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December 16, 2011 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Greens Survive only when Reds Die
posted by rodmandirect (25 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Translation for the colorblind: Grayish-Browns Survive only when Grayish-Browns Die
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:15 PM on December 16, 2011 [8 favorites]


I will not participate in this genocide.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:28 PM on December 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


So, not some sort of bizarre environmentalism vs. socialism editorial, then?
posted by moss at 7:28 PM on December 16, 2011 [15 favorites]


If you can't play this game you can't be a navy pilot!
posted by Auguris at 7:30 PM on December 16, 2011


I was all prepared to snark on this, but I've had the exact number of beers required for this to be incredibly entertaining to me right now. Thanks, rodmandirect!
posted by brand-gnu at 7:46 PM on December 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh, God! This is just like that Star Trek episode!
posted by dirigibleman at 7:51 PM on December 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


For some reason this gave me some serious Lemmings nostalgia.
posted by threeants at 7:51 PM on December 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is fun, but the difficulty seems to take an abrupt jump from 'easy' to 'ninja' at level 17.
posted by motty at 7:51 PM on December 16, 2011


Troll bait to flash Friday bait and switch, and just when I was in the mood to have a flameout! I call shenanigans.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 7:52 PM on December 16, 2011


I thought this was going to be an article on European parliamentary coalitions.
posted by Apocryphon at 7:53 PM on December 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Ok, alright, this is really good and not impossible after all (if I completed the game, anyone can - I'm not great at platformers). Difficulty does take a big jump at level 17 or so, but it's all still doable.
posted by motty at 8:24 PM on December 16, 2011


Green must fight Purple. Purple must fight Green. Is no other way!
posted by spaceman_spiff at 8:42 PM on December 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


It really sucks that I have to watch an advertisement before I am allowed to play.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:59 PM on December 16, 2011


It really sucks that I have to watch an advertisement before I am allowed to play.

Really?
posted by benito.strauss at 9:32 PM on December 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


FF, adblockplus, no ad over here.
posted by nadawi at 10:26 PM on December 16, 2011


I didn't get any ads, but for a free game, an ad surely isn't too onerous?
posted by smoke at 11:10 PM on December 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


The up arrow as jump button is a much worse choice then a different button for jump, a button I

Or perhaps I just had the wrong number of beers.
(I have had 4 beers.)
posted by St. Sorryass at 11:34 PM on December 16, 2011


Best played with the soundtrack from "Amok Time" running in the background.

Level 10, ugh. I could see what needed to be done but coordinating it was a bit fiddly. And then level 17. What the hell.

Good game. Thanks for posting it!
posted by zarq at 4:39 AM on December 17, 2011


Reminds me a lot of Enough Plumbers

It really sucks that I have to watch an advertisement before I am allowed to play.

Is that the kind of thing I'd need to not have adblock installed to understand?
posted by delmoi at 4:48 AM on December 17, 2011


The war on Christmas continues.
posted by Fizz at 6:17 AM on December 17, 2011


I didn't get any ads, but for a free game, an ad surely isn't too onerous?

It depends on the ad. Time-enforced loud video with techno music and writhing dancers telling us about Gilette's new five-bladed razor? PASS. A static image informing us of a website we might like to visit otherwise? Maybe. As it happens I saw neither, because I have Adblock Plus, but if I knew ahead of time it was for the latter instead of the former, I might have disabled it.

I didn't have much trouble getting through the game overall with all coins. It's all about finding ways to desync the greens and reds. There are a couple of levels where this is tricky, and there are a couple where you have to take advantages of subtle timing differences between enemies. The last two levels don't even have any reds, oddly.

The ending is just a congratulatory text screen and a score.
posted by JHarris at 6:22 AM on December 17, 2011


I was half expecting some kind of reverse psychology trick to the game with a title like that, maybe an alternate, harder way of completing every level that lets you save everyone. It's fun enough though, I got 65412 in the end.

If you liked this you might also like Tealy & Orangey
posted by lucidium at 6:30 AM on December 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait wait wait, what? (It's not meant to be XOR, it's a simple OR...)
posted by RedOrGreen at 6:58 AM on December 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I read headline and thought it was a quote from the character Ann Clayborne in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy regarding terraforming.
posted by vkxmai at 2:16 PM on December 17, 2011


For some reason this gave me some serious Lemmings nostalgia.

Lemmings in JavaScript
posted by flabdablet at 12:36 AM on December 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


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