My Pico-8 game inspired by the 1980 Stern Electronics game and made possible by the excellent "Speako8 Speech Synthesis Library" by @bikibird - https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=116919#p
How to Play
Shoot the robots. Avoid the walls. Don't stay in a room for too long!
[X] - Laser (stands still so you can accurate fire in one of 8 directions)
[O] - Laser (while running)
- Finn for testing
- @bikibird for creating Speako8
0.80 - 26-Sep-2022 - Released
0.81 - 27-Sep-2022 - Otto now destroys robots
0.82 - 28-Sep-2022 - Updated credits and fixed bug walking through exit door
This is - incredible, @pahammond.
I will state that the voices in the original BERZERK would change pitch. I especially remember these two sentences together when you were shot, they were almost SANG out.
"Got the humanoid." -- low pitch
"Got the intruder." -- medium pitch
And when Otto appeared:
"Intruder alert. Intruder alert." -- low pitch
In most cases the voices would repeat the words but at different pitches.
Here you can hear it almost singing those two sentences above as the player is shot.
Also when the player is hit he has this cool kind of rainbow effect appear around him as if he is dematerializing. I think this can be done in Pico-8.
@pahammond, this is terrific. Congratulations! One favor, though, can you change the credit for Speako8 to just @bikibird? I prefer to go just by my screen name in most places. Thanks.
@pahammond. Great game - lots of fun especially when you get the 8 way fire.
There is a bug that if you keep going left, when the room "x" position goes less than 1, the player is killed instantly when entering the room and then restarts as if they had entered the room from the left door.
Also did you update the game so that you no longer score when a robot dies by any means? I'm sure that when I first played this, my score increased when a robot dies regardless of how it died...
@Bloodbane. You got it, just survive as long as you can! Old school!
@pahammond Thanks, I had a feeling it was something like that. Very nice job on the game, it's been my go-to time killer for the past week
Really impressive use of speech on Pico-8 and a great remake.
I made a video for my channel here:
Would like to add this if possible, @pahammond:
If you hold the fire button but are not holding down the direction arrow, you still continue to fire in the last direction you fired (auto-fire). No need to hold down the arrow key.
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