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Cart #applecart_starwars_dw817-0 | 2020-01-19 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Hello and welcome to APPLECART's 4th week running ! The challenge for this week was to make a Star Wars game based on an old Apple ][ game. You can find it and other entries HERE.

I suppose I went a little overboard when I wrote this cart. While it does indeed follow a good portion of the original 1970 game, there's a bit of an Easter Egg in there that can only be found by the most diligent game player AND programmer.

That's right, you might need to look at the source code itself to see how to - for instance - what button to press to change names of the pilot, critical to winning the game. And yes there is a big gala ending if you have the right pilot and shoot down enough enemies.

Find any secrets ? If you want to post them, please use the HIDDEN blocks in typing so you don't spoil it for others.

Now Scrubsandwich said he would be interested in beefing up my paltry music attempts and update this cart. At this time he is more than welcome to do so.

Commands. Use arrow keys to select items and move your ship. Use the (O) button for laser and (X) for a photon torpedo. The torpedo counts 2 energy from your total but has a larger hitbox. There are severals secrets in the game that can help you breeze through the levels quite rapidly. It's up to you to find them.

And enjoy the game ! And feel free to write your own type of this game including any previous Applecart submissions that of Alien Attack, Alien Invasion, and Bomber. All found HERE.

P#72112 2020-01-19 23:22 ( Edited 2020-01-20 19:01)

You cracked it! :D
Very nice cart, I will definitely look up your code!
So many details and content in this little gift, I especially love the way the enemies are floating, really smooth! Also the blinking effect seems just perfectly timed and balanced adding a lot of feeling to the gameplay.

You also added a complete, interactive intro scene and I still need to get further to reveal the ending , it is added to favorites :)

Btw: nice lasers too :D just realized that mine are starting inside my ship :D well it could as well be a glass floor :P

P#72182 2020-01-22 22:13 ( Edited 2020-01-22 22:16)
:: dw817

My, glad you like it, @Yesyoor. And yes, I remember playing Colony Wars on the PSX and the lasers always appeared inside the firing area.

Yep, there is a secret there. Might not be too easy to find. Give you a hint about levels though which will get you closer to getting the true ending of the game.

Hold (O) and (X) when you think you've defeated enough enemies to go to the next level. There is no need to use up all your ammo.

P#72188 2020-01-23 05:44

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