Hi everyone :)
I'm new to Pico-8 and set myself the task of learning Lua.
Thought I'd go with something I know so here's my shameless ripoff of the Asteroids arcade game.
Controls are exactly how you remember.
D-Pad to steer and thrust
Buttons for shoot and Teleport.
Be careful with Teleport... It's not always a get out of jail free card ;)
My code definitely could use optimisation but everything seems to work.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Good clone indeed. Player death animation is underwhelming though.
Coding wise, you could save yourself a lot of duplicate code by using arrays.
that will allow direct manipulation of the geometry.
IMHO Pico needs replications of all the arcade classics. I grew up on this game.
Actually a lot of fun, but not as aggressive as the real Asteroids gets after only a few levels where you have much faster moving big asteroids and runaway speeding smaller ones.
In any case, Gold Star for you.
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