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Cactus McCoy and the Curse of the Thorns is a platformer game and the first game in the Cactus McCoy series of platformer games. It was first released on Not Doppler on March 10, 2011.

Description

When a routine treasure hunt goes awry, McCoy is transformed into a walking cactus by the ancient Curse of Thorns. McCoy’s mission is to return the Thorned Emerald to its true home. If he fails, the curse will continue until he is a lifeless, stone cactus.

This latest game throws you into a Wild West world filled with ruthless outlaws, mysterious curses, and more treasures than you can swing a stick at. Run, jump, and punch your way through an army of Enemigos sent by the monstrous Hex Hatfield. Throughout 12 expansive and dangerous areas, you will find and master a barrage of weapons from razor-sharp machetes to giant bazookas. As you travel, you will uncover missing map pieces that will guide you to the source of the curse. Along the way, you can hunt for treasure, compete in time trials, take on unique challenges, or unlock over 80 badges. Master the art of “Enemigo Juggling” to steal weapons and money from the villainous outlaws, and use those spoils to upgrade your many different fighting stats.[1]

Previews

  • 02/24/2011: Cactus McCoy Trailer [2]
  • 03/10/2011: Cactus McCoy [3]

Intro

Ending

Levels

  1. Cactus Canyon
  2. Prospector Mines
  3. Rustler Railroad
  4. Shady Springs
  5. Powderkeg Pass
  6. Midnight Express
  7. Rattler Ravine
  8. Brimstone Mine
  9. Deadridge Railway
  10. Sunset Gulch
  11. Emerald Temple
  12. Emerald Shrine

Awards

Medalla

The Jay-is reward for the best of 2011

Cactus McCoy and the Curse of Thorns was nominated for "Best of 2011" awards by Jay-is-games. It later took first place in the Action-Platform category. [2]

Trivia

  • The names Hatfield and McCoy refer to the Hatfield and McCoy family feud that took place in the United States in the mid-1800s.
  • The first post on the Flipline Blog was the trailer for this game.
  • Matt and Tony were inspired to create this game after creating The Expendables 8-bit.[3]
  • The game's Southwest theme was inspired by seeing a Spanish-speaking website use the term "Enemigo" in its description of Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!.[3]
  • It took over three months to develop this game.[4]

Gallery

References

  1. Cactus McCoy
  2. Best of 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Quinn’s Q&A: BBQ, Chicory Cafe, and McCoy!
  4. Flipline Q&A: Pizzeria and Creating Games


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