Meet Zak; a bumbling alien spaceship Janitor and wannabe Flyhunter. He works on board the Flyhunter Crew’s legendary spaceship, but deep down he longs for an exciting adventure of his...
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Positive (7 reviews) - 100% of the 7 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2014

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“Flyhunter Origins certainly tickles that 2.5D side-scroller itch and is a fun game to play regardless of whether you have 5 minutes or hours to play. It is fantastic on the eyes and includes a good portion of comedy and humour.”
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About This Game

Meet Zak; a bumbling alien spaceship Janitor and wannabe Flyhunter. Zak is a “Zursk”- one of three alien species from Burgarol 3. He works on board the Flyhunter Crew’s legendary spaceship; ‘The Frog’ but deep down he longs for an exciting adventure of his own.

Somewhere in Earth’s orbit, while the heroic Flyhunters are deep in cryo sleep; The Frog’s cargo of super-important, exotic insects from the latest hunt is mysteriously jettisoned into Space, crash-landing back on planet Earth! It seems that clumsy Janitor Zak is the only one around to save the day.

Can this accidental hero swap his Sweeping Brush for a super-cool Fly Swatter and take on the role of daring Flyhunter? It’s a good job Zak’s is used to cleaning up – because he’s in a huge mess! Hurry! Help this little dude complete his mission, before “The Investors” find out their expensive bugs are missing!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio Interface
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 or Better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Analog Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8 or better
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio Interface
    • Additional Notes: TWO BUTTON MOUSE REQUIRED
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX Lion or Better
    • Processor: Dual core Intel
    • Graphics: 512mb Dedicated Graphics
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio Interface
    • Additional Notes: TWO BUTTON MOUSE REQUIRED
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Overall:
Positive (7 reviews)
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sloth in pog form
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Quite fun, short (02:15, only missing most of the cosmetic pickups) casual kid-friendly 2.5D platformer.

You're janitor on a fly smuggling spaceship when you ♥♥♥♥ up and lose the precious cargo, so it will be up to you to travel across post-apocalyptic Earth to get those flies back. During this journey you will fight various bugs and spiders, and try to avoid larger bugs and frogs. In some levels you'll be controlling a different character, initially completely unarmed and later only equipped with a zapper (stunner) - so in those levels you'll just be avoiding bugs and robots, while when you play as the janitor you're also armed with a swatter.

Every episode (5 of them total) ends with a fly chasing sequence where you'll be chasing a fly while flying through a 3D cannyon, swatting at it until it feints.

You can upgrade your zapper and swatter, and this being a casual platformer you'll have them both maxed somewhere in the middle of the game even if you don't try to collect every egg.

Controls are quite OK. Sometimes I jumped off a platform instead of up and such, but there's plenty of checkpoints and the game is very forgiving. You shouldn't achieve frustration even if you're normally not good at platformers. (Judging by myself).

Graphics are nice, character models in cutscenes are excellent and cute. What little story there is is similar to kids' cartoons - nothing special, but you'll occasionally chuckle and the whole thing is cute.

I didn't really have any big problems with this game, two things I noticed are that the boosts during fly chasing sequences don't really do much as the fly accelerates as well, dragging those scenes out, and sometimes the sparks/stars that fly out of stuff when you hit it with a swatter seemed to appear in wrong place on the screen.

Sloth Academy's verdict: 1 golden sloth
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LugdunonTG
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Gameplay video and thought:

http://youtu.be/UP9u60ENV8I

A great platform adventure, love the animation style and the humour is great. Fantastic for a younger audience or family game!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
rodbrett
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Cute little game that's fun to play and has a Ratchet and Clank/Jak and Daxter feel to the cutscenes. There's also a lot of whimsical humor and charm. It's obvious some talented artists came together for this.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[iM]Mallorn
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Flyhunter Origins is a mobile platformer game that got released on pc.
I havent played the mobile version so I cant judge if this was a good port.
You can change resolution, full screen/windowed mode and controls at the start of the game. This game supports a controller.

This game is aimed at the family with a younger audience as a focus.
The creators all work (or used to work) at Pixar.

In Flyhunter Origins you play Zak, a clumsy one-eyed alien, who seems to be the only survivor of an alien spacechip. Because of an incident all precious cargo has been ejected from the ship and landed on planet earth. It's your task to return it. This precious cargo is a bunch of exotic flies, hence "Flyhunter".

Armed with a Fly Swatter (later you get access to a gun) and a jetpack you have to find these flies. On your quest you'll find numerous obstacles and enemies (earth's insects). Zak is a very small alien, so earths creatures are about his size or a lot bigger. You can collect eggs you can use to upgrade your weapon stats (add +1 to damage, very basic).
At the end of a level when you're about to catch the fly the game changes to a 3d racing game, in which you have to smack the fly a few times. Odd imo, but it works.

Its a typical platformer. Controls are easy (jump/doublejump/shoot/melee). There are plenty of spawn points. Anyone can play this.

The good
- Lovable and funny maincharacter
- Very easy controls
- Controller support
- Nicely priced
- Pixar style artwork and characters
- 3D Racing
- Upgradable weaponry

The bad
- Hit detection seemed to be off sometimes. I had a lot of trouble defeating the big spider. Could be me though.
- Might be a bit too easy for the more mature players.
- Graphics arent really impressive

Overall a nice game for the younger audience. There are more impressive platformers around though.

Recommend? Yes, but not for everyone. 70/100
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Flyhunter Origins is a mobile platformer game that got released on pc.
I havent played the mobile version so I cant judge if this was a good port.
You can change resolution, full screen/windowed mode and controls at the start of the game. This game supports a controller.

This game is aimed at the family with a younger audience as a focus.
The creators all work (or used to work) at Pixar.

In Flyhunter Origins you play Zak, a clumsy one-eyed alien, who seems to be the only survivor of an alien spacechip. Because of an incident all precious cargo has been ejected from the ship and landed on planet earth. It's your task to return it. This precious cargo is a bunch of exotic flies, hence "Flyhunter".

Armed with a Fly Swatter (later you get access to a gun) and a jetpack you have to find these flies. On your quest you'll find numerous obstacles and enemies (earth's insects). Zak is a very small alien, so earths creatures are about his size or a lot bigger. You can collect eggs you can use to upgrade your weapon stats (add +1 to damage, very basic).
At the end of a level when you're about to catch the fly the game changes to a 3d racing game, in which you have to smack the fly a few times. Odd imo, but it works.

Its a typical platformer. Controls are easy (jump/doublejump/shoot/melee). There are plenty of spawn points. Anyone can play this.

The good
- Lovable and funny maincharacter
- Very easy controls
- Controller support
- Nicely priced
- Pixar style artwork and characters
- 3D Racing
- Upgradable weaponry

The bad
- Hit detection seemed to be off sometimes. I had a lot of trouble defeating the big spider. Could be me though.
- Might be a bit too easy for the more mature players.
- Graphics arent really impressive

Overall a nice game for the younger audience. There are more impressive platformers around though.

Recommend? Yes, but not for everyone. 70/100
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Quite fun, short (02:15, only missing most of the cosmetic pickups) casual kid-friendly 2.5D platformer.

You're janitor on a fly smuggling spaceship when you ♥♥♥♥ up and lose the precious cargo, so it will be up to you to travel across post-apocalyptic Earth to get those flies back. During this journey you will fight various bugs and spiders, and try to avoid larger bugs and frogs. In some levels you'll be controlling a different character, initially completely unarmed and later only equipped with a zapper (stunner) - so in those levels you'll just be avoiding bugs and robots, while when you play as the janitor you're also armed with a swatter.

Every episode (5 of them total) ends with a fly chasing sequence where you'll be chasing a fly while flying through a 3D cannyon, swatting at it until it feints.

You can upgrade your zapper and swatter, and this being a casual platformer you'll have them both maxed somewhere in the middle of the game even if you don't try to collect every egg.

Controls are quite OK. Sometimes I jumped off a platform instead of up and such, but there's plenty of checkpoints and the game is very forgiving. You shouldn't achieve frustration even if you're normally not good at platformers. (Judging by myself).

Graphics are nice, character models in cutscenes are excellent and cute. What little story there is is similar to kids' cartoons - nothing special, but you'll occasionally chuckle and the whole thing is cute.

I didn't really have any big problems with this game, two things I noticed are that the boosts during fly chasing sequences don't really do much as the fly accelerates as well, dragging those scenes out, and sometimes the sparks/stars that fly out of stuff when you hit it with a swatter seemed to appear in wrong place on the screen.

Sloth Academy's verdict: 1 golden sloth
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Cute little game that's fun to play and has a Ratchet and Clank/Jak and Daxter feel to the cutscenes. There's also a lot of whimsical humor and charm. It's obvious some talented artists came together for this.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Gameplay video and thought:

http://youtu.be/UP9u60ENV8I

A great platform adventure, love the animation style and the humour is great. Fantastic for a younger audience or family game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny