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August 6, 2010 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Epic Coaster. Friday Flash Fun addictive one-button game. Great sound effects, though.
posted by yhbc (24 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is more than definitely influenced by Canabalt (even beyond the concept: music, backgrounds.) Although, that is not a bad thing in the least.
posted by griphus at 7:24 AM on August 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whoa, trippy!
posted by KingEdRa at 7:27 AM on August 6, 2010


Who knew that pure joy could be distilled into one arrow key.
posted by Beardman at 7:30 AM on August 6, 2010


This is more than definitely influenced by Canabalt

I'm at work so can't check, but I've been playing this for a week or so now - I'm pretty sure there is a Canabalt achievement to unlock.
posted by jontyjago at 7:39 AM on August 6, 2010


This kind of reminds me of Robot Unicorn Attack.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:51 AM on August 6, 2010 [9 favorites]


Oh man, Robot Unicorn Attack is great.
posted by yhbc at 7:57 AM on August 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


It was called ....the bus that couldn't slow down.
posted by The Whelk at 8:11 AM on August 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Plane coming at my face, no problem. Dirigible in the background, totally distracted.
posted by mikoroshi at 8:40 AM on August 6, 2010


Needs more Sandra Bullock.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:53 AM on August 6, 2010


Robot Unicorn Attack may have the greatest background music in any game ever. On the downside, I killed a unicorn. I am a terrible person.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 9:16 AM on August 6, 2010


116,216 before my eyes gave out. Then the screen wouldn't stop crawling to the right.
posted by yeti at 9:22 AM on August 6, 2010


Bonus points for "perfect jumps" — land the first car on the edge of the platform. Multipliers if you can get multiple perfect jumps in a row. This is the secret to getting really high scores.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:24 AM on August 6, 2010


Got to 158754 and had to stop also. Definitely screws with the eyes after a bit. It's far easier than Cannabalt. I can imagine pulling off an hour long run if I had the inclination and my eyes could take it. Looking at the 109 million top score on the leaderboards it seems that someone else already has.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:27 AM on August 6, 2010


I thought I was doing good when I broke 500,000, but that's still not enough for the "sick score" achievement; apparently you need a million for that.

And yes, you get the "Canabalt Homage" achievement the first time you scare some birds. I didn't know what that was referring to at first.
posted by yhbc at 9:41 AM on August 6, 2010


Fun, and a nice riff off Canabalt, though I have to agree with eyeballkid that it just feels easy by comparison, disappointingly so after having put all that twitch investment into trying to survive SURPRISE WINDOWS.
posted by cortex at 10:14 AM on August 6, 2010


God damn it, now I have Erasure stuck in my head.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:58 AM on August 6, 2010


Apart from the jumping and risk of death, it seems like a pretty boring coaster from the rider's perspective.
posted by anazgnos at 12:26 PM on August 6, 2010


I'd allways get too cute with the perfect jumps and send people screaming towards death.

Also, once the track is completed, this will be a boring ass roller coaster.
posted by Grimgrin at 1:05 PM on August 6, 2010


Why do I never preview?

Why?
posted by Grimgrin at 1:06 PM on August 6, 2010


This game gets a lot easier once you realize the height of the jump depends on how long you hold the space bar down.
posted by Mitheral at 1:33 PM on August 6, 2010


I like these games but just once I'd like to be running to the left.
posted by chairface at 2:27 PM on August 6, 2010


It would be cool if the game threw in some sloped platforms and the occasional loop or corkscrew piece.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:05 PM on August 6, 2010


What an awesome, hardcore game game.
posted by eeeeeez at 12:35 PM on August 7, 2010


I love this and much more fun than Canabalt. Those little pixel people on the bottom edge keep cheering at my awesomeness!
posted by mochapickle at 2:24 PM on August 7, 2010


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