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Cart #29021 | 2016-09-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Remade a game for the pico8 that I made a long time ago. Explore the cave, try to survive and collect everything before your fuel runs out! Beware of enemies, land on all the different colored flags to refuel and collect the golden cup to win. Avoid bumping into walls or the ceiling: it will rapidly deplete fuel for crashing.

Let me know what you all think!

Left/Right - Guide Helicopter / Select Helicopter on Intro screen
Z - Fly up
X - Shoot
Up/Down - Can aim rockets upward or downward

Unlock more helicopters at 2000,3000, and 4000 high score. This is pretty easy to obtain once you learn your way around the map a little bit.

-Improve map
-Possibly add music
-Clean up code

v1.3 - Big graphics change, name change, Score when you get the cup is time-based.
v1.2 - New screen on game-over, a few other minor changes. Probably the last version for a while.
v1.1 - map2 memory reloading bug fix, added 3 unlockable helicopters with different stats
v1.0 - added an end game, finished up the map. It's finally a full game!
v.5 - added intro/ game over , high score, volcano enemy.
v.4 - Changed the map, added score and score pop-ups, added sounds, made enemies spawn based on map tile rather than manually adding them via code.
v.3 - Added two enemies, redid map, added unlockable doors via flags and destroying rocks. Redid some code
v.2 - Updated graphics, added platforms for fuel
v.1 - Basic framework for the game

P#27367 2016-08-25 20:41 ( Edited 2016-09-22 07:21)

Hey cool this has a lot of potential. Check out Thrust for c64 and atari's Gravitar for inspiration. I love both of those games.

P#27380 2016-08-26 01:41 ( Edited 2016-08-26 05:41)

Hey, like all the new stuff you've added. Definitely is resembling more of a game now!

And enderoute, I think this is more H. E. R. O.-ish than Gravitar or Thrust, but then it's not really like that either!

P#28179 2016-09-07 20:24 ( Edited 2016-09-08 00:24)

Fun! Takes me back to AIRWOLF on the bbc micro etc.

P#28180 2016-09-07 21:30 ( Edited 2016-09-08 01:30)

Thanks! I just updated this and it's pretty much feature complete, just need to finish the map and other small touches. I'm not sure about adding unlockable helicopters or not.

Checked out all the games you all posted, they look pretty neat, never had heard of any of them. Thrust looks really cool and intense.

Edit: did a quick bugfix with the high score :>

P#28485 2016-09-14 01:03 ( Edited 2016-09-14 05:15)

Unlockables: You can just use palette swapping. We know PICO is retro af.

P#28529 2016-09-14 21:33 ( Edited 2016-09-15 01:33)

True. Went ahead and added them, was pretty easy to edit stats and do a quick and dirty palette swap. And there was another bug I had to fix anyway. There are now 4 helicopters to choose from, once you unlock them with high scores!

P#28535 2016-09-15 01:09 ( Edited 2016-09-15 05:09)

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