mighty jill off was first released on february 29: leap day. eight months later, and suspiciously in time for the independant games festival, we (andrew “andonuts” toups, james “harveyjames” harvey, and myself) have revised our reenvisioning of mighty bomb jack.
so what’s new in this version? the sprites and tiles were originally drawn on an extra-dark monitor. on a brighter monitor, some colors are far too close, and too light. all the sprites and tiles in mighty jill off have been recolored. native joypad control has been scrapped (if you want to play with a joypad, xpadder works great); however, you can now use SHIFT, CTRL or the SPACEBAR to jump instead of Z. the music is now actual nes chip music, composed in famitracker, and loops as it should. much of the art has been rescanned or redrawn (you can see the new title screen above). jill gets back up much faster after a brush with a spike or spider.
there’s also an entire second tower for players who are too good at the first! eegra described mighty jill off as a game that never repeats itself, and i’ve taken care not to retread old ground in the jill off harder stages. my goal was to achieve what the famicom disk system version of super mario bros. 2 (alternately known as “the lost levels”) was to super mario bros.: a set of levels with the same sprites, the same characters and the same rules, yet provides a much different and harder experience, one which expects the player to be intimately familiar with the workings of the game and plays with the player’s expectations for that game.
getting to the second tower requires skill: you’ll need to clear the first tower, the original jill off stages, in under twelve minutes. there’s also a secret code that lets you skip straight to the second tower. how do you get this code? donate to the creation of more games like jill off! anyone who donates a (us)dollar or more using paypal will recieve the code by email. just click the button below:
the mighty jill off fan art competition (and mighty jill off terrible mspaint porn competition) are both still underway. (both of those links contain risque and pornographic content. watch out!) james harvey is creating a pair of customized sneakers for the person who creates our favorite piece of mighty jill off-inspired art by halloween. customized sneakers are rad! submit to our contest!
and if you like competition, my best time through mighty jill off’s first tower is 8:45! (my best time through the second is a minute less.) how fast are you?