Photon Baby


  • Currently 4.1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.1/5 (62 votes)
| Comments (5) | Views (34)

TrickyPhoton BabyDoctor Photon isn't entirely sure why he agreed to babysit. He has a lot of research to do, and isn't particularly great with kids. At least the tyke seemed to settle down once he got his hands on that mysteriously glowing octahedron. But, wouldn't you know it, a vampire bat broke through the window and abducted both kid and crystal to the local spooky castle. Years of research could go down the tubes if he doesn't get that crystal back! And, uh, the tot might get hurt too! Grab your Photonic Laser Blaster, and get ready to bring a little light to the creatures of the dark in Photon Baby, a genre-busting platformer by Jeremias Babini.

Move the Doctor with [WASD], and move and click the mouse to aim and fire a photonic blast. You beat each level by defeating all the enemies within it. However, each monster can only be defeated by a certain color of blast, assigned by reflecting blasts off of various surfaces. These include mirrors upon which you can change the reflecting color by crouching down next to them with [S]. [Spacebar] is used to redirect the blast towards your mouse crosshairs for more precise aiming. Later levels will require you to bounce your blasts off of multiple mirrors to get the proper color, and the RGB formulas required will be displayed when one pauses the game with [P]. Watch out for transparent surfaces, spikes, bouncing skulls, and the entire cast of Universal Horror!

Drawing inspiration from all manner of genres, Photon Baby is a unique little creation. The pixelated graphics and comically ghoulish atmosphere is reminds one of the 16-Bit classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors. However, Photon Baby's gameplay owes just as much to laser and gravity-based physics games, though with a decidedly more actiony slant. Truth be told, sometimes the different play-styles compete rather than cooperate, making for a few especially busy levels later on. That said, there's nothing quite as exhilarating as when a developer has genuinely thought through their game's premise, and are willing to explore it from every angle. That individual levels might have come from entirely different games, but still feel a natural progression, is to Photon Baby's credit.

With its climatic boss battles and entertaining ending sequence, Photon Baby is a very satisfying game from start to finish. It's a work that attempts a lot, and generally succeeds, especially in capturing the particular challenge and charm of a mid-nineties arcade hit that never was. If you're the kind of gamer who wished Halloween lasted all year, Photon Baby is sure to bring a little color to your day.

Play Photon Baby

5 Comments

SonicLover Author Profile Page June 26, 2012 11:21 AM

I think I've found a glitch. If you die right after killing the last enemy, you don't pass the level. Inversely, I dealt the final blow to the last boss by pure luck right after dying to it (again), and ended up winning right after the reset.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Can't seem to pass level 29 due to the glitch mentioned above.

The game is quite slick otherwise.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Username Author Profile Page June 27, 2012 1:58 PM

Same glitch on level 29 as stated above, oddly it didn't happen in any other levels. Walking away from game at this point, what a nuisance.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

New version now online! Fixes the bugs mentioned in the comments above.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
SonicLover Author Profile Page June 28, 2012 7:46 AM

Level 29:

Is that the level with one Vampy and a whole gauntlet of auto-closing gates? If so, I had that problem too... until I realized it would be less risky to fire my photons from my starting point instead of in the middle of the gauntlet.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
1,112 Views
2 Comments
Exit Fate> Dora In this free indie RPG heavily inspired by the likes of Suikoden and other classics of the genre, Daniel is a man betrayed by his country and trapped behind enemy lines who suddenly finds himself in a unique position to help end the fighting. Recruit 75 party members for your castle, take part in huge battles, and enjoy hours and hours and HOURS of play time in this massive game.  ...
The Silent Age: Episode Two> Kimberly Joe is back to finish up what was started in the second episode of this fantastic point-and- click adventure. With the fate of humanity on his shoulders, Joe needs you to help him travel through time to find answers on how to prevent the human race from going extinct.  ...
1,306 Views
12 Comments
The Rogue Puzzle Game> Satori Clear your way through the dungeon in this unique Sokoban-like puzzle game by carefully selecting which swords to shove into which monsters to vanquish them all. The Rogue Puzzle Game was picked as one of only three finalists in the Game Nomad competition and is set to be presented at Gamer's Day, Arabia's largest gaming event.  ...
750 Views
3 Comments
Sentry Knight 2> Dora Sentry Knight is back and more colourful than ever in this sequel that brings more of the same addictive defensive shooting fans have come to crave. Stay in your tower and take aim against an onslaught of baddies, upgrading spells and abilities, as you bow-and-arrow your way across the kingdom.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!