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Sunday Flash Fun: Run.

Level 1 starts boringly easy, but soon enough you will realize the frustration of level 36. Simple controls, but a better sense of timing than I possess is required to make it to the end (if there is one).
posted by BrotherCaine (40 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ummmm.... it's monday.
posted by orbis23 at 9:22 PM on November 9, 2008


Reminds me of SkyRoads.
posted by Serf at 9:37 PM on November 9, 2008


Skyroads! I was trying to think of its name when I was playing this one. Man, that game got hard.
posted by TheJoven at 9:57 PM on November 9, 2008


Ummmm.... it's monday.

Maybe where you are.

Freak.
posted by katillathehun at 9:58 PM on November 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


That cheesy oldschool techno soundtrack kept me playing long after the thrill wore off.
posted by kaspen at 10:11 PM on November 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I clicked the link, and I ran.
I ran so far away.
I just ran.
I ran all night and day.
I couldnt get away.

from "that cheesy oldschool techno soundtrack"
posted by davejay at 10:14 PM on November 9, 2008


Oh, I hit pause, turned off the music, and cued up some last.fm.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:16 PM on November 9, 2008


Level 28 killed the joy for me. At that point it became attempt after attempt to get the split second glance at what I need to try next time, over and over again. I told myself I'd finish it then turn it off so I wouldn't be tempted by 29.

29-32 were awesome.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:31 PM on November 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


heh creative and a bit addicting. Music reminds me a bit of angelfalls by ayla (scroll to the 1 min mark to hear the main theme)
posted by spacediver at 10:33 PM on November 9, 2008


I had a game like this on my TI-92. Calculus class blew by, no time.
posted by carsonb at 11:07 PM on November 9, 2008


Ran all the way to level 33. I'm stopping, because holy shit it's late. Fun game though.
posted by pnevares at 11:09 PM on November 9, 2008


Got to 36, my wrist cramped up./
posted by empath at 11:32 PM on November 9, 2008


Run...

Run!
posted by P.o.B. at 11:39 PM on November 9, 2008


Level 36? I couldn't get past level 5.

(goes back to transcribing Atlas Shrugged onto a million Post-It notes)
posted by cgomez at 12:05 AM on November 10, 2008


I'm feeling the frustration at 26.

Kinda fun while it lasted though, thanks for the distraction.
posted by kisch mokusch at 12:22 AM on November 10, 2008


Excellent game, excellent post title.
posted by nudar at 1:02 AM on November 10, 2008


Yeah, I got really mad at level 26, and finally quit by level 28. Punk ass level design.
posted by knave at 1:13 AM on November 10, 2008


Quit at level 15. In my defense, I'm having trouble sleeping and it's 5:25 over here. Amazing game, will play more.
posted by Hactar at 2:25 AM on November 10, 2008


level 40 is tough, and there's a warning message at the start of it that makes it psychologically difficult. Am at level 41 and it's 6 am. Nuff.
posted by spacediver at 3:05 AM on November 10, 2008


I made it to level 50. The person that can successfully navigate its few and far between red strips of doom has my complete and total admiration. I sure as hell can't.
posted by clearly at 3:23 AM on November 10, 2008


i quit early, 13
posted by jimahon at 4:09 AM on November 10, 2008


I turned the music off then found myself beatboxing out the rhythm as i played, 27 and i got bored (read couldnt do it)
posted by chelegonian at 4:15 AM on November 10, 2008


Ok. I decided I'd give it another go and see if I'd picked up skills in the later levels that could be applied earlier. I was pleased to see there apparently were -- I blew through the first 32.

I really like how you start to notice your brain being re-wired, initially in 26, and then in a big way by the mid-thirties -- where a ribbon along one side isn't wall, it's the path, and you naturally just switch back and forth.

Made it to 50, but I'm done. 49 took forever. I managed to get 5 jumps in on 50 and there's still no end in sight so I'm calling it a day. Now I think I'll go bandage my eyes.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:52 AM on November 10, 2008


Hey clearly, how'd you like that last jump on 49? I had to laugh when I saw it.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:06 AM on November 10, 2008


Fuck a whole bunch of that lust jump on 49. I too am stuck at 50.
posted by shadow vector at 7:13 AM on November 10, 2008


Last jump. A lust jump might have left me in a better mood.
posted by shadow vector at 7:16 AM on November 10, 2008


This is pretty addicting...
posted by schyler523 at 7:30 AM on November 10, 2008


S.T.U.N. Runner at quarter speed.
posted by Nelson at 8:00 AM on November 10, 2008


Ha! Suck on it, level 50.
posted by shadow vector at 8:10 AM on November 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Good christ, I feel like an inferior being. I swear to Cthulu level 23 is impossible... though it sounds like I'm the only one stuck there.
posted by Xezlec at 8:43 AM on November 10, 2008


OK never mind, figured it out 2 seconds after typing that. *facepalm*
posted by Xezlec at 8:45 AM on November 10, 2008


Ha! Suck on it, level 50.

So? Do tell! Is there a level 51???
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:41 AM on November 10, 2008


Nope, that's the last one.
posted by shadow vector at 1:00 PM on November 10, 2008


I'm thinking I might give up on 29...
posted by schyler523 at 2:59 PM on November 10, 2008


Hey clearly, how'd you like that last jump on 49? I had to laugh when I saw it.

This is a cruel game.

Ha! Suck on it, level 50.

Well played sir. I just tried again and maybe got to the seventh strip.
posted by clearly at 3:57 PM on November 10, 2008


That was not so bad. Coming back to it later helped, as did flirting with the left-hand path, which I found easier than the right. I know on 50 they're exactly the same jumps, in a different order, but after god knows after how many tries, I was still missing the 3rd jump to the right (1st wall jump after the long lateral) most of the time, whereas I was catching the left-hand 2nd -- the left's 1st wall jump -- more often than not, which was hugely satisfying after snagging a 7 or 8 jump streak to the right and then not catching the 3rd right jump for fifty or a hundred tries to take another crack at it.

Done. Finished. I have "completed adventure mode". I don't even want to look at "infinite".
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:23 PM on November 10, 2008


Oh yeah, I almost forgot.

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:30 PM on November 10, 2008


Clearly, Durn, and Shadow, you have my admiration. I'm in the low 40's and hope to finish sometime next decade.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:22 PM on November 10, 2008


Thanks for the fun, BC.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:02 PM on November 11, 2008


Level 50 runthrough; I'm still working on it.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:42 PM on November 13, 2008


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