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Cart #meowlionaire-3 | 2019-09-04 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

What would YOU do if you were a millionaire?

Meowlionaire knows what's up. This chubby cat is a modern-day Robin Hood, with pie-in-the-sky dreams of raiding a trove of gold, and redistributing the wealth to the feline working class. Rumors have been floating around about a billionaire's secret hoard, stashed up in the cloudtops. 1750 of those coins could feed the hungry for years, and if we're not kidding ourselves, nobody's gonna notice that they're gone. So Meowlionaire straps on a jetpack and launches into the clouds with a dream in her heart and a money sack in her paw. Equity for all, here we come!

[Arrows] Walk
[Z] Jump
[X] Map
[Enter] Pause

Special Moves
[Jetpack] Grab a jetpack to fly sky-high!
[Roof walk] Bump your head on the ceiling to hang down from it. This should be handy for crossing tricky gaps!

Remember to check your map often. It'll show you how many coins remain in each quadrant, so you can scour each one as needed! The game ends once you've collected every last one of the game's 1750 coins. Good luck, Meowlionaire!

P#66895 2019-08-23 22:39 ( Edited 2019-09-04 04:50)

Good but jumping is a little quirky.

Try this. On level ground, hold the jump button down and choose left or right quickly. After a short while the "frog?" doesn't jump until having "left" the horizontal quadrant he is on.

P#66897 2019-08-24 00:43

@dw817 - I think that has to do with me using BTNP() for jumping. I might build a custom function for this sort of jumping in the future, since I was looking for the 1-frame action of BTNP() but not the repetition of it. Thanks for giving it a try! :)

P#67149 2019-09-02 19:32

I had an issue where the music stopped after I restarted the game from the menu. And there were a few coins I couldn't figure out how to get (below the cat).

Neither of the nearby jetpacks seem to reach it. Am I missing something?

Aside from that I really enjoyed this game. Great work!

P#67151 2019-09-02 20:06 ( Edited 2019-09-02 20:12)

Yep, I like the game too, eggnog.

Would be neat to have a save option. If there are only 256-coins are less, it should be preliminary to write code to do this.

If you record each coin as a single BIT, however, you can save up to 2048 of 'em, 8-per byte.

If you want to save more than 256-bytes, I can help with that.

P#67156 2019-09-02 21:29

@ToyCrab - Thanks for playing! I hadn't noticed the music-stopping issue, though it should be able to be fixed by choosing 'Music On/Off' in the pause menu. As for the impossible coins, I'd fixed them on Newgrounds and Itch, but hadn't realized that I missed the update over here! The new version's up, if you'd like to try your hand at grabbing the last coins! :)

@dw817 - There's already a save option implemented. You need to collect all the coins in one of the 32 quadrants, and the game automatically logs the memory to the cart! Thanks for the offer, though.

P#67157 2019-09-02 22:34

Does it ? Hmm ... Need to play it again. I sometimes can't see the forest for the green.

P#67169 2019-09-03 04:17

I love this game! It's so relaxing. No enemies, just collecting coins! But it's a bit of a puzzle too, which I like.

I'm stuck on these last 8 coins though... any tips?


Edit: Oh I think this is the one @ToyCrab mentioned as well


P#67349 2019-09-07 04:51 ( Edited 2019-09-07 05:01)

@wmhilton - that's so odd! All of those impossible coins have been fixed in V3. When you look at the cart ID (just below the game screen), does it say meowlionaire-3, or is it perhaps 1 or 2? I'll try to embed the most recent version here:

Cart #meowlionaire-3 | 2019-09-04 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Anyway, if Lexaloffle isn't showing the right version for ya, you can find an updated version over on my Itch page! https://eggnog.itch.io/meowlionaire

And thanks for playing. :)

P#67360 2019-09-07 16:39 ( Edited 2019-09-07 16:40)

Eggnog, for sake of simplicity, you could display the version in a non-obtrusive location constantly during gameplay like one of the screen corners so there is no question the "unreachable" coins problem has been resolved for the player.

P#67366 2019-09-07 17:22 ( Edited 2019-09-07 17:23)

@eggnog Oh I was playing it inside PICO-8 using splore. I haven't updated in a while so I'm probably running a stale version.

P#67374 2019-09-07 21:26

I just noticed the title of this thread is Meowlionaire 1.4 but the actual game on this BBS page says Meowlionaire 1.1 ?

P#67375 2019-09-07 21:28

@dw817 - It seems that the game is properly uploaded for anybody running an updated version of splore, so there's no need for that.

@wmhilton - That's fair! Try refreshing your games list in splore or installing the newest version of P8 and hopefully that will fix the issue!

As for why the cart title won't update to Meowlionaire 1.4 to match the thread title, I'm not entirely sure. Since the current build works, I'm not too particularly concerned with the naming issue!

P#67377 2019-09-07 22:30

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Just to show you guys - the latest version is possible to win. Been plugging at it on and off.
Quite the platformer !

P#67387 2019-09-08 03:18

@dw817 Hey, you made it to the end! Glad you had fun. :) And thanks for all the feedback too!

P#67419 2019-09-09 03:09

As I was playing I was thinking, hmm ... Cats. I'm not very good with animation but here are a few I doodled up.




Didn't know if you could use these in your game. Before I thought about the title, I always thought this was a bumble-bee sticky with honey collecting nectar pods which is why he could stick to the ceiling. :)

P#67432 2019-09-09 15:38 ( Edited 2019-09-09 15:40)

@dw817 - Those look cool! I'm quite happy with how my cat looks, but I'm sure you could use those graphics for a game of your own. :)

It's always tricky to make graphics in PICO-8 look 'just' like they're supposed to, due to the low res. So you kinda have to use your imagination a bit. :P

P#67433 2019-09-09 15:51

Well you ROCK for game design and animation, EggNog.

I am not very good when it comes to actually animating sprites - whatever they may be.

Going to try and finish up this Halloween game today if I can - and get it posted.

Forgot to STAR this game, doing so now.

Please keep me informed of future games you make. Love your work !

P#67436 2019-09-09 16:39 ( Edited 2019-09-09 16:40)

Well, thanks dw817! That's sure a lot of compliments in one post. I really appreciate you playing and working your way to the end of the game! :)

P#67447 2019-09-09 21:14

Perfect for playing casually, with a really nice ending :) Great game.

P#91820 2021-05-11 23:13

@tinysorcerer Thanks so much for playing! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

P#92143 2021-05-18 15:00

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