I didn't have very high expectations for this game when I downloaded it, but those expecations were far exceeded once I figured out how to play the game. For those who don't know, Megane (means "glasses" in Japanese… I think…) was developed by Studio Pixel, the same guy who made Cavestory. Megane is ridiculously simple and short in comparison to its brother, but highly addictive and deliciously quirky. Problem: the game is in Japanese. You can download an english translation at cavestory.org, under "other works by Pixel," though I'm not sure if it's compatible with Mac. As for controls, you can find a comprehensive walkthrough on that site. Also, try to discover the alternate "endings!" And if you're still not sure whether to get Megane, GET IT, if only for the music and overall weirdness. Besides, it's free!
the best game i have ever played
oh my god. buy this. do it now. this game reaches down deep inside you and changes you forever. better than cave story.
A Classic From Pixel
One of the classics from Daisuke [Pixel] Amiya (the mastermind behind one of the most popular freeware games ever created; Cave Story). Controls are easy for anyone who's in need of help. Z and X let you jump and shoot (shooting comes later if you're successful in the first 3 waves). Try to jump and "Catch" the glasses, don't just let them fall onto your face. And if possible, line them up very closely before you jump to get the most points. If you can get 9-10 points per round before you run off the screen to end the match, you will get to battle the boss after 3 rounds. I won't spoil the ending. Certainly a great free title. I hope the rest of Pixel's library comes to the Mac App Store as well!
Description could be more informative
I downloaded this game because I recognized Studio Pixel from Cave Story, but not everyone else might make the connection. The description should say something like "The game was originally developed by Daisuke Amaya of Studio Pixel, the creator of Cave Story" or something. I knew that the z key was the action button from having played Cave Story, but that might not be apparent to everyone (of course, an English localization would help with that). As for the actual gameplay, it's a decent little time waster.
Like a transformer: more than meets the eye.
Pun intended.A great short game that *really* leaves you wondering "why are there so many 5 star reviews?" until you find out why. I won't ruin it for you.Because people seem more likely to read comments than the description: "Z" to start & jump. "X" at the 2nd level to do what comes naturally when confronted by a UFO. And FYI: nearly all Japanese-origin games use Z, X, and C for their primary controls, try those first if nothing else seems to work ;) Hints follow! Hit "... More!" ->Hints: * catch the glasses in the air for +1 points. You can get +2 if you catch them at a jump at top-running speed.* get 30+ points. No idea if you get 36 - that'd be inhuman.* kill the end-boss (yes! there is one! That last screenshot isn't a tease!)* I literally lol'd at the last bit. I went with the Pavlovian choice, of course. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit B)* There are (at least) 3 different endings, aside from the "game over" one. And they're all awesome.Now someone *really* needs to get Studio Pixel's Cave Story / 洞窟物語 in the App Store. That's much (much) longer, and easily one of the best platformers in existence.---Translations - in progress as I get time / while I'm interested:-- Menuめがね = "Glasses"Zを押す = "Press Z"-- In-gameBefore each level: めがねその1 = "Glasses #1/2/3"between levels: めしあがれ = equivalent to "Bon appetite"When you lose the first / every time: ゲームオーバー = "Game Over"When you catch them in the air: じゅんぷきゃっち+1 = "Jump Catch +1/2" (odd that it's in hiragana. It's phonetically close to "jump catch", I'm certain that's what's meant)-- After the 3rd level:Things the princess-thing says (actually achieving these. It's more fun than looking into the app :) :-- summary: randomness, picking on you, cheering you on, etc0: ReadMe.txtよんでね1: 。。。あれ？2: やる気な。。。8: おしくない！！9: にゃおー！！11: 負けないえで！13: 物語は始まったばかりさ！14: まあまあです。15: こんなモンなの？16: don't mind. don't mind.17: そろそろオヤシにしませんか？18: メガネと私とどっちが大事なの？20: スジはいい。。。24: なんてマッCヒョなの！25: 食べていいよ。 = ~ eating is good. Before you ask: I don't know why.26: ええ感じ27: 光は見えた = I can see light28: あと２点！！ = 2 more points!!29: ああ。。。じれったい！！30: おめでとう！！ = Congratulations!!31: ぶっちゆ〜32: OH! COOL!!33: お疲れ34: ぎにやああああああ！！--おまけ = Bonusたすけて〜 = Help meXでゲーム = Extra Game