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03-21-2010, 12:06 PM
This a nice little minigame set in the fairground!
use the switches to move The Claw left and right, up and down and open or closed!
This level isnt amazing and the prizes arent that good but even when i play through it myself i get the feeling of actually playing the game in real life
Hope you enjoy!
03-23-2010, 05:17 AM
I just did a search for this and couldn't find it. I searched for "claw" and eventually found it. The PSN you posted should be jysgdcv. Just a heads up. ;)
03-23-2010, 06:01 AM
HI the forgotten :cool:
It seems to me that you did an excellent mechanism, but is very short, I think if had added it to a level more long would be excellent.
03-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Hi, The Forgotten! Cool idea and realisation! my 4 stars for it. As mini-game it is good.
03-25-2010, 06:19 AM
Well hey, it's a claw! I didn't know what this level was going to be about but I was happy it didn't involve being chased by a gigantic claw of death (which is what I thought I was in for).
Great work recreating the look and feel of the classic arcade/carnival game. Your construction is solid, visuals are great (scoreboard is the best), and the camera angle is just right. It really seems like you're playing a real claw game! I loved going after the prizes and trying to scoop up as many score bubbles as possible. The mechanics work surprisingly well and don't jam up at all as I would have expected them to do.
There isn't much to the level so I don't have lots to write about. There are a couple things though... I see why you used "blue glass" for the machine but it's a little hard to see what's going on in there. I probably would have used "crystal clear glass" but that's really just a personal preference. If the glass you picked simply looks better, then I trust your judgment. The other thing I'd change is the setting of the right hand switch. Currently it seems to be set to on/off, but it would operate the open/close action of the claw if if was set to directional. I'd also say add in some more mechanical type noises, and make this part of a larger amusement park level.
Cool little contraption here! I gave it 4 stars which is unusual for me on this type of thing. It *is* very good though, so that's how I rated it. Nice work! :)
03-26-2010, 01:07 AM
Cool little mini game. I like the art style you had, and as far as the gameplay, your mechanics were spot on.
The problem is I never really liked this game when I was a kid and saw these machines in restaurants. I was always playing Ms. Pacman or Galaga, hahaha.
But as a minigame level this was very well done and polished.
I gave you five stars.
03-26-2010, 08:13 AM
Awesome level, I played a level just like it but the claw in that one just kept breaking. Your claw didn't break on me that much, but it did when I was playing around with the controls :blush: But, it DID work well, because as I said I was just messing with The Claw controls so that's why it fell apart on me. So a note to other people:Don't mess with The Claw. I agree with Taffey, the glass you used made it a bit hard to see, so clearly you should have used Crystal Clear Glass. But, it's your level, so it is your choice. Whatever looked best to you, Go With It.
That's about it,
Overall I loved your level, and I gave it :star::star::star::star: and a heart.
03-30-2010, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys!
sorry for misspelling my psn, i can never remember it because i just typed something random for my name and icant change it now!
after ive finished my latest project, for the level contest i will maybe revamp my level and take down your ideas on how to make it better!:idea:
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