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S W O R D F I S H

An aquatic action game. Swim sword first into the deep to destroy the evil at the heart of the ocean.

Featuring:

  • fast, dynamic old school gameplay inspired by Ecco the Dolphin
  • Multiple enemy types each with their own attack patterns and weaknesses
  • 25 levels of aquatic action
  • A plucky swordfish with a charge attack and nothing to lose.

I hope you all enjoy the game! Post your final scores below :)

Let me know your feedback here or @danhowardgames

P#51754 2018-04-18 10:14 ( Edited 2018-06-22 04:39)

Excellent stuff!!!

P#51758 2018-04-18 11:16 ( Edited 2018-04-18 15:16)
1

The difficulty is really nice. The level design gets tricky but never unfair. And the graphics are fantastic. Great game!

P#51759 2018-04-18 12:28 ( Edited 2018-04-18 16:28)

Clearly well done - fits very well the Pico-8 medium.

note: I was not expecting the 'boss rooms' - good use of existing mechanics in a tiny space!

P#51763 2018-04-18 15:09 ( Edited 2018-04-18 19:09)
:: Jusiv

Great visuals, movement, controls and game feel!
Would be cool if it had music beyond occasional short jingles though.

P#51764 2018-04-18 15:15 ( Edited 2018-04-18 19:15)
:: Diego

This was great! Ecco the dolphin would be proud.

Good difficulty. Gameplay elements introduced nice and slowly, then mixed. Solid game.

P#51767 2018-04-18 17:07 ( Edited 2018-04-18 21:07)

B E A U T I F U L

P#51770 2018-04-18 19:24 ( Edited 2018-04-18 23:24)

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the game and the level design/difficulty curve. How long did it take you to beat? I'm curious to see your final scores?

@freds72 the boss is quite different but I'm glad you managed to get there well done!

@Jusiv yes I agree about the music. I am planning on adding some for the next update.

P#51776 2018-04-19 01:10 ( Edited 2018-04-19 05:11)
:: Diego

I don't remember what my score was. I remember seeing 2/3 stars on something and I only died once.

P#51782 2018-04-19 12:05 ( Edited 2018-04-19 16:05)

Only dying once, that's impressive :) Its a tough game in places.

I noticed that the browser versions seems a bit sluggish compared to splore. Does anyone else have this issue?

P#51806 2018-04-20 09:36 ( Edited 2018-04-20 13:36)

It was one of my best 13 minutes (not a really good score) pass on pico 8 !

P#51819 2018-04-20 16:15 ( Edited 2018-04-20 20:15)

Great stuff! 13 mins is a good score! Glad you enjoyed.

P#51878 2018-04-22 14:42 ( Edited 2018-04-22 18:42)
1

I really like this, it's short and sweet and has a good message. It reminds me of the swordfish from the Donkey Kong Country games, and the setting kinda reminds me of Ecco the Dolphin. I'm favoriting this for sure.

P#53693 2018-06-22 00:39 ( Edited 2018-06-22 04:39)
1

This is awesome - great difficulty curve, solid map design, and a great little story told without words.

P#71450 2019-12-28 03:49
:: dw817
1

Something is really fishy here and I love it ! As you mentioned, it really does remind me of ECCO. Gold star for you.

https://youtu.be/PCPIJy0Rjiw?t=182

P#71452 2019-12-28 04:57 ( Edited 2019-12-28 04:59)

Hey there! This game just got accepted on speedrun.com, so anyone interested can submit their runs here:
https://www.speedrun.com/swordfish

P#83047 2020-10-17 22:23
:: Zverik

Passed it in 13 minutes, and every level is awesome: not too hard, not very forgiving also. Thank you, I liked it.

P#83075 2020-10-18 14:43
:: choo-t

Nice and well balanced, really looking forward for the update, music will make it perfect.

P#83088 2020-10-18 20:08

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