The HeadBanger's Quest

by Alexander Gambino


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Has Potential, January 31, 2015
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)

I'm not the target audience for this Twine story with 8bit graphics and music, which also claims to be based on Legend of Zelda. This has the same sort of METAL ROXX!! intentions as Tim Schaefer's BRUTAL LEGEND. The font is 8-bit, and so is the music, which the author says wouldn't play in a browser, but eventually loaded and was also very retro 8 bit grindy. I've heard some amazing and beautiful 8bit arrangements, but this was ostensibly some sort of metal tune with sat in my ear like a jackhammer.

After the intro where there's lots of long scrolling text and un-skippable dramatic pausing, the game turns into a sort of RPG. The PC is on an invisible grid with links for NSEW. For the little I explored, every location is a "Temple of [something]" and you have to type in the answer to a password to enter. I wasn't sure whether these answers were available in-world or if they were some sort of metal trivia. When presented with "Number of the Beast", answering "666" did not work, so that's when I gave up.

That's not to say this wouldn't be an enjoyable diversion for someone into all of the elements that went into it: heavy metal, 8-bit retro, and LoZ. A good amount of skill is on display.

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AlexanderGambino, January 31, 2015 - Reply
Hey man, thanks for the review.
Hanon Ondricek, January 31, 2015 - Reply
I can tell you did a lot of work, so I hope someone else can chime in!

Are the passwords supposed to be guessable, or do you have to find them in-world?
AlexanderGambino, January 31, 2015 - Reply
They're in the world. You get the first one from the the quest giver, the skeleton pope dude. You get them from beating the bosses. They pop up on the screen and big gold text.
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