On Flash Games 74 – William and Sly
A charming platformer.
Greetings, dear readers. On Flash Games roots out issue number 74 (the same year the American car died) with a game by Lucas Paakh, AKA Kajenx or Particlasm, called William and Sly, which you can play for yourself here on Kongregate. Anyway, the game itself takes the form of a platformer, casting you in the identity of Sly, a fox (no relation to the beanie baby of the same name, I trust?) in the care a lout-about-home named William, who sends you on a quest to activate the runestones around his house. You do this by collecting fairyflies, which spawn randomly throughout the map. Five such fairyflies is enough to open a runestone, of which there are thirteen. There are monsters that snatch all of your fairyflies, but no real risk of death in this game. There’s numerous mushrooms to hunt for, which add to your final score on completion and have 150 of them tied up in a Kongregate badge. There might be a big snake boss at the end.
The beauty of this game lies in it’s presentation: Sly’s animations are very, very fluid, to where I almost thought they were rotoscoped. The music is nice ambience, and the breakbeat that accompanies that might-be snake boss has a good sound to it. Great game – 4/5!
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