This is my attempt to develop and release an Atari 2600 homebrew game before Halloween which I've named Candy Catcher. Here is a screen shots of the game and the Cartridge Label:
The object of the game is simple. Catch Candy however you have to beware the robot that comes and tries to hit you! Here is how scoring is going to work:
You catch a piece of candy : + 10 points
You jump and crush the robot : + 15 points
You miss a piece of candy and it hits the ground : - 1 point
You get hit by a piece of candy : - 5 points
The robot grabs a piece of candy : - 10 points (Basically random luck on the robots part but forces you to take more challenging moves!)
The robot hits you = Game Over.
The Left Difficulty Switch determines which game mode you are playing.
Difficulty B Easy
- The frequency at which the robot appears on the screen is fixed and does not change.
- The first 3 times you smash the robot, the robots speed will increase
- The score is purple in color
- Both the frequency and the speed of the robot will increase for the first 3 times you smash the robot
- The score is red in color
- I've used the multi-sprite kernel in Batari Basic which actually presented some challenges when it comes to collision detection which I'm still working on at the moment. I used this kernel to make it easier and in turn has been a very interesting learning curve.
- 4K Limit. I wanted to see if I could make a fun simple game into 4K. As it stands right now I have about 195 bytes left.
- Implement sound (Something I have never done).
Candy Catcher is available for pre-order here!
Note: You have permission to use this program with emulators and on a real Atari using a Harmony cartridge or similar device. Please do not include any version of this program in collections and please don't put it on cartridge without first getting my permission.
Candy_Catcher_Final_NSTC.a26 4KB 787 downloads
Candy_Catcher_Final_PAL50.a26 4KB 429 downloads
Candy_Catcher_10032011.bin 4KB 314 downloads
Candy_Catcher_10042011.a26 4K 20 downloads
Candy_Catcher_10052011.a26 4K 15 downloads
Candy_Catcher_10062011a.a26 4K 12 downloads
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Candy_Catcher_10082011.bin 4K 13 downloads
Candy_Catcher_10092011a.a26 4K 13 downloads
Candy_Catcher_RC1.a26 4K 27 downloads
Hope ya'll enjoy this!