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Skip The Fennec Fox
Version: v1, by DrStephen (skip sass when) DrStephen is offline
Developer Last Online: Aug 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating: (21 votes - 4.81 average)
Released: 07-05-2020 Last Update: Never Favourites: 21
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With his trusty backpack ready, Skip is ready to dive into a new adventure!

Inspired by collectathon platformers like A Hat in Time and Super Mario 64, Skip is designed for seamless movement across the levels with his simple yet hard to master abilities. Let's go over what Skip can do!

If you wanna get a quick rundown, here's a very helpful cheat sheet by my good friend Emi!
Spoiler: TL;DR


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The standard double jump. Skip can't damage enemies while jumping unless he lands on them, so be careful! Nothing really interesting at face value, but you'll be thankful to have it once we go over the next ability...

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By pressing Spin, Skip lunges forwards. While diving, you can hurt enemies from all sides. If you land while diving, you'll slide on the ground - which can be used for sliding down slopes or even triggering those pesky DSZ2 spindash wheels!
Skip's first dive makes him go slightly higher, while the second dive doesn't. This ability is key for combat and maneuverability through the levels, since you can stay on the air far longer than usual. Be careful though, crashing on a wall will make you bounce off it!

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That backpack ain't for nothing! Destroying badniks and ring monitors will drop scraps that you can use for crafting monitors! Stand still and press Spin + Jump to open up the crafting menu. For a fair price, you can craft yourself your own shields to use on ANY level, including shields not present in the vanilla campaign! Skip is also able to keep any shield he carries through stages. Be careful though, getting hit without a shield or even dying will drop scrap, that other players might be able to snatch!
Use the movement keys to cycle through the monitors available, press Up to turn them into a Golden Monitor (That costs much more). Press Jump to craft and Spin to leave the menu.

And that's not all! You're probably saying to yourself "Hey, I don't need no shields to play!", well hold your tongue and listen - Shields now serve a secondary purpose...

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Shields change how you play Skip completely. Depending on what shield you wield, your Dive will be powered up differently! This makes some monitors more expensive than others, but they all have their strengths and weaknesses! Try 'em all if you can, see what best suits your playstyle!

Here's a handy cheat sheet from my friend Emi again!
Spoiler: Shield Abilities


Spoiler: All abilities shown


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If you know me, there's always some more fun extras to look out for. As always I encourage you go out and find them out yourself, but here ya go!
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  • Particles galore for Skip's abilities!
  • running dust clouds and footsies sfx because i find it really cute okay
  • a dizzying continue
  • a very smol fox boy
  • Fireworks!
  • Custom NiGHTS sprites!
  • Gather all the Chaos Emeralds for a Steam Summer Sale Event (tm)
  • sPINNING HURT FRAMES
  • Afraid of the dark? Press Custom 1!
  • Be friendly and kind to others by hugging them with Custom 2 - you can also hug back!
  • No one's around to help
  • Life is hard, life is stressful
  • I need some peace and tranquility
  • I don't need to prove myself to anyone [Toss Flag]


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Man... I have a lot of people to thank for my OC finally being finished. You all were awesome and key in helping me finish what I think is my best work yet.

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Alfredo you pulled out all the stops for Skip and I can't thank you enough for all the work you've put in, I owe you big time. Bloops, thank you so much for the early versions of Skip that laid the groundwork. Shine and Spork, thank you so so much for the extra help on smoothing out Skip's abilities and all the bug fixing. Yall are great c:

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These SRB2 Help styled pics are great to have so I can summarize his gameplay, thank you so much for them and also for fixing them constantly as we shuffled around abilities and names!

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It was so much fun to test Skip with you guys. I'm forever grateful for all your help and all the laughs we had along the way.

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It's thanks to you that Skip isn't an absolute mess. While we did change a few things, I'm super grateful for your feedback. Hope you have a lot of fun with Skip!!

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Thanks for letting me use Amyhugs again C:

And finally but not least,
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I hope you guys have fun with Skip, see ya around!

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Old 07-05-2020   #22
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I'm really liking this character so far! The monitor-crafting mechanic is a very nice touch.
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Old 07-05-2020   #23
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It reminds me of a PS1-era platform game mascot! I like their design.
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Old 07-05-2020   #24
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Ok,I'm skipping the Fennec Fox because it looks weird
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Old 07-05-2020   #25
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Platform characters like this is what i want in my life
Good job Stephen
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Old 07-05-2020   #26
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Skip development out of context -

Skip went to Brasil, left, came back and now loves it. He then becomes a resident and opens up a mechanics shop. After this he doesn't do drugs. FLUDD explodes, and Skip gets trapped in Corona Mountain.



He listens to fire train music in Corona Mountain after reciting the entirety of Steamed Hams.
Hey,that's a nice poem
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Old 07-05-2020   #27
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that's what you call a overpowered mod.

Jokes aside the mod is pretty impressive and i give mass praise to the creators of this mod.

this really wants me to make a vid.

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Old 07-05-2020   #28
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I love this
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Old 07-05-2020   #29
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weird bubble issue found
idk what cause this to happen
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Old 07-05-2020   #30
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He's here! Man he's so freaking fun to speedrun stages with. Thanks for letting me join the beta test server...even though there were like 2 levels left in the pack lol.
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Old 07-05-2020   #31
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Mass praise
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Old 07-05-2020   #32
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This was the best Character i ever played.
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Old 07-05-2020   #33
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I pecking needed this. It's amazing!
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Old 07-06-2020   #34
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This is the first character in a while that I've done a full playthrough with. The dive provides such a fun, mario-ish twist on the basic gameplay, and the shield crafting, while feeling somewhat superfluous, does a good job of making up for Skip's disadvantage he'd otherwise have in boss fights. A solid, fun character all around.
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Old 07-06-2020   #35
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This is literally just hat kid but with a different gimmick, i love it.
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Old 07-06-2020   #36
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This might be one of my favorite characters to play ever so far. Literally everything about Skip screams fun, utility, and depth. Its moveset is simple to learn, on flat ground you can easily get a pattern of jump-dive-jump, but once platforming and challenge gets into the levels, it becomes a game of risk vs reward with the character.

I often feel like a daredevil playing this character, seeing how far and how high I could jump off the cliff and land to the next one with relative safety. Every time I fail, it feels like it's my fault, and not to the detriment of a weird, unwieldy control scheme, one that uses too many buttons for my liking, and ones that feel like the controls are actively fighting me every step of the way, its wonderful.

The scrap system is especially brilliant, in both concept and execution. There's an actual incentive to not only destroying badniks and hunting for secrets, but to also actively hunt out for shields which, with any other character, would've been useless a/or a hassle. There's also a tactical element to building the shields themselves (they also lend themselves to a LOT of experimentation which is nice).

Does the upcoming section require verticality, maybe a whirlwind or bubble shield may help?

Is there some wide open area that I need to quickly go through, maybe a fire or thunder shield may help?

Is the next section particularly difficult, and I want some kind of safety net for fucking up my dive, maybe a force shield could help?

A lot of possibilities, a ton of depth, only 2 buttons required, utterly brilliant.

My only problem is that the thunder shield is kinda weird in the sense that it cuts momentum whenever you jump out of it, or the dash runs out, but that's one minor problem in an otherwise excellent character.

Hats off to you, you have my respect now~
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Old 07-06-2020   #37
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He's finally out! Been looking forward to the release, and I'm happy to say that he plays wonderfully!

mind you if i stop abusing the Dive 24/7 i might not be so terrible with him lmao
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Old 07-06-2020   #38
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i'll have another bubbly issue here, but on lava this time
i found this extremely fun to look at
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Old 07-06-2020   #39
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Amazing! It looks like that Mario and Luigi paisanos mod that was released on the Editing section.
Anyway this is way better that, but the jump seems a bit too high, and combined with that big dive jump it removes all of the platforming in GFZ. The sprites are awesome, and the running feels smooth and satisfying.

I wish I could experience monitor crafting, but... I am an Android player so i am not able to press jump and spin at the same time. Could you map that just to spin? I dont see a reason why not...
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Old 07-06-2020   #40
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Awesome, he has a good and balanced gameplay. Keep it up!
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Old 07-06-2020   #41
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If you load Fehn and Skip at the same time and try to play as Fehn, it'll switch your character to Skip automatically and you'll start the game dancing. Nice egg.
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