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“If you are a man, go down 100 floors”, it is the most popular flash game and hot casual game.
It makes many people want to try “the taste of the 100th layer” day and night; and how many programmers have their first assignment to develop similar games.
However, what happens after 100 floors?
For this reason, an up owner named “Holiday Trafficker” at station B has finally solved the mystery after spending several months. Netizens are calling: The number one player of the contemporary era!
But what the up master never expected was:
The stories and secrets behind this can only be answered 30 years ago.
What’s more surprising is that I even got a reply and thanks from the original author in Chinese.
I found a clue in the 1990 magazine
Actually, “If you are a man, go down 100 floors” is a domestic copycat version. The game was originally developed by Akihiko Kusanagi, a Japanese.
The original name of the game was NS-Shaft. This NS is not Nintendo Switch, but the abbreviation of Nagi-P Soft game company founded by the original author.
Since you are looking for hidden levels, you must start with the original game.
The host found that the domestic flash games are basically copycats, and there is no plot at all. The relevant information on the Internet is basically wrong.
Fortunately, the official website of Nagi-P Soft, the real developer of this game, is still available. Although the Windows version above is from 1997, it is still free to download.
So, the 100-level challenge of the up master officially begins! Every time you play, it will record the screen and record the number of layers completed.
There are only two secrets for customs clearance: don’t touch the nails and don’t fall. In the end, at the 60th hand, the up master finally reached the double-digit spell.
However, after the little boy reached the 100th floor, the game continued.
Does this game have a story but a legend? Is it all my wishful thinking so far?
ong>An article titled “8192-story tower”.
The whole article mainly talks about:
“In 2005, an adventurer found a very unreasonable tower in the hinterland of Oaflika. According to local legends, this tower is 8192 stories high.” p>
“In order to dominate this tower, you set off toward O’Aflika, but when you saw the actual tower, you hesitated to move forward and had to jump back and forth repeatedly…”
This is the end of the plot, and the rest of the content needs players to explore by themselves.
It seems that there is only one step away from the final answer.
Unlock hidden plot, supported by the original author
Next, the author started a “crazy” purchasing plan for this game.
After browsing at least 10 different online shopping platforms, I didn’t even find a piece of information about this game.
At this time, the owner of Up thought of the original author of the game—Akihiko Kusuna. Now his Twitter profile picture is still the adventurous little boy in this game.
Next, the owner of UP expressed his support and confusion to Kusanaru Akihiko, and asked him about the channels for purchasing the 8192-story tower game.
A few days later, Kusanaru Akihiko really replied and explained in detail why this game is not available on the market: it is not a commercial game.
In addition to introducing the game on page 46, the magazine also attached the source code of the game on page 61.
With the help of a Japanese friend, I got an MSX device, and immediately started typing codes and playing games.
But unfortunately, this game still has no plot to speak of. Then, Kusanaru Akihiko sent him all the versions of the game he had participated in.
Now there is only the last goal left, the GBA version of this game-the fusion version of NS-Shaft and NS-TOWER.
Different from all previous versions, props and equipment have been added this time, and a complete plot has been added.
Finally, I found the hidden plot of the GBA version, and the story begins here…
However, the GBA version of this game was not developed by the original author, but just a derivative work licensed to a third party.
But this does not hinder the original author’s excitement. After knowing that his game was on fire at station B, Kusanaru Akihiko posted the Chinese Twitter at the beginning of the article in Chinese.
Just now, he learned that he was on Weibo hot search.
The original author who is still active
The story of “It’s a Man, Go Down 100 Floors” comes to an end for the time being, and Kusanaru Akihiko’s game company has long been submerged in a long river of time, and this company has never launched a popular game since.
Although the official website of Nagi-P Soft still exists, the style of the webpage tells you that the history of this company is over.
You can even see the prompt of the Chrome browser: “Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported”, as if to suggest that this game is gone with the demise of flash.
In 2007, Nagi-P Soft launched the last mobile Java version; in 2013, the iOS version was updated to 1.1.4. After that, the official version of “Being a Man Goes Down 100 Floors” has never been updated.
But Akihiko Kusanaru is still a programmer active on GitHub.
Akihiko Kusara’s current identity is no longer the founder of a game company, but the chief solution architect and CTO of Japan for the Japanese subsidiary of Cognite AS in Norway. He currently lives in Singapore.
After several iterations, Mini Tokyo 3D’s functions have been quite complete: it can display not only the real-time location of the Tokyo subway, but also civil airliners over Tokyo, and the color of the map will also turn black as night falls.
Now Mini Tokyo 3D has received 1.4k stars on GitHub.
Akihiko Kusana has also insisted on writing tutorials for this open source project. He also updated the article in his personal blog last month.
This project has also brought many awards to Akihiko Kusana, including the Japan Digital Media Association(AMD) Newcomer Award, the 3rd Tokyo Public Transport Open Data Challenge Award, and the 2019 Open and Big Data Utilization and Regional Revitalization Promotion Organization Contribution Award.
In an interview, Akihiko Kusanagi explained his reasons for developing Mini Tokyo 3D.
In the beginning, he was to develop a “Mini Metro” puzzle game, allowing players to plan subway routes in a rapidly growing city.
Later he participated in the Tokyo Public Transport Open Data Challenge and created this “digital twin” project.
Akihiko Kusanaru said that he also has another purpose. He hopes that when the Tokyo Olympics are held, foreigners can learn about Tokyo’s public transportation more easily.
Therefore, when you put the mouse pointer on the subway, a multilingual prompt will pop up. Currently, the project already supports Chinese.
Unexpectedly, because of the epidemic, the Tokyo Olympics was postponed, and Akihiko Kusanagi developed a map of the spread of the epidemic in Japan.
In addition to the epidemic, what may surprise the 45-year-old Kusanaru Akihiko is that the game he developed 25 years ago was once again awakened by a Chinese player.
Akihiko Kusana’s personal blog: https://nagix.hatenablog.com/
Akihiko Kusana: https://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/chizu2/1226660.html
Nagi-P Soft homepage: https://www.nagi-p.com/v1/
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