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August 8, 2009 3:21 PM   Subscribe

This is the only level in the game and you will die a lot.
posted by item (86 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Got stuck on level 4. Elephant just rocks back and forth? Wth? Interesting concept though.
posted by no_moniker at 3:27 PM on August 8, 2009


No, there are several levels. Or is another one of those the-kids-are-being-ironic-again things that I don't get?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:29 PM on August 8, 2009


If there's only one level, why am I stuck on Level 4?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:30 PM on August 8, 2009


Wasn't there another game posted awhile back just like this, except you had to win a bunch of hidden achievements? The level design seems very familiar.
posted by Rhaomi at 3:32 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


You're not stuck on level 4, you're stuck on stage 4. Use your mouse.
posted by item at 3:32 PM on August 8, 2009


Well, the layout and objective are always the same (the "level"), but the game presents a bunch of variations on that one theme ("stages"). I think it's pretty interesting.

(stage 4 hint: think outside the keyboard)
posted by martens at 3:34 PM on August 8, 2009


I'm stuck on Stage 15. Hmm.
posted by Tomorrowful at 3:34 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, level 2 sucks.
posted by Artw at 3:34 PM on August 8, 2009


188 deaths. Not bad. Not bad.
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:35 PM on August 8, 2009


15 also. I don't want to hit "refresh" yet...
posted by Burhanistan at 3:35 PM on August 8, 2009


I need to level my mining to get more out of this.
posted by Pecinpah at 3:36 PM on August 8, 2009


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for those of you who die a lot
posted by wendell at 3:36 PM on August 8, 2009 [7 favorites]


I think 15 is the end. Or is it?
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:38 PM on August 8, 2009


The walkthrough video says "1-30" but I'm not ready to cheat just yet.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:39 PM on August 8, 2009


15 is not the end. The text is actually very helpful.

I got stuck at 24 - I have a suspicion that my computer is lacking what I need to proceed.
posted by Tomorrowful at 3:42 PM on August 8, 2009


Oh, 15 is fairly obviously. ;)
posted by jeffburdges at 3:45 PM on August 8, 2009


Great game, I just wish it was a bit longer.
posted by K5 at 3:47 PM on August 8, 2009


Ah, it's good to know your way in the dark.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:48 PM on August 8, 2009


I got to the heavy headwinds stage (screen 11?) before I got tired of it and quit. Really a cute concept, though.
posted by orange swan at 3:48 PM on August 8, 2009


Nope, hit refresh on stage 15 like the man says.
posted by signalnine at 3:50 PM on August 8, 2009


Couldn't figure out stage 27, credit page. That was the only stage where the answer wasn't self-evident from the stage title.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:00 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


09:06:50, 44 deaths. Fun!
posted by EarBucket at 4:03 PM on August 8, 2009


I love this game.
posted by alligatorman at 4:03 PM on August 8, 2009


Hehe, think again infinitewindow. It refers directly to the solution.

There are 30 stages to the one level. My stats: 11:03:02.5, Deaths: 61
posted by splice at 4:03 PM on August 8, 2009


Arrrgh! Thanks, splice.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:10 PM on August 8, 2009


Done, with an unspeakable number of deaths due to the #$%&ing candy stripe garbage at stage 8.
posted by betafilter at 4:12 PM on August 8, 2009


7:48, 42 deaths. These elephant games are awesome! Here's the first one (Achievement Unlocked). Nothing in the new game is as difficult or arbitrary as some of the puzzles in the first one. Or maybe because I played the first I knew what sorts of solutions to look for.
posted by painquale at 4:14 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


So cute! 10:00:17 and 32 deaths
posted by kimdog at 4:15 PM on August 8, 2009


121 deaths, 30 stages completed.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 4:16 PM on August 8, 2009


For those of you who completed level 30. If you refresh, there's a level 31, with text "undefined" .. i don't think it's beatable though. Probably just a sick joke.
posted by alligatorman at 4:18 PM on August 8, 2009


er ... Stage 31, not Level.
posted by alligatorman at 4:19 PM on August 8, 2009


255 deaths to complete. About 230 of them on the "collapse" level. I mean stage. That one was nasty.
posted by donpedro at 4:19 PM on August 8, 2009


I got bored of this after level 8.
posted by !Jim at 4:28 PM on August 8, 2009


Tomorrowful, if you're on a mac you can emulate any key through the keyboard viewer
posted by robinhoudt at 4:30 PM on August 8, 2009


Not many games make me laugh out loud. The elephant games (Achievement Unlocked and this one) make me laugh a lot.
posted by ardgedee at 4:31 PM on August 8, 2009


Gah. Stage 8 and 61 deaths, and I know what to do, but it's damn frustrating.

(Good find. Returning to this after dinner.)
posted by Phire at 4:34 PM on August 8, 2009


> I got stuck at 24 - I have a suspicion that my computer is lacking what I need to proceed.

I was able to play it through on a Mac with only the keyboard and mouse.
posted by ardgedee at 4:38 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Can you blow up the elephant? If you can't blow up the elephant, I don't want to play.
posted by maudlin at 4:41 PM on August 8, 2009


I'd enjoy this game more if there were some achievements I could unlock. Or if I could upgrade the elephant.
posted by Nelson at 4:46 PM on August 8, 2009


I'd enjoy this game more if there were some achievements I could unlock. Or if I could upgrade the elephant.

Add an FPP and you have one the most meta things you might ever lay your eyes on.
posted by Askiba at 4:52 PM on August 8, 2009


Can you blow up the elephant? If you can't blow up the elephant, I don't want to play.

The elephant does get blown up at one point in the game.
posted by alligatorman at 4:54 PM on August 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Okay, I'm feeling left out here: I'm at Level 1 and the "arrow keys" are doing nothing.
posted by WCityMike at 4:57 PM on August 8, 2009


Credit page? aauauauauauughghghghgh
posted by 23skidoo at 5:05 PM on August 8, 2009


Whoo, 26 deaths, and 9:46 to complete.
posted by threetoed at 5:08 PM on August 8, 2009


It's like Groundhog Day, but with elephants dying by spikes.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:12 PM on August 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


WCityMike: Like all Flash apps, you need to click on it once for keyboard input to work.
posted by Mwongozi at 5:14 PM on August 8, 2009


I'm stuck on stage zero with my Macbook. Likely preempted, if so: MY BAD. Why won't this work?
posted by joe lisboa at 5:15 PM on August 8, 2009


67 deaths. Fun! Thanks.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:15 PM on August 8, 2009


Whoot, 90 deaths. That was fun, thanks.
posted by Phire at 5:19 PM on August 8, 2009


Time: 05:25:100
Deaths: 20

My mommy is so proud!
posted by Green With You at 5:25 PM on August 8, 2009


Fun! But best with the sound turned down.
posted by jonesor at 5:32 PM on August 8, 2009


no point in posting my stats since they're by far the worst but at least I did make it to the big glorious YES.
posted by Danila at 5:49 PM on August 8, 2009


Metafilter: It's like Groundhog Day, but with elephants dying by spikes.
posted by tzikeh at 5:50 PM on August 8, 2009


Stage 29 - Closing up shop. What do you have to do to get the door to stay open? I tried closing up the game, but it must be being cute in some other way.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 6:16 PM on August 8, 2009


Oh never mind, I just have to go faster.

23:47:60
Deaths: 237

I bet I have more elephant deaths than anyone here!
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 6:18 PM on August 8, 2009


9 minutes, 26 deaths.
posted by robcorr at 6:25 PM on August 8, 2009


Mwongozi: "WCityMike: Like all Flash apps, you need to click on it once for keyboard input to work."

Yes, I'm aware of that necessity for Flash apps. Even doing that, I couldn't get it to respond.
posted by WCityMike at 6:28 PM on August 8, 2009


around 13 minutes and 78 deaths. not bad.
posted by alona at 6:45 PM on August 8, 2009


Level 31 looks more like a bug to me. But a cute bug.
posted by motty at 7:42 PM on August 8, 2009


It was fun up until I needed to press capslock. If you haven't remapped capslock yet, you haven't truly lived.
posted by L0 at 7:58 PM on August 8, 2009


This was quite a cute game, better than most of the "never-ending" ones. I especially enjoy these rare things that reward reading directions and captions.

around 21 minutes and 191 deaths, but hey, that collapse level was awful.
posted by estlin at 8:32 PM on August 8, 2009


I was stuck on 15, until I got over it and went with the obvious answer...

This was fun and cute. Thanks!
posted by Zephyrial at 8:52 PM on August 8, 2009


7:46 and 14 deaths :) Finally, something I'm good at.
posted by BishopsLoveScifi at 9:41 PM on August 8, 2009


YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE
posted by Mikey-San at 10:10 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


9:30 minutes, 55 deaths. Wish there were more levels, that was more fun than I expected!
posted by barnacles at 10:39 PM on August 8, 2009


horrible heffalump. 30 stages, 80ish deaths. loved it. took me a long time though, as I am also playing 8-bit Mario 3 (on an original Nintendo)

NOTHIN' BUT P-WINGS, YO!
posted by exlotuseater at 10:53 PM on August 8, 2009


"But is it over?"

It is now, bitch.
posted by pkingdesign at 10:55 PM on August 8, 2009


Level 42
posted by onkelchrispy at 11:39 PM on August 8, 2009


Damn. I was having fun until level 24. with RE messing with my registry I cant think of a way to get past it. damn.
posted by Stunt at 12:32 AM on August 9, 2009


Time 28:10:77.5
Deaths 152
posted by Paleoindian at 12:40 AM on August 9, 2009


Time: 09:21:75
Deaths: 20

Fun.
posted by Spire at 2:27 AM on August 9, 2009


Woo that was fun. I liked the alternating gravity one. The headwind for some reason made my brain stop working properly and caused about half my deaths.

More metagame games pls.
posted by MetaMonkey at 3:03 AM on August 9, 2009


Woo woo.
posted by bigmusic at 5:03 AM on August 9, 2009


fun. 9:08 and 54 deaths, almost all of them on the headwind and collapse stages.
posted by krakedhalo at 7:13 AM on August 9, 2009


11:01, 32 deaths, mostly due to headwind and candy stripes.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 7:25 AM on August 9, 2009


Am I the only one for whom the menus were incredibly unresponsive? I had to click literally dozens of times to get a button to react (which made one of the levels... frustrating).

Only 31 deaths, though, which is pretty decent IMHO. Wish I'd noted down the time. 7:xx.xx, but from there? No idea.
posted by ChrisR at 7:35 AM on August 9, 2009


10:12, 80 deaths. This is a great artgame. =)
posted by andreaazure at 8:09 AM on August 9, 2009


As much as these kinda games are dumb, its like mind candy. Amusement without all the heavy lifting of "real" puzzle games, but you still have some feeling of accomlishment.
posted by MrLint at 8:44 AM on August 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm stuck at the stuttering stage but this is fun. The music makes me want to go wheee, and then stab my eardrums.
posted by mokeydraws at 9:43 AM on August 9, 2009


10:16 387 deaths, but most of those deaths were me holding down the left arrow key while i was thinking :)
posted by empath at 9:48 AM on August 9, 2009


Level 4 pissed me off to no end, and then i felt stupid and smart at the same time when I figured it out.
posted by empath at 9:50 AM on August 9, 2009


30 deaths - 7:15:47.5. I did look at the walkthrough though.
posted by mokeydraws at 10:11 AM on August 9, 2009


This game was awesome.

And the 'hit refresh' level was the only one that made me look at the walkthrough.

(Cool concept + design; and good on them for using cookies to know that I'd refreshed. Scared the crap out of me having to do that.)
posted by koeselitz at 3:01 PM on August 9, 2009


I love the mouse control level, flinging corpses all over the map. Screw the progression, that level is enough :D
posted by Submiqent at 4:29 AM on August 10, 2009


16:23:22.5. 140 deaths, but a good number of those were because I couldn't figure out stage 24 for a while and said "maybe I have to kill off a whole bunch of elephants to get the gate to open."
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:03 PM on August 10, 2009


Finished with less lives and more time. I had to look at the walkthrough in order to beat the caps lock level, which I suspected, but was not going to go through un-mapping my keyboard in order to beat until I knew it was the answer. Relying on a dumb key.. :(

Also, for at least 2-3 stages after stage 4, I was able to move the 'phant with the mouse. Probably a bug.

Fun little game though.
posted by jamuraa at 5:17 AM on August 11, 2009


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