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Cart #51449 | 2018-04-09 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

1-2 player beat em up based on the Nes version of Bad Dudes with a bit of Mighty Final Fight mixed in. Made in 2 weeks for the metagamejam.

Added hit sprites.
Added 1 music track (More to come)
Fiddled with sfx a bit
Improved Ron-Bots dmg and shot animation.
Fixed another 2 player bug when 1st player dies.
Fixed tag-in bug after dying.
Fixed continue bug where level auto clears after continuing
Fixed stuck continue msg.
Fixed Negative health bar on enemies.
Fixed 2 player bug when 1st player dies.
Fixed 2 player Ron-Bot AI bug.
Added a short invunerablitly to enemies after falling.
Added stop/go staggering to stop people running through the level.(Beta)

Cart #51237 | 2018-04-03 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#51238 2018-04-03 05:06 ( Edited 2018-11-03 23:26)

Great stuff - been following this on Twitter :)

P#51239 2018-04-03 05:16 ( Edited 2018-04-03 09:16)

Wow! This looks and feels amazing! An instant add to my pico-8 library! I can't really find any criticisms yet but I haven't played through it much either. The controls feel very reponsive, the sound effects feel solid with the hits. It could use a little more music/ambiance but man, this is good stuff!

I'd like to see a character select and some female dudes to play as. I'd really like a few more moves, like holding punch to throw and some sort of desperation move (A+B) that takes away health but damages around you 360. Just classic moves found in these old beat 'em ups!

P#51240 2018-04-03 05:17 ( Edited 2018-04-03 09:18)


I've got a few things left to add. Music definitely and need to tart the graphics up a bit here and there. But i'm going to leave it pretty much as is other than that. There is a back punch I started working on that isn't very good at the moment, so I might possibly turn that into a 360 attack.

I'd certainly have added some girl characters to this, but it was sorta part of the "meta-ness" for the game jam. A kind of throwback to those 80's days where every other game was a couple of all-american white dudes beating up ninjas!

I've actually got plans, after having fun and learning alot making this, on a superhero beat em up. More Double Dragon/Final Fight style thing. That'll have a larger moveset, customizable characters and some RPG elements.

P#51242 2018-04-03 06:54 ( Edited 2018-04-03 10:54)

Love the intro, now if only you could make it say "I'm Amazeballs" in digitized voice at the end of the levels.

P#51260 2018-04-03 11:50 ( Edited 2018-04-03 15:50)

This is cool! Are there any other moves besides punch? Wasn't able to unearth any. Definitely looking forward to music, and I love the remake of the Bad Dudes intro!

P#51271 2018-04-03 14:22 ( Edited 2018-04-03 18:22)

You can fly kick (z+x) and theres a back punch which is (opposite direction and x). Had aspirations for alot more, including weapons, but I think i'll probably that for my next beat em up now.

I'm looking forward to doing the music. Some really thumping eighties arcade tracks will be really fun to come up with. Also want to do a rocking version of the tetris theme for the Trump-tris Wall level.

I'll look into the digitized voice thing... That would be pretty funny! The level transitions are pretty dull at the moment...

P#51276 2018-04-03 16:03 ( Edited 2018-04-03 20:03)

Very good indeed!

Couple of glitches/bugs:

  • you can jump your way through the level. You should split the levels into section where you have to beat a certain number of baddies
  • bosses are missing a 'safe' timer after being hit. I am able to beat the first boss by cornering him.
  • bosses health can be negative (it renders outside of the box!)
P#51279 2018-04-03 16:32 ( Edited 2018-04-03 20:32)

Cheers for the bug/glitch info... I didn't get much playtesting in, particularly the bosses, which I only stuck in on sunday. The latter two are a quick fix as I've already had to fix these probs for my main characters.

I knew about the first one (which was very useful when I was playtesting levels) I might add some stop/go bits in to counter that, I was searching for something more err 'organic' or whatever... Like parts of the level design that meant having to fight to get through. Holes in the ground for instance... But couldn't really get a good idea formed in time.

P#51280 2018-04-03 17:18 ( Edited 2018-04-03 21:18)

It seems like there are a bunch of bugs related to level restarts or continuing. If I reach the boss and lose a life and then reach the boss again, sometimes-but-not-always the game will trigger the level ending. If I hit the "wrong" button to continue, it shows the message forever after. I think there was some less noticeable stuff along the same lines but I've already forgotten it.

Fun game.

P#51291 2018-04-04 06:14 ( Edited 2018-04-04 10:14)

Cheers I'll check those out. I added that stuff at the last minute and haven't really checked it properly yet.

P#51292 2018-04-04 07:56 ( Edited 2018-04-04 11:56)

sweeeet game. Oozing quality. That jump kick is super fun to use, and i love finishing a combo. My only niggle - could we get some visual indicator of impact besides the "ouch" face? Like, a flashing sprite or a little 1-2 frame impact sprite would go a long way to selling the hits. Very cool!

P#51340 2018-04-05 12:52 ( Edited 2018-04-05 16:52)

Oh yeah! I meant to put some hit sprites in and totally forgot. I'll definitely get that sorted. I need to start writing things down...

P#51341 2018-04-05 14:35 ( Edited 2018-04-05 18:36)

The first player lost all lives but the second player is still alive.

P#51356 2018-04-05 21:31 ( Edited 2018-04-06 01:31)

Cheers. Especially for the screenshot. Can see right there its a typo! 2 player is pretty much untested at the moment and I added it late in development so its not integrated all that well.

P#51367 2018-04-06 02:15 ( Edited 2018-04-06 06:15)

A website called Yibba.com stole this game, and published it as their own. Not just this game either, they also took my game, and it seems most of their site is just stolen Pico-8 games.

P#54555 2018-07-31 16:35 ( Edited 2018-07-31 20:35)

Played the two player mode with my nephew last night on my raspberry pi, had a blast! Thanks for making this cart.

P#58664 2018-11-02 09:10 ( Edited 2018-11-02 13:10)

Really good. The original "Bad Dudes" does not have the opponents immediately jump up to the next level the instant the player does.

Instead they "lose" the player for a bit and give him a chance to grab power-ups or what have you.

I must say your combat is good. Plays more like Mighty Final Fight.

P#58694 2018-11-02 19:44 ( Edited 2018-11-02 23:44)

This is pretty fun. I agree it's more like Final Fight than Bad Dudes, but the jokes and references are pretty funny. Wish there was enough room for an ending where ol' Ronnie retires his robot suit and has a fat juicy McBurger with the 'dudes.

P#58744 2018-11-03 19:26 ( Edited 2018-11-03 23:26)

Yeah I started out with more Bad Dudes style combat but it wasn't working out for some reason. So I went for this odd cross of Bad Dudes and Mighty Final Fight.

Glad to see people are enjoying it. Going to get an update done on this soon.

P#61197 2019-01-25 06:52

Love this game. I'm doing a kids 2-player multicart. Mind if I add this game with a few changes: Remove mention of isis, replace "President Trump" with "The President". I made the changes in the p8 file myself. What is the scaled text tool you are using, pstray?

P#84101 2020-11-11 01:29 ( Edited 2020-11-11 01:31)

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