Pikachu and Luna in The Big Exciting Adventure!

  • Platformer
  • wenbeiss
  • 3 months ago
  • 31st

Description

It's Pikachu and Luna's first adventure and they're very excited!!

These kitties love treats - so much that they can't live without them! But fighting enemies takes a lot of energy... Perhaps a sacrifice must be made?

Controls

  • WASD - move
  • Space - attack

(v1.02 updated for various fixes and better explanations.) (v1.01 updated to add a small exclamation point to warn you of help text.)

Collect a ton of treats Sacrifice treats to attack enemies Have a lot of fun with your best buddy!

(Pikachu and Luna made all of the UI and they're very very proud!)

Timer Version

Note: Please don't base your rating of the game off of this version. This is just a fun little addition that I made for people who are interested in beating the game quickly.

This version of the game simply adds a timer in the corner, and records your inputs so you can play back an entire run. Included is a sample recording of a run very close to my 1:16 PB. Read the README file for more information.

Download Timer Version

Feedback
11

  • Simplemaker17
    Simplemaker17 Simplemaker17 3
    2 months ago

    What a cute cat. This game is adorable.

    • wenbeiss wenbeiss
      wenbeiss 7

      I don't know which cat you're referring to, but they say thanks.

      The other one is deeply offended that you left them out, and is seething with anger.

  • Tecna
    Tecna Tecna 7
    2 months ago

    This game is soo adorable!!!

    The gameplay is cute, I didn't think the tutorials are intrusive at all (on the contrary, I really liked the explanations in game). The theme was well placed and the mechanic of the game is very cool. I also became relieved when the narrator said that Pikachu would come back on the next stage, after I had sacrificed it.

    So, this game is super cool, with the right aesthetics, this would become fantastic. Great job!

  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 2
    2 months ago

    Cute little game! I included it in my GM48: Sacrifice compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/syYlrVk54P8

    • wenbeiss wenbeiss
      wenbeiss 7

      Thank you for playing! I watch your video series every GM48 - thank you for continuing to do these!

  • Fachewachewa
    Fachewachewa Fachewachewa 11
    2 months ago

    To keep feedback varied, I'd say tutorial messages are too intrusives, they stop everything and you have to press enter to skip them, which is not intinctive since all the other controls can be done with the left hand.

    Otherwise very cute game, but a little too simple.

    • wenbeiss wenbeiss
      wenbeiss 7

      I intentionally chose a different key from any other control to skip text so you wouldn't accidentally be skipping helpful messages. I could have chosen something that could be reached with the left hand, like Shift or Control, but those wouldn't have been as intuitive as Enter.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  • Veralos
    Veralos Veralos 11
    3 months ago

    Everything about this game is too adorable. The cats, the music, the sound effects, the little faces on the spikes, the fact that your enemies are yarn balls... even the normally abhorrent Comic Sans helps to create a cute and charming tone.

    The tutorial bits are kind off intrusive, the sacrifice element feels weak and fighting enemies is a little awkward. But other than that it's basically the perfect game!

  • Baku
    Baku Baku 12
    3 months ago

    It has cute kitties, so it can't be bad! But then again it has comic sans, so it can't be good? Too damn paradoxical, man.

    Cute art, good sound, theme made sense. Attacking felt kinda fiddly so I just tried to avoid enemies - until I noticed you could damage boost off of them to go faster hehe

  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 15
    3 months ago

    Fun little game! A bit short for its simplicity.

    I like how you control 2 cats but not fond of how it feels like the one following you is floating. The sacrifice mechanic isn't bad (though cute) but it feels a tiny bit forced.

    Also, I don't know if I should praise you or scold your for using comic sans...

  • High five Machine
    High five Machine High five Machine 2
    3 months ago

    Cute artwork! Along with the music, sound effects, and multiple levels it feels like a complete game :)

    Neat that there were two mechanics tied to the theme. Very clever to use HP as ammo basically.

    Observations: Controls were pretty tight but the jumping and falling felt a little floaty for my taste. The attack was a little cumbersome and the enemy flash state/hit timeout was just a bit short in my opinion. Didn't leave much time to get away after attacking.

  • Problematicar
    Problematicar Problematicar 20
    3 months ago

    This game is too happy for the theme, there's no death or damage or anything like that, just happy little treats and balls of yarn.

    I mean, the game itself felt fun, but it's also really basic and doesn't bring much to the standard platformer idea.

    I liked the connection to the theme, because it was used in a totally unexpected way tho.

  • Names Are Arbitrary
    Names Are Arbitrary Names Are Arbitrary 3
    3 months ago

    Some of the jumps were too precise and the attack was quite unwieldy, but the art style and the comic sans ui has some nice charm to it.

  • Some Nerd™
    Some Nerd™ Some Nerd™ 3
    3 months ago

    Very solid, good looking game except for a few minor flaws like floating cats, blind jump, and not explaining that pikachu has to die to control luna

    • wenbeiss wenbeiss
      wenbeiss 7

      Thank you! I used your feedback when updating the game - most of the flaws you mentioned are now fixed or at least done better.

Post-mortem

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