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 Balloon Crabs (Mod theme contest entry: Wildlife) 
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Balloon Crabs


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These floating crabs aren't aggressive and won't cause any harm,
unless of cause you shoot its balloon. If you are unlucky and someone
shoots one of these above your head it will bleed acid on you which isn't exactly fun.
And if they burst above you...

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You can either control them yourself (and leave them floating above enemies only)
by buying them for 20oz or placing the "crab spawner".
You can place as many as you want (I suggest 3 as a max, but I usually only place one),
and you will see wild balloon crabs appearing from the sky

Not only are they awesome to watch, they also add a new gameplay mechanic
by shooting crabs just above enemies heads (if you use the "crab spawner)


Just a bonus, I have also made some new physics to the legs which makes them go "limb" instead of normal rigid joints.

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Azukki, i borrowed his crab leg sprites he made for this contest

mail2345, i used his attachment handler code.

Download http://www.mediafire.com/?4s9mpzay965vsa2

Hope you like this pile of junk and remember to rate


This will properly be the last thing i am going to release on datarealms


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Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:46 pm
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9/10
Since it's not original, yet it looks and acts nice
Overall well executed.


Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:23 pm
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9/10

awesome. Flying. Crabs. with balloons.


Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:29 pm
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Lol this is pretty cool. Doesn't this remind you guys of Metroid?

Good concept and I like how they add new mechanics to gameplay.

10/10


Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:45 pm
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LeonXross wrote:
Doesn't this remind you guys of Metroid?


OMG you have no idea how right you are.

akblabla wrote:
These floating crabs aren't aggressive and won't cause any harm, unless of cause you shoot its balloon.


Why couldn't you have made them fight like metroids!? I mean... they're IDENTICAL!

6/10 for ingenuity anyway. Will go much higher if they attack.


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6/10

-4 because BY ALL MEANS WE NEEDED A FLOATING CRAB. Typical Forum..

Do appreciate the Entry and work you gave us though, akblabla.


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9/10. I have been wanting one of these ever since I saw the dev blog post.
Fun to snipe too! How splendtastic!


Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:55 am
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7/10 Cool crabs, I like their personality (meaning floating habits and limp legs) as well as the deadly acidness that spills out of em when shot at. Sprite's great too,

Their large size, dark outlining, and durability are problems for me. I always figured they were supposed to be small and a tad brittle, since they're balloons.


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EPIC!!!...well for crabs that is. minor error with media fire doesnt download could you post a different link perhaps 8)


Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:30 am
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-4 because BY ALL MEANS WE NEEDED A FLOATING CRAB. Typical Forum..

Do appreciate the Entry and work you gave us though, akblabla.


Please explain, because without proper explanation it just seems like you give me a low score to raise your chances of winning



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Why couldn't you have made them fight like metroids!? I mean... they're IDENTICAL!

6/10 for ingenuity anyway. Will go much higher if they attack.


They are just wildlife, they are peaceful animals, and i have never played any metroid game.



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Their large size, dark outlining, and durability are problems for me. I always figured they were supposed to be small and a tad brittle, since they're balloons.



If you look at the concept art you can see it is in the right size (compare it to the basic cocoon crab), also i suck at spriting. I have made them this strong because i personally think everything is too weak in cortex command, and that they would be very boring if they only needed 3 wounds to die.



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EPIC!!!...well for crabs that is. minor error with media fire doesnt download could you post a different link perhaps


Here ya go


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Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:30 am
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Sprites could use some more work to fit inside vanillas.


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Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:51 am
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6/10 nothing that really struck me as special, but they are fun.

Also naxx, that sprite isn't exactly more fitting to be honest.
It looks like a rock, no offense taken I hope.


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I pretended to exagerate the veins and such, I'm terribly spriting organics,
but a correct contracting-&-expanding sprite animation could save the day.


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True.

Though the main problem I see with your sprite is that you shaded it like a rock :P


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10/10 I find these totally perfect to the wildlife style and is so Bloody awesome,
that i could play with these crabs, all day long :grin: .

The part with the dangling feet's just hanging from its body like that, makes it fun looking at all the time. lol. Crabs FTW! Its also awesome the danger such a innocent little crap can do hehehehe ^^

FuzzyMelon wrote:
Their large size, dark outlining, and durability are problems for me. I always figured they were supposed to be small and a tad brittle, since they're balloons.


http://devlog.datarealms.com/page/2/

Look at the wildlife picture. Thats pretty much the correct size if you ask me :wink:


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