A Man's Quest
Stupid Kevin! First he calls dibs on the coolest tree in the forest. Now, this ghost thing is talking about how Kev's some sort of "Chosen One", selected by the gods to enter that nearby ominous tower and free the specters imprisoned within. You'll show him! Once you make it to the top of that tower, you'll be able to call dibs on it and Kev's stupid destiny! Oh, and uh, free the captive spirits and stuff. A Man's Quest is an HTML5 action platformer by The Drunk Devs that hearkens to yesteryear, both in terms of its retro graphics and its childlike-spirit.
Use the [arrow] keys to move and bounce Ty around the landscape and the [spacebar] to advance through dialogues. Once you've explored a little, you'll find the grip gloves, which will allow you to safely hang from platform corners. You can also move across or up and down ladders that you cling to, tapping the opposite direction to jump off, or the opposite direction and up for a higher jump. Avoid spikes and enemies to make it to the top of the tower. That'll make a man out of you! A Man's Quest quite satisfyingly captures the 8-bit spirit with its challenging but fair platforming, pixellated visuals, and spirited soundtrack. The humor in its writing is a little juvenile, but honestly so, capturing the immaturity of children without getting too cloying. The loose jump physics, while accurate to the era A Man's Quest hopes to emulate, may put some off, but the game is forgiving with its checkpoints and respawns. Clocking in at about twenty minutes, A Man's Quest is a compressed burst of nostalgic fun that's enjoyable times infinity.
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