The Power

  • Currently 4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4/5 (107 votes)
| Comments (35) | Views (1,569)

ArtbegottiThe PowerIt's amazing what you can find when you search for ancient artifacts. For example, one of our Weekend Download features from 2008 has been recently re-released for your browser-based enjoyment. The Power is a Metroidvania-like shooter where you play as an artifact collector who stumbles onto an unknown planet. What is The Power that runs the planet, and what does receiving The Power mean?

Use the [arrow] keys to move around the neon-lit world and [up] to jump. To start, you only have your beam gun to protect yourself (shoot with [X]), but over time you acquire mines, missiles, and other gadgets to aid your exploration. As you explore the many layers of the planet, you'll run into many difficult boss fights (sometimes without any warning), so be sure to save at the pink S stations whenever you can. If you can weather the challenge and stick it out through a long and arduous trek across the mysterious planet, you just might discover what having The Power means. Get exploring!

Play The Power

Walkthrough Guide

(Please allow page to fully load for spoiler tags to be functional.)

I made a map.

It is not super well made, and most of the power-ups are already taken. But it might help someone :)

35 Comments June 3, 2012 11:29 AM

I remember this game when it was downloadble, it's really great, highly recommended


Warning: if you save at the last save point and beat the game without having collected all the items, you cannot go back and get them. It was an interesting game, but not fun enough to play it again to see the "good" ending.

Ramoneur June 3, 2012 1:43 PM

How do you beat the big frog throwing nails ?

Ramoneur June 3, 2012 1:46 PM

Just found it using the hook :-)


I made a map.

It is not super well made, and most of the power-ups are already taken. But it might help someone :)



You have two weapons, right?

Punchyy June 3, 2012 5:00 PM

Where do I go after getting the mines? I found a boss, but I don't know how to defeat it


Not voting on this one

Seriously irritating game and stupid knock back

If I was to vote it would be 1/5 therefore I will not


I'm stuck in the same place Ramoneur was. the only item I've got is the beam and the bombs that blow up the cracked bricks. Help?

hothotpot June 4, 2012 3:39 PM

Pretty fun! I got the good ending, didn't take me very long to beat. Was stuck a bit on the final boss fight. Here is a tip for anyone who is also stuck there:

Don't waste your time trying to dodge the attacks. Just stand in one place and fire your rocket as fast as you can at the enemy. You will kill them before they are able to get too many energy shots off at you and make it through all three levels relatively quickly. I must have tried five or six times to defeat them with dodging and running around and I just could not get past the second guy. I beat all three rounds the first time with this strategy.

Not as fun, I guess, but definitely effective!

Reply June 4, 2012 3:41 PM

I am also stuck with Ramoneur and Olivia Johnson.
My normal attack and the mine appear to do no damage to the second boss.

Reply June 4, 2012 3:43 PM

Also, some form of healthbar for the bosses would be nice. :/

Reply June 4, 2012 4:10 PM

Got it.

You need to place the mine on the ledge the frog-thing is on. Figure out the movement pattern and then drop the mine so it explodes when the frog-boss is on it.

Reply June 4, 2012 9:09 PM

Is there a way to gain a jump boost?


Thanks so much! :)


what do i do about the ninjas?

amidos2006 June 5, 2012 7:07 AM

That's a nice feature for The Power :) about Jump boost you will get some stuff that will help you :)

About the Guards that looks like ninja when u shoot them they jump so they may shoot above u not hitting you so keep shooting missles and normal bullets and try not to move a lot and he shall die easily :)

eamurdock June 5, 2012 12:07 PM

Ok, I feel like I'm stuck - I've got the

missiles and the suit upgrade

but I seem to be blocked from progress by the yellow blocks - I either need a way to get past those or a jump upgrade in order to get further.

Any hints?

Reply June 5, 2012 1:20 PM

amidos2006, that's really not helpful. I asked where the jump boost was, as I cannot progress any further without it. The only place I can go is to the 3-stage boss.

amidos2006 June 5, 2012 1:51 PM

Just pass the 3 stage boss and meet the king and he will give a grapple hook


at the forest area go to the right of the map and then start to go down for two levels and you will find yourself in water area from where you can continue

eamurdock June 5, 2012 3:04 PM

But... how do I get past the yellow blocks?

amidos2006 June 5, 2012 3:56 PM


The part I told you about has no yellow blocks to block your way and when you finish it you will get a grapple hook which will make you pass through the second boss room and continue to fight a frog which will give u upgraded bullets which will destroy those yellow blocks

Username June 5, 2012 4:18 PM

I'm down in the water levels, I can shoot yellow blocks now, but have no idea how to jump up onto the higher ledges. I have the grapple too, but can't stick it into the white blocks on the ceiling, and can't figure out how to use the bubbles to maybe help me get higher up. Help?

Username June 5, 2012 4:47 PM

Never mind, found another boss man up top.

Username June 5, 2012 5:43 PM

Finished game with 500 health and 100 missiles, assuming this is as much as can be gotten.


@amidos2006, I actually died faster that way. Anyone else have suggestions for the ninja guards?


past the ninjas, how about the giant frog thing that spits out worms?

Reply June 5, 2012 6:59 PM

I'm looking at the map and there are yellow blocks in the way of the water levels. How am I supposed to get there?
I just beat the King and got my grapple.

louisvouis June 6, 2012 3:43 AM

Terrible and repetitive music. Annoying game physics that pushes you back when you hit something. Enemies that respawn if you leave the screen, made even more annoying by the bad sprite mapping that causes you to leave the screen about an inch before you actually get to the edge, forcing you to have to kill all your enemies again. Not enough save points, especially near bosses, forcing you to have to go back and redo all the mind numbingly boring screens leading up to it. Over all, one of the worst games I have ever played.

eamurdock June 6, 2012 11:09 AM

Ok, so I solved my last problem -

I had to go talk to the king to get the grappling hook, and then go defeat the three-eyed frog to get the super blaster

Now I'm stuck in the water level

in the room past the big fish it seems like I need to grapple up to the top, but there are uncracked stones that prevent me grappling, so I'm stumped again.


Excellent game. One of the best here in a long time.


It's...okay. Has some serious problems. First of all, as has been mentioned before, there should always, ALWAYS be a save point IMMEDIATELY before a boss in this sort of game. ALWAYS. To do otherwise is only to create frustration, not fun. I can't believe this game was completely rewritten in a different language, four years after its initial release and they didn't think to fix that.

Second, there are a few specific rooms that are just way too annoying. Being pushed back a bit by enemy attacks is not a problem by itself. It is a problem, however, in a room where you have to make numerous precise jumps while also dodging the shots of an invulnerable enemy.

Third, for bosses such as the second one, the missle-shooting frog, there really should have been some kind of hint. Expecting a player to just try everything available is pretty unreasonable; people tend to try really convoluted ways to solve their problems before going through all the simpler ways, or sometimes even stubbornly stick to trying the same thing over and over without any prompting to do otherwise. Plus, the aforementioned boss didn't need to have a bunch of stupid trap enemies in the way of hurting it. Just figuring out how to hurt it was enough challenge without having to duck around those things, especially for the second boss in the entire game.


so, worm-spitting boss, anyone? I've figured out that you can

use the mines on the worms

but that doesn't seem to really help at all

ReadyGoh July 2, 2012 10:39 PM

Frog (4th) Boss:

Don't bother mining the worms if they are in a tight cluster, as they will just respawn if there are less than 3. However, if they are spread out it will be hard to do damage to the boss. Try to distance yourself away from them and grapple hook the frog's eye when his mouth is closed.


^ 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!
  • 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)
Nambers> Dora To win this sleek little puzzle game, just match the grid up top to the one on the bottom by linking and adjusting the values of different cells. It sounds easy, but with limited moves, it's trickier than you think. Also free for Android!  ...
1 Comment
Guns, Gore, and Cannoli> Tricky In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!  ...
WonderCat Adventures> Lori.h WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.  ...
The Hollow> Lori.h After losing his Wife to illness the Huntsman's daughter has gone off into the forbidden woods filled with tricksters as well as The Hollow Queen. Now the Huntsman must venture in himself and face the unknown to find what took his daughter in this free indie visual novel.  ...

Recent Comments


Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

League of Light: Silent Mountain

Your Favorite Games edit

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 ©2003-2015 All Rights Reserved.

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!