July 22, 2006 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Katatsumuri (Escargone) (mirror here, in case you don't want to sit through a commercial), a Super Mario-ish Flash game from Japan, except instead of an Italian plumber, you are a snail. With a mustache. From the fine folks at SKT. Left click to jump, left click and hold to climb walls, reach the end-of-level ring before the time runs out. Watch the animation before each level to see what new obstacles and enemies are in store.
posted by Gator (8 comments total)
If I had to guess at the point of this game, I'd say you have to collect shells so that the gigolo can trade them in for more booze and golf clubs, but if anyone who reads Japanese can clarify a little, that'd be cool.

Previous snail games.
posted by Gator at 12:40 PM on July 22, 2006

This would be cooler if I wasn't forced to move forward all the time.

Jumping at will is a good feature, though (that one's for you, Fourmyle).
posted by ®@ at 1:17 PM on July 22, 2006

Okay, I take that back. In later stages the constant motion becomes part of the game (there are these little "reversal" arrow blocks you have to avoid). So my advice is: Play to at least level 4.
posted by ®@ at 1:30 PM on July 22, 2006

Starting at around level 16, there are also blocks that allow you to stop moving altogether by holding down the mouse button. And there are spike traps and falling spiky boulders just like in Mario. It does keep getting harder as you go.
posted by Gator at 1:41 PM on July 22, 2006

One button games involving snails.
I love ya.
posted by Sparx at 2:26 PM on July 22, 2006

*sends repeatedly to plummety death*

That'll teach you for eating my geraniums.
posted by randomination at 3:40 PM on July 22, 2006

Note that the mirror tries to set a cookie from Just mentioning it in case you're on a computer where cookies are audited.
posted by sidereal at 3:59 PM on July 22, 2006

What I like best is the japanese voice that tells you to escar ... GO at the beginning of the stage
posted by adzuki at 4:46 PM on July 22, 2006

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