Hearty Jewel

Creators: どすぅ, ノベボー

Average Rating
8.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
54.1 / 100
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  • by Wolfiexe
  • by nabil83
  • by Wolfiexe
  • by nabil83
  • by Wolfiexe

22 Reviews:

Really interesting adventure game with lots of variety, both in terms of gimmicks and in terms of bosses. Every save means a new gimmick, or a new usage for a gimmick, or some other particularity that makes the saves feel different from each other. There are also a few traps here and there to spice things up, quite a few of them being really creative. Similarly, different bosses have very different mechanics, so everything in the game feels very unique. Decent length, not too long or too short, visuals and musics are nice and fit well with each other.
I do have a few issues with it, though. My main issue is with how unbalanced the last boss is. Freebie, uneventful attacks followed by difficult attacks, and of course the hardest attacks are at the very end of the fight. It's pretty bad. Also, every now and then (Slightly more often than what I would consider acceptable) you can find traps placed at the end of long saves, which is never a good thing. Similar, and more common, are sections of normal platforming that involve precise maneuvers somewhere between the middle and the end of a save (After a lot of less precise stuff, it should be mentioned), which can get tedious after a few attempts. And finally, the musics restart when you die, so you don't get to hear a lot of them.
Overall, though, it's a nice adventure fangame that I would recommend checking out. It did have quite a few sections that annoyed me more than I'm willing to admit, but it did have plenty of moments where it surprised me positively as well.

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Tagged as: Adventure Trap Gimmick
[4] Likes
Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 57 57
May 16, 2018
A game I wish it started at stage 2.
Hearty jewel is a 4 stages adventure game with each stage being very different from the others. The first stage is really bland and frustrating, I almost dropped the game at some points. However from stage 2 it becomes way better with less traps and more interesting ones and gimmicks, sometimes even some puzzl-ish rooms. Bosses are good, especially the last two. And finally, the game has an insane production, with always some very good visuals. Would recommend if you can pass through the first stage.

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Rating: 8.4 84       Difficulty: 55 55
Aug 10, 2020
Amazing (except final boss)

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Rating: 8.3 83       Difficulty: 60 60
Jun 9, 2023
A pretty high quality adventure game. 4 stages, each with a boss, and there are a fair amount of traps. The stages are all well done and some use some pretty interesting gimmicks. There was maybe one or 2 I didn't like that much, but most were well done. The bosses, especially the final boss is pretty memorable. There is restarting music which is always annoying, but it's not enough to ruin an otherwise great game.

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Tagged as: Adventure Trap
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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 50 50
Jul 8, 2016
Cycles! :)

Four stages with a boss at the end of each stage, good gimmick use and great visuals.
The two things I didn't like were the candies screen in the middle of the second stage, which is pretty rough due to having to steer a rotating enemy into the candies while dodging aimed shots, and the final boss, which is way too long and mixes a lot of free phases with some harder phases, making it a slog
On the other hand I liked the whole third stage, including the boss, and the second half of the second stage, after the candy collect screen.

Overall a decent adventure, would recommend

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Tagged as: Adventure Trap Gimmick Boss Cycle
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Rating: 8.1 81       Difficulty: 56 56
Dec 2, 2022