "world".
Is there any way to get the song for this? I played it a while ago and I can't get the song out of my head!
I love this game!The art and animations where amazing and the music was pefect for this!The game (gameplay wise) had a slow start but then sped up till the mirror part which i couldn't beat!
This was great, I haven't finished it because my sick mind is too fogged up on cold medicine right now, but as soon as I get better I'm finishing this! As soon as I got to the double, where you have the two characters to control but their mirrored to each other, that's where I had the most trouble, and I very soon died. This was excellent! so much fun! I got a lot of laughs out of the magician boss! All in all this was spectacular! I love the music I found my self moving my head to the rhythm of the song and immediately liking it from first listen! You've got a gem here, I hope you know that!
Absolutely fantastic. The influence is clear, yet different in enough regards to feel completely unique in its own right. I'd be the first in line to buy this game if it was made into a larger project. You've got something special here, and you should keep going. One of the most fun games I've played this year by a long shot.