Pumpkin's Ballade


Comments (3) | Views (391)

From Italian Flash developers Naive.it comes this charming Halloween-themed side-scrolling shooter. Pumpkin's Ballade puts you in the shoes of a witch on a star-powered broom out to shoot anything that moves. Movement of the mouse controls the witch up, down, left and right, while clicking the mouse button fires the weapon. Multiple clicks are required to fire again and again, or hold down the mouse button to power-up a blast that will wipe out multiple baddies. Clear several waves of different types of enemies to get to the boss for each level.

The folks at Naive have done a stellar job with this game. The graphics are gorgeous and offer several different levels with different scenery and enemies for each. Power-ups can grant you a shield, a more powerful weapon, and even life one-ups. The boss fights are unique and challenging, and are an excellent way to establish climax at the end of each level.

The soundtrack could have been better by varying it with each level and providing different sound effects for each of the enemies. As it is, the music gets a tad bit repetitious.

All things considered, Pumpkin's Ballade is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween. Click.

3 Comments

The artwork & game, from my perspective, run along the lines of N.B.C.-ish & J.T.G.Peach-ish. *Love the simple art.*

Fun to play. :D

Reply

I just tried this game and I'm getting this message:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /games/pumpkin/pumpkin.swf on this server.

Apache/1.3.31 Server at www.naive.it Port 80

Even the root domain is "forbidden." I guess you can't really expect all these games to stay online forever.

Reply

You're right, Jake, we can't expect these games to be available forever; however, the Naive site has been down before for an extended period only to reemerge. We can only hope it comes back yet again. In the meantime, I have removed their games from the recommended section. cheers!

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)
1,981 Views
0 Comments
Aquatic Rescue> Dora Also available on mobile devices, OZDY takes you under da sea for an adorable physics puzzle game where you need to reunite baby sea creatures with their parents, though with moving platforms, wrecking balls, switches, buttons that make you shrink or grow and more, it's trickier than you think!  ...
3,932 Views
1 Comment
Monkey GO Happy Turkeys> Dora It's Thanksgiving day! But how can you celebrate without a feast! Help the monkeys look all over town in this point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids to find everything they need, including a whole lot of apples, and the bird of honor!  ...
4,503 Views
9 Comments
Hoverboard> Dora Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.  ...
5,471 Views
0 Comments
Rock 'n' Roll Escape> Dora Pine Studio serves up a short but rock-worthy escape in your browser or free on iOS and Android as you try to find your way out of a cozy, abandoned little concert venue. But with a soundtrack this catchy, will you be able to resist air-guitaring long enough to escape?  ...

Support Us

Jayisgames is on Patreon

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger

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 ©2003-2016 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!