26 thoughts on “Copycat”
  1. This is fun, but the gun enemies are unbelievably strong. The fact that they shoot instantaneously means it’s incredibly difficult to kill them. This is especially if you have dasher or gun: you basically have to wait for them to walk into your line of sight and pray nothing’s happening around you that needs your attention.

    The real kicker is that they can shoot as soon as they spawn. I’ve just lost a run because that happened. There’s really nothing you can do about it.

  2. You can make a bomb (yours or enemy’s) tick down by pushing backwards against a wall!

    Such a fun little game here.

  3. Played it for a bit and had fun. But I die too much and never even saw a mimic crystal. I assume it’s either hidden in a random block, or I have to destroy every block? (The latter seems more likely)

  4. Finally managed to ascend – this was really tough! The main difficulties I had were to do with the Gun enemies who require a lot of strategy to fight given that they can shoot as soon as they turn, and the bomb weapon which was incredibly difficult to get kills with on anyone but the dashers. A lot of fun though ๐Ÿ™‚

    (my score was 60)

  5. Wow, this is a fun and clever game! The bomb feature is a little difficult to kill with, but the death feature is awesome! My high score is 72 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You swich your priority from ascending to gathering points. Just kill enemies instead of destroying the Mimic Core. Alternatively wall yourself off with Builder and let enemies gather outside your fortress, then kill them all with Death once you get the chance. I’ve gotten forts up, but the enemies always randomly bust through before a Death spawns inside.

    As overpowered as the gun enemies are, they are sort of fun to fight against, choosing the perfect move every turn. The biggest issue is enemies spawning and killing you without you being able to react. The gun enemies aren’t bad since they are stunned for two turns after spawning; Sword and Dasher are worse. Also, if you have Sword, going against a Gun enemy, in a situation like V-< if you walk forward to stab whether or not you die is random.

    Fun stuff. Got 93 on my first ascension.

  7. I finally played this today and found it to be quite engaging and fun.

    It actually took me a couple of minutes to figure out the controls, though. (“Hmm, sometimes รขโ€ โ€œ moves me up, and sometimes it moves me to the right… and sometimes my character changes shape… What’s the pattern here?”) I felt kind of silly once I realized รขโ€ ย and รขโ€ โ€™ are for turning, but perhaps more specific instructions would help, especially since it wasn’t immediately clear to me that the shape of the yellow character indicated a facing direction.

    It also took me some time to figure out what to do with the mimic crystal, but it was fun to discover that on my own. After about 80 minutes of play, I ascended with a score of 86. I’m looking forward to the upcoming enhancements!

  8. Could somebody please explain to me the base mechanics of this game? I don’t know what “Death” and “Mimic Core” is.

  9. Hi terry, if you see this, I love your games! For copycat, what will happen if you ascend? Because I almost destroyed the weird thing that stays in the middle

  10. Hey! There’s a very simple ending if you manage to defeat the “boss” – you get a new skill called “ascend” which triggers the end.

  11. Hi Terry! I greatly enjoyed the game, and I am sad to here the end of flash games. I love the fact you made a windows version of the game. However, the text in the game is gone for some reason. Can you please fix this?

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