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Mik2121
05-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Welcome to the Arabian Nights, challenge edition!. Based on my own original stage (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11023) I posted here a few weeks ago.

This time it's a challenge!. Yes! Play until you die or.. get bored ;P

How to find it:

PSN ID - Mik2121
Stage Name - Arabian Nights Challenge
Location - Around Egypt


Some of the stuff it features...


Unique Challenge mode (or so I think!)
Day to Night cycle!
OK for even up to 4 players!
Music from the Monster pack
Themed photo-booth!!
Simple design! :) (like the Arabian Nights stage)


Here are some pics:

http://mik2121.com//wp-content/uploads/2009/08/arabchallenge1.png
The Challenge begins!!


http://mik2121.com//wp-content/uploads/2009/08/arabchallenge2.png
This is the themed photo-booth! Get your own pictures and upload them to the server/stage!.


http://mik2121.com//wp-content/uploads/2009/08/arabchallenge3.png
It's getting darker...

RangerZero
05-24-2009, 04:34 AM
I really like what I played there! It's 5 stars and heart for you.
This level is a unique challenge type of level. It keeps things fresh outta here. Continue your good work :)

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Aurongel
05-24-2009, 04:38 AM
Definately have to check this out...

also, I recall a Wario Land 4 stage of the similar name... Coincidence, or influence?

Mik2121
05-24-2009, 04:40 AM
I really like what I played there! It's 5 stars and heart for you.
This level is a unique challenge type of level. It keeps things fresh outta here. Continue your good work :)

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Again, thanks!! =)


Definately have to check this out...

also, I recall a Wario Land 4 stage of the similar name... Coincidence, or influence?
Didn't even know about that stage. But yeah, definitely coincidence. My only influence is the movie Aladdin, and even then, for this stage not that much..

Aurongel
05-24-2009, 04:42 AM
Didn't even know about that stage. But yeah, definitely coincidence. My only influence is the movie Aladdin, and even then, for this stage not that much..

I've always wanted to do an egyptian-esque level...

Sadly, between my post-apocalyptic landscape work, and my latest creation I just haven't had the time to plan one out...

I always wanted to name it Arabian Nights, from the Wario Land level. Then I join here and see that someone else happened to use the same exact name :P

What are the odds?!

Mik2121
05-24-2009, 01:53 PM
I see! Sorry then =)

Did you check the stage already?

Mik2121
05-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Someone else care to comment and give some feedback?

Kog
05-25-2009, 08:34 PM
Wow! That was awesome and addictive!

Man, that was great! I will definitely be going back to it to get the highscore! I noticed all the speech bubbles at the start, lol, you know a lot of languages! The mechanics in this level are probably quite complex, as I never got the same pattern of platforms. As I stated before, this level is really fun, and really makes you want the highscore! Now, how the level changed over time was GREAT! I loved the detailed day night cycle, and when the cannons came in and the lights! That was GREAT! The detail that went into the level was great, but levels like these are always fun to make, because it's a very small area, allowing you to waste all the thermo making it! I did that in my survival challenge 'Bouncing Balls'.

There weren't many things that could be fixed/changed but here are some: The icon! That had nothing to do with the level! You need a better, custom made icon! This didn't happen to me, but If someone isn't that good at the level, and is stuck on the left side of the map, then the photo booth pops up, they won't see whats too their right, and then they die! Also, maybe add some more platforms in the future (If you can!) that would make the level much better, and probably never the same!

Great level though!

5 stars and hearted!

sjbluedog24
05-26-2009, 04:55 AM
WOW, this looks like a tremendous improvement from the last level, Ill have to check it out.

Mik2121
05-27-2009, 11:17 PM
WOW, this looks like a tremendous improvement from the last level, Ill have to check it out.

Did you finally play it? :P

sjbluedog24
05-27-2009, 11:23 PM
Did you finally play it? :P
Yes, I have. No problems that I could find. :)

Morgana25
06-02-2009, 04:11 AM
Nice survival challenge! I'm not usually a huge fan of these but I like how you set this up. I loved the materials you choose, the swingy bits are fun and I liked the lighting and colors you picked. I'm just not terribly good at these so I only got to see a few minutes worth but I think the ramp up was nicely done.

I can see the similarity between this level and your other arabian themed level and they look good together. I can see it's a pair. Consider giving a "key" on the regular level to unlock a version of the survival challenge. Might increase the plays on it.

I gave it 4 stars! Thanks for sharing it!

Mik2121
06-06-2009, 04:49 AM
Thanks Morgana!

Too bad apparently people consider it 'BORING' and 'RUBBISH' (2 of the 3 words showing up on the main window) and it only has around 160 plays in the last few weeks..

I so wanna continue doing stages, but if this is going to keep being like this while crappy stages get lots of attention, I don't really know what to do.

Keldur
06-06-2009, 05:51 PM
Completely amazing challenge level. I do really love the concept of it.
This, aside with your Arabian nights level, does really impress me. I can't wait to see your arabian nights level finished, I'm really eager about it!

And don't worry about the rubbish on the cool page, seriously. Just keep producing kick *** levels like this one.

brnxblze
06-08-2009, 03:05 AM
Great work on this level! Me and my friends really enjoyed it. It's a lot of fun with a lot of players. You got a heart from me.

Mik2121
06-08-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the comments! It encourages me to make more stages :P

GrahamLif3
06-11-2009, 05:18 PM
This level became my favorite IMMEDIATELY when I played it! My brother and I played it non-stop yesterday until we got first place on the 2-player leaderboard haha! I also love your Arabian Nights level, too! SO GOOD!:hero:

Mik2121
06-11-2009, 05:41 PM
This level became my favorite IMMEDIATELY when I played it! My brother and I played it non-stop yesterday until we got first place on the 2-player leaderboard haha! I also love your Arabian Nights level, too! SO GOOD!:hero:

Hey! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!. I will surely make more levels (both normal AND survival) so you can play 'em with your brother! :P

Yarbone
06-11-2009, 06:11 PM
I've made a similar mini-game (if i understand what you made) a while ago but i couldn't finish it because my PS3 died.

Mik2121
06-12-2009, 12:41 PM
That sucks, Yarbone.

Yarbone
06-12-2009, 05:26 PM
btw... yours looks way more simple than mine >_< I'm afraid mine is to complicated looking :/......... anyway! I'll play it when gotz mah PS3 back :hero:

Mik2121
06-13-2009, 02:55 AM
Yeah, it might be simple, but...


complex =/= better

I was able to achieve almost everything I wanted keeping the thermo at 3/4.

When are you getting your PS3 back?

Yarbone
06-15-2009, 10:05 PM
err... i dunno. If sony keeps its promises to send it back within 15 days after recieve, then the max would be 20th june.

Anyway!!!! Are you using a randomizer to emit different sections, or am i just totally misunderstanding the concept?

I mean, you didn't really explain your level in the first post xD

Mik2121
06-16-2009, 08:14 AM
Yeah, I didn't explain how it works because there's no need for it :P

And obviously, yes, I made a nice randomizer for this level to emit the different parts.

Yarbone
06-16-2009, 11:31 AM
...... the problem with this is (about the randomizer) that it's not always the same, therefore the scores won't be fair. Because maybe some parts are easier then others, and if you keep getting the easy ones then it won't be fair.

Understand?

Other than that, i think it's fun anyway. :D

Mik2121
06-16-2009, 12:32 PM
I know how the randomizer works, but thanks for the comments.

There are also easy ways to prevent this and seeing how you have made an stage like this but more complex, you should already know it, and though I have not implemented them on my stage (didn't consider the difference between the more difficult and easy pieces to be that big), they could be implemented on a different stage easily

Yarbone
06-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Yeah i thought like... "Omg i've got an awesome idea" but until i was like building for 5 hours i didn't realize that randomizer causes the result of the game to be, like errr random O-o

how many different parts do you have? O_o i've got about 6 now i believe..... I wanna play your version now! :D

seriously...! me wants ps3 back xD

Mik2121
06-16-2009, 04:07 PM
I don't remember correctly, but I think it had 8 pieces, one of them being a photo booth so it only shows up once, so I guess you could say 6 parts. I could have made more (not really a big deal) but I wanted to publish it to show it to a friend, and decided to leave it like that.

I might make an extended version soon, with different theme and more parts.

Ygg_Barasil
06-16-2009, 04:21 PM
Just played your level which was very good to be a survival challenge. I first thought the platform should increase in speed over time, but that was until the cannons showed up. They created a third "danger-element" that I really liked. Nice graphics as well.

Rated 4* with a fun-tag.

Btw, please F4F my level below...

Mik2121
06-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks Ygg.

I will check your stage later, but remember that this isn't a F4F thread.

(btw, I'm starting a live streaming - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lbp-create-mode
I will create some stuff, if you wanna join and ask some questions about how to do something and I can help, I WILL help :P)

Ygg_Barasil
06-16-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks Ygg.

I will check your stage later, but remember that this isn't a F4F thread.


LOL! Sorry, my bad! I was sure it were ;)

Mik2121
06-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Sorry for being late. I'll play your level later today Ygg.


Any more comments from someone else? :P

IceMaiden
06-23-2009, 09:23 AM
I really liked the look of this level. Beautiful colours and materials. Liked the theme a lot. Unfortunately I didn't survive for very long because my gameing skills are rubbish but my eye for detail is much better and I liked the detail here.

Mik2121
08-26-2009, 03:48 PM
Thanks IceMaiden.


The pics are down right now so I will host them on another site. It should take a few minutes only.