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#1 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:26 PM

   This game started off as a joke. My friend and I were by the local fire dept. when my friend noticed they have a practice exercises tower in the backyard. He thought it would be funny to break into the tower and climb to the top. I added that maybe take a basket of baby dolls and toss them down at the firefighters so they can practice catching flying babies. We both had a good laugh. The next day I thought about it and decided to code this 2k game. This is the result...

Attached File  Save My Baby.bin   2KB   17 downloads

The Game Objective:

     Score points for every baby you catch (50 points)

     You start with 3 lives if you miss a baby you will lose 1 life

     The game ends when you run out of lives

     Extra life at 3000,6000,9000 points

 Controls:

     Move the player across the bottom of the screen using left and right.

     Start game pressing Fire or Reset

 

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Edited by ultima, Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:24 PM.


#2 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:20 PM

Added 3 lives
Player reflection
Tightened down or simplified code
To do add sound fx and wish list add high score saver
128 bytes left

#3 Lewis2907 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:06 PM

When I played it yesterday the baby was outside the left and right of the screen. I'm not sure it you had that happen when they randomly appear to drop the baby.

#4 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:28 AM

When I played it yesterday the baby was outside the left and right of the screen. I'm not sure it you had that happen when they randomly appear to drop the baby.

Fixed it yesterday

#5 Karl G ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:15 PM

Looks good, and impressive for a 2K game as well!

#6 Muddyfunster OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:10 AM

Very nice.

 

From a balance perspective, sometimes I would get a baby drop on the far left, followed immediately by the far right so I had no chance to get across and I started preemptively getting to the middle after each one just in case. Maybe that's a design element ? :)



#7 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:18 PM

-Added a sound effect (couldn't fit any more in without exceeding the bank)

Looks good, and impressive for a 2K game as well!

Thanks this is the first 2k I've done

 

Very nice.

 

From a balance perspective, sometimes I would get a baby drop on the far left, followed immediately by the far right so I had no chance to get across and I started preemptively getting to the middle after each one just in case. Maybe that's a design element ? :)

Thanks, the design is random. I can usually catch them if I react quick enough takes a little zen practice. The randomization throws me off sometimes as the woman in the window may stay in the same area several times making you drop your guard. 



#8 Karl G ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:36 PM

If you would like to squeeze out a bit more space, you can use a custom includes file starting with a copy of the standard default.inc, and then comment out pf_scrolling.asm since your game doesn't use playfield scrolling.  This will give you somewhere around 300 extra bytes, if I remember correctly.



#9 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:51 PM

If you would like to squeeze out a bit more space, you can use a custom includes file starting with a copy of the standard default.inc, and then comment out pf_scrolling.asm since your game doesn't use playfield scrolling.  This will give you somewhere around 300 extra bytes, if I remember correctly.

I tried this it gave me 100 extra bytes for a total of 211 bytes of ROM space left. I guess with that I could try adding a high score saver or play around with the possibility of adding extra lives or powerups. I'll see if I can get back to it tomorrow. Thanks I never knew we could drop include functions that we were not using and since I have never messed around with scrolling that was a great thing to learn.  



#10 ultima OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:25 PM

-Added extra lives

-fixed a bug where restarting the game caused the baby to drop instantly






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