The artwork and animation is great. Nice use of blurring effects and whatnot to achieve an appealing depth and naturalism. But the best thing about this cartoon is the ending. Being an NG flash, I expected something a little more... expected (like the fish simply opening its mouth ridiculously wide and eating the cat, or the cat suddenly becoming vicious, etc). Nope. A fucking glob monster emerged and sucked the kitty in like a vacuum cleaner. Nobody would have predicted that lol. The dazed music was quite effective at that point too.
Definitely one of the more memorable movies I've seen here in a while. Keep it up!
xDD Thanks! Yea, I had a feeling I needed to do something unexpected. lmao.
I like that you're keeping in touch with newgrounds, this is pretty cool! also, Bizzarro, i bought a pack of mentos 5 minutes ago and THIS is STILL the freshest thing I've seen today.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
such a classic. this movie was my gateway into flash animations and newgrounds, gooooood times :)
Ever since I banned Tom, I've had this burning desire to also fling him. Now I can!
We all have that urge little billy, we all have that...
I like this :)
I actually had a lot of fun playing this. I didn't know how to use anti-gravity the first time, though, which is pretty much essential to the gameplay's appeal. (Yes, I am among the vast majority of users who tend to ignore "help" and "How to play" menus lol). But yeah, the second time around I decided to check out the controls and discovered how to toggle anti-gravity, and the game became much more enjoyable.
The only negatives I can think to mention are the usual things. Powerups, benchmarks, anything else to add more depth to the game. These would all be nice to see :) But what you've got now is a simple, fun game with tight controls, and it's definitely better than most of the games I see in the flash portal.
Nice job! I hope you continue to make more games, and I'm glad you took an interest in my Menu Loop track!
Thanks for leaving a review! This game was a ton of fun to make, so I'm glad it ended up being enjoyable for a few people. I'll definitely continue making games; hopefully I'll end up making a couple that do better than this.
I can't get past my own song lol
Damn, are my Symphonic TD skills rusty or is this tougher than the first one? Pretty friggin' hard even on normal difficulty! Not complaining, though. I like the challenge :) Hmmm, I don't know what else to say. I wrote a review on the original, which pretty much applies to this expansion 100%. Go take a look if you wanna read more! haha
Welp, great work once again, but it's sorta nice to see that this is the final installment in the series. Don't get me wrong, I love the game. I'm just excited to see what other awesome stuff you guys can come up with!
Thanks for the entertainment!
When I saw that the song was extended almost 3 full minutes I was a little scared that it wouldn't be able to maintain that same awesomeness all the way through. But whaddya know, nothing to fear here. The additions fit in flawlessly and actually make the song feel more developed and full. 6:06 until the end was absolutely beautiful. What an ending! I had goosebumps the entire time haha. I would give anything to see a full length movie scored by you with this song as the basis. I can only imagine how epic it would be. Become the next Hans Zimmer, okay?
By the way, I like the change you made at 5:38. The strings have more of a sweeping quality to them now. It's satisfying, I like it :)
I'm starting to detect that my family is getting sick of this song, but they'll just have to get used to it until I decide to stop listening to it several times a day haha. Hell, I even added it to my workout playlist this morning. Nothing like great orchestration to help get you through a long run!
Welp, thank you for creating such a masterpiece and sharing it with all of us here on NG for free. I honestly can't wait for your next submission.
Thank you so much, for this review and your input about the strings in PMs. It definitely helped!
This review is actually really meaningful to me. And it's funny, I do the same thing with music during a workout if I really like it, even if it isn't very workout-y music! Making it more developed and full was exactly the point... plus I didn't have to feel like I was wasting one of the themes that originally only got used once!
More than anything, I'm glad that you enjoy it, and didn't have to pay anything to listen to it either. As for my next submission, I've been toiling on this piece for a long time and will probably be taking a very contrasting break from orchestral music - but it won't be many tracks later that I'll want to get back to the symphonic flavour!
This is one of those rare songs you find on Newgrounds that make you want to simply put your head down and listen. I especially loved the main anthem (prominently at 4:16). It delivers such an epic feeling and sense of adventure. Good music always tells a story, and this song had my imagination running wild. It's got that whole cinematic experience thing going on: The abrupt changes in mood, novel-like structure, creative and modern use of classical instruments... It was awesome :)
I honestly only have one negative thing to mention, and that would be that a few of the note slides in the string section sounded a bit unnatural to me... I don't know. I played violin for 9 years so maybe that's why it caught my attention. Not a big deal, though!
If I told you that I've already listened to this at least 30 times all the way through, it wouldn't be an exaggeration at all haha. Phenomenal job, and congrats on receiving first place in the MAC!
Hey! Thanks for the killer forum signature, and this AWESOME review! I appreciate you taking the time to do both. However, the fact that you enjoy simply listening to the music, regardless of its affiliation with NG and the contest, means the absolute most to me.
Those note slides... you're definitely right! Sometimes the software doesn't let you get the legato or portamento sounding quite exactly as fast or slow as you want it, and I might have overlooked the ensuing awkwardness. I'm about one day from finishing the full version of this piece (this was abridged for contest length limits), and I'll certainly look into that in my final tweaks. I'd be TOTALLY indebted if you told me where the most "offensive" string slides were, by private message. :)
Now of course, if you've listened to this 30 times the new version might mess with your expectations, but it was always intended to be longer and hopefully you'll like it even more!
Holy mac-a-roll barrel roll
Shortly after initiation of this audio track my hand made its way into my pants. I don't know what happened, but it felt good on so many levels.
No worries, it's a perfectly normal side-effect.
This is astounding
I couldn't imagine anything better. 10 stars
This looks like the cover to a book they'd make you read for school. "Okay class, please have chapters one and two of 'The Giant Forest Pumpkin' read by class on Wednesday"
Things aren't looking good for that king.
Haha thanks. Yup, that king is doomed!
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