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!
Just One Boss
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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.
Great game! Fantastic art, good mechanics, short, sweet, and to the point! I'm curious, how long did it take to make this game?
Thanks! It took me three months from very beginning to very end, which included all of the game design / asset creation / programming as well as spending two weeks learning enough music theory to be able to write music.
You got me to love and hate that boss very quickly. Well done. 👏👏👏👏
Charming little game. Very satisfying.
It was easy until I got a double... And then I died immediately.
Sure, it's just one boss... but it's hard!
what you used to creat? the engine and the language
Im pretty sure they used PICO-8
Yup! This is a PICO-8 game, which is a lovely platform for making small games full of pixely goodness.
Such a polished game. I felt the pacing was fair. The magician-themed attacks were creative and fun. Thanks for making it!
I'm always surprised at the quality of games that come out of Pico-8. Unfortunately, because of its limitations, the games won't ever be more than a microgame. For what it is though, it's fantastic, and I could see it as being a high quality demo from another, larger game.
I basically fumbled and lost immediately as soon as he splits you in two
wow. So much charm packed into just one boss.
Every little detail of this game has been paid attention to. The juiciness of tile collecting, the little smears when my blob moves around the field. And the adorable introduction of the boss! Plus, the game's challenge is fun and fair. If this developer ever makes a game with a collection of bosses like this, they can count on a download from me!
This game is amazing! The music, the charm, the mechanics. Great job!!
Wow, that one wonderful!
Wow, this is one boss I liked (and grew to not like :p); he's fun to watch, but fighting against him? I pity the poor soul who has to endure it, because it was one method of attack after another, and with significant variations too XD
I liked how the music has a catchy theme, the pixel art was done very nicely, the boss's animations were very charming, and the inclusion of both player clones and boss clones made the last 2 stages very intense :o
Good job here, mate! :D
I think this game can by once of my favorite game on PICO-8!
Absolutely brilliant game! Enjoyed the game mechanics and never knew what crazy new idea would get thrown into the mix next. Boss attacks were very well telegraphed and never felt unfair, and I loved how all the actions were in sync with the music. Pixel art and audio were spot on too :)