Saturday, December 30, 2017

SchoolRush NY2018

Happy New Year Everyone. I've got a new build of SchoolRush uploaded. Hope you'll enjoy it. For those of you who mastered the game, you'll discover the credits level and the hint towards the secret, vertical level that I've been working on half this year.

Prêts pour la nouvelle année ? Voici une version de Bilou: School Rush avec un niveau secret terminé, des images de chargement qui racontent l'histoire du jeu, la séquence de crédits ... Et pour ceux qui n'arriveraient pas encore jusque là, deux modifications qui rendent le jeu moins impitoyables: on peut "nager" hors de l'encre (encore faut-il pouvoir trouver une plate-forme où atterrir) et on grimpe automatiquement dans les encriers quand on tombe dessus, même si on tenait un taille-crayon entre les mains.

For everyone, you'll enjoy the "swim up for your live" mechanics that will let you go forward even if you missed a jump and fell into the ink. Well, you cannot recover *every* missed jump that way, but it's already much more forgiving than it used to be.

You'll also enjoy how jumping into an Inkjet now automatically let you in, dropping the Dumb Blador you're carrying, if any.


gameplay

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.

Story

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.

1 comment:

Rayteoactive said...

I think kids would love to play this game. Reminds me of chip and Dale on NES. I imagine it to do well for switch though.