PRESS TAB to turn on the TV.
Or press Enter / tap the menu button at the bottom of your touchscreen, and then choose the 'Turn on TV' option.
Edit: This fixes the pit bug! Enjoy 5 lives in your quest to take down... well, you know... :p
(old version with bottomless pit death hanging bug removed)
Update: 1/22/2017 - New version that fixes some bugs, makes the boss affected by fireballs, boss flashes on hit and has an HP counter so it's easier to see if you're hurting him... And all 4 levels are more unique now.
...Ohhhh and I heard a rumor that if you clear the game at least once and collect 300 coins (cumulative across all play, even between shutdowns)... something interesting could happen the next time you reload this cart. I think it's probably just a rumor though. I mean.. who would believe something like that?
Old, buggier version:
Here's what I've been working on for the tinytvjam event.
TAB to turn the TV on. If you're on mobile, you can hit the START button at the bottom of your screen and then select the "TURN TV ON" option
Z (O) to jump. X launches fireballs if you're powered up.
Level designs haven't been updated and so it's 4 of the same level before a slightly buggy bossfight. Hoping I'll have a chance to post the updated version later (with a proper cover image, oops!) but I won't have Internet access most of the day and wanted to at least have this available before the jam ends.
Warning: code is a worse than jam tier level mess. But it works (mostly) ;)
[EDIT: Version 1.1 added, which fixes a couple of bugs in the initial release. It also adds an 'instant' directional input method.
Big thanks to ~firefly~ and qbicfeet for catching those issues / suggesting the new input method!]
--Font is based on several jp games for gameboy (they're pretty uniform, but esp Dragon Quest and Pocket Love) adjusted to have everything fit into 8x8. There are a few that aren't that great, sooooo feel free to send better character art!
--Some sort of 'correct' / 'fail' visual effect
- Marathon - Each character appears only once (all/g/k)
- Time-attack (with a limited number of allowed misses)
- Targeted order/learning (adjust order based on what you've been missing)
- JLPT5 Kanji (using sprites for radicals?)