Thank you very much for making and sharing RoT Eric and Rob!
You guys are very talented A8 coders based on originality and execution of design here: it is derivative but unique too, the shooting of objects is derivative of a few other games/game types but your execution, the end result, is rather unique!
And THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making another game we can play with paddles*; I know not everyone has or uses paddles but for certain games the precision that paddles allow is really a useful addition to those games.
Have been playing Rain of Terror for about a week now and it is an amazing A8 game!
Both with paddle and joystick control this game seems very Atari circa late 1970's/early 1980's:
Very cool and fun to play, RoT reminds me of 2600 Air-Sea Battle and a couple different skeet/shooting ducks type of games.
But instead of clay pigeons or ducks flying, there are paratroopers trying to land safely and take out your AA gun, adding the gripping tension of human combat with ground to air defense.
To me Rain of Terror really feels like an old Atari game, like something Atari, Activision or Imagic might have made at one point. The controls and using both paddles and joystick, the graphics with planes flying and the paratroopers jumping out and the way their chutes deploy, the power-ups available, the sound effects -- it all comes together and feels like an old school Atari, Activision or Imagic title. Maybe even one for 2600, 400/800 and 5200?
Great work Eric and Rob and thank you again very much for making and sharing RoT with the A8 community!
* Bit of an older thread that discusses other A8 paddle games http://atariage.com/...t-paddle-games/. therealbountybob's list of A8 paddle games there is a great resource! And appropriately enough RoT's mentioned/included in the thread too.
Edited by Fingolfin, Tue May 1, 2018 10:19 AM.