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#1 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:20 AM

The Woes are coming... and there's nothing you can do to stop them. Instead, hold them off as long as you can before they destroy your heart and corrupt all that is good...

http://www.helixgame.../HoldOffRed.zip

"It is the simplicity of the battle that will overwhelm you."

Enjoy! Mocha Man is working on more sounds so I'll release a new version when those are done (right now there isn't very many).

Read the help file if you don't know how to play!

Highscore boards: http://www.helixgame...HOR/boards.html

Unlockables Guide:
http://www.helixgame...OR/unlocks.html

Game by: Matt Thorson (aka YoMamasMama)
Music by: Escapader
Sounds by: Mocha Man

EDIT:
Name: Hold Off Red
Category: Arcade/RPG
Size: 1.5 MB
Version: 6.1
Resolution: User resolution
Changes Resolution: No
Mulitplayer: Online Leaderboards
Download Link: http://www.helixgame.../HoldOffRed.zip
Screenshots: N/A

Edited by YoMamasMama, 12 July 2005 - 05:51 PM.

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#2 JJProductions

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:31 AM

I got the high score :P

So many good games are coming out recently:
Return of S9
And this!

I love it... except for the icon.

The graphics all fit and I love that there is an online high score table :P
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#3 TurquoiseStar

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:37 AM

Heh, 1216. You did a lot better than me JJ

Interesting idea, YMM.
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#4 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:37 AM

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll be trying to stay on top of the highscore board for as long as I can (futile, I know).

BTW about unlockables... there's 14 of them:
-2 Modes
-6 Special Attacks
-6 "Surprises" =P

And the game tracks over 40 stats!
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#5 JJProductions

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:38 AM

Here is a glitch:

If you have one score on the highscores, then try to submit another, it wont let you :P
EDIT: Nevermind, you must refresh the page :P

I unlocked brute...

Edited by JJProductions, 12 July 2005 - 01:39 AM.

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#6 Alex Muncatchy

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:40 AM

An amazingly addictive game, 10/10 keep it up!
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#7 Cosmic

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:03 AM

Awsome. I liked the old one, I love this one. I'm playing now and aiming for a high score :P
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#8 RhysAndrews

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:14 AM

I got the pleasure of playing it before it was released on the GMC ^.^
I rate it 10/10; Because it's a FUN game.. And i rate games only by the fun.
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#9 BBaller

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:14 AM

Nice work YMM. I've just unlocked the first 5 unlockables on my first run, heh. Custom mode seems like a good place to sharpen your skills. I'll be playing this one for a while.
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#10 The Music Guy

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:36 AM

Hmm...the gameplay bears a resemblence to one of my older games...though there are quite a few more features.

It's definitely fun. Simplicity is always the key to good entertainment!
Very nice menus and other GUI-related things.

Three big smilies for this one! (That's worth more than three normal smilies, btw...)

:P :P :GM098:

Edited by The Music Guy, 12 July 2005 - 02:41 AM.

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#11 vgboy2002

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:47 AM

Hmm...the gameplay bears a resemblence to one of my older games...

And the gameplay also bears a resemblence to one of YMM's older games! =O =P

Great job as usual, YMM. I've already made my comments... =P Also, if anyone likes the lowest/highest time stats in Useless (for some reason), those were my idea. <_<

The "surprises" are very nice (only got one so far >_>), but there's a bug when you level up with one on. >_> It's blaringly obvious, too. ...And ugly. =P

Third place! =D But now I've gotta claim a spot on the Hard list. >_>
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#12 The Music Guy

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:11 AM

Is that one dated earlier than 2003? Well, wether or not it is, I just wanted to point out the fact that they seem to be based on the same general idea; I wasn't going to take it to court or anything. :P
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#13 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:43 AM

Fixed that bug and reuploaded, vgboy, don't see how I missed that before =\
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#14 Nin10doman

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:51 AM

Wow, kickass game, ymm. The gameplay reminds me of a project I had going for while. I love the RPG-style leveling system, the specials, and the unlockables. The online highscore system is also very cool. :P

Great game.

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#15 Gimpy Matey

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:56 AM

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Lookie what i found! right after i unlocked sound test, i went to 'help' and got it


love the game though, played 5 times, cant seem to break 20k though :P so addictive, so fun! gonna go play some more :P
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#16 r!x

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:17 AM

cant seem to break 20k though

yeah same here >_>

10/10

I got the pleasure of playing it before it was released on the GMC

I'm guessing your one of the guests at the helix forums who won't join.
Or your a member that i don't know of yet.
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#17 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:22 AM

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Lookie what i found! right after i unlocked sound test, i went to 'help' and got it


love the game though, played 5 times, cant seem to break 20k though :P so addictive, so fun! gonna go play some more  :P

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Fixed and reuploaded. Stupid bugs, I'll kill them all yet =P
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#18 Dabomstew

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:10 AM

35493. Take that, me7356 >_>

I've betatested this game since almost the start and it's gone a long way from the first beta I got, I can tell you that. =P

I was the one who suggested Custom Mode, for those of you lucky enough to have it.

BTW - on the highscore table - Fiend_Penguin is also me.

Edited by Dabomstew, 12 July 2005 - 05:16 AM.

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#19 Evilish

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:47 AM

I've been waiting for this topic, the games absolutely wicked, simple idea mixed with a.. well, sorta depressing storyline...

I've unlocked a few specials, and hard mode... wow, i woulda thought unlockables are suppose to helpful to the game:P

For an amazing game, 9/10
for the point you fix bugs goddam fast and great storyline, +2=P

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#20 Gimpy Matey

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:04 AM

excellent, thanks mama, Great work once again :P
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#21 Sparx

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:39 AM

Feedback

:P Who says simple games can't be fun!!! Hold of Red is one of those rare simple games that is both fun, addictive and with a lot of replay value and depth. And guess what, it’s brought to us by the (in) famous YMM. Hold of Red's graphics are simple. Basically, they are just colored hearts and a lot of red. But it suits the game and they are nice to look at. The particle explosions were really cool as well. The music was great and it was perfect for the game's atmosphere as where the SFX. The main game play is simple. Destroy all the moving hearts that are coming to you from all directions before they destroy you. However, the game play goes much deeper than that. YMM has added a great RPG-like system where we can gain levels to increase our stats. This is a very good system and helps when we get to the harder parts of the game (wave 12 was a killer). In addition to this, you can also view your stats, unlock some extras and submit your score to an online table!!!

:P My only complaint would be if we had a stat for how fast our bullet is. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought the bullets were a little slow. I know it adds more challenge to the game play but sometimes I fount it to be annoying because it was too slow. However, this is only a minor complaint and doesn't affect the fun factor much.


FINAL JUDGEMENT: Hold of red is difinently a game you should have on your PC. Its fun, addictive and has alot of replay value. Also, it will keep us busy for some time until YMM releases Jumper 3. Great game YMM!!!


SCORE: 9/10

Edited by Sparx, 12 July 2005 - 06:48 AM.

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#22 Cloud Architect

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:20 AM

Nice
9/10
your games are always pure gold.
The graphics could have done with improving though.
My highest score 7274
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#23 Kindred

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:40 AM

Great game. Nice simple clean graphics, and addictive simpilistic gameplay.

Although for only playing a few times I'm sure my 7th place score will get wiped off the score board sooner or later.
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#24 Harry

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:54 AM

this game was fun :P

how do you do the fading effects? thats what made the graphics amazing.
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#25 Dabomstew

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:16 AM

how do you do the fading effects? thats what made the graphics amazing.

image_alpha and draw_set_alpha go a long way :P

Just got 208800 on custom mode... Only 7 moves still though, since custom doesnt count towards stats.

Good job as always YMM and I look forward to the version with MM's additional sounds.
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#26 supalosa

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:12 AM

On the old one, i got like 6581 or something. Darn, you reset the highscores.

this game was fun  :P

how do you do the fading effects? thats what made the graphics amazing.

Man, even I know this. Use alpha effects.

Edited by supalosa, 12 July 2005 - 11:15 AM.

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#27 me7356

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:23 AM

35493. Take that, me7356 >_>

I've betatested this game since almost the start and it's gone a long way from the first beta I got, I can tell you that. =P

I was the one who suggested Custom Mode, for those of you lucky enough to have it.

BTW - on the highscore table - Fiend_Penguin is also me.

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Blarg, I will get you. >_>

When it was released in the HGC, I sorta completely pwned everybody...
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#28 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:37 PM

Added a guide on how to unlock most of the unlockables in the game (only leaving out the super-secret heart colors).

http://www.helixgame...OR/unlocks.html
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#29 Ghostkeeper

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:12 PM

How do you activate a mode? I never got a message I unlocked modes. I have a total of 51847 points on normal mode. It should be there.
Fun game. Better then the original hold off.

Edit: I see you've added some/an extra icon(s) on your site. I like 'em.

Edit: Oh I see, you need a score of 10.000 in ONE game. :angry: Your games are always hard. :P

Edited by killerkater, 12 July 2005 - 06:22 PM.

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#30 YoMamasMama

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:17 PM

You need to get 10000 in one game to unlock hard, and 30000 in one game to unlock custom. Not total.
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