Masada Class reissued with 100% machine code

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Bukster
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Masada Class reissued with 100% machine code

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I decompiled my old 1994 game Masada Class and have replaced all the basic routines with machine code. So things like the "one letter appears at a time" style of message writing that I may have thought looked cool back then is now running a lot faster in machine code. I've also updated the special effects, added a twenty lives trainer option and a few other changes.

Overall, it's the same game featuring six stages of action and a story line that continues in the sequel Calvary Class. I've made and MP3 which worked on my real ZX81. There is a few seconds delay after the game loads as it sets up the screen. I made it with a collapsed screen to save load time.
The MP3 is at:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/a26hpwbuw ... C.mp3/file

Here's the emulator file
Masada Class MC.p
(13.13 KiB) Downloaded 101 times
And some screenshots
Masada 1.jpg
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Masada 2.jpg
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Masada 3.jpg
Masada 3.jpg (6.2 KiB) Viewed 2180 times
Masada 4.jpg
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It was interesting revisiting something I programmed in my twenties. I may have learned a lot since then, but it's still a pretty good game. I was a decent programmer even then.
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Dim_75
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Re: Masada Class reissued with 100% machine code

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Great ! (but a bit hard to do more than 1000 points, i have to try again ;) )
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XavSnap
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Re: Masada Class reissued with 100% machine code

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Good job Bukster !

The "Y" key seem to be easier to get points…

Score: 300
:oops:

I'm a poor gamer, better coder!
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Re: Masada Class reissued with 100% machine code

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Managed to get to the end screen but needed 20 lives to do it! :lol: :oops:

A great game with excellent use of the zeddies native chr set. :D
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