Frankie Pain

Frankie Pain


(4 stars)


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50,000 - 100,000 downloads

  • Enjoyable gameplay
  • Beautiful level design and artwork
  • Free
  • 13 levels might not be enough
  • More characters and game modes would be great.
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Expert's Review

"Don't be a pain, be Frankie Pain"

Reviewed by / Jul 18, 2013

A futuristic adventure game.

Like those old sci-fi pulp heroes, Frankie must save the galaxy and banish evil aliens from this plane of existence. He's brave but not very smart, but he has a pulse rifle, a shotgun and a jetpack (plus up to nine more unlockable weapons), and the inestimable help of combat drones and a pretty military scientist. Regarding gameplay, it may remind you of Prince of Persia or any other similar platformer. Stages look like mazes but they aren't, even though there are some dead-ends here and there. It's all about advancing, jump to avoid gaps and duck behind walls to dodge enemy bursts before shoot them down. A story about the meanest villain ever and Frankie's past will slowly unfold.

What a pity there are only thirteen levels to be enjoyed, because it's a really enjoyable game. Graphics and music aren't outstanding, but do their job. Animations could be better, and camera changes can disorient you sometimes when you suddenly fly offward. Anyway, this game can be played for free from beginning to the very end, and if you're a fan of galactic adventures and are looking for a platformer with a little bit of brains involved (this is not a shoot'em-up, so to speak), it's time for Pain.

Developer's original description available here
Frankie Pain is a "Run and Gun" style puzzle shooter game with great 3D style graphics and 13 pulse-pounding levels of aliens, weird creatures and an awesome selection of weapons. Fight your way through each level, picking up power-ups and special achievements along the way, to win in this fun shooter game and save the Earth!

Meet Frankie Pain. He's a highly trained, combat savvy mercenary who sells his skills to the highest bidder. In this case, the highest bidder is the military. Frankie's mission is to test a new weapon for the government, but there's a catch. The weapon is to be battle tested against none other than his old nemesis, General Am'Elam, the leader of the alien invasion on Earth.

The military is hoping Frankie can save the Earth, but Frankie has other plans. This enemy has humiliated him in the past; forcing him to run and hide. Now Frankie's only goal is sweet revenge. If the Earth gets saved from destruction in the process, well that's just fine, too, but Am'Elam is going down no matter what.

Frankie Pain Features Include:
* One brave but slightly selfish Anti-Hero
* 13 climb, run, duck, shoot and cry levels including 4 Boss Battles
* 9 additional weapons that are activated as in-game pick-ups
* 9 creature allies that might just make the difference between victory and defeat! These are activated through in-game pick-ups.
* Best of all, you can finish the game without spending a cent

Frankie Pain's only motivation to fight is cash payment and revenge. He's no hero type, so it's up to you to make sure he accomplishes the right objective. Help Pain run, duck, climb and shoot his way through all 13 levels of play. Watch out for the alien bosses! There are 4 of them, and they're tough to beat.

Don't worry, you'll have some help. The Professor is a beautiful super-genius, and she also happens to be the military scientist who supplies you and Frankie with some of the most powerful weapons the world has ever known. There are also a few special power-ups to grab along the way. These can help get you through the tough spots, so keep your eyes open!

The enemy is formidable and the task is deadly, but you're up to the challenge. Download Frankie Pain now and save the world from alien destruction!

Keywords: shooter game, shoot them up, gun and run, puzzle slider, shoot em up, shooting game, run and gun, side scroller game, action game, alien attack, space shooter, space ship, puzzle shooter, 3d shooting, 3d game, multi path stages, sci fi, sci-fi game

Recently changed in this version

Updated the following, which has significantly improved the overall game play experience:
- improved messaging
- reconstruction of levels
- improved controls
- improved running and jumping action
- improved death scenes of aliens, with tweaked "blood"
- tweaked soundtrack
- improved gun fire sound

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Comments and ratings for Frankie Pain
  • (64)

    by chinweizu nwosu on 17/05/2014


  • (64)

    by Adrian Hawkeswood on 16/03/2014

    its a game I will love

  • (64)

    by Jason Lewis Jr on 20/02/2014

    Cool game but needs monsters

  • (64)

    by Gagan Sahota on 07/02/2014


  • (64)

    by christian clark on 01/02/2014

    But gets boring in five minutes

  • (64)

    by Anthony McGraw on 23/12/2013


  • (64)

    by Deborah Okonkwo on 21/12/2013

    Good but too slow

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