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Kanzeni Marin Nitsuite Kanzeni Marin Nitsuite

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Will it let you upload an "updated" file?

I was just thinking of your removal problem. Will NG still allow you to "update" your submission? Go to your account > Portal Submissions > Kanzeni Marin Nitsuite/Edit Submission. Try uploading a blank .swf file, or maybe a small .swf file that explains why you had to remove the submission from NG (since it looks like people still aren't reading your description). The NG staff might then delete it entirely, but I don't think it'd be grounds for any disciplinary action. Either way, your problem is solved.


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eBaums world dot com eBaums world dot com

Rated 5 / 5 stars

frontpage plz

I always knew eBaumsworld was the "budget movie theater" of the internet, but I guess I never paid enough attention to it to realize they're blatantly ganking half the internet and making a profit off of it, and the SA-leeching code is absolutely subhuman.

The Flash itself is brilliant, too, especially the song lyrics.

This message needs to be spread to the darkest corners of the Internet. For the love of Christ, somebody put this on the front page.


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TmsT's Zero Wing Rhapsody TmsT's Zero Wing Rhapsody

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I DEMAND THAT YOU FATHER MY CHILDREN!!!

The only thing that could've POSSIBLY made this flash any better would be if you harmonized the voices like in the original song. As it is, you just made my entire freaking WEEK.

*Insert the letter X followed by a gazillion D's here*


TmsT responds:

How many kids you want? :P

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Oroboros Oroboros

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Laggy

I like the concept, the graphics are spectacular, and I think the game is pretty innovative, but the levels get progressively slower as time goes on, and it eventually becomes pretty much unplayable. I'm not sure why that is; might have something to do with the particles causing a long-term slowdown, because it doesn't look like there's too much more on the screen in later levels; at least, not enough to cause that great of a slowdown. But it's definitely the one thing I'd try to fix.


FunfaceGames responds:

Hi Jett,
I have been chasing down all of the things that might be causing the slowdown issues. The particle effects could definitely be it (which is one of the reasons I put the disable features in the game options menu)

It only slows down for me when I play it in a browser. When I play it in my standalone flash player, or as a projector it's about 10x faster and never slows down. I'd love to find out if other game makers have run into this issue before, but i'll keep digging and see if I can improve performance!

!(>_<)!


Shape Invasion Shape Invasion

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Kill the lag

Looks like I'm part of a crowd here that thinks this is a pretty tight defense game, but it slows to an absolute CRAWL sometime in the level 20's. I've tried this with two different computers, Firefox and IE, and I even tried downloading the standalone, and I get the same results. That to me is a major flaw, so I'm knocking off several points for it. I'm not sure what it is, but Oroboros has the same problem and I've noticed that both games use a lot of particles, so maybe that's causing the long-term slowdown.



VR Defender Y3k VR Defender Y3k

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty sweet

Been meaning to review this one for a while. It's a really nice game and challenging, but its downfall is that once you discover the one truly effective strategy (in short, a shitload of fully upgraded ice towers), every map except impossible plays out almost exactly the same.

I think that any sequel you make for this should make room for more diverse strategies, and also some more interesting maps. All the current maps have point symmetry, which tells any savvy player that any effective turret formation can simply be duplicated on the other side; asymmetrical maps would force players to adapt to the "landscape" more to find the best places to attack creeps from.

For beginning or struggling players, here's my usual strategy. I'll just count grid spaces, starting from the top left as (1,1), for positioning:

Easy:

1 Level 2 MG (machine gun) at (7,7)
Upgrade MG to level 4
Build FT (flamethrower) at (9,7)
Maximize MG and FT
Build and maximize second FT at (13,7)
Start building IT (ice tower) in the rectangle between (9,5) and (13,9)
Once IT grid is complete, sell MG and FT and build as many LT (light tower) as possible, anywhere that gives good coverage.

Hard:

1 Level 2 MG at (6,7)
Second MG at (16,7), upgrade as needed to prevent creep escape but focus on original MG and FT's
Upgrade MG to level 4
Build FT at (7,7)
Maximize MG and FT
Build and maximize second FT at (15,7)
Start building IT in the rectangle between (9,5) and (13,9); may not need to completely fill in
Once IT grid is complete, sell MG and FT and build as many LT as possible, anywhere that gives good coverage.

Very Hard:

1 Level 2 MG at (9,7)
Second MG at (13,7), upgrade as needed to prevent creep escape (this will require quick reaction time; depending on the random damage range, a few creeps might escape no matter what you do)
Upgrade both MG's to level 4
Build FT at (10,7)
Build second FT at (12,7)
Maximize MG's and FT's (cheapest upgrades first)
Start building IT in the rectangle between (9,5) and (13,9) (noticing a pattern here?); may want to sell MG and FT to fill in IT grid as much as possible.
Once IT grid is complete, sell MG and FT and build as many LT as possible, anywhere that gives good coverage.

Impossible:

You're on your own. No strategy I've used has gotten me past the round of large white circles.

Quick notes on alternate strategies:

I've advised not upgrading the LT's because building additional level 1 LT's is more effective due to the stacked armor piercing. Really, though, your IT grid should eventually freeze all the creeps in one place, at which point it won't really matter what strategy you use to finish them off.

Lightning towers work fairly well by themselves, but their stun ability will sometimes cause other turrets to target the stunned creep instead of the frontmost creep, which may cause your IT's to let creeps through by the droves.

I've never gotten much effective use out of the two splash damage towers (plasma and void).


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