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#1 bluswimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:19 PM

For the past couple of days I've been working on a 2600 version of the DSiWare game "Bird and Beans." If you haven't heard of it, essentially you play as a bird with a really long tongue, and you use said tongue to eat beans before they hit the ground.  If they do hit the ground, it creates a hole that the bird can't cross.

 

I tried to recreate the game on the 2600 as best as I could, and gameplay wise it works just like the original. More points are scored for eating higher beans, and there's two special beans (a white one that restores a block of the ground, and a blue one that gets rid of all the beans on screen and restores the entire ground).

 

Here it is in action.

 

Overall, this took me about four days of work. Hope you enjoy it!

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Edited by bluswimmer, Wed Jun 6, 2018 6:56 AM.


#2 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:54 PM

Looks really good!

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#3 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:38 PM

This does look good!  Thanks for providing the ROM. :thumbsup:   Can't wait to try it out later this weekend. :)



#4 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:44 PM

BTW, welcome to AtariAge!



#5 bluswimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 7:06 PM

This does look good!  Thanks for providing the ROM. :thumbsup:   Can't wait to try it out later this weekend. :)

Thanks for downloading! Let me know what you think when you try it out!



#6 BrianC OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 9:32 PM

Neat! I know it by Pyoro, the name of the version in Wario Ware GBA. 


Edited by BrianC, Fri Jun 1, 2018 9:32 PM.


#7 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:08 PM

Very nice.  Thanks!



#8 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 2, 2018 1:28 PM

How did you get all those beans on the screen all at once?



#9 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 2, 2018 1:42 PM

I really like this game! Simple and addictive :-)

 

Question: what tools did you use to build your game?

 

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Edited by Dionoid, Sat Jun 2, 2018 1:43 PM.


#10 bluswimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 2, 2018 3:34 PM

How did you get all those beans on the screen all at once?

The beans are all drawn using the Player1 Sprite. There's about four scanlines in between each bean, and during those four scanlines I change Player1's color and position.

 

I really like this game! Simple and addictive :-)

 

Question: what tools did you use to build your game?

 

--Dion

Code wise the game is built 100% using 6502 Assembly.

 

Thanks to everyone who's tried the game so far! I'm working on an updated version, so stay tuned!



#11 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 3, 2018 1:55 PM

Nice!  Clever use of black to simplify the code.

 

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#12 bluswimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2018 3:39 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Version 2 is out! Here's a few of the changes....

  • In addition to spawning more beans, reaching higher score values now speeds up the beans' descent
  • Added five difficulty levels that can be selected with the Select button
  • Added the secondary gamemode, which can be accessed by setting the left difficulty switch to Advanced. This mode has the bird spitting seeds at the beans. Shooting more beans at once yields more points.
  • Added a blue background to the score
  • Fixed a bug where platforms would sometimes repair in the wrong position
  • Fixed a bug where eating the blue bean scored more points than it should have

Here's the update in action. Enjoy!



#13 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2018 7:29 PM

Cool!  Thank you!



#14 bluswimmer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2018 6:57 AM

Just added a minor update. This one just adds a few graphical changes, and adjusts the pacing of the second gamemode.






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