Directions for 9Hole, a golfing-platformer.
Arrows to move
Button 3 (C or Z) to jump
Button 4 (X) to swing your club. Hold the button and release for a stronger swing!
When the ball is airborn:
- arrows to influence its movement (VERY important) - arrows have more effect after the ball has bounced off something
- press jump to return control to the player before the ball starts moving
Goal: Get the ball to the flag under par, then get yourself there in one piece!
I really, REALLY wanted to wrap this game up, but due to events in my personal life coming up I may not get a chance to finish this anytime soon. I really wanted to share what I have, so here is my first game, 9Hole!
It is heavily a work in progress, and it is missing:
-all sorts of polish
I am really enjoying Pico-8, and it is a testament to the quality of the console that I was able to bang this out in a few free hours (I estimate I've played with Pico-8 about 10 hours total, from downloading to publishing).
One day soon, I hope to finish this. In the meantime, I could use your feedback!
I wanted to make a golf game that didn't involve a timing-based swing mechanic. There is some timing here, but the ball is really controlled well with the arrow keys. It can collect powerups, beat-up turtles, and bounce off springs! I was a little inspired by an old Itchy-and-Scratchy Gameboy game where you platformed and played minigolf. I think the golfing in my game is harder, but the platforming is very simple right now.
Thanks to everyone who has been fooling around here - I have been very inspired by everyone's creations!
Ran into a problem, Palo. On hole 2, the ball hit the bouncer and kept bouncing and bouncing and ... bouncing.
Got stuck. You might check to see if it gets in a loop and then add a bit of random shift left or right. Early Pinball video games had to do this so they wouldn't get stuck either.
Yea, you can control the ball, but it has tons of inertia, so you can't correct a bad shot, but you can tweak a decent shot to get a hole-in-one.
Time-allowing, I'll probably do 18 holes. I also REALLY need to add a graphical cue that you can control the ball.
THanks a ton for trying it out!!!
NP, Palo. It's a pretty clever game. Reminds me a bit of the SNES game called "Soccer Kid."
Innovative to say the least. It's your basic platformer but you have a soccer ball and when you move around, it goes with you. You can kick it into opponents or use it to get items that are out of reach.
Even bounce on it to get to higher places, bounce it on your head, or balance yourself on it.
That's a bit what you have here.
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