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Temple Glider ← Preceded by - Sky Serpents - Followed by → Enemy 585
SkySerpents logo
Ico skyserpents
Released October 22, 2010
Play It Nitrome.com
Levels Fifteen
Game Type Main Game
Genre Action
Websites Nitrome.com
Controls
Instr-keyboard

Left - Move left
Right - Move Right
Up - Jump
Space - Slice
Down - Hold on
Up + Space - Spin Slice
Down + Space - Stab down

Credits Design
Markus Heinel
Programming
Aaron Steed
Music
Dave Cowen

Sky Serpents is an action-platform game released on October 22, 2010. The player becomes a young norse warrior that wants to beat his father's record at slaying giant beasts called sky serpents.


Controls

Left Right Left, right - Move

Up Up arrow key - Jump

Down Down - Hold on

Space - Slice sideways

Key combinations

  • Up + Space Up key and Spacebar - Spin Slice
  • Down + Space Down key and Spacebar - Stab down

Introduction

Sky Serpents B00:39

Sky Serpents B

The introduction of Sky Serpents

Levels

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The sky serpent will attempt to throw the player off of its back before the player can stab each of its (exposed) joints and kill it. If the player is thrown off, they will take some amount of damage and be thrown back into the air for another chance at killing the sky serpent. Each serpent moves at different speeds and have all sorts of natural weapons such as spikes, fireballs, and glue. There are ways to counteract these different natural capabilities. As soon as the player learns how to counteract the serpents' weapons, it is easier to access and stab its joints. When a serpent is killed, it turns to stone and crashes to the ground.

Level 1

Main article: Orange dragon serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 101:05

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1

Level 2

Main article: Green dragon serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 202:52

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 2

Level 3

Main article: Hammerhead serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 302:31

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 3

Level 4

Main article: Piranha serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 402:46

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 4

Level 5

Main article: Worm serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 502:43

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 5

Level 6

Main article: Bird serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 602:02

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 6

Level 7

Main article: Spider serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 701:51

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 7

Level 8

Main article: Warthog serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 803:03

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 8

Level 9

Main article: Red dragon serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 904:35

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 9

Level 10

Main article: Ice dragon serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1002:21

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 10

Level 11

Main article: Eel serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1101:11

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 11

Level 12

Main article: Red warthog serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1204:42

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 12

Level 13

Main article: Dragon serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1302:19

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 13

Level 14

Main article: Volcanic serpent
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Sky Serpents - level 1402:10

Sky Serpents - level 14

Level 15

Main article: Octopus serpent
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Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 1503:06

Nitrome Sky Serpent Level 15


Ending

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Sky Serpents E00:58

Sky Serpents E

The ending of Sky Serpents


Beta elements

Discovered in the files of Sky Serpents are three unused attacks: a large bubble, fire joining then exploding, and what seems to be a type of gas attack. The bubble has two corresponding sprites, which when animated give the appearance of a bubble with the below dark part rippling. This weapon may hint at an unused serpent, as a large bubble does not fit as the weapon of any other sky serpent in the game, and may point at a cut water serpent.

What is presumably a fire attack has five frames, which when animated together produce an animation of a few bits of fire forming, swirling, then expanding out and shrinking. This was likely intended as a possible beta attack for the red dragon serpent, as it fires out fireballs that also explode (somewhat).

The final presumably unused attack is a sphere of what seems to be some sort of poisonous gas.

Trivia

  • Sky Serpents may have been inspired by the last part of the Norse story Beowulf. In the last part, Beowulf has to slay a giant blue worm. Some of his attacks are stabbing down on the worm, and holding on to it.
  • Sky Serpents is likely inspired by Shadow Of The Colossus, as the player climbs onto giant creatures and strike weak spots to kill it in both games, also the only enemies in both games are the collosi and serpents, as well as the fact that both creatures spew black blood.


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