Pilot a jumping tank through a maze of underground caverns and dungeons in search of new abilities you'll need to progress deeper into the levels. Each upgrade is hidden out of reach of your tank, and can only be obtained after exploring on foot. (This game is inspired by a certain NES game which I love) SPECIAL NOTE: 2 Free keys to anyone that agrees to make a youtube video of the game!

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0 comments by onionman on Nov 15th, 2012

If you've played the co-op of months past, you might have noticed the occasional odd bug here and there. Enemies wouldn't sync, sometimes two music tracks would play at once, and if you lost all your lives you might have found yourself spawning very far back.

Well, I wanted to let you know that the experience has been vastly improved. All those bugs have been fixed. Multiplayer would even occasionally crash while playing on Linux, and the source of that bug has also been uncovered and squashed.

If you haven't tried co-op out yet, you really should, it's very fun!


A New Ability


Helena the 3rd now has a new ability, which you can currently only access through the level editor, but once activated, pressing z will give you a temporary shield that absorbs all damage.
This will be used to get through the lava in stage 5, leading to the ice world of stage 6.

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After that, look forward to a grappling hook being added in game in the near future!

New Worlds


Along with these new abilities. We now have a new level designer! Keith Garry is joining us, and is already honing his skills by creating some bonus levels for the game!

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New Music!


Last but not least, our music composer has created new tracks for levels 3 and 4, the water and lava levels. Give them a listen! You can also check out more of his work over at Mikecharlesmusic.com


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Helena The 3rd Trailer

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May 21, 2012 Trailers 0 comments

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Classic Levels - Linux Version

Classic Levels - Linux Version

May 5, 2012 Singleplayer Map 0 comments

These are the original programmer levels I created while the game was just a prototype. They are just for fun and do not represent the quality of the...

Classic Levels - Windows Version

Classic Levels - Windows Version

May 5, 2012 Singleplayer Map 1 comment

Warning: These are the programmer levels I made originally while the game was just a very early prototype! I just thought it would be fun to upload. This...

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hamishwilson
hamishwilson Jan 15 2013, 12:24am says:

I got quite far into the game, but then I fell of the earth (literally, I did not die, just kept on falling). I saved recently before, but when I loaded the save I found myself considerably farther back from my past save position. How exactly does the save system work?

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Silentstrike46
Silentstrike46 Jan 12 2013, 6:37am says:

Is there a control im missing? first 2d and 3d place is fine but on the 2nd 2d place you go to it is impossible to jump on to the cliff? (after the spikes)

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onionman
onionman Jan 13 2013, 9:55pm replied:

You're missing a vehicle upgrade.

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onionman
onionman Nov 16 2012, 12:13pm says:

Hey guys, as a fun little promotion, I'm going to make Helena The 3rd free through Sunday. Enjoy!

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zuckerchan
zuckerchan Nov 18 2012, 3:06pm replied:

Cool! Thank you very much :)

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null.
null. Nov 16 2012, 8:16pm replied:

Nice, going to check it out now.

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pysiu
pysiu Nov 15 2012, 4:59am says:

Hi, can we get better textures and a full screen mode ?

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sturmkoenig2k
sturmkoenig2k Nov 16 2012, 12:30pm replied:

Yep, fullscreen and an option to invert the mouse y-axis and the game would be perfect for me.

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onionman
onionman Nov 15 2012, 10:35am replied:

Helena is honestly just one of those games I work on for fun, for the amusement of others. There's no money in a game like this. I might add a fullscreen mode, but with no other artists dedicated to the game you'll have to take the art as is.

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drynwhyl
drynwhyl Nov 14 2012, 12:27am replied:

Just logged in and got it added. That was quick! Thanks a lot :)

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A very nice "Remake" (Inspired a lot by old NES's Classic Blaster Master). We don't really see those a lot of games in the area as this one these days and this one owes a great 10/10

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