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#1 seemo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:25 AM

Help Santa recover precious snow flakes, to be used for Christmas Night, using his 'absorbing-beam equipped sled' ™ !

But be fast, as every snow flake that reaches ground will accumulate, and make Santa's job harder !

Press LEFT/RIGHT to move the sled, FIRE activates the sled's absorbing beam (when the beam is active, you cannot move the sled)

Use the COLOR/BW switch to select NTSC/PAL colors.

peace

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Edited by seemo, Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:29 AM.


#2 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:01 AM

I like this. Fun game. :) Is the tune that plays Christmas music? I don't recognize it.

#3 NML32 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:07 AM

Nice game.

#4 jeffgamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:06 PM

Question: Any plan to release it on cart?

#5 Zach OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:08 PM

Is the tune that plays Christmas music? I don't recognize it.

I think it's another orginal Seemo composition. It's definitely his or her style. As for whether it's Christmas music, as I far as I'm concerned, it is now. :)

#6 Ben_Larson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:33 PM

Cool game, especially for 2K. I like the music too. I'm not very good at it yet though. :)

I don't know if you're completely finished or not, but one idea I had was to maybe add some power-ups that would randomly fall, which when used, could lower your snow by a level...

#7 NML32 ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:31 PM

Cool game, especially for 2K. I like the music too. I'm not very good at it yet though. :)

I don't know if you're completely finished or not, but one idea I had was to maybe add some power-ups that would randomly fall, which when used, could lower your snow by a level...


Power-ups, that is a great idea. I too would like to see something like that.

#8 Impaler_26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:19 PM

Nice little game! IMO it needs an option to turn the music off.

#9 seemo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:23 AM

thanks for your feedback :thumbsup:

as about the music, it's just an algorithm, there's no pre-set melody... I just tried to make it sound somehow Christmas-like

here's an updated version of the game:

- I tweaked the difficulty, the game seems more playable now

- use the LEFT DIFFICULTY switch to turn music on/off

- use the RIGHT DIFFICULTY switch to select between Thomas Jentzsch's movement routine, that handles acceleration and friction of the sled, and a simpler routine that just increases/decreases the sled position

- every once in a while, a row of red ( :? ) snow flakes will appear: if you manage to absorb all four of such flakes, two rows of accumulated snow will be removed (or bonus points will be scored if there aren't enough rows to remove)

peace

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#10 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:36 AM

This would be a good paddle game if you have enough cycles left in your kernel(s).

#11 seemo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:08 PM

Here's a version of the game that requires a paddle (in port 1).

I had to modify/remove quite a few things... anyway the game seems to work under Stella, so try it if you wish :)

peace

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#12 Brian O ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:20 PM

I really like this! My only gripe is that the snow accumulates too quickly. Perhaps you could do something similar to Candy Catcher, and deduct a point for every flake that hits the ground. Make the snow accumulate 1 layer for every 5 flakes you miss.

Just my two cents.

-B

#13 seemo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:23 AM

I really like this! My only gripe is that the snow accumulates too quickly. Perhaps you could do something similar to Candy Catcher, and deduct a point for every flake that hits the ground. Make the snow accumulate 1 layer for every 5 flakes you miss.

Just my two cents.

-B


thanks for your two cents :thumbsup:

uhm... can we make a deal at one layer every four missed flakes ? :)

I placed a counter next to the score, it shows how many flakes have been missed.

peace

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#14 Brian O ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:23 AM

Looks great, seemo! I have to put it on my Harmony cart and try on actual hardware.


-B

#15 disjaukifa OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:34 AM

I'll try it tonight when I get home!

#16 Chris Leach OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:43 AM

Not bad..Its no possible Present catcher, but I like the idea of the snow accumulation near the bottom of the screen....and when it gets to the players head..he says something...like when your guy dies on Metal Slug...he yells something that sounds like he is screaming Profanities...?

#17 NML32 ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2011 4:57 PM

Is there anyway you can have both the joystick and paddle and maybe have an in game selection?

#18 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:22 PM

This is a really awesome game! It's only 2k? Wow! I played the paddle version last night and was hooked. And just when I thought I was getting good at the game the snow flakes began to swing back and forth. I actually cried "damn you tricky snow" while playing. Heh heh heh.

Huge thumbs up.




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