Nous y sommes enfin! une version de School Rush qui tient plus du jeu que d'un béta-test. Ce n'est pas encore aussi parfait que je le voudrais, et ça manque sans doute de nouveauté pour mes fidèles testeurs, mais cette fois, j'estime avoir atteint le niveau de finition sur les quatres niveaux disponibles pour qu'il ne soit pas irrespectueux d'en parler aux dévelopeurs professionnels avec lesquels je suis en contact.
Si vous vous demandez "mais comment on y joue", n'hésitez pas à jeter un oeil au let's play de Pirez. (Enfin, assurez-vous quand-même d'avoir un émulateur NDS. DeSmuME, par exemple.
You're controlling Bilou, a blue, ball-shaped explorer. You make him JUMP with the (A) button and grab things (or throw them) with (B). Your goal is to reach the right of each level before you're caught by the ever-raising ink.
You'll need to be quick, too. Use (R) or double-tap in left/right directions as if you were a pink, living vacuum cleaner.
You can stomp some monsters, you can throw sharpeners at others. Remember: the pencil soldats are the only real threat here, and they must be stopped from pouring even more ink for their autoritarist plans. Everything else that looks dangerous is mostly acting on fear and may prove very useful if you keep your head cold. Think about how useful a bobbing sponge could be if you could ride it (B). or how high an inkwell could shoot you ...
There are rumours of magical artifacts that could help you. The Fist of Justice, that noone can stand against (double-B) and the Floating Twister (hold A), that let you reach far away places. It's unlikely the pendats will let you recover them without a fight, though.
At the far east of this school-like country, there is a gauge that will stop the ink. Rush for it! The books city is close to be destroyed once for all, and the elders' knowledge will be lost. This must be another plot from Square Root, who decided that mathematics are the only thing worth of being written down.
Everyone here seems to believe that Bilou is a sort of legendary hero...
How to play
Get the NDS image and play it on your homebrew-ready console or in an emulator, such as DeSmuME. See this page if you need extra explanation/instructions for running homebrews.
WARNING : difficulty selection on this release is partly broken : you have to touch the desired difficulty to get it selected. UP and DOWN directions, although changing the cursor's position, have no effect.