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April 21, 2011 11:05 PM   Subscribe

(Good) Friday Flash Fun: Stalwart is a tricky little avoidance platformer with charming low-fi graphics and great music.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (12 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
beautiful & charming.
posted by thedaniel at 11:14 PM on April 21, 2011

That was really quite adorable.

In fact, I loved playing along to the (great) music so much, I'd love to see a variant on this game where I played in concert with the music, not against it. For instance, trying to capture the things it threw at me to the beat, rather than dodge them.

All the same, most worthwhile all-around!
posted by bicyclefish at 11:46 PM on April 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

bicyclefish, I think the Bit.Trip series is exactly that.

This game reminded me a lot of an extra-long, extra-hard version of Rhythm Tengoku.
posted by archagon at 1:12 AM on April 22, 2011

Oh, I played it with the sound off and didn't get it at all. Will try again with it on when I'm on a computer with speakers!
posted by lollusc at 1:34 AM on April 22, 2011

That's a wonderful little game.
posted by auto-correct at 1:46 AM on April 22, 2011

Damn it all, now I'm reremembering that neat-o flash game I've never been able to refind after the first time. At least, I assume it was flash.

Anyone ever play this game where you're this little conga company of notes, following a trail that went all around the screen by pressing the appropriate arrow keys? And every time you pressed the right key, you'd get a sound, and all the sounds would sound out some well-known song as your note guys followed the trail.

And if you got an arrow wrong you'd lose a note guy, and if you lost your notes or ran out of time, it was game over. Familiar to anyone?
posted by KChasm at 2:31 AM on April 22, 2011

How do you get something to happen? I walked for several minutes after the sprint/halt instructions with nothing coming at me.
posted by gubo at 4:50 AM on April 22, 2011

well there goes my weekend...
posted by prettypretty at 5:19 AM on April 22, 2011

gubo there should be some jumping, long jumping and back-flipping instructions after the sprint and halt ones
posted by prettypretty at 5:20 AM on April 22, 2011

Can anyone get the mediafire download to work for the music? The link is on the musician's website: here.
posted by SugarFreeGum at 5:23 AM on April 22, 2011

Can anyone get the mediafire download to work for the music?

Doesn't work for me. The files are on Soundcloud though. (and you can get the mp3s that way)

I loved the game though! I'm glad my 27 deaths didn't stop the game from continuing, because I surely would have just closed the window.

I loved the colors. It's like playing Smurf Bruce Lee on shrooms.
posted by cashman at 7:44 AM on April 22, 2011

Thanks, prettypretty -- I assumed the "3" meant I had a limit of three jumps, heh.
posted by gubo at 8:01 AM on April 22, 2011

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