Announcement: Acorn 2

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By JohnHassink

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07-04-2008, 18:48

Couldn't keep this under my hat any longer:

I'm working on an MSX 2 version of the game Sweet Acorn!
At the moment, it's going quite swell.

For testing, I simply reproduced the original graphics, only in MSX 2 palette.
This graphics on this screenshot (click to enlarge) are actually in screen 5 and the characters are software sprites:

www.geocities.com/johnhassink/ACORN2THUMB.JPG

Main objective is to make it feel and play just like the original.
Besides that, Acorn 2 will feature:

* Variety in type of acorn to throw; sticky, exploding, etc...

* Slightly more strategic/puzzle game elements

* New enemies/behavior

* Multiple "worlds" to play (your average ice, vulcano stages...)

* Probably some 2-player modes; maybe even 3-player

* Screen 5 graphics, of course, with more colours, more animation & variety

* Fm-Pac music

* Even a storyline, that is, if I ever find out what's the story of the original

...I'll keep you posted about relevant progress!

Guess I should also sort of check the possibility of getting some Taito-lawyers after my ass...
Not quite the company I would choose to %$@# with. ;)

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By ro

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07-04-2008, 21:37

sweet Smile

By PingPong

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07-04-2008, 22:04

this game could also be done for msx1 as i can see from screenshot

By JohnHassink

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07-04-2008, 22:26

Indeed! I tried to copy the graphics accurately as possible. Compare them to the originals:

http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/1694

...I even retained the tiny "slip" (I mean really tiny) which Taito themselves made back then:

You know how hardware sprites always get one pixel lower than the Y-coordinate you actually assign them to?
Well, in Sweet Acorn, the enemies and acorns seem to be aligned to the grid, but the player isn't. :)

Anyway, when everything works just like the original, it's time to really start using screen 5. :hannibal:

By Huey

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08-04-2008, 09:15

\o/

Nice Arcade game that deserves an epic sequel!!!

By [D-Tail]

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08-04-2008, 09:29

Looking good, DemonSeed!

Never seen Sweet Acorn before, so I guess I should download it sometime [oh-oooh, what did I say here? Tongue].

By PAC

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08-04-2008, 11:16

Surely Acorn2 will be a great project Wink

By wolf_

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08-04-2008, 21:57

squirrel eats acorn!
eekhorn eet eikel!

Oo

By Xan0ri

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09-04-2008, 08:11

Sweet Acorn was one of my favorite games when I was a kid.
Hopefully this project will finish soon! Big smile

By Sama

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09-04-2008, 08:37

Guess I should also sort of check the possibility of getting some Taito-lawyers after my ass... Not quite the company I would choose to %$@# with. Wink

Don't worry; as long as you don't aim for mass-distribution all over the world, there's no chance of any company to come after you because of a fangame.

Nice project; you didn't tell me anything about this when I was at your party last week. Came up suddenly?

By jltursan

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09-04-2008, 10:35

Great!, as XanOri, I loved this game! Smile. Keep on working!

Don't worry; as long as you don't aim for mass-distribution all over the world, there's no chance of any company to come after you because of a fangame.

Ahem! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

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