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Rating: 4.2/5 (79 votes)
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A Stroll in Space

KimberlyMinding your own business is probably a good rule of thumb when traveling intergalactically. I mean, no one wants to answer a distress call and end up with an alien exploding out of their chest. But what do you do if you are minding your own business when suddenly you're attacked by a large tentacled being? Use your puzzle platforming skills and take A Stroll in Space, by Gameshot. Use the [arrow] keys to move and jump as you travel the length of your ship. Once you've rescued your monkey companion, you can press the [spacebar] to have him deactivate gravity to help you move crates and jump to otherwise inaccessible places. Can you make it to the escape pod unscathed?

A Stroll in SpaceUsing the gravity button doesn't just flip gravity upside-down like in many games. It's a a bit more realistic as when activated, you start to float in whatever direction you were moving at the time, and bounce off walls or into spikes. It takes a little getting used to, but is a fun and different mechanic. Thankfully you have endless lives, as some levels require a little bit of trial and error. This can be frustrating if you die near the end of a level, but the levels aren't super long, so you don't have too far to go to gain back ground. The sound and graphics are both great, and the levels vary nicely between needing platforming skills and having to think through a puzzle. Maybe another good rule of thumb for space travel should be to put your ship spikes and lasers on the outside of your ship next time to prevent hostile attacks.

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnrLT_DgOiK7Leoj0eRHY69GNEFT33XtTU December 19, 2014 12:34 PM

And I quit on level 11.

A few of these could do with mid-stage save points so you don't have to play the whole level just because you screwed up late into it.

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blastdragon December 19, 2014 3:02 PM

Like been said above me, it needs mid-level checkpoints. There are levels that can really screw you over cause the ending is really hard. Level 13 is especially bad with a deathtrap right before the ending. The weird part is, level 14 is really easy compared to the levels before it.

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The controls are almost entirely baffling to me. Sometimes the little guy floats, and floats correctly. But then there are times where there's a jump involved and he needs to float in a direction and he just doesn't want to so now I think I'm just going to go ahead and do it: I'm going to marry that little guy because clearly I've gone mad and this is my life now.

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I'm on 15 and scratching my head.

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Never mind, figured it out.

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henri keb December 20, 2014 5:28 AM replied to Username

How did you do it ?

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Nice, but the tutorial didn't teach all needed tricks (part of the puzzle I guess, hmm), I had to resort to the ? (video help) to learn some things.

15: jump to pass red door in time.
16: you must do a "mid-air direction change" by quickly releasing space, move opposite dir, hold space again. (Horizontal is also possible, which is an alt to bouncing to pass the upper right spikeroom on level 19).
16: (just after flight).. "jump-push" against box (and hold space) to make both player and box move.

I don't think savepoints were necessary as only 2 or so levels were long enough, it just added a welcome challenge from the 1 screen levels.

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I had to quit at 19 after narrowly escaping 18

The final level looks to be doom

Big Dino did however post a walkthrough for those of you struggling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQl4ly2hHC4

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LeeSuss December 21, 2014 8:12 AM replied to Maude Buttons

It's not you, the controls just don't seem very reliable. On level 13 in particular I've found a couple of places where the gravity cancel simply doesn't work when you need it.
I don't mind a lack of check points per se but in combination with bad controls their absence makes this pretty painful in places.

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I'm in the main group who enjoyed the game and rated it 4.2. The length of the levels and the controls are perfect.

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Carny Asada December 21, 2014 10:48 PM

The puzzle-solving aspects of this were great, but the way the anti-gravity power worked was not at all intuitive, and, as some others have noted, difficult to control. Mid-level save points would have kept me from ragequitting.

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CrankYanker December 23, 2014 3:35 PM

I didn't notice many of the issues that others have brought up. Controls didn't seem to have any dead spots for me; the timing on some of the levels almost made me rage-quit, but I was finally able to get them all.

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