Stinkoman 20X6


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SonicLoverStinkoman 20X6A long time ago, before I was a member of JIG's staff, I found an 8-bit-styled flash platformer with a sense of humor. Recently I rediscovered that game. That game was Stinkoman 20X6.

Stinkoman 20X6, an old Videlectrix classic, follows the saga of the titular Stinkoman, an egocentric super-boxer who lives on Planet K and can never seem to keep his priorities straight. Even when his old friend, the rotund panda Pan Pan, is kidnapped, all he cares about is playing video games, eating chicken broth, and the occasional challenge. On most levels, you control Stinkoman with the [arrow] keys, moving [left] and [right] and climbing [up] and [down] ladders. Jump with [A], punch with [S] to send off enemy-killing shockwaves. You've got four energy bars to live your life on, which you can refill by collecting red pills.

Not all the levels are the same, however. There are various twists slipped into the formula here and there, including vertically scrolling collect-the-doodads action sequences, a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up, and one of those infamous love-'em-or-hate-'em escort missions.

Stinkoman is a little hard to get into. Platforming veterans may be frustrated by the titular character's lack of jump height and speed. The fact that enemies blink invulnerably after each hit, a trait usually reserved for player characters, can also put off players who aren't used to it. None of that is wrong per se, just different from the norm.

So if it's so hard to get into the flow, why bother? Because once you're in, you'll never want out. The gameplay, while slightly unorthodox, is very entertaining; the levels are well designed, and so are the bosses. The retro 8-bit graphics are a charm, and the matching music is mad catchy. Plus, the variety of levels keeps the game interesting, especially for an all-around gamer like myself. You can even skip levels that are particularly frustrating if you so desire.

The only real complaint I have is the lack of a real ending. Apparently the tenth and presumably last area won't be out for a long time to come. Still, give Stinkoman a chance. Maybe even a chance and a half. You won't regret it. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE? Well, you've got one.

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10 Comments

Black Drazon Author Profile Page March 29, 2010 3:17 PM

I preferred the game a bit more when it had the old firing mechanics (before the last update) but there's nothing wrong with it. I just wish they'd finish it!

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adam gunderloy March 29, 2010 4:11 PM

i've played the game to death and never found anything wrong, what gives this game yellow?

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Cheeseable Author Profile Page March 29, 2010 4:23 PM

I used to play this game, I'm happy I could play it again!:) Though I suck at it...

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LittleLight Author Profile Page March 29, 2010 4:47 PM

Hard to fault the brains at homestarrunner when you know that virtually every in-built annoyance in this game is almost certainly there as a deliberate ironic comment on the 8 bit gaming era. frustrating? just like every atari 2600 game ever made. back to the start of the level after one false step near the end of the level? ditto.
sad that it's purposely mangled english is no worse than many current A-Level casual titles that couldn't bother to send their text to a copy editing friend before release in the western market.
Fun enough, and easy to give up on when the frustration level outweighs the simple amusement on offer here.

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choirboy Author Profile Page March 29, 2010 4:52 PM

omg i luv homestarrunner.com!

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Username Author Profile Page March 29, 2010 6:23 PM

If you die during the brain boss battle you can't keep playing. Or at least I couldn't, my guy kept respawning at the top of the screen and falling into an abyss and dying.

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"It contains shooting a fireball, so it contains violence, in before yellow smiley"
:P

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Man, whenever I find whoever red-buttoned me I'm gonna' challenge the crap out of them.

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BuenoCabra Author Profile Page March 30, 2010 2:26 AM

Oh, Trevor. I pine for you.

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Aha, nice to see this game getting some recognition! It's absolutely amazing, and really fun to rediscover after a while, as I'm sure will happen to many upon Level 10's release.

And I'm guessing that the yellow is for the instances of "crap". :P

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