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Dev Entry #5 – Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche

August 23rd, 2013


Aaah, the memories of the arcade halls. We didn’t have any back home, but when we traveled, I’d always make sure to scour foreign cities for their dark gamer-corners. Bubble Bobble was my favorite because I could play it co-op with my sis. My love for that game went so far that I created a game trying to capture it’s spirit.

But tonight, I’m looking at an arcade game that made us fight for who’d go next on my computer(Thanks to Beast Games for donating it to me, this one’s a keeper!)

Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche

The game struck me as quite simple for the first 10 sec during the tutorial, where you learn to pull the right moves to overcome a simple obstacle. The controls are as follows:

  • Jump on top of chests/enemies/powerups to open/defeat/pick em up.
  • Jumping to a wall let’s you cling to it, allowing for wallkicks.
  • Bouncing into and knocking a block with you’re head a couple of times, destroys the block
  • Different powerups gives you different abilities, like double jump, burst speed, floating etc.
  • Collect coins to buy items.

Simple! Classic even! But there’s a twist to it all. From the controls scheme, it might sounds as if we’re dealing with a simple platformer. But upon completing the tutorial, you’re given a completely new goal, and that’s to scale as high as you possible can, bouncing off falling blocks as lava rises from the ground! The perfect kids game, which makes me wonder why I(and the rest of the office) enjoy it so much!

Among the powerups are pogosticks, capes, shields and headbands, which all let’s you play differently.


If you’re defeated you end up all the way down at the bottom again, but you retain a feeling of accomplishment, as coins are carried over to your bank and allows you to buy new gear(some really cool stuff) to prepare for the next try. As you try and try again to beat your current height, you’ll end up loving the visuals, the music and your own skills at the game. It’s a hard and unforgiving game, and I love every second of it!

You can order the game off it’s website(, and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a glutton for laughs and punishments. Now, excuse me as I go another round.

Hopefully, I’ll have some extra time on my hands tomorrow to try out a game about the balance of good heritage vs bad seeds.

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