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How to play N - A few tricks

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This Instructable is intended to teach a few tricks about how to play the addicting game called N. These pointers should help make your gameplay easier. Alright, onward we go! You can scroll through the notes on the image for an intro to the main menu.
 
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Step 1: Download it!

First you have to download the game. It can be found here. You may notice how fast it downloads. N is a tiny file. It's best just to put it in your desktop. Now look at your desktop, and you'll see a ZIP file called n_v1pc. Create folder and name something you'll remember, like N, and dump n_v1pc into it. Now click on the folder and extract everything. Get this right. You need to right click and hit "Extract All." Now, whenever you want to play it, you have to open that folder and n_v14 (it has a gray icon), which shows up after extraction. Now you're ready to play.

Step 2: Tip 1 - Fall better

"Fall better." I don't know where I came up with that, but that's what this tip is about. If you are falling down a cliff in N, you don't have to slide the whole way. If there is a slanted tile at the bottom, You need not slide at all, because the slant slows you enough. Even if there isn't a slant, you still don't have to slide the whole way. Just wait until the last second and hit the arrow in the direction of the wall you are falling past. Basically, only slide at the last moment. This way, everything gets a ton faster.

Step 3: Tip 2 - Learn to Wallclimb

This is so useful, yet I still meet people who don't know how to wall climb. Wallclimbing is where you climb up a wall (surprise, surprise). All you have to do is hold in the direction of the wall and jump. Keep pressing the jump key. The trick is getting the right rhythm. It takes practice, but once you get it, it feels easy. And believe me, it's necessary.
another thew tips:if your stuck in a position where you cant move for whatever reason, pressing k will instantly kill you and restart the level, if you keep losing due to time constraints, then you can turn off the timer by entering practice mode in the configure menu, this will also allow you to skip levels overly difficul
ReoTheYokel5 years ago
I simply can't beat that level. It seems impossible.
wich level?
Phew... I wrote the previous comment about a year and a half ago... dunno, sorry, lol.
Oh, ok. That's fine- I probably should have checked the date before I said anything.
ultrauber (author)  ReoTheYokel5 years ago
I think I might have done it once or twice, but you're right, it's hard.
cool!6 years ago
joehadoc: Try downloading directX from microsoft. Note that I use vista, and it works. Also get the latest flashplayer and java updates. After all that, try and play again. And GarillazMiko, you should try it. It's FUN!!! Note to all that userlevels do not work on their n game, you HAVE to have userlevels.txt saved in the same folder or place as the main icon.
JMan5 cool!4 years ago
Yeah, I just figured this out. It was driving me crazy!!!
your link goes to the wrong place. This is where you should go: http://www.metanetsoftware.com/
ultrauber (author)  buckminsterfullerene4 years ago
sorry this is old fixed it
Never heard of this game before.
Really, you should try it. Best 2D game ever!
EnigmaMax cool!6 years ago
is there a site where you can play it?
Yes. Type ngame into google and click on the link with the address of madgravityradio in it.
cool! EnigmaMax6 years ago
Yes: Here.
But the full version has more levels, is more customizable, and my favorite: userlevels. I would download it unless, say, I was not allowed to do it. So yah, you can play it online, but the downloadeable one is better.
ultrauber (author)  cool!6 years ago
Actually, it's not the "full version." The download one is just newer and to accommodate it, instead of taking up server space with extra levels, they allow a download option.
cool! ultrauber6 years ago
The online version of n game is on the servers of, say, www.addictinggames.com, not metanet software. The online one is actually a version specifically meant to be played online, and some of the features of the download version are taken out.
ultrauber (author)  cool!6 years ago
No. The online version, which is on many servers, including addicting games and many websites, is version 1.1. The download version we have is version 1.4.1.
so where can I find a '1.4.1' Ngame?
ultrauber (author)  EnigmaMax6 years ago
From the link I provided in the 'ible.
oops, forgot.
cool! EnigmaMax6 years ago
here.
Just click on the link in the downloads section that is right for you operating system.
cool! ultrauber6 years ago
Well, im sorry to bring it up, but the addicting games version is 1.2 I admit that you are right about it not being specifically an online version, but nowadays it is the only version to be found online (Not downloaded online.) Now i think it is a good idea to have both of us STOP ARGUING! I mean, what is it that makes want to find something wrong in everything that the other person says.
ultrauber (author)  cool!6 years ago
Sorry, I wasn't sure if it was 1.1 or 1.2. Ok, we're done now.
cool! cool!6 years ago
here is PROOF!
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dombeef cool!6 years ago
yea it's actually called N-ninja
ultrauber (author)  cool!6 years ago
Don't worry, he was just commenting. In case you didn't notice, he comments on pretty much every 'ible, and joins every group.
ent4745 years ago
You can wall jump at the last second too
ent474 ent4745 years ago
I'm not sure which is faster, so...
ultrauber (author)  ent4745 years ago
Yeah, but I'd rather slide.
metanet5 years ago
Metanet Software here, the creators of N -- and by the way, it's just called "N", not N game or N ninja or anything else :) -- the version available online at addictinggames and elsewhere is not official. The only official version is 1.4, which can be downloaded from the website:
http://www.thewayoftheninja.org/n_downloads.html

But we're making an official swf version soon with a bunch of new goodies.

If you have questions, come and join the forums:
http://metanet.forumer.com

Thanks for playing N!
ultrauber (author)  metanet5 years ago
Thanks for that clarification, it was much needed. Oh, and I'll change the names to just "N."
No problem, happy to help! :) Thanks for making this Instructable -- you've got some really great tips here!
joehadac6 years ago
ya too bad every time i play it it freezes right before the game makes a sound and it takes away alll the fun
ultrauber (author)  joehadac6 years ago
thats too bad. try reinstalling?
even if i play it online in my browser it does that... it prolly has somthing to do with vista like all the other games
cool! joehadac6 years ago
Maybe you dont have the latest Java/DirectX/Flash stuff.
Try downloading this.
If that doesnt work, go to the DirectX (Microsoft) and Java pages and update.
I use vista and it works fine. If all fails, email the author Here. I have done so in the past and he replied quickly.
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