I (foolishly) included Dash Maximus in a NES game compilation, before I realised my mistake after rendering. I was familiar with your other work and just assumed. The lack of a .nes was probably a giveaway. D'oh.
A downloadable game for Windows
A distress signal brings you to what should be a rocky, barren wasteland of a planet.
On approach to the planet your ship goes haywire. Crash landing deep into a cavernous rift of the mysterious planet, your suit's thruster jets are malfunctioning, making the long climb out, to radio for help, difficult.
But what should have been just a grueling acsent, becomes a fight for your life, as the planet soon reveals a darker purpose, of which you are now an unwilling participant!
Dash Maximus has been updated to compete in the Low Rez Jam here on itch.io! It now has the option to run in Original, or Low Rez Version. The low rez version removes some shader effects that aren't pixel perfect, increases difficulty and of course reduces the resolution down to 64x64 (from 128x120).
Both the low res and original version is included in the new installers (18.104.22.168 and greater).
Thanks for playing!
|Matt Hughson (NES Dev)
|1GAM, 2D, 8-Bit, Controller, Metroidvania, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, Sci-fi, speed-run
|A few minutes
|Keyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick
|High-contrast, Interactive tutorial, Textless
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Ok this is a very good plataformer tho Ngl BUT it would e nice if the soundtrack was a little bit more happy . _.
But That Dash mecanic is Good and clean thx for the game :)
Thanks for playing. I think in was going for a dark and ominous vibe with the soundtrack. Something like Super Metroid.
Just found a new bug thanks to playing with GLaDOS4296's find. I really like this one. Game is so solid that the few bugs found so far are fun to play with.
(The soundtrack being an episode of Columbo because I'm dumb and forgot to pause what I was watching while recording. If you haven't watched Columbo and you like murder mysteries I highly recommend the earlier seasons.)
I'm pretty sure you're not bug fixing anymore but
Neat. How'd you do that?
hi mhughson! sorry I don't know how to else contact you - are you still active? have some questions, please drop me a line or two. : )
I just inched closer and closer. Takes a few tries. You can also walk around in the lava.
Cool find! Here's a video of it for anyone that wants to see it in action. Sadly you can't walk through the laser to the right since it still has a hitbox in the lava.
I know I am super late but one of the best platformers i have very played it reminds me of Wario Land but with more pixely art ig and stripped down. 11/10 difficulty but it is fun as hell I would not mind seeing community levels like mario maker. I would buy it and play the hell out of it.
Officially a sub1 speedrun now. Great game! Thanks for making it Matt!
Very fun movement mechanic!
any chance you could release the source code? cheers!
You cool with people doing letsplays of your game? In my case it'll be a short one off, 'cause I suuuuuck at this game, but its fun :3
For sure! Post it here if you do so I can check it out!
Tough game for me, but I really like it!
I really like this game. Very interesting mechanics. The art looks great too.
Could do with some ominous sci-fi music :D But otherwise I really enjoy it. Brilliantly simple control scheme. Sprites and tiles are lovely too - really evocative.
Thanks for playing chilly! I was aiming for 'less is more' with the music, but I hear what you're saying!
I'm a big John Carpenter fan - I'll always want more ominous scifi music! :P Have you got any plans for it beyond itch?
I am sorry but It crashed after opening..
Hey wuga! Do you know if you have a gpu that supports shader model 4? Any chance I could get a windows crash log event from you?
Steps are here