Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

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Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by loop4ever » Mon Mar 11, 2019 23:27

So I've been looking in this forum and haven't seen a topic like this one for some strange reason (though I could be wrong since I'm new in the forums), so I decided to start it. Which is your favorite keen creature, and why?

Mine has always been the Flect (see my avatar), there's just something about him I like. I think it's his goofy look and the fact that he's not really directly harmful to keen but indirectly. I also find it funny that he can't be stunned from the sides since his teeth unintentionally act as a shield.

When I was little I used to play with him and get him to deflect keens shots right onto a little running blooglet, stunning it :lol . Guess I was mean with those little bloogs.

My second favorite keen creature was probably the Korath :korath , I didn't even know the're was a secret level till I was older, probably why I like the little mustached guy now, also he can be very refreshing after battling a bunch of robots and electric beings.

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by Roobar » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:55

That's his teeth? I thought he was just holding a mirror! That's yet another misconception.

Btw can someone place two flects in a 1 screen area room, shoot between them, jump out and record what happened with the shot? I'm really curious whether it will bounce between them and for how long.

As for mine, I don't know. There are so many creatures to choose from. Probably the alien-ish design of the Bloogs from Keen 6 - green alien creatures. Also, the Dopefish from Keen 4 and Robored from Keen 5.

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:25

That's a tough one. I find myself drawn to the... well.... harmless creatures most, particularly the Yorp. :spot
But I think I like the Foob more. Love the sprite set for the Foob. Also gotta respect that speed.
However! Neither of those would be my favorite! The obvious choice is Carrot Courier. There aren't many creatures that jump over chasms and pits like that. I just wish they'd stop moving so that we could hang out. There is a way to stop them, but then they aren't carrots anymore.
At the same time my favorite thing is to hitch a ride with Bounder and sale to victory.

(Just kidding. Squasher is the best)

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:55
Btw can someone place two flects in a 1 screen area room, shoot between them, jump out and record what happened with the shot? I'm really curious whether it will bounce between them and for how long.
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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by Roobar » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:47

Heh. That actually worked! Really funny. It was like pong between the two. I wonder if a level design around that mechanic can work, if, for example, something else can reflect shots at 90 degree.

Or what if you block 2 Flects each between two blocks, so they cannot move and shoot? That way you'll get an infinite reflected shot. What if you try making the impossible pogo jump/bullet trick over the shot? What happens if you get multiple times stunned from multiple shots when you're stunned? Or can you drop an enemy from a bridge to be stunned by a reflected shot?

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by loop4ever » Tue Mar 12, 2019 17:52

Told you guys that the Flect was the best! so many things to experiment with!

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by Nisaba » Fri Mar 15, 2019 17:50

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by T-Squared » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24

L'il Ampton.

They're so cute, even when they get stunned! (Although their charm goes away when they head towards your way when you're hanging on a pole...)
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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by Nisaba » Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:21

I'm in love with all those splendid fan made creatures. the expansion of the Keeniverse is what keeps me working on my own mod. I just love those creations and their unique behaving patterns.

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Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Post by XkyRauh » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34

Scrubs! :D Innocent little cleaner-bots who can carry Keen, hide secrets, be manipulated by point pick-ups, and so on. I really like their role on the Vorticon ship.

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