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by Abstauber

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25 Nov 2009
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Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
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Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
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25 people have rated this game so far:
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About this game

As every Friday, Elfie McMillen wants to visit her dad at the military base where he is working as a scientist on a covert mission.
Unfortunately, the Army is not the only one interested in McMillen's brain power. Baron Borisov, always mean and greeding for power, doesn't hesitate to get him under his thumb. So he and his henchmen hijacked Elfie's father and brought him to his secret sea fortress.
But Elfie sticks to her guns and tries to find her dad... with your help!


50% classic low-res adventure
* tricky objectives
* classic LEC-style GUI and still no push'n pull puzzles

50% Retro Arcade
* insane boss fights
* cutscenes like it's 1995 again!
* adjustable difficulty

The newest version also contains a reworked collision detection.

Have fun!

* Winner of the MAGS Competition Nov'09 *
* Winner of the MAGS favourite 2009
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Graphics, Story, Scripting and SFX
abstauber has worked on 14 other games: (see them >>)
DrewCCU has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
ThreeOhFour has worked on 49 other games: (see them >>)
spanish translation
cireja has worked on 4 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Won, Best Programming in an Adventure 2009

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2009

AGS Panel Review

"This impressive MAGS entry has a female protagonist solving puzzles and shooting down enemy planes on her quest to find her dad. Aside from a few grammar mistakes, action and adventure fans will find a lot to like with this short but fun little game. "

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

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Aeronuts draws you in with its pixelart and a bit generic but compellingly told storyline. Some funny and clever puzzles make it a nice experience, that one dialog puzzle is a bit annoying but still okay.
The 2 arcade shmup sequences are fun to play and really well balanced and a welcome addition to the otherwise way too short game.
What are you waiting for, help Elfie and defeat the evil Baron now!
2018-06-01 09:40:30 by selmiak
Really fun game, recommended.
2016-03-23 22:52:41 by CaptainD
Overall, a nice, little game. The graphics are a bit odd, though. The characters are very skinny, and the backgrounds are very tiny. There is like only one 'full screen' room, and you can't walk in most of it. I was hoping more 'adventuring', finding out places to explore and all we got was a tiny room after all that arcade-trouble (which was really easy, though - at least with the easiest setting - I took one hit).

The proportions are quite odd - look at the desk in the background, and imagine the main character sitting in front of it - would be like a toy desk, wouldn't it?

Some of the graphics are well done though, even atmospheric - there's just not enough of them, and they are too tiny. LucasArts/Lucasfilm Games always gave us glorious, big, CLEAR graphics with characters that look believable.

I know how much work this must have been, so I can appreciate that (I have made a similar arcade game myself, and it took like 4000 lines of BASIC code, and making my own, tiny, few-room-game, although very small and humble, is proving to be quite a huge and complex effort)
2013-06-02 02:19:36 by TeitakuCoubri
Fun game, I'll be stealing ideas from your graphics tute...
2011-06-21 16:45:06 by curtinparloe
I really enjoyed this small funny game. I didn't need any hints for adventure part and I needed only one attempt for the arcade part. Great game for MAGS.
2010-09-23 12:19:45 by Damned
Amazing little MAGS game, your backgrounds are bluffing me.
2010-06-17 21:52:28 by Piotr OBKINSKI (leshaussebons)
I actually found the arcade part of the game to be better than the adventure, and I mean that in a good way. On hard mode, or whatever that button was at the end, the game is most challenging, and winning it felt quite rewarding.

I think this may contradict the comments made below, but I believe this to be because a newer version 1.1 has been implemented since then that has improved the arcade part.

The adventure is alright too, and well made up for a MAGS entry.
2010-01-06 20:53:18 by Andy
Great graphics. It's amazing this was pulled off for a MAGS entry. The music and audio effects are very well balanced and fit the game extremely well. The character portraits are well done, and their personalities, too, though the characters were too "manga-ish" for my taste.

The puzzles were OK, but I was put down by the compulsory action sequence. After several utterly boring minutes of shooting down airplanes with absolutely no challenge at all --which actually defeats the point of an action sequence-- you need to shoot down a carrier to the bottom of the sea, while the difficulty shoots up to the high sky. I put up a fight but eventually I lost. I considered replaying the arcade section looking forward to the next adventure part, but when I picked the "restart the level" option the game crashed, so I left it alone.

Still the art of the game was great, so kudos to the authors for that.
2009-11-28 12:13:55 by jkohen
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