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Treasure Hunter Man
Author: bernie[FA] Submitted: 15th October, 2008 Favourites:11
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 4144
45th Place     (4.59 / 5)
The Daily Click Recommended Game of the Week Winner


Old project, new release. This is a game I stopped working on a while ago even though it was almost done. The last levels aren't what I wanted them to be, but oh well.

In THM, your goal is to explore an island and find lots of treasures in ruins and temples and so on along the way. As you gain new abilities, you can access new areas and more. As usual it's a pretty short game.

I think I fix most bugs, but the game is still sort of a beta so it might do something stupid, But nothing game-breaking. I hope.


-Explorey gameworld
-Inventory / usable items
-4 dungeons to explore
-Pretty short
-Plays a lot like AGWAK


Arrow Keys -> moving
Enter -> inventory/pause
Backspace -> switch weapons
Shift/X -> jump
Tap Control/Y/C/Z -> attack

Have fun!

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Posted by Marko 17th October, 2008

Posted by bernie[FA] 17th October, 2008

Edron: Okay! It CAN be a little misleading, I guess.

By the way - the game isn't exactly abandonware. It's finished, has 2 endings and all treasures can be found. It's just not as big as I wanted it to be from the beginning.
Posted by Jon C-B 18th October, 2008
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Awesome piece of work!!! Any genre you try is always successful.
Posted by Sketchy 18th October, 2008
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Fullscreen mode doesn't work for me - I had to restart my computer after not being able to play or even exit with alt+F4, ctrl+alt+del etc.

However, it's still a *very* good game windowed. The gameplay is great and I love the general atmosphere.
Good job
Posted by -Athan- 18th October, 2008
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do you see how many downloads did this get in 3 days? good work bernie
Posted by Del Duio 18th October, 2008
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Yeah, holy shit 551 downloads, far and away the most in 3 days here.. probably ever.
Posted by bernie[FA] 18th October, 2008

Sketchy: tried the 640x480 fullscreen mode? And the game is exited by pressing ESC. If you press it in the menu, the game quits. Are you running vista?

Also, thanks for playing, everbody!
Posted by Sketchy 18th October, 2008
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Yeah, I tried 640x480 fullscreen. I get part of the game - like with the top and bottom cut off I think - and the windows start button (really big cos of the resolution). I get the hourglass cursor which I can move, but nothing happens if I click. Nothing I press on the keyboard has any effect, but there are no keyboard error beeps either. I'm running XP.

It's not such a big deal - doesn't really spoil my enjoyment that much.
Posted by thetdcnewb 18th October, 2008
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how do i get past this:

i have the sword the boomerang, the heavy boots, the double jump boots, the sun idol, the eel, the feather, the heart, the cat...

here's a pic...

ps. 5/5 superb game imho!
Posted by bernie[FA] 18th October, 2008

Sketchy - that's strange... I don't know how to fix it.

thetdcnewb: You need a new move! It can be found above the forest. And then back to islands end with you.

Posted by thetdcnewb 18th October, 2008
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haha progressed a bit further but stuck again!!!

this game is by no means short as you stated in the description, its also a challenge!

is there another new move i need? or is it just speed and skill that i need, to jump up the platforms before they vanish.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th October, 2008
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Another awesome work by you Bernie. And it's not hard as people say it is.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th October, 2008
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thetdcnewb, you do have the special bandana?

Hrm...the game kinda gets hard for the first time to me after that.
Posted by viva/volt 19th October, 2008
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Alright, I got the bad ending! Not sure what I'm missing to get the good one though, my inventory is full and I have the fire sword etc.

Any hints Bernie?
Posted by bernie[FA] 19th October, 2008

thetdcnewb: Just running/gliding does the trick here. (you can't get in there without the bandana, so you must have it.)

Ben: You can turn one of your objects in your inventory into something else. But to do so you need to find a special place in the sky.
Posted by bernie[FA] 19th October, 2008

Lachie Dazdarian: Do you mean Chamber #3 and the first boss in it?
Posted by Introversity 19th October, 2008
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Where do I get double jump from?
Posted by bernie[FA] 19th October, 2008

Introversity: The 2nd dungeon.
Posted by Introversity 19th October, 2008
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The Sun Cave? I've been through it three times and have no idea.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th October, 2008
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bernie: nah, the first demon (the pancake ones). I'll try again today.
Posted by bernie[FA] 19th October, 2008

Introversity: The sun cave is the first (cellar doesn't count as a dungeon; too small). The one accessed at the Great Wall is the second.

Lachie Dazdarian: Good luck!
Posted by Hempuli 19th October, 2008
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The game looks great and plays well and sounds good, but the thing that annoys me in your games is that they lack some kind of 'edge'. I mean, the sounds are a bit too silent, and overall even the boss musics are too calm and sometimes even happy. The platform system you've implemented has always been great, but again, the gravity, movement - quite much everything is quite slow and calm, which IMO doesn't always fit this kind of games. Though this is only my opinion x)
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th October, 2008
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Erm. I'm kinda stuck with the last (?) boss (the blue head). Any hints? I have 4 HP.

I'm only missing one object from the inventory. Where to use the green cloth and the cat? Help!
Posted by Ski 19th October, 2008

Hempuli would you have preferred it if it had been more "experimental" with scribble graphics?
Posted by Vertigo 19th October, 2008

I think I get what Hempuli is trying to say. For example take Noitu Love 2, It also has "happy" graphics but the music in a boss stage is anything but happy or soothing... It hypes you up, and thats what this game is missing. its still worth 5 stars so dont get me wrong. I'll rate when I've played some more.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th October, 2008
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Ok. I figured out a tactic with the final boss, but I got the bad ending.

Then I went into exploring the world again, found two more chests that I really don't need and the final snake. Yahoo! I also found a place where all the snakes need to be used (?), but it doesn't seem to have an effect on the ending. Am I missing something? Gah.

Also, I found a sword upgrade too. I'm pretty sure I got it all...except where the tribal scarf is used.

I'll private message you...or maybe you already wrote a walkthrough.

Now I kinda regret for my 4 stars. This is 5 stars all the way. Long, challenging, funny, varied, surprising...excellent.

I still like your adventure games more.
Posted by Ski 19th October, 2008

Noitu Love 2 had a much more arcade-gameplay style.
Posted by Introversity 20th October, 2008
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Oh, I see, you can throw the boomerang at an angle.
Posted by Del Duio 20th October, 2008
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Awesome graphics (of course) and presentation. I also like the way your NPCs berate the hell out of the Treasure Hunter man, funny stuff.

The ONLY thing that sort of gets a bit annoying is the slight but noticable pause that sits between pressing the attack button and when you actually attack something. I'm guessing this has to do with the game's controls where pressing and holding the attack button also lets him run faster but it's annoying when you can't count on your blade to attack exactly when you need it 100% of the time.

Still, 4 stars easy!
Posted by Hempuli 20th October, 2008
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Adam, don't start attacking like that so fast.
I didn't even talk about the graphics, I talked about the gameplay and the musics.
Posted by bernie[FA] 21st October, 2008

I'm inept when it comes to music.

BY THE WAY: I fixed a bug concerning the secret puzzle. Please re-download if you wanna get the good ending. You can get it without the new version, but you must not use the eye item beforehand.
Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 21st October, 2008
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Thanks for sharing!
Spent the last couple of days searching for it.

Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 21st October, 2008
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Finally got the "good" ending. Couldn't get it earlier because of a bug.

Anyway, it's quite funny. I think most people will be surprised by it. Or not. Damn those islanders!

"My nose is starting to ich."



I really don't know what's people's gripe with the music. I think it's great and always suits the setting. The boss themes are quite appropriate to me. I'm baffled.

Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 22nd October, 2008
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I suppose it's due to the "fall-of-pier-and-not-lose-a-life-bugfix", but if you try and fall down into the cellar now you lose a life and respawn on the pier. Yeah, 666.

Posted by bernie[FA] 22nd October, 2008

AAHH! Okay
Posted by Demon Lizardman 26th October, 2008

I showed the eye at this castle in the Silver desert and this golden thing came up. It doesn't let me in. What now?
Posted by Ski 27th October, 2008

I was wondering about that, too.
Posted by Nick of All Trades 3rd November, 2008
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Me three


Posted by Pixelthief 5th November, 2008
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I think I was DL #1000 lulz
Posted by Pixelthief 5th November, 2008
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After playing a few hours though, I gotta say this falls down the same design of pretty much EVERY faind game I've seen; the graphics are amazing, the presentation is great, music is great, but the gameplay is lackluster. Its extremely basic platforming, and I really think games like this could be something amazing if they added some higher scale programming. There aren't any better drawn klik games, but the gameplay never goes beyond the extreme basic. Still great and playable overall. Just room to improve
Posted by -Dark Martin- 5th November, 2008

I beat the boar boss, now i have the running shoes.

I got all the way to the right of the forest and there is a tent guy who says i need 100 coins to learn how to read the stone tablets...

Now if i need to get 100 coins to continue that is just plain ridiculous.

I've tryed using the Jumpy Flower to get onto the wall above the tent guy but i keep missing, what the heck do i do now!?
Posted by Pixelthief 5th November, 2008
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try going left from there, and maybe attacking the wall
Posted by Otter 7th November, 2008
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Martin, there is a wall you can destroy if you just explore. I thought you liked exploration games?

Anyway, this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE click game! But I can't get passed the silver desert. I'm in the Great wall, and if you go to the right there's the desert...
Posted by Hill Gigas 16th November, 2008
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Very fun, probably the most fun I've had with a klik game in a long time.
Posted by DoubleDragonNinja 16th November, 2008

hey ! cool game but I don't know what to do..I have the boomerang, a cat and feather : I used sun item on a growing flower to go to a castle but the door is sealed...
Posted by Aloan Moreira 21st November, 2008

Ok please forgive me everyone, but how the hell is the sword so I can get past the guard in the very first level? I can't figure this first secret out! so I'm stuck in the very beginning of the game!
Posted by Nicklas_N 1st December, 2008

I'm completely stuck! I just got the see-invisible-stuff orb and have only found two dungeons. I lack two treasures (probably eels). I'm clueless, I'm just walking around in the game without finding anything useful!
Posted by (m)byron 6th January, 2009

this game was freakin awesome. but i cant get the real endin. i got the three eels, the cat, the feather, the flame sword, scarf, eye, heart, and sun idol. im only missin one item. dont know where to use the eels, the cat, or the scarf. help me out here some one plz. i have been through all the worlds over and over again usin the eye everywhere. much appreciated
Posted by chris kim 18th April, 2009
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how do u get past the castle wall
im on easy and i only have the cat feather sun thingy and the sword and the boomerang....
also how do u get the 3 eels????
ANYWAYS, good game!
Posted by erghhhhx 24th April, 2009
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Pretty awesome title.






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