So after a while of not making any games, PICO-8 has made me productive again! Here's a little arcade game called NETTY. Should be pretty easy to understand, but there's more detailed instructions on the itch page: https://tesselode.itch.io/netty
I'm planning on adding a couple things in future updates. Let me know what you think?
This is nice :) I especially like the trade-offs you make: do I spend extra time getting a combo multiplier on the green thingy, or do I go there as quickly as possible to get extra gems and increase my score that way?
My highscores thus far is 22500 on reflexive.
Also, nicely polished. All in all good job! :D
OH WOW :D I had this ultimate combination of a black hole when I already had a lot of gems and green things flying about, and I scored 55400 in total because of the combo multiplier! Don't think I can improve on that. :P
There did seem to be something strange with the highscore though, my previous highscore was that 22500, but at the ending screen it changed 'previous highscore' to 55300 and now when playing a new game it says my previous highest score was 55300, but I definitely scored 55400.
55400 Woop woop ^^
First time playing it here just now, Through the browser including brief time to get used to mechanics: 6800.
Extremely awesome mechanics that are fluid and easy to pickup without RTFM, The title screen and the text for both it AND the instructionals at the bottom were amazingly well done, Transitions between title game etc were a nice touch.. It really felt like it had that full 80s arcade experience. It reminded me in quite a lot of ways to that old "Cleaning bubble" arcade game where you polished a sink, Picking up lil' bits and bobs.
This is going on my PocketCHIP tomorrow :D
My current high scores are:
My tips for others looking for those high scores...
BLACK HOLES! Even in timed mode, hanging around the location a black hole was is far higher scoring opportunity while the jewels float to you than to go seek out more jewels. In Cereberal, you can wait forever and should, even if it gets 'boring' just to get one more jewel that can score upwards of 2000 points. This is far more valuable than shooting again and getting 3 jewels that total 100+200+300 pts.
Also, if there's EVER green items, go for them specifically in the most strategic way to pick up normal jewels. Often times, you can 'front load' a black hole and start a black hole positioning and quickly get up to 1200 points per pick-up.
I find this game quite addictive and really dig it.
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