Spud's Quest


  • Currently 4.9/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.9/5 (21 votes)
| Comments (4) | Views (409)

Spud's Quest

JohnBIsn't it about time you had a good old fashioned quest? Spud's Quest by Chris Davis is a retro-styled platform adventure that draws inspiration from classic games such as The Legend of Zelda and the Dizzy series. It takes place in a fantasy world complete with items to find that unlock new areas, a sprawling map with non-linear pathways, and plenty of characters to interact with. A metroidvania, if you will, and a frightfully good one at that!

Spud's QuestYou play the roles of Spud and Prince Charming, the former a round little hero and the latter a real prince that has been cursed by an evil wizard and turned into a frog. The story follows the pair as they travel through the kingdom to uncover ancient stones that can banish evil and remove the curse. Which, incidentally, has turned the king and queen into frogs, as well.

Your basic actions allow you to walk, jump, hang onto ledges, talk to characters, and pick up/use a (very) small inventory of items. Everything you'll need to get started in this vast pixel world. Later you'll unlock even more abilities that let you do things like push/pull objects and swim. Prince Charming plays a little more than a side role in Spud's Quest, as well. You can switch characters with the press of a button to send the Prince off on his own, allowing him to manipulate some simple environmental objects to allow Spud to pass through.

Spud's QuestAnalysis: Spud's Quest screams "old school" from every stationary screen. Beyond drawing inspiration from classic games and looking like a retro title, it perfectly captures the feeling of excitement and exploration those old games conveyed so well. The world in front of you seems like it's filled with secrets, many of which are dangling right in front of your eyes. In order to capture them, you'll have to find a new item, open a hidden path, solve a puzzle, or just get really good at jumping from platform edges.

The inventory limitation in Spud's Quest is occasionally frustrating. You can only hold a handful of items at a time, and if you try to pick up something else you must first drop an existing item. This forces you to be thoughtful and thorough, but on the other hand, it can create a lot of backtracking to re-collect old items you sat down. It's not a game breaker or anything like that, just something that'll make you grumble "aw maaaaan".

Spud's Quest is a love letter to the best of the retro metroidvanias out there. It's instantly enjoyable but provides plenty of challenge and exploration with just the right dose of humor. Go on, jump in. That frog's not gonna turn itself back into a prince, you know.

WindowsWindows:
Download the demo
Get the full version

4 Comments

crashlanding Author Profile Page September 22, 2013 6:57 PM

so far, it's really fun, but I'm very very stuck :C

I'm trying to get into the mines, having been to see merlin.
I've got (or have access to):

a bag of gems
a rusty pickaxe
3 blue herbs
an old bone
toothpaste
2 rare flowers (orange and blue)
and a large jar

I've been running around like a crazy person, and I can't work out what to do next. Halp!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
crashlanding Author Profile Page September 22, 2013 7:21 PM

Power of posting! got it.

for anyone else stuck at the same spot:

you need to return an item to the mines which was stolen

it's on Merlin's island

it's the bag of gems

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

I need help with the Earth Temple. I'm to the point where I think I need to be able press the two buttons in Medusa's room and I have no idea how to do it.

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

There's a free demo available on the site as well - is that worth mentioning here?

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)
On the Edge of Earth: 5000> Tricky On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.  ...
1,478 Views
2 Comments
Hero and Daughter> Dora Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.  ...
Aries Escape: Episode No.14> elle While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.  ...
1,480 Views
14 Comments
Button Escape 24> Dora There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Maestro: Dark Talent

Browser game of the week

Pirateers 2

Mobile game of the week

Goblin Sword

Your Favorite Games edit

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

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

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.