Hedghogs in space
June 26, 2008 3:39 PM   Subscribe

Flash friday late night thursday fun: Hedgehog Launch

Like a cross between Nanaca Crash and Red Bull Flight Lab, but with hedgehogs...in space.
posted by roofus (27 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
...VOLUME CON--ahem, volume control?
posted by retronic at 3:47 PM on June 26, 2008

I really enjoyed this game, despite getting an good early launch being heavily dependent on luck.
posted by demiurge at 4:01 PM on June 26, 2008

even better than the game is the conversation being held by racist 7th graders on the right sidebar...classy stuff there...
posted by HuronBob at 4:33 PM on June 26, 2008

Just got a score of 10119.51m in Nanaca Crash. I think I've reached the peak of my flash gaming abilities.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 4:47 PM on June 26, 2008

Fun, but the ending is kind of a downer. :(
posted by aparrish at 5:04 PM on June 26, 2008

This is a pretty fun game. I found it the other night on onemorelevel.com. As the game progressed, I found it more fun to see how much I could make than to actually launch into space.
posted by Korou at 5:12 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

but i dont want to kill my hedgehog! and what happened to his snazzy protective eyewear when he gets to space. i spent good money on those goggles!
posted by fuzzypantalones at 5:12 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

Mission completed in 11 days. I love simple games like this.
posted by Dorri732 at 5:16 PM on June 26, 2008

The ending is a downer? I thought it was awesome.
posted by fusinski at 5:46 PM on June 26, 2008

Ending *is* awesome. So's in-flight music... What is that? Who is that?
posted by deCadmus at 7:34 PM on June 26, 2008

Clearly it's Sleater-Kinney.
posted by Mid at 7:40 PM on June 26, 2008

Very cute, and as a former hedgehog owner, I liked the ending.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:54 PM on June 26, 2008

15 days, unfortunately.

Any strategy tips, kids?
posted by Samizdata at 9:08 PM on June 26, 2008

Also, what is it like owning a hedgehog? Been thinking of getting one.
posted by Samizdata at 9:09 PM on June 26, 2008

I was going to post this, but I was too busy playing.

Strategy tips - upgrade just one side-firing rocket. Say, go left. Launch at about 45 degrees to the left, and then always go as fast as possible to the left. Statistically you'll hit more platforms and coins because you're covering much more horizontal distance per dropped distance. Use your boosts and parachutes wisely, aim for flights over 100,000 feet horizontally. Don't worry about altitude for now.

Save your fuel, too, you don't need to use it much in the air. When you land, keep rocketing to the left. You might pick up more coins or hit a launch bar. And the longer your "flight" the more money you make anyway.
posted by loquacious at 9:14 PM on June 26, 2008

good tips. more, perhaps:

use your rockets with the arrow keys >:|
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 10:18 PM on June 26, 2008

what is it like owning a hedgehog? Been thinking of getting one.

I believe there are less friendly, more ornery critters on the earth, but I've never had the pleasure of owning one. They hiss, spit, bite, and when they really want to be left alone, they wrap themselves backward around your finger, pushing the spines inward into a kind of spiny hedgehog maiden. In short, they get mediaeval on your ass.

That being said, they're terribly cute. I'm thinking of getting another one.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:37 PM on June 26, 2008

Hehe. This is terribly addictive. I've managed it in 14 days but I have to say in my case it sure seems to depend a lot on luck.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:57 PM on June 26, 2008

Ok, 8 days is my best. Now I'm going to bed!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:35 PM on June 26, 2008

That beatific smile that's always on the hedgehog's face cracks me up.
posted by WalterMitty at 12:05 AM on June 27, 2008

I've run across several games like this on the web. The polar bear swinging penguins. Throwing a cat at a junk yard of pain. Monkey ball. I expected to play this a couple times and then go 'meh' but while it never seemed quite challenging, it was fun to tinker with, and the endgame was surprisingly amusing. "Well now you know." Took me twenty-five days, and was surprised when I got to the end to find there was one. Usually these kinda games just go on forever, or if there IS an endgame to something like Nananca Crash? I never see it. I get bored before I do.

And yeah, I agree with WalterMitty on the beatific smile on the hedgehog, that it's completely satisfied doing its part for science in an almost zen way, icing on the cake for me.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:02 AM on June 27, 2008

I did it in 5 days, but i've been playing this on kongregate for about a week...there is a mute all button for the chat that looks like a speech bubble with an x in it.
posted by schyler523 at 9:12 AM on June 27, 2008

Oh, and you should really check out Kongai Launch on Kongregate.
posted by schyler523 at 11:23 AM on June 27, 2008

Got to space in 4 days.
posted by Reverend John at 2:53 PM on June 27, 2008

Finally got 5 days. So now I can rest in peace.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:55 PM on June 27, 2008

Well, I'm slow -- it took me 20 days on my first try. Fun game, though.
posted by wastelands at 12:40 PM on June 28, 2008

Three days, you say?
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