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Cart #35489 | 2017-01-11 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

This is my first game created with PICO-8. It is a remake of C64 game 'Crillion' from 1988 (original game by Oliver Kirwa).

I re-created all 25 levels, and tried to copy the physics and controls of the original game. Still, it seems that the PICO-8 version is a bit harder to play because the ball moves faster. Anyway, please give it a try, and share your thoughts in comments.

Sorry for the sound effects, I'm not really good at creating noises/music, just turn off sound while playing... or even better: create nicer effects and let me know about it :)

P#35490 2017-01-11 18:35 ( Edited 2017-01-22 22:12)

very nice and faithful remake! made it to level 5 easily, so difficulty seems ok.
nice addition to the pico8 library!

also the touch support is a nice...touch!

edit: you need to invalidate the points you made in a level if you restart it.
also maybe lock level access until you actually reached there, as an incentive to actually retry a 5-level set instead of strolling around...

P#35526 2017-01-12 07:23 ( Edited 2017-01-12 12:50)

Thanks a lot for your comment.

You are right, it would be better to clear level score after restart/death. Also level access should be restricted. However I copied this behavior from original game (using C64 emulator). It's funny, there was a bug in adding bonus points, I copied that bug, too :)

But now I think I will develop the change you proposed about clearing level points. This way the scores would be more comparable to each other. And there is a promise in PICO-8 FAQ that the 1.0 version will contain 'online score submissions', so it is worth to fix this.

P#36392 2017-01-22 17:12 ( Edited 2017-01-22 22:12)

An excellent port of a classic game. Controls are super-smooth!

P#129718 2023-05-14 13:47

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