Concerned Joe

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In Concerned Joe, the title character has to move or he'll die, and it'll take all your platforming skills to get him through nineteen fiendish puzzle and trap-filled stages. A high difficulty game whose superb voice acting, fantastic art and adroit programming provides rewards that are more than worth the effort.

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Achievements

  • Most of the achievements don't really require a guide. Just beat the game, start a new one, and you should be able to work out what to do...

    ...because you can fly now. Just replay the game, looking for the shafts in the ceiling. By the way, don't bother to use the garbage chute in the level with the crates on the assembly line. It's an invisible dead end.

  • However, be very cautious of the Maniac badge. I don't think you CAN get it if you beat the game, for the exact same reason. Sorry to say.

Anyway, here is a list of all the achievements:

Impossible

Beat the game, as before.

Once you've beaten the game, use your flying power in the early stages to find the Teleporter.

Then go down the "Secret Tunnel" in the menu, and Teleport past the gate at the end. There are red blocks there, "use" them.

If you can get past them, you'll find the bonus ending, which isn't related to any achievements.

Fabulous

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it. It's in one of the air shafts you pass in the game, near the early-middle.

Maniac

What it says on the tin: Jump 100 times in the Tutorial. Again, I'm not sure if this is possible if you've beaten the game.

Sonic

This is totally feasible without having beaten the game, but I imagine it would make it a lot easier.

Dance Off

Hit the "Dance Music" button.

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it.

Look Silly

You'll get this during the normal course of the game.

Gotcha

Fall onto the red blocks in Level 5, probably because you didn't cross the bridge with jumps.

U Mad

In the level with the disappearing bricks and the branching paths, go left. This will kill you if you haven't beaten the game, mind.

Superhero

Beat the game and use the Secret Tunnel in the bottom right of the main menu.

Jailed

In the level with the falling block you have to out-race, fail to out-race it and then push it onto the block switches. You'll be locked in and have to restart with R.

Cure

Beat the game.

Villain

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it. It's in one of the air shafts you pass in the game, near the end.

31 Comments

"Note: this game auto-saves every time you finish a level, so you can rage quit anytime and continue later."
I love the game already...

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Level 10. Done.

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Anonymous October 10, 2011 7:06 PM

Cant seem to get past level 16, anyone have any tips?

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Fun, simple platformer. Some parts took a couple of retries, but nothing frustrating.

One problem; tiny spoiler in the explanation.

After completing the game and starting 'plus' mode, I backtracked (going 'above' the menu screen) and was soon immobile. Reloaded the game and I still can't move.

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I'm also in favor of the auto-save function, that's handy. Currently stuck on level 10, but I'm coming back later.

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It's a nice game, but the pushing of blocks is just ridiculous. Way too slow, and just requires needless running back and forth to push it anymore. This kind of ruined it for me.

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Also stuck on 16. There seem to be fewer switches than there are gates.

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For 16:

some switches have more than one function

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JIGuest, if you haven't figured it out, for level 16:

You want to obstruct a vertical passage with one of the crates, but not actually push the crate all the way in.

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AWesome game! great laughs :)

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Black Drazon Author Profile Page October 10, 2011 11:43 PM

There's no way to beat the, uh...

"Secret Ending"

is there?

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@Black Dragon

you have to have gotten

the teleport upgrade or it is impossible. also, the fan slowly pushes you upward, so plan to be a little lower than you would normally go.

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The voice sounds like Marshall/Jason Siegel from How I Met Your Mother.

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bearharry October 11, 2011 3:08 AM

does anyone know how to get those achievement??

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Billy Nitro Author Profile Page October 11, 2011 12:14 PM

Did anyone else play through with the creator commentary on in Portal 2? They said that playtesters hated early versions of the game that basically had GLaDOS insulting you test after test. I can see why. It didn't really add anything to the gameplay for me. On top of that, if a snarky comment is going to be played upon every death, it'd be better to record more than 10 snarky things. Better yet, do it once for each unique death and then never again. It's also a terrible idea to have the antagonist laugh after a death.

That said, I did laugh a couple of times near the end and after getting the secrets. Including the challenging super-secret AWESOME ending was a good idea, and I was akshully interested in the spoils, but unfortunately I dinnae hae the time when I played it. /textwall

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I'm stuck on level 17. Even if I drop down before that block falls, a glitch shoves me back to the top.

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@SkylerF: I had that problem a few times too. Just

keep trying -- try to get the best jump possible when the third bar turns green, and hold right when you're falling in the shaft (but wait a second when you first drop in or you'll go into the first tunnel on the right).

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hothotpot Author Profile Page October 11, 2011 4:32 PM

Any ideas on how to get the "Impossible" badge?

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Black Drazon Author Profile Page October 11, 2011 5:23 PM

@Thomas:

Yes, I did that. I asked if there was any way to beat it. I was already there, and was suffering through the lag involved in the final sequence until it became unbearable. I was just wondering if there was any way to

actually beat Bowser, his army, or whatever.

Because I couldn't find a way.

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Black Drazon Author Profile Page October 11, 2011 5:38 PM

Achievements

  • Most of the achievements don't really require a guide. Just beat the game, start a new one, and you should be able to work out what to do...

    ...because you can fly now. Just replay the game, looking for the shafts in the ceiling. By the way, don't bother to use the garbage chute in the level with the crates on the assembly line. It's an invisible dead end.

  • However, be very cautious of the Maniac badge. I don't think you CAN get it if you beat the game, for the exact same reason. Sorry to say.

Anyway, here is a list of all the achievements:

Impossible

Beat the game, as before.

Once you've beaten the game, use your flying power in the early stages to find the Teleporter.

Then go down the "Secret Tunnel" in the menu, and Teleport past the gate at the end. There are red blocks there, "use" them.

If you can get past them, you'll find the bonus ending, which isn't related to any achievements.

Fabulous

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it. It's in one of the air shafts you pass in the game, near the early-middle.

Maniac

What it says on the tin: Jump 100 times in the Tutorial. Again, I'm not sure if this is possible if you've beaten the game.

Sonic

This is totally feasible without having beaten the game, but I imagine it would make it a lot easier.

Dance Off

Hit the "Dance Music" button.

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it.

Look Silly

You'll get this during the normal course of the game.

Gotcha

Fall onto the red blocks in Level 5, probably because you didn't cross the bridge with jumps.

U Mad

In the level with the disappearing bricks and the branching paths, go left. This will kill you if you haven't beaten the game, mind.

Superhero

Beat the game and use the Secret Tunnel in the bottom right of the main menu.

Jailed

In the level with the falling block you have to out-race, fail to out-race it and then push it onto the block switches. You'll be locked in and have to restart with R.

Cure

Beat the game.

Villain

You'll have to beat the game and start a new one to get it. It's in one of the air shafts you pass in the game, near the end.

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The level with the descending walljump walls is not happening for me.

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The performance wasn't good enough for the required response times. Seriously, one of the *slowest* Flash games I've ever played, and I play a =lot=.

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Wildbreeze October 20, 2011 10:11 PM

Oh, how I hate glitches. I'm absolutely stuck on level 17, because as soon as the voice stops talking, the box at the top disappears. :( I really wanted to finish this game...

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DDDragoni October 22, 2011 6:43 PM

On level 17, the box vanishes when the guy is talking to me... any tips?

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About the box disappearing glitch ^

My apologies about that, we added a fix that..somehow broke the boxes on both levels 16 and 17. I believe I've fixed it on the latest version which can be found on Newgrounds.

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can someone tell me how to get to the mario level?

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Anonymous November 4, 2011 1:58 PM

what level is the dance button on?

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new to games November 7, 2011 4:16 PM

Found an easter egg.

where it says 'run forrest run' wait a while and instead of the first 'run' a message will appear. Follow the instructions for you easter egg surprise.

Anyone found any more?

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where's the dance music button?

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I'm stuck in level 17, does anyone have tips ?

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Level 11 anyone? I'm stuck on the "Think Clever Feel Clever" part
Thanks!

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