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by XkyRauh
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:43
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Treasure Eaters and Shikadi Masters
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Treasure Eaters and Shikadi Masters

@Ceilick The Treasure Eater behavior, elaborate as it is, is also pretty hacky and definitely feels overly specialized--I wonder if it really was designed specifically for one level (and the item placement, accordingly, tailored for the weird behavior of the smirky boi)? I feel like they could've c...
by XkyRauh
Sat Dec 04, 2021 16:30
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Least favorite Keen game?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Least favorite Keen game?

Keen 1's worst element, I feel, is that the pogo stick can be missed entirely. It's technically only required to beat the final level, and it is possible to obtain a back-up pogo stick within said level, but the fact that it is possible to miss it entirely feels like the weakest part of the episode....
by XkyRauh
Sat Dec 04, 2021 16:16
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!

I played Keen1 as the free shareware demo that came with the full/registered version of Crystal Caves, and I remember being offended at how clumsy Billy Blaze was relative to Mylo Steamwitz. Mylo started and stopped moving on a dime, with no acceleration/deceleration! Mylo jumped up without a wind-u...
by XkyRauh
Sat Nov 27, 2021 16:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: What would Billie do different?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: What would Billie do different?

I feel like there was a time when having multiple characters in a game with differing abilities was just a thing (Lost Vikings, Donkey Kong Country/64, Contra Hard Corps, etc.) and from that perspective, it seems like Billie would/should be designed with a different toy item. Billy's got the Pogo St...
by XkyRauh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:18
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!
Replies: 28
Views: 1706

Re: MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!

That's very interesting, Pandakeen! Whenever I look at the map for the secret level of Keen 1 , I swear there's an optical illusion at the bottom-right corner. It's the area with the red diamond-shaped formation of blocks and zigzag formations around it. It looks as if the red diamond and the surro...
by XkyRauh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:17
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: First Keen mod you played
Replies: 32
Views: 1540

Re: First Keen mod you played

Yorphius II for me! I remember what really astounded me about that mod was the color scheme, and the art style (a lack of black outlining) being so different from Keens 1-3; it really made it feel alien and new! The level design was great as well; the difficulty felt on par with the original games....
by XkyRauh
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:14
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2325
Views: 755199

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

I was browsing through The Mushroom Kingdom (nostalgic, good ol' Mario fansite!), and in the list of SMB3 MIDIs, I found a MIDI from the one and only Xky Rauh ! Check it out! It's a really good MIDI! I wonder when it was made -- I might've heard a portion of it in some old TGF/CNC Mario fangame. I ...
by XkyRauh
Sat Oct 09, 2021 14:18
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen6: Discovered a glitch
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Keen6: Discovered a glitch

I originally thought Keen was just naturally able to stand on Blooglets the same way he does on Giks. I remember running into (hah) this glitch quite a few times when I was a kid playing on actual MS-DOS machines, without being aware it was not actually supposed to happen. I always enjoyed "Bl...
by XkyRauh
Mon Sep 06, 2021 14:07
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 4 Most Favorite Level?
Replies: 25
Views: 2134

Re: Keen 4 Most Favorite Level?

This is so hard for me to answer, because Keen4 is one of my least-favorite Keens to begin with. I voted for Cave of Descendants and Sand Yego, if only because they were the two Keen4 levels that came to mind first when thinking of levels from the game. I like that 'the cave of descending' has a pre...
by XkyRauh
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:51
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 4 Least Favorite Level?
Replies: 48
Views: 3757

Re: Keen 4 Least Favorite Level?

The thought did occur though that this topic seems just like some old threads Xky started on Keen:Modding from like 2006 haha. :lol Yeah! When I was searching for a way to make XkyKeen4 happen, I was thinking a *lot* about level design and how to keep it interesting. This poll really made me realiz...
by XkyRauh
Sat Aug 14, 2021 13:25
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 4 Least Favorite Level?
Replies: 48
Views: 3757

Re: Keen 4 Least Favorite Level?

Crystalus.

The more I reflect on my preferences for levels, the more I realize that I'm not a fan of verticality! Bloogton Tower and Crystalus are among my least favorite Keen levels, and they're both tremendously vertical.
by XkyRauh
Tue Jul 06, 2021 13:06
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6
Replies: 9
Views: 4963

Re: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6

The Bounder's jump/impact noise changes also, multiple times in that video. :(
by XkyRauh
Tue Jul 06, 2021 13:01
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: My keen childhood "trauma"
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: My keen childhood "trauma"

I had multiple nightmares about Vorticons when I was maybe in 4th or 5th grade. Mostly about the hopelessness of an entire planet of them, brainwashed, coming to get me. They're supposed to be a sort of goofy, gawky enemy, but they scared the crap out of me when I first played Keen!
by XkyRauh
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:59
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Operation Station Infiltration
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Operation Station Infiltration

If Red has a green bottom, then Blue shouldn't have a green bottom also. If Green's going to have a pink bottom, there should maybe be a Robo Pink? Could just cycle everything, so that Red has green bottom, Blue has yellow, Green has red, and Yellow has blue. Why not have one of the mouths be more o...
by XkyRauh
Thu Jul 01, 2021 19:45
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 49
Views: 5306

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

This is neat. :)