Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Iron Pony Challenge


Iron Pony Challenge, a new pony game in progress by JinrohDev, is a game featuring many different mini-games, where you can play as either Rainbow Dash or Applajack. The music featured so far in the game is the main My Little Pony Theme.

The current three games you can play are Pony Longjump, Rainball Bounce, and Hoofball Punt. In the future, you will be able to play as either Applejack or Rainbow Dash, but for now, only Rainbow Dash is supported.  Each game has it's own control scheme (It's highly suggested you read the instructions before playing), but the goal is the same: Get the highest score possible. There IS a high score table, so you can compare your score to others, and see just how well you did.


The plans for the game include future releases for every three mini-games that are completed. The end product will feature both Rainbow Dash and Applejack as playable characters, and mini-games based off the episode Fall Weather Friends, with the rivalry being the basis for the entire game.

Rainbow Dash getting ready to kick that thing SO FAR

I'm holding back on a review until the full game is completed for two reasons. One, the bugfixes are coming out crazy fast, and two, the game isn't even close to done with all the mini-games, so there is a lot to be looking forward to.

15 comments:

  1. I don't really like the Rainbow Dash sprite here. She enters the uncanny valley territory for me.

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  2. Not picking on the first poster here, but I really wish people would learn what the term 'uncanny valley' actually means so they wouldn't describe every single sprite or character design in a game they don't care for at it.

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  3. @Anonymous 3: I agree... "uncanny valley" has a very specific term. It kind of annoys me when it's overused. But then again, maybe the first poster acually DID think these sprites fall into the uncanny valley... they are a bit strange...

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  4. Uncanny valley only applies to humans. It is the thresh hold in which something becomes very creepy when it starts to look too human but is still noticeably not human. Like that horrifying animation of robin williams in that terrible christmas movie. But these are ponies, not people. And that looks nothing like a real pony.

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  5. @Anon 5: Not nescesarilly (sp?). I've seen animals and non-human things that DO manage to enter the Valley, but it's much less common to see. But other than that, pretty good description. :)

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  6. says deleted deviantation whenever i try to click it.

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  7. says deleted deviantation whenever i try to click it.

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  8. cant play it says deleted deviantation bummer

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  9. It doesn't seem to work on a mac :(

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  10. Guys, the explanation for it saying deleted deviations is that the person who made the marvelous game deleted it, or somebody reported it and it was deleted by DA staff.

    Btw @Anon 5, great description. My example would be the deer on the game endless forest. Dude unless you buy real deer masks with real money the deer have HUMAN faces!

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  11. Hello ya'll can find the final version of the game here. :3 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/580103

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  12. @Anon11:

    YOU. ARE. MY. HERO!

    *Tackleglompz*

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  13. this game doesnt work

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  14. Lol is Trixie always Iron Pony? XD

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