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Nether Runner

Don't get me wrong, I've been on some bad dates, but never really "accidentally doomed the world with Lovecraftian horrors from beyond the veil" bad. In MorbidWare's arcade shooter Nether Runner, it's just you and an itty-bitty helpful elder god against the seemingly endless horde of monsters standing in the way of rescuing your date, who is probably seriously reconsidering dating someone who goes poking at clearly sinister ancient tomes. Chose your control scheme by selecting the controller icon on the main menu, and then set off with your Cthulhu chum atop your head. He can carry you until he runs out of fuel, allowing you to fly around the enemies and projectiles hurtling at you, but when the fuel runs out you'll have to be satisfied with simple jumping... oh, and you never stop running either. While you will die, since every hit knocks a heart off the meter in the upper-left corner of the screen, you can spend the cash you earn from slaying monsters and your score on upgrading your abilities and even unlocking new skills. Eye-catching production values and challenging arcade gameplay liberally dosed with big boss battles makes Nether Runner a lot of fun, though the tremendous amount of grinding for upgrades and cash may wear off some of its appeal. Besides, everyone knows what works best when it comes to evil books, right? Klaatu... verata... n... Necktie. Nectar. Nickel. Noodle... ? Oh well. I'm sure it wasn't important.

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I was fine with the grinding until I reached the final boss and it penalized me because I hadn't completed all of their "missions." Which basically are just arbitrary ways to keep you playing.

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The "combo" to kill the sea creature does not work.

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Leopardmask February 13, 2015 3:52 PM replied to SHA

Are you remembering to hold the space bar while you do it? If you aren't pressing the space bar you just move around and it won't register the combo.

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Thanks, now it works.

I never saw that in the instructions.

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This was a super fun way to kill some time. Loved it.

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Completed half the missions and 25% of the upgrades; if I am not ready for the boss than why was the boss so easy to reach? Hmm maybe I should be getting more money so that it isn't such a waste of time or be able to complete more missions during a run, less grinding would be nice.

If you play too long you get phantom enemies that can hit and shoot at you well forever and you cannot kill them.

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