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    Killer Clowns

    Game » consists of 1 releases. Released Oct 25, 2018

    Killer Clowns

    Short summary describing this game.

    Killer Clowns last edited by Ettinsoft on 07/10/20 12:10AM View full history

    Overview

    The remaining Cosmonauts prepare for an untimely demise.
    The remaining Cosmonauts prepare for an untimely demise.

    Killer Clowns is an electrifying combination of inspirations from the arcade classic: Berzerk, and the 80's cult classic film: Killer Klowns from outer space.

    Then blended together with elements from Dead space, Hotline Miami and Smash TV. Killer Clowns focuses on keeping the player aware of their location, as well as watching the enemies around. Because the walls are electrified.

    Killer Clowns was developed and published by Ettinsoft.

    Killer Clowns offers 7 different difficulties, 4 player coop/cutup, 2 game modes, 6 bosses, 62 levels, and other options to enhance the experience such as: Hardcore mode, Darkness adjustment, Freeplay mode, and E-Z-Walls (for those who find electric walls too hard).

    Gameplay

    Killer Clowns is a top down arcade themed game, with 2 game modes to play.

    Escape Mode

    The player must escape a freshly infested spaceship in order to make it back to their space cruiser in the docking bay. All the while, being hunted the in each of 5 corridor by giant flaming clown heads called Jugularnauts, as well as an endless number of hostile alien clowns. Escape mode is 50 levels long, with 5 bosses. To proceed through levels, the player has to either kill all the clowns in the room, or run away from the room 2 times. Each level has a chance of spawning Hypos that will help the player progress through the room, as well as a chance of spawning Cotton Candy Cocoons. The player starts with 3 lives, and is able to obtain more through earning score, as well as finding 1up Helmets, which is shared. If all players drop to 0 lives, they will be promptly poked fun of by the clowns, then input their initials into the high-scoreboard. Some score can be shared, such as: shooting the Jugularnaut 5 times and clowns killing themselves or each other. 1 up helmets are shared with all players as well.

    Survival/Cutup Mode

    If the player count is set to 1, this mode is set to hardcore survival. Meaning the player has 1 life and must reach the target score whilst locked in a room with randomly spawning clowns and a Jugularnaut who randomly crosses the room.

    If the player count 2 or more, this mode is set to cutup mode. Where player's must compete for the target score. Anything and everything is a target, and player kills reap the highest reward. Respawn is turned on in this mode. Upon death, players will instantly spawn back into the room, marked by a rainbow ring.

    Cosmonaut kills a clown, but won't be fast enough to save his friend from the other one.
    Cosmonaut kills a clown, but won't be fast enough to save his friend from the other one.

    Other Info

    All of the common clowns are combustible, meaning instant death if touched. This works in the player's advantage as well however, in the fact that most of the common clowns, save for the Robuster, die in a single shot. However, clowns have a chance of spawning as flaming clowns, who require an additional shot to take down. Also, the clowns do not abide to the laws of friendly fire. This works well in the player's favor.

    The Jugularnauts are the leaders of these alien clowns. These giant flaming clown heads will hunt the player down relentlessly throughout the base. When encountered in corridors, they will simply chase down and eat the nearest player, and take a total of 10 shots to scare away. When encountered in a sealed room however, they use patterns and spawn in randomly chosen clowns to aid in combat, as well as taking a total of 15 shots to terminate. The Jugularnaut also pukes up Cotton Candy Cacoons.

    Story

    Set in the distant future, Killer Clowns follows the surviving security team members of a planet cracking spaceship, the U.S.S. Andromeda, which was attacked by a circus tent shaped UFO while collecting resources for earth. Their only chance at survival, is to cut through an endless army of hellish harlequins in an attempt to find their way to the docking bay and escape on their space cruiser. Can they escape? Or is it all some kind of sick joke?

    Most of the story is told through optional hidden PDAs, which the player can access using the action button when standing over them. Some of these PDAs have secrets about them...

    Story is also told through small details hidden on the level and the intro and final cutscenes.

    Scenes and levels

    Scene 1: Late To The Party

    Final Scene Level 6
    Final Scene Level 6

    Level 1: Slasher Flick

    Level 2: Freewheelin'

    Level 3: Flower Power

    Level 4: Feeling Corny?

    Level 5: Pin-Head

    Level 6: Strong-Armed

    Level 7: Armed N' Bloated

    Level 8: Bounce House

    Boss 1: Meet The Jugularnaut

    Scene 2: Heart Attack

    Level 1: Hit N' Pun

    Level 2: Beauty N' The Beast

    Level 3: Death Overhead

    Level 4: 3's a Party

    Level 5: Do You Even Lift?

    Level 6: Hemophobia

    Level 7: Juicy Popcorn

    Final Scene Level 3
    Final Scene Level 3

    Level 8: Fat Chance

    Boss 2: Party Tyme

    Scene 3: Pies N' Turbines

    Level 1: Low Blood Pressure

    Level 2: Buttered Up

    Level 3: The Warmup

    Level 4: Beef Testosteron

    Level 5: Clowns At Midnight

    Level 6: Jumpin' Jehoshaphat!

    Level 7: Springs N' Wheels

    Level 8: Pumping Bloody Iron

    Level 9: Power Walking

    Boss 3: Curveball'd

    Scene 4: Laughable Science

    Level 1: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive N' Dodge

    Level 2: Close N' Personal

    Level 3: Pop N' Drop

    Final Scene Level 4
    Final Scene Level 4

    Level 4: Menstruation

    Level 5: Irrational Pies

    Level 6: Bait N' Trap

    Level 7: Laughing To Death

    Level 8: Bustin' Guts

    Boss 4: The Madcap King

    Final Scene: Killer Clowns

    Level 1: Lost In Space

    Level 2: Guts N' Confetti

    Level 3: Futile Efforts

    Level 4: In Space Nobody Eats Ice Cream

    Level 5: The End Is Nigh

    Level 6: Ugly, Mean, N' Polka Dotted

    Level 7: You're All Outta Gum

    Level 8: The Last Laugh

    Final Boss: The Punchline

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