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  • Summary: Spud's Quest is an adventure game that draws it's inspiration from a heap of old school classics- the Dizzy series, Zelda, La Mulana, Tomb Raider, and Metroid to name a few. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in November 2012.

    - A large fantasy game world featuring varied
    locales and characters
    - Four dungeons brimming with puzzles and enemies
    - Day / night / weather system that affects characters schedules
    - Abilities / Powerups to further your progress (Metroid style)
    - Control switching mechanic (Spud / frog)
    - Fast paced 2-4 player battle mode
    - http://spudsquest.com
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  1. Oct 1, 2013
    87
    It may take about an hour or so to ramp up, but when it does, Spud’s Quest becomes a rather fun and challenging experience.
  2. Dec 4, 2013
    50
    As a labor of love to design that’s long gone by, Spuds Quest serves as a reminder that sometimes it’s best not to revisit your memories; you may not like what you think of them now.
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  1. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    Backed this on Kickstarter on a whim, but after playing it all afternoon I'm glad I did! Cracking little adventure game with brilliant and clever puzzles. Reminds me of the old days Expand
  2. Sep 19, 2013
    10
    Awesome retro experience and truly a nostalgic tribute to all the good games i played when i was a kid. Definitely worthy game for anyone who is looking to take a hike back to pixelerated graphics and cool old-school tunes.

    Content seems to be suitable for both adults and younger audiences. It presents jokes and punch lines in a same subtle way as most of the Pixar films (kind of jokes that grown ups get in a different way).
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  3. Sep 19, 2013
    10
    I missed this game on Kickstarter but was brought to attention by a friend. Im having so much fun playing this game on my YouTube its a great retro puzzle plat former with a great score and pixel art. I would highly recommend purchasing this game Expand
  4. Sep 19, 2013
    9
    Spud's Quest is a loving tribute to the tropes of yesteryear.

    It start's off with a Zelda-esque introduction, Spud waking up, then quickly
    moves into Dizzy territory of inventory based puzzle solving in a fantasy setting. Spud's quest mixes Dizzy's pure puzzle adventuring with some light action elements and it takes the player back to the innocent gameplay of yesteryear.If you've ever played a mainline Dizzy game, or arcade adventure games from the 1980s then you'll feel right at home with Spud's Quest.

    Puzzles at the beginning are not particularly difficult, but the difficulty ramps up gradually. The graphics are 16-bit pixel art-esque, and of a very high standard. In addition to the excellent pixel art, there are weather effects and a day/night cycle ensures that a single location can have multiple moods. According the author, there are 350 screens in Spud's quest which is a lot more than a traditional game of this type. The screens do not scroll but rather flip to the next screen (walking to the right makes our heroes appear on the left of the adjacent screen). There are 4 "temples" which is a Zelda trope not found in the traditional Dizzy games and something quite novel in the sub-genre.

    In addition to the inventory based puzzling, there are multiple protagonists, and they can be switched between at will, and this is utilized by some of the puzzles in the game. The first protagonist is Spud himself, who is a potato-like creature. The second protagonist is a frog who can talk. Most adventuring is done via control of Spud,

    The story of the game is well written, full of quips, and is at least as good as its peers. The game is tongue in cheek and doesn't take itself seriously so you shouldn't go in expecting Shakespeare. A game about a potato and a frog should be the first clue. That said, compared to the TV adaptation of Under The Dome it might appear like Shakespeare though :)

    If you prefer your games must be fast paced, action packed, and with high-def graphics, then this game is perhaps not for you. For players that enjoy immersing themselves in a fantastical world and solving puzzles, with silly dialogue, pleasant graphics and nice chiptunes, this game is sure to bring a smile to your face.
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