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Serious Dave

08--n7.r6-79.84 and Stranger087 fire up the Wayback Machine with Serious Dave, a not-so-serious retro action-packed platformer about a bunch of babies being kidnapped to open an eeeeeviiil portal, and the bearded hero who sets out to save them. Use [W] and [S] or the up and down [arrow] keys to hop between platforms, avoiding enemies and grabbing coins and health pickups, as you speed through stages. When you've unlocked weapons by proving your trustiness to Dave's friend (by bringing him ice cold brewskis, of course), you can fire weapons with [Z] or the [spacebar], and use [C] and [V] to swap between them. Serious Dave is absolutely aces at capturing that old school feel, from the aesthetic to the gameplay, and fans of simple, twitchy reflex platforming will appreciate its classic pixel flair. Where it stutters is perhaps being a bit too simple and repetitive for a modern crowd, since the gameplay doesn't really change significantly throughout, but the bonus levels and achievements add a little extra challenge to a game that doesn't wear out its welcome. Serious Dave is seriously retro from its pixels to its soundtrack, and for some players looking for something snappy and simple without being too easy, it'll scratch the proverbial itch.

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RamblinRob October 3, 2015 1:19 PM

Am I the only one that noticed Dave's hat looks almost exactly like Q's from Cave Story? Game looks promising.

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RamblinRob October 3, 2015 2:35 PM

So is it a hell rabbit or a hell bunny?

I beat the game but I get a feeling there is more to it, so I'm going to complete it one more time with all objectives completed/weapons max upgraded.

By the way, push the [X] key to use your weapon's special ability. Saved my life. Especially with the plasma gun.

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RamblinRob October 3, 2015 3:46 PM

Ok, so I did what I said and got

the same little message

I didn't try it with all achievements obtained though so somebody can still try that. I'm thinking it's

leaving an opening for a sequel

and that's it.

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I don't know what to think. The shooting mechanic don't seem to fit seamlessly on the game. I'll play some more :P

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