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Game Maker Games - FlapFlapFlap
 FlapFlapFlap by Lackey
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Review by darthlupi
Game Description
You are the Rider. It is your job to rid Fthirnic Sol's moon of the evil Xile and its minions. You control a flying device of war that flaps (like the title suggests) like a bird in order to remain aloft. Battle the huge Xile Pyramids and flying batlike minions in your quest to free a dying moon.

Game Mechanics
The main goal of the game is to destroy all of the Xile Pyramids on each level, and then finally to destroy Xile itself.You use a the arrow keys to control the movement of the Rider. You gain altitude by pressing the UP key repeatedly. The controls are very similar to those used in the arcade classic Joust (see the forum arcade). You are equipped with an infinite supply of Bombs and Lasers to aid you in your quest to destroy the Pyramids. The Rider has a health meter and a set number of lives per level. If you run out of health, you lose a life. If you run out of lives, then it is curtains for the moon of Fthirnic Sol.

My Thoughts
I thought this game was done with a very nice minimalist approach. None of the graphics have a great level of detail. The thing that pulls this simplistic graphics style together is the attention to detail in the special effects. The explosions are a brilliant use of particles that give a sense of life to the simple animations.My personal favorite level is the dark level. The black enemies blend perfectly with the background to give them a sinister feel. The use of color pulled this game together nicely.The lack of music in this game never really bothered me. The sound effects would be muted by the presence of music. They are perfect retro blips, bleeps, and booms that go together in a rather pleasant fashion.I thought this game was a pleasant experience, and I think anyone looking for a change of pace will enjoy it.

Author's Description
Blast the Xile off the moon of Fthirnic Sol using your bombs and lasers. Four levels and a boss stage to complete.

Note: Use the Z key at the menu.

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Opinions about FlapFlapFlap

Showing: GMG Staff (3) · GMG Users (3)

engaging
100%
artistic
100%
original
100%
strange
100%
challenging
33%
polished
100%
compelling
100%

Overall: recommended

Showing: GMG Staff (3) · GMG Users (3)

engaging
100%
artistic
67%
original
100%
strange
67%
challenging
100%
polished
67%
compelling
100%

Overall: recommended

Recommendations: The 39 people who like FlapFlapFlap also like the following games.
Comments (Add your own):
2010.05.08 snowyowl
Rating: 10

This game will forever have a special place in my heart.
2010.03.13 Mooseyfates
Rating: 8

Fantastic game. Maybe could be longer. Maybe more could be done with the enviroment. But, it's a classic.
2006.11.05 zon3r
Rating: 9

finally, some innovation! Don't know why it took me so long to download, but finally I overcame the odd title and gave it a whirl. It's not going anywhere for a good long time.
2006.10.10 fatalbertthe
Rating: --

im trying this game
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We r the knights who say ni!!
2006.01.18 Frost Sabre
Rating: 10

i like it, i wanted more levels, and the last level was too easy. 10/10!
it was pretty easy...
2006.01.07 smolkomotion
Rating: --

Impressive and fun, simple sprites but it fits the game. I hated Joust but not FlapFlap
2005.08.30 Dr_baconman
Rating: 10

Arr matey arr, even after so long, this game's still got its touch! Plus, now I can actually vote on it!
2005.08.02 Teknogames
Rating: 7

Higgins was a normal birdman. And he had to kill bat maru and Temples that shoot albino doritos to savve his people.He was very hard to control, and slid around a lot, but he looked as sharp as katamari damaci and the sounds were classic, and fun.
2005.06.18 musicmansg90
Rating: 9

A HIGHLY original game with very detailed and UNIQUE graphics!!! The movement is different from any other GM game I've ever played before, and the graphics reminded me of many Flash animations I have seen.
!!! :) :) :)
2005.05.14 kopo
Rating: --

good game.. even i did only come to lvl 2 it vas VERY FUNNYT!!!! :-) (ps:i vrite bad english)
2005.03.26 Rocko Choco Chip
Rating: --

migileke, where is that secret spot on level 3?
Anyone?
Anyone at all?
Infinite Nothingness SUCKS.
2005.01.08 Dr_baconman
Rating: --

Waaaahhhh!!! For some reason I cannot download the game now! And it was so good... WHY?!?!?
2004.11.13 Demni_Black
Rating: 8

This game is fun!!!I m just bad at it,since I get stuck on level 3...But its fun!
2004.09.24 CPS
Rating: --

The game is good but how did you make it............................Code or Drag and Drop................Because I want to know how you got the bird to fly like that.......can you E-Mail me at mrkprsn@aol.com saying how you did the birds movement please.................Good Game though :)
2004.09.01 Sampe
Rating: --

Yes. Great game! I love your style of the graphics, Lackey, and the effects are really nice too! Very good level desing and good enemies. You should put more levels in FlapFlapFlap 2, if you do next version. My favorite is maybe the dark level. The coulds are SO nice... but overall, great job!

Rating: 9/10
2004.08.30 migileke
Rating: --

very fun! but one of the draw backs are that if you got into a secret room where you can paint your character (there is one in level 3) and you exit the level completely restarts. Then i stopped playing :(
2004.08.26 TheSodaMachine
Rating: --

Indeed, this game is very impressive for a first game, and very impressive in general. Good job.
2004.08.10 Mocha Man
Rating: --

This game reminds me of seiklus in some way that i can't exactly place.

I've had a lot of fun with this game, in any case. I can see the jph wacheski (lockOn, seeds, etc) touch in some of the graphical effects.

This is very impressive for a first game. Try it.
2004.07.19 serenity
Rating: --

Gosh, how about people grow a touch:
'its ok the ending is borrrriinnnnnggg!!!!!'
I can think of a few rude things to say, but won't.

Oh yes, the game:
In a nutshell it was wonderful!
The humour is lovely, the attention to detail on things such as the particle explosions is sublime, and the gameplay is ... well ... lovely :). It brings back memories of the ancient DOS game Snipes, to me, only it's far superior.

My only problem was that I had it finished on the first game after ten minutes. A very intense and focused ten minutes, of course. Sitting there with my wife, the only thing I wanted was a 'long' version with many levels and greater difficulty and a place where I could buy it (hint hint).

Bloody fantastic.
Rob (lead designer, nosubstancesoftware, www.nosubstancesoftware.com)
2004.07.03 Dr_Baconman
Rating: --

Ian forgot to post his comment! He said... that he played it for 10 minutes! WHOA! This game is superb if Ian even bothers to type one key! In my opinion, he's the world's best Game Rater. My previous message was just trying out an accent.
2004.06.23 Dr_Baconman
Rating: --

'Allo. Zees game, she is zuperb! I vill be getting zome inspiration from zees, maybe? Quite challenging, I muzt zay! Ohoho... I had some trouble vith zee buttons as vell!
2004.06.11 wtf_mate_246
Rating: --

its ok the ending is borrrriinnnnnggg!!!!!i will be poasting some games on soom so reeber my name
2004.06.10 Shru
Rating: --

A good game, very addictive, definitely worth a play or two... its only draw back is it very difficult.
2004.05.29 puje1
Rating: --

I cant get past the menu. Aren't you supposed to press enter to select? Cause it does't work for me.
2004.05.29 gunner_turret
Rating: --

Hey Puje1 you have to Press Z
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Congratulations you made me play a GM game for 20 mins
2004.05.28 FooDude
Rating: --

This game rox!!! i beat it!! but it needs a better ending :(
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