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Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:24 pm
by sirmorris
V0.75

I haven't finished it yet, and the fact that it's been in development for nearly 2 years (off and on) indicates I probably won't :(

However it's still fairly complete if a little boring... :D


I've included the source in case anyone wants to finish it for me - Andrew?
GAME.zip
Ball Blaster! Watch yer balls!
(18.52 KiB) Downloaded 408 times
Charlie

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:08 pm
by yerzmyey
Man, it looks so smooth. :)
Very nice and cool gfx.
Can You add some instruction, or is that only insane shooting to everything what moves? :twisted:

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:02 pm
by sirmorris
Instructions:

Ball on status line shows next to fire. Aim this at any matching ball on screen.

Hitting a matching ball will give you 3X score if it's on the top line, 2X score on middle line, or 1X score if on bottom line.

Hitting a non-matching ball will score no points.

Clear level before time runs out!

Repeat.

Enjoy!

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:36 pm
by yerzmyey
I thought so. :)
But I wasn't too sure because I noticed that sometimes timeruns out _before_ the expected ball appeares.
Or maybe I do something wrong. :)

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:04 pm
by sirmorris
Nope, that's just part of the random nature of the game.

You need to shoot balls away 'into space' if they're no good. You can wait, but that just increases the tension.

Sometimes you just need to blast the balls (geddit!) to get to the next level before the time runs out :twisted:

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:04 pm
by Andy Rea
Very Nice, really good usage of the zeddies graphics, lovely and smooth, didn't really get it at first but after i read your instructions again much clearer, one of those 'Just one more go' games to try and beat your prevous score.

Regards Andy.

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:42 pm
by zx81jens
the graphic is phantastic!!!!

good work!

greetings
jens

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:56 pm
by sirmorris
/me bows

Thanks guys

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:45 pm
by RWAP
Just a slight problem with the game - if one of the bouncing balls hits the blaster, some of the graphic is lost.

Other than that a nice simple game - addictive

Re: Ball Blaster

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:47 am
by sirmorris
There's a couple of places where that can happen - those rebounding balls are a bit wild!. The gun is only redrawn when it moves. For speed, or something ;)