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Splash. Splash.

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You're a lifesaver!

Thanks for making this. I'm about to go take a physics exam, but rather than reviewing I was watching stuff on Newgrounds. This and it pretty much wrapped up everything I've learned so far. I think that's all of the reviewing I need! I'm sure that I'll ace that test, thanks to you!

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CarrotCakeStudios responds:

No problem, man.
That's what I'm here for.

Proper Raptors Proper Raptors

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great entry for a movie jam

The people that are giving this so much flack obviously don't understand the premise of a "jam" and the limited amount of time you were given to make this.
I spent all weekend at the Global Game Jam and I can say from experience that making a flash animation that looks and sounds so good takes a lot more time than that measly 48 hours or however much time they had.

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An Unfortunate Girl:ONE An Unfortunate Girl:ONE

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good, but has room for improvement

The ideas and plot were pretty fresh and interesting. I like the way Karissa's eyes are empty, since as a protagonist you're supposed to be relating to her, but the way she looks makes her seem a bit different.
The timeline was a little difficult to follow, though. Even though there was the "3 days earlier" thing, it was kind of impossible to tell what was a flashback and what was actually happening in the present.
I also spotted some contradictions. She talks about only having one friend and says, "Why would anyone want more than one friend?" and then she calls the worms her 'friends', implying that she does have more than one. I think 'guardians' or 'protectors' would've been a better word for them.
Also, for a town where it always rains, it sure doesn't rain a lot (didn't rain in some scenes). It kind of breaks the atmosphere that was set up at the beginning.
I'm looking forward to watching this and seeing how it progresses.

Recent Game Reviews


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

HUD and "How To" hinder the game

It's pretty fun, but the HUD is terrible.
When playing the game, when do you have time to look at the bottom of the screen? Never. The health should be displayed on or near the character, like if it got more beat up the more damage you take.
Also, the "How To" was overwhelming and chaotic, since the information kept changing, and there was a lot of it, and you couldn't pause it.
So overall, solid effort, but loses points for the interface.

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Space-ninja Space-ninja

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


It seemed like a good game, but I had to stop early on because the controls were a pain. Seriously, if you make a sequel, make it so SPACE JUMPS, and A FIRES. Not the other way around.

Space Wing Space Wing

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Didn't feel just right...

I always liked the idea of a classic shooter with RPG elements, but the game just didn't deliver the perfection I was hoping for.
First off, the background was very annoying. It didn't give you much sense of location, and I always thought that the stretchy stars were gunfire. It would have been nice if the stars were gunfire, because the lack of gunfire filling the screen at the beginning was disappointing. There were also no mid-level power ups, which ruins alot of fun.
On the plus side, the ship designs and graphics were awesome. It's just that the game didn't keep me interested enough to play more than one level.

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Recent Audio Reviews

ParagonX9 - Metropolis [8-Bit] ParagonX9 - Metropolis [8-Bit]

Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is really amazing. It's one of the best 8-bit songs I've ever heard, and that's saying something.
If you're considering making more, please do.

Icarus - Dream of Flight Icarus - Dream of Flight

Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is just awesome. I've been waiting to hear something like this for a while on Newgrounds.

sorohanro responds:

Hey jazzman, there is another jazz collab/contest going on ;) maybe you can record a trombone or something
Thanx for review

Horn This Horn This

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just what I was looking for...

I was about to practice some trombone improv, but I realized that I had no good funk backup tracks. This could easily work for my improving, and it has a nice head.
So is the title a suggestion? I'd gladly record and post whatever I do with this, if you want me to that is.

Recent Art Reviews

Action Squid Action Squid

Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's Action Squid, so there's not much to criticize here. It looks very good, and less cartoony than the others. Although if you wanted to make it look more mature, you could make him look semi-realistic.
I yearn for another pose, but I guess there's not much you can do with a cephalopod.
But in summary: Best. Action Squid. Ever.

Action Squid pose 3 Action Squid pose 3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's awesome because it's Action Squid

My favorite Action Squid.
And this is now the second page that comes up when you type Action Squid on Google. Hopefully your profile will take the top spot eventually. ACTION SQUID!