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Yaron Nir

Wonderboy WIP - Favorite Port of All time

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Ok, 

Some of you probably know my all time favorite arcade game was wonderboy (hey, just look at my avatar here in AA :) )

hours spent on the arcade machine wasting many many coins.

When I was a teenager, wonderboy was ported to C64, and they have done pretty nice work. it never came to A8. I was very upset. 

Now many many years after (can't tell you exactly how old I am , can I? :) ) 

I've decided to take on the challanage and start working on A8 port.

 

I've turned to the best guys I know here:

- @mikeris doing incredible work on the theme music and FXs

- @popmiloand Myself are coding the game

- @José Pereirais overarching the graphics

- And recently joined @TIXwith his amazing sprite capabilities

 

This is just in its initial stage, but the results so far are outstanding (and yes, it is all in the eyes of the beholder, but to me, it is progressing quite nicely)

 

There is no end date for this release, but I think it is worth waiting....

 

For now I am sharing some screens shots of our progress so far,

The screen are not final and mostly were done as test and concept , but i think they show our progress and our port intentions.

 

 

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wonderboy-skate1.gif

girl.gif

boy-dying2.gif

 

 

Here is a simple xex for sprite test:

main.xex

 

 

let me know what you guys think.

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I think I speak for everybody on this... YOU ROCK. Thank You for investing time and resources to do this. We appreciate You!

 

Regards,

Eightbitfix.com

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My congratulations to the whole team for the great project 🤩, it would be nice to add Joy 2B+ support to use 2 buttons like the arcade to jump and shoot😅

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I was thinking about this particular game - thinking it surely must be on someone's hit list to do?  Given the last few titles of coin-ops that were successfully brought to the Atari 8-bits.  That it would be doable - but still a lot of work and time needed to do to a high standard.

 

That a decent platform game should be done - since the last one that caught everyone's eye - which I guess is Crownland?

 

And that two button support can be added - which can then top the C-64 conversion.  I think everyone here wishes for the best possible outcome from some talented people tackling it.

 

Harvey

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let me know what you guys think.

 

What we think? We just think that you are awesome!

Looking forward to any progress on this!

 

 

 

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I had the exact same sentiment, I think that all my little change went into the arcade machine the year it was released.

Fantastic news, thanks and good luck to the entire team.

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Amazing...Perfect group project...

 

But who is the person that likes yellow ;)

 

(only joking, yellow is a primary colour in Wonderboy)

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Played only the C64 version a little back in 80s... (those cute sprites.... ;)) 

 

is the engine based on Sumo?

 

 

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The C64 was rather spoilt with both the official conversion and this blatant rip off:

 

 

 

So it's fantastic to see what's being done now on the A8.

 

Your doing amazing work.

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Huge fan of the arcade as well !

I find it strange that people loved the c64 version, as I remembered me being very disappointed back then.. :sad:

I recently found that another (beta) version exists, with much better sprites !

 

Anyway, we aim to surpass those attempts  :P

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1 hour ago, Heaven/TQA said:

Played only the C64 version a little back in 80s... (those cute sprites.... ;)) 

 

is the engine based on Sumo?

 

 

heheheh, well the only resemblance is that it is written in C with some asm annotation :) 

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1 hour ago, Lost Dragon said:

and this blatant rip off:

What the heck is this?

I never saw that version LOL :) 

that version has sprites which resemble the arcades but the game itself - what a turn off.....

 

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5 minutes ago, Rybags said:

The music had me skipping through it, a real turnoff.

hehehe the music sounded like shinobi ripoff at first :) 

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The C64 clone, The Equalizer was written by Gavin Raeburn who turned out a load of budget titles under the Power House label, most games were pretty good...

 

He now graces the consoles working on a certain Rally car sim, can't remember which one although Dirt seems to ring a bell.

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