I recently "completed" Laser Blast that had been on my list for like 5 years now. KJMANN12 and I originally it was to be part of a multi-game cartridge, then considered for a stand alone cartridge. I did my own version from scratch. I had concerns about doing a "Weak" game on cartridge, but I feel I added a lot of game options to this one to where you can play it similar to what was one the Atari VCS 2600 to something much more elaborate with many more enemies moving around the screen . Since KJMANN12 departed from what I do, I had my own freedom to decide what to do with this game.
Instead of just doing an exact port of a 2600 game, I wanted something that will take advantage of the Atari 8-bit features like having 4 independent player sprites on a line and higher multicolored resolution for the ground, mountains, and star back ground. Do a parallax effect with back ground and foreground scrolling at different rates. Several variants you will be able to play include 3, 4, or 6 tanks on the ground, alien fighter crafts are also flying above the tanks, and enemies can either shoot lasers or "little bolts" up at your ship.
If anybody has any other ideals, post something. Please keep it relevant to Laser Blast.
The game will now be beta tested to check for any issues running on various Atari computers. The release date will not be set until beta testing is complete. I may also decide to add more features later.
Edited by peteym5, Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:34 AM.