The Final Specimen is a comedic sci-fi adventure game in the style of the classic 2D platformers of the '90s. Packed with whimsical settings and eccentric characters, this energetic, challenging title brings an exciting take to old-school gaming.
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Positive (10 reviews) - 90% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 2, 2017

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June 22

Patch 1.3 notes

Updating the game based on community feedback is something that we believe is important. Every few weeks we will either make some changes or add in something completely new.

Alright!
  • All bosses on hard mode have had their difficulty upgraded with new content
  • Continues have been increased on hard mode from 3 to 5
  • Several bosses now more gracefully jump and land
  • Obstacle hitboxes on the final boss have been made more accurate

Bugfixes
  • We fixed some enemies not counting towards punch and bomb counter achievements
  • Dropped bombs now correctly land without getting stuck
  • The rope at the beginning of level 6 will no longer cause problems with player movement
  • The boss music on level 4 will now cleanly loop
  • Bombs can no longer be thrown during cutscenes

What's next?
  • Subtitles for multiple languages will be added over time
  • Neigh, neigh, neigh


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May 15

Patch 1.2 notes

Updating the game based on community feedback is something that we believe is important. Every few weeks we will either make some changes or add in something completely new.

Alright!
  • The boss fight of level 6 now has added depth and difficulty
  • Thomas will no longer be able to easily hide from the boss's attacks because the safe zone on the rope has been removed
  • The boss will wind up before each hit to indicate where he will strike
  • When the boss is vulnerable to damage, his eyes will blink twice to allow time to react

Audio
  • Volume levels have been tweaked across the entire game to create a more pleasant listening experience
  • Analog distortion has been eliminated by accounting for true peak clipping
  • Cutscenes are easier to hear
  • Loud sound effects now know their place

What's next?
  • At the end of June, hard mode will see all boss fights updated with brand new mechanics
  • Neigh


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Reviews

“The Final Specimen Arrival actually comes across as one of the funniest games I've seen this year by far. I mean heck, if you watch the trailer, it looks like the beginning of a Monty Python sketch mixed up with a platformer.”
Indie Retro News

“The Final Specimen is a strange game that fills a highly specific niche. I did play lots of games of this sort in the nineties, and I appreciate the throwback, but the game does stand on its own merits. Give it a shot.”
Lee Laughead's Video Game Success

About This Game

The Final Specimen is a comedic sci-fi adventure game in the style of the classic 2D platformers of the '90s. Packed with whimsical settings and eccentric characters, this energetic, challenging title brings an exciting take to old-school gaming.

The story begins when our hero, a young earthling, is transported to a distant planet. After facing sudden assault from the world's inhabitants, he soon finds out that his arrival is no coincidence. What he learns sets him off on a mission to prevent the annihilation of the planet - and the subsequent conquest of earth - by a nefarious alien mastermind.

The world's terrain ranges from the grassy to the mountainous to the aquatic to the mechanical. From rope swings to grappling hooks, there is no shortage of new tools you can discover to aid you in your progress. And if the ability to punch your enemies' lights out isn't enough, you can also collect ammunition - your own personal arsenal of pocket bombs.

You are the only human who has the power. You are the culmination of years of alien experimentation. You are THE FINAL SPECIMEN.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
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