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Biopede! - New game release from Reboot!

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As mentioned in the DragonKeep thread, smaller free releases is something I've wanted to get back to for a while, so here we are again.  We're all still getting hammered in one way or another by COVID and all the other joys 2020 has wrought on the planet, so the sentiment stands that hopefully folks can have a few hours away from the real world with a new game and some fun.

Announcing: BIOPEDE

 

 

 

          

Biopede_Skunk_GD_v2.rom     Biopede_Skunk_GD_v2.mrq

 

Flash this to your Skunkboard or copy to your JaguarGD cart to play. As usual the ROM is locked to these devices. Sorry, but we all know why and we all wish it was otherwise.

 

UPDATE: V2
 

  • Fixed a game over screen glitch if the game was started while the info screen with the sprites was displayed
  • Biopede chunks that get turned to shrooms are worth 50pts if they are still there at the end of the level
  • Changed the music replay rate from 16Khz to 24Khz (Yumm!)
  • Added 4 new backdrops (More Yumm!)
  • If the EEPROM becomes corrupted, hold 2+0 as the REBOOT logo fades in and it'll reset it
  • A nicer MRQ with the BIOPEDE logo


Based on the classic games "Centipede/Millipede" you must defend against waves of horrible Biopedes, Spiders, Butterflies, and the garden Skeleton (because every garden has a skeleton, ok?) - The beautiful princess will pop up if the shrooms start getting low in numbers.

 

The music was created by Roald Strauss from https://indiegamemusic.com/ and is fully licensed for use.

 

Logos: Sonik

 

All other artwork for this was sourced from: https://opengameart.org

 

Living Tissue: https://opengameart.org/content/living-tissue-background
Grass Texture: https://opengameart.org/content/my-first-grass-texture
Stone Hexagonal: https://opengameart.org/content/stone-hexagonal-background
Backgrounds: https://opengameart.org/content/backgrounds-3
Shrooms: https://opengameart.org/content/micro-world-dlc-tileset
Bullet: https://opengameart.org/content/lasers-and-beams
Spider: https://opengameart.org/content/2d-spider-animated
Princess: https://opengameart.org/content/miss-princess-animated-16x16
Cave: https://opengameart.org/content/fossil-cave
Font: https://opengameart.org/content/bitmap-font-pack
Skeleton: https://opengameart.org/content/tiny-16-expanded-character-sprites
Butterfly: https://opengameart.org/content/butterfly

 

I'd like to extend thanks and gratitude to the people of that site for giving their talents and time to the community.

their talens!

Change from Standard to Advanced on the options screen to add more enemies and other things into the game. There is a unique scoreboard for both modes. You can also change the controls to enable/disable inertia.
Scores will be saved to EEPROM if available (Use the .MQR file for JagGD, or on a Skunkboard with a 2k EEPROM only - 128byte EEPROMs will not work)

 

Many thanks to the testers, especially Sporadic and Saturn, for helping out with this one.

 

ENJOY!

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18 minutes ago, chicgamer said:

Awesome! Look forward to trying this out over the weekend.

 

Does this have mouse support?

No mouse on this one.

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Just now, juansolo said:

That's really rather cool. Cheers dude.

No problem, if someone has fun and chills out for even a minute then job done :)

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This is a fun shooter, great job!

Nice balance of shooting and difficulty. There is something satisfying shooting those Biopedes head on and nailing all segments.

 

If you have a skunk or GD, get this flashed asap :)

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5 hours ago, CyranoJ said:

Flash this to your Skunkboard or copy to your JaguarGD cart to play. As usual the ROM is locked to these devices. Sorry, but we all know why and we all wish it was otherwise.

...as someone who has a Jaguar (somewhere in the closet) but only a tertiary interest in Jaguar stuff -- is there a thread somewhere that explains this part?  I'm curious -- is it something to do with folks making pirate carts easily, or...?

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3 hours ago, DavidD said:

I'm curious -- is it something to do with folks making pirate carts easily, or...?

Bingo! We have a winner. Take a gold star and go to the head of the class :)

There's more than one thread, searching for 'Etsy' or 'scum' or 'etsy scum' should do it, failing that - search for 'atari jaguar, the gift that keeps giving' ...  but that is enough here, this thread is about giving people something fun to play!

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Just uploaded a new one with some improvements / bug fixes.

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Oops, that one had some bugs in the bugs code...  Fixed now :)

Biopede chunks that get turned into shrooms are also now worth 50pts at the end of the wave/death - so it is in your interest NOT to kill them.

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Loaded this onto my Skunk2 board and gave it about 20 minutes of play yesterday.  Pretty fun take on Centipede - I will play it some more after work tonight.

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