To everyone who is reading this I am sorry, but The Challenge is over. Wizard_Amul
took the game apart with the starting revolver and nothing else. I will leave this post up so that everyone can see what was on the table and how it ended after only 10 hours. If people are up for challenges of this nature there are some other things on my mind (and more of a score attack set up so that people will have more than a few hours before someone takes apart the game); I am open to thoughts on the subject obviously.
Hello. Recently there has been a discussion over the game as (happens on rare occasion) and something was said...
You can use other characters with your strategy - we won't stop you - but those characters have skills that might not fit your style. We're pretty sure you can beat a loop in Nuclear Throne with just a pistol and without leveling past level 3 or 4. It might not be pleasant, but every system in the game supports it.
Personally I believe Rami is right, but I would like to see it done. I honestly don't think I have the skill to do it (though I will try), but I would still like to watch it happen. To this end I'm willing to give someone a game as a reward for doing it. The first person to record a Nuclear Throne run where they do an entire loop at least one time while only using the revolver and make it a response to this post will get one of the games attached to my steam account.
Official rules; The run must be done with update 25 or newer. The game cannot be modded aside from the use of recording software. The loop ends when you get to level 1_1 a second time. Any character can be used, any mutations can be picked, any crowns can be chosen. I will allow additional weapons to be picked up, but cannot be fired or used. I will allow robot players to eat weapons. I will also allow Roids users to fire both their revolvers. I will allow chicken to use her starting sword, but for the record I will not like it. Gold weapons (a side from Y.V. starting with his revolver) will not be allowed. Bonus points for airhorn spam. If someone completes the challenge they will get their choice between a few games on my account (yes, games other than nuclear throne will be the reward). The run must be done on a version of the game that ALL Nuclear Throne players have access to. The video must also be viewable in the U.S. so that I can confirm the run happened. To be clear there is no limit on gaining levels (as is indicated by the original quote).
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