I somehow seem to have broken the game and softlocked myself after dying to a sewer monster. :?
Note: This is a #gbjam game. I did some post deadline bugfixes but it's a gamejam game so there might still be some hidden bugs floating around. Be warned!
update 1.1 added support for gamepads supported by html5 gamepad API
Cuckoo Castle is a mini-metroidvania made for the 4th edition of the#gbjam . In Cuckoo Castle you take control of a lonely knight seeking to defeat the evil force that resides in the Cuckoo Castle, an enormous castle that appeared out of nowhere.
Rescue new heroes and battle your way to the highest tower of the Castle.
- left,right arrow keys: move around
- up arrow key: interact with objects / characters
- D: jump
- F: attack
- enter: menu / mapscreen
- Q at pig statue: teleport to statue near town
The witch character has a double jump!
Try and find the Bugmeister for a totally different playstyle!
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I really like this game, nice work!
Thank you for the download.
Bugmeister kind of creeps me out
what does he mean by "dig dig dig; I must reach them yes; they speak to me so I dig; will you help me find them?"
Beautiful game. I had so much fun. Definitely downloading the windows version to keep my progress. Good work!
So Great :)
Can ya add a hp bar for bosses? I always wonder how much hp does the boss has left.
Its a great game
Nice, short little game. I love the art style and combat is smooth and fun.
Nice Game! It looks really well polished and is quite fun to play :)
This is a wonderful game, but I'm a little confused on where to go right now. I've beaten Dracula, and I'm currently in the tunnels with the bug character. What do I do?
How did you beat Dracula... I'm stuck. Please help?
I don't know how others did it, it seemed doable with the witch character if I learned the patterns, but I wanted to try something else, so I went and got the bug character, and it turns out that you can kind of "cheese" him during his bat state. He won't actually leave that state until the bats around him are all gone, and if you just stand on the floor and throw bugs (moving all the way across the room to despawn them when you have too many), they'll do an initial jump straight into him without hitting the bats above him. So if you do that for long enough, he dies.
That said, I would also like to know what to do in the tunnels after that. I found the dev cave and the tied-up villager and then died, losing that progress, and everywhere else appears to be a dead end. There are a couple dead-end rooms, and I thought maybe the bug would be able to dig, but nothing's working. I just go down and die again and again.
I cheesed him with the Witch character too. Just followed around underneath him pelting him with fireballs, and the bats up top never bothered me. Even doing that, I'm amazed how long it took to kill him. Dracula has WAY too much HP.
fun! i love gameboy games, this was a notable one!
Amazing game, i only really got stuck on the sewer monster
nice game. kinda weird that there was no boss
Like the game, took me 10% exploring the castle and 90% beating the ass of Dracula.
Great game, found myself 14 Villagers, it is a bit frustrating though that I have no idea if that is all of them or if the mushroom/dig guys still hold a secret to unlock.
very nice the pixels art nice butt can you add a shield .over all a very nice gam
It was a very enjoyable game, love the sprite work and gameplay. I'm not really good with metroidvanias, but I had a good time playing.
And the jump+spamAttack is so funny to me, you just gliding with your sword.
this is a great game, but I'm curious to know as to how to wipe the save data
this is an AMAZING GAME IT IS SO GOOD
Nice Gameboy style Metrovania. Gameplay is simple and intuitive. You never change weapons or equipment, but find other characters you can switch to, each having their own abilities and challenges.
A few things I'd like a little different, mostly around the map: I wish the map better recorded things like doorways, statues, and prisoners. It was kind of hard to go back and get another character and then try to remember what I was doing, especially if I'm not playing the game all in one go. Also, if the game respawns all monsters when I enter a room, it shouldn't respawn any so close to the door. In a few places it is almost impossible to enter a room without getting hit because the monster spawns right there in front of the doorway.
Those are just minor things, overall the game is very playable and very enjoyable. Thank you for writing and posting.
I liked it :D It has some unique vibe about it : )
Thanks for the game!
I liked the idea of a metroidvania where your abilities are actually your characters. The music and visuals are stylish, the controls are smooth. All interactions are very juicy too, which made experience so much more entertaining and attractive.
Great game i throughly enjoyed it love every aspect. Always preferred the games like this that i can just pick up and play.
Short and fun
PLEASE KEEP CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very cool little game! I wanted to go back and kill Dracula's pets after finishing the game, though, and bugs began piling up as soon as I left the village :(
Wow wow wow! This game is awesome. that retro vibes are unbelievable. I love it!!!
I really loved this game! So simple and adorable!
help im lost i got the witch but i dont know where to go!
So I came across a pretty big bug in the Windows version that seems to make progress impossible for me. After finding the Insect character, I went back to town, saved my game, switched to it and quit. When I wanted to play more a couple days later... this happened.
Any time I get to the castle entrance screen, my character is changed to the Witch - and the attack button doesn't work. Going back towards the village, I'm then changed to the Knight, who also cannot attack and no longer has a walking animation. All three characters are in the village and I can change to them but it just happens again, even when I'm the Witch I lose my ability to attack (and my cat) any time I reach the castle entrance.
So. Yeah. No idea what might be causing this.
Edit: The bug persists through saving at the castle entrance, exiting and restarting the game too.
really like the game but damn, i suck, haha i can't find all the villagers lol - WAIT! I finally figured it out, not sure if this is true but you need bugmeister to reach those other spots haha. I was bug(pun intended)ging out cuz I didn't see anywhere else to go. Really great game!!!!
normally don't enjoy metroidvania types because i get lost but this one was easy to navigate even with the simple style, and so cute.
Amazing work. Nicely polished.
when I press space in the title screen it just flashes white and nothing happens (at least in browser)
I like how finding and recruiting new characters makes the castle more accessible. It's a nice twist on normal metroidvania progression.