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.


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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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...

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Classic Levels - Windows Version

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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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onionman Creator
onionman Jul 30 2012, 2:25pm says:

Multiplayer finished! Expect it to be released later this week!

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onionman Creator
onionman Aug 2 2012, 9:47am replied:

Multiplayer is live! And going on a 90% off sale to celebrate!

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onionman Creator
onionman Aug 1 2012, 1:58pm replied:

Well I thought it was finished. So many bugs... I've tried to squash as many as I could

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YukoValis Jul 5 2012, 5:17am says:

The only reason I got this game is because I noticed something in the name. Sophia the 3rd, how can I forget that name, or that tank? I will try this game, and see how the concept has come along. I look forward to it. If anything it will let me remember blaster master all over again.

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onionman Creator
onionman Jul 6 2012, 10:21am replied:

You probably won't be disappointed.

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onionman Creator
onionman Jul 3 2012, 3:54pm says:

Okay! The multiplayer is really coming along and already starting to play quite nicely. Thanks to everyone who's stuck with the game so long! You shall be rewarded very soon.

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onionman Creator
onionman Jun 19 2012, 11:57am says:

Hey guys, we're now part of the Underdog Bundle or something, check them out!

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onionman Creator
onionman Jun 12 2012, 10:51am says:

I'm starting to think I need a break from our other project, and I might go ahead and put multiplayer into helena, it's so close.

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PenultimatePanda Jun 20 2012, 11:19am replied:

YAY! Too bad the KS failed but YAY!

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ClassyGamer Jun 17 2012, 12:09am replied:

Thank you! Thank you for seeing the light! But will it be online multiplayer?

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onionman Creator
onionman Jun 17 2012, 8:14am replied:

Splitscreen is already in the game.

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onionman Creator
onionman Jul 2 2012, 11:14am replied:

Alright, finally started working on this today. I'll post a news update when it's out.

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Helena The 3rd
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Released Aug 2011
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

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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