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June 28, 2011 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Snailiad: The snails of Snail Town have gone missing! Use your power to climb walls to explore a Metroid-like world to find all the secrets also snails. YAY!
posted by The Devil Tesla (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great! It's totally going to kill my night, I can tell by looking at it.
posted by ODiV at 10:35 AM on June 28, 2011


I just finished playing this game!

It reminded me of the very excellent Clarence's Big Chance (great special ending!), but with less Mario and more Metroid+Megaman.

I got stuck trying to find my very last helix shell and used this *spoiler map* to find it. I later found out that if you beat the game once you get a display text when you enter an area that tells you how many items you've collected in that specific zone (7 out of 9, for example). This is crucial, because had I known this would be unlocked, I would've finished the game and not spent an extra hour combing every single zone for secret entrances.

The ending is a bit lacking, but beating the final boss was rewarding.
posted by lemuring at 11:13 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, not yay.
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 11:16 AM on June 28, 2011


Man, this 'art game' kick is getting really played out.
posted by gurple at 11:26 AM on June 28, 2011


I'll be honest and say that the author of this is a friend of mine, and I helped playtest it a bit. But I'll also say that it was a very enjoyable game (flash game or not). True, it is stylized as an 8bit video game, but I don't think that should be seen as a negative. The truth of the matter is that auriplane is a great programmer and musician, but not necessarily an artist - so she kept the visuals simple while providing a rich play environment. This game is hours of fun, to be had for free!
posted by mrthotep at 11:42 AM on June 28, 2011


No, not yay.

Why no yay?
posted by The Devil Tesla at 12:22 PM on June 28, 2011


I played through this last night and enjoyed it a lot. It didn't overstay its welcome and the map is just packed with secret rooms and passages, so you always feel like you're finding something new.
posted by Nedroid at 2:40 PM on June 28, 2011


This is really a very charming game! The Metroid references were pretty fun, the NPCs are funny in that perfect Earthbound way, and the music is just great. Thanks for posting it!
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 11:03 PM on June 28, 2011


Fun game. I'm not sure I like the graphical style, but I really love playing Metroid-like games.

I started a thread on the Famitracker (the software used to make the music) forums about this. The author showed up and shared some source files. Hopefully she'll stick around to discuss the game a little bit.
posted by MrFTBN at 11:27 AM on June 29, 2011


Oh gods, that last helix fragment. I was on the verge of insanity.

On the other hand, I did get a 100% clear. Yay me!
posted by solarion at 11:13 PM on June 29, 2011


I've got the song from the upper right area stuck in my head. :-)

Took me forever to find the last shell fragment too, the one on the left edge in the red area was the one I missed. :)
posted by Hobart at 4:53 PM on June 30, 2011


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