Posts Tagged ‘Spiky Snail’

Impressions: Super Splatters

By Craig Pearson on August 17th, 2013.

Exactly what you'd expect from a game called Splatters
I have to confess that I’m playing Super Splatters with my feet propped up on my desk and a joypad in my hands. I could play it with the mouse and keyboard, but this just feels right, which makes sense as it was previously an Xbox 360 game. Now it’s here on the PC, and I’ve spent the morning bursting goo balls over bombs, and tactically smearing my viscera to the delight of a TV audience. It is an odd and delightful game.
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Goo-ed News: Super Splatters Coming Soon

By Craig Pearson on June 21st, 2013.

Yes, that is a swan wearing a crown.
Back in the day, when I wore the many weighty hats of a magazine section editor yet I still weighed a stone lighter, we came across a game called Confetti Carnival. It was a strange, violent version of Peggle, where the player controls explosive blobs that would slop their innards over levels. That blurstsplosion(tm) would hopefully set off a chain reaction of bombs in the level, painting it with the colourful liquid bursts of the Splatters’ insides. While the goal was to clear the level, the real fun came with the neat aftertouch controls, allowing you to pull of tricks and blurstsplosions(tm) with style. It was surprisingly unpleasant, oddly brilliant, and a lot of fun. It never came out. Except it did, but in the awful bondage of console exclusivity. That has now expired, and with a new lease of life the game formerly known as Confetti Carnival will be coming to Steam this month, renamed Super Splatters.
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Splatterhouse: Confetti Carnival Impressions

By Quintin Smith on April 8th, 2011.

Alternative headline: Gum Drop

Late last year I posted about Confetti Carnival, an indie game in development that looked to supercede World of Goo as the gooiest game in existence. This week developers Spiky Snail sent me a preview build out of the kindness of their sticky, explosive hearts, and I can now confirm that Confetti Carnival plays something like a cross between Peggle and World of Goo, and that it’s every bit as awesome as that sounds.
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Jelly Shots: Confetti Carnival

By Quintin Smith on October 28th, 2010.

Confetti takes its name from one Ricardo Confetti, an Italian Monarchist who exploded on his 24th birthday.

If games have taught me three things, it’s that humans have a secret love of (1) shooting other humans in the dick, (2) numbers going up, and (3) blobs. Blob-lovers! Listen close, because IGF 2011 entrant Confetti Carnival is quite literally the best-looking blob game I’ve seen all morning.

The game will see us flinging different-coloured blobs at delicate confetti bombs, trying to match colours and string together the most wonderful confetti explosions. It… I guess it sounds kind of mundane, but just watch the trailer below. It’s a masterclass in exciting editing.
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