NES-converted gamepad?!? What is this you speak of?
I too have noticed this new golden age of home-brews to be difficult with original joysticks. I have a Genesis gamepad but it's still a little imprecise in turns. I'd love another alternative.
I think he means one of these:
I followed an online tutorial to convert my NES pad to 7800 pinout. Just Dpad + A/B, Start and Select are non-functional, LOL! It is by far the best Gamepad for playing Atari platformers such as Bentley Bear. Genesis 3-button gamepads also work on most 2600 games.
Pankys physics are broken. He slides way too much and there are stupid jumps like going to the candle that can't be made. This is the atari 2600 not repeat not the nes keep that stupid lame jump from hell stuff on the NES. I won't make games cause people would wine about them being easy. I have anxiety and it goes crazy went stupid difficulty spikes in games. It something causes people to throw controllers in a game take it out. Too many times jumps don't work because of collisions with ladders sticking out of the floors.
It's not broken. And yes, I got the candle. You need the super boots to reach it. Cycle through powerups by hitting down on the gamepad/joystick, which can be a bit tricky with accidental diagonals on 8-way joysticks. I die a lot in this game but repetition makes be a better player in the end. And the game does let you continue with all the keys and items in your inventory.
The game map does spread quite far to the east. So far I have the blue, orange, and red keys, and the super boots, ice boots, candle, holy book, and flute.
I did run into a snag past the long, dark chasm and the ice area, where little piggy is running back and forth in a pit. I cannot jump over it without dying, with either the super boots or normal jump.
Maybe timing is impeccable? Jumps are tricky in this game, but nothing anywhere near Megaman level of difficulty. Also you typically only get one enemy onscreen to deal with at a time, though there's a couple of screens with both fireballs and bats, which can get annoying.
Anyone beat Panky the Panda yet? I got stuck in one part after getting the green key where you have to go down and to the left to get the yellow key but someone forgot to put a platform under the ladder at the top of a green screen preventing anyone from reaching the key.
Not yet. About half done I recon. Still need to find three more keys.