Laser Knight Show: Stalwart

By Quintin Smith on April 15th, 2011 at 10:37 am.

One day I will realise my dream of a platformer where your character grunts and screams with each exertion like a female tennis player

Who’s in the mood for a sort of rhythm-action Canabalt? A few of you? Alright. Stalwart is a browser game that has you running, leaping and backflipping your way around fireballs, boulders, orbital strikes and worse in order to reach some kind of… well, that’s not made too clear. The running is the thing. Also, the ninja-like somersaults out of the way of danger. And since dying only resets your score multiplier and makes the music fizzle out (at least on Normal), you’re free to treat the game as a sightseeing tour rather than some hardcore score attack. Go play!

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  1. Ginger Yellow says:

    Isn’t Bit Trip Runner a rhythm action Canabalt?

  2. brog says:

    Do yourself a favour and play this on Normal – on Easy the connection between the action and the music is much less clear. Fantastic.

  3. Wilson says:

    Wow, I suck at this. 34 deaths on normal… neat game, but I don’t seem to have the skills needed to be good at it.

    • Rowsdower says:

      35, I share your pain.
      Its odd that the momentary stop of the music is almost more painful to me than a typical go-back-to-start platformer death. Well done.

  4. BooleanBob says:

    The music is almost catchy enough to make me want to dedicate a lifetime learning how to one-life it.

  5. Bassism says:

    Man, the 8-bit dubstep-alike music is brilliant.

  6. Calabi says:

    Good game, at least it doesnt punish you too much for not playing flawlessly perfect, so it was worth getting to the end.

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    tomeoftom says:

    Fantastic game! The bridge section is so well done. The wall of colourful static chasing up to you, and the distorted bass-synth lasers… so good. Really, really well executed.

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    Sagan says:

    I think I would almost prefer instant death in here. The music stopping constantly is just annoying. And I have no incentive to learn the level, because I can just finish it anyway.