My latest game is now far enough along that the current version should be a good representation of how the end result will look like.
It is a mostly a multiplayer tactical game and with my retron77 and 4switch not working properly I can't easily sit down with my friends. Therefore I was hoping that people could give it a whirl and tell me how it plays. (scroll down for screenshots)
Monkey King is an endless runner with a strategic twist. Made for one or two players, played with the joystick controllers.
Play online: http://javatari.org/.../MonkeyKing.bin
You are a monkey prince, one of two children of the Monkey King. Your father is old and wants to retire, but not before a suitable successor is chosen for the throne. The king, like his father before him, obtained the crown by participating in an ancient monkey ritual, the climbing one of the two sacred trees. No-one knows how tall these identical trees are and if there is a top at all, but the top of the tree is not the goal. The goal is getting higher than your competitor.
During the ritual two royal candidates run up one of the trees while avoiding its many branches, running faster and faster until one of the two bumps their head once too many. On the tree the monkeys can find magical stones that can be used in their advantage, or their competitors disadvantage.
Only one monkey can be the Monkey King, will it be you?
Before starting chose game options. If you change them later you will have to restart the game.
LeftDifficultyA: Play against AI. (Single Player)
LeftDifficultyB: Play against friend (Multiplayer)
RightDifficultyA: Keep Going! Game does not stop when one of two players die. Ideal for those who want to get a high score!
RightDifficultyB: Deathmatch/Co-op. Game ends when one of the two dies. Destroy your enemy or work together to get as far as possible!
Start game by pressing the reset button and control your monkey with the joystick controller. You can go up, down, left and right to avoid the branches and falling coconuts. Press fire button to use your magic stones.
You can use he magic stones to help yourself or thwart the other monkey. A single stone is powerful and when combined amazing things happen. Make sure to get them first though, as both stones disappear if one is taken.
There are five magical stone effects, each having its own icon.
One stone slows down time for both monkeys. (Scrolling slows down)
Two stones remove all branches above and below you.
Three stones give you back a life.
Four stones can be used to briefly make the opponent invisible.
Five stones give you the power to add a branch to enemies tree at height of player on the left for Player 0 and on the right for player 1.
Play online here: http://pietrow.net/atari/monkeyking/
Thanks to: RevEng, Random Terrain, Karl G, Lillapojkenpaon, Arenafoot, StanJr.
Uses minikernel by CurtisP edited by Karl G, score graphics kernel by RevEng and music example by RandomTerrain.
Edited by Coolcrab, Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:52 AM.