MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

by MSXdev Team on 29-07-2020, 06:34
Topic: Challenges
Tags: msxdev20, shmup
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One of this year’s early entries, Subcommander took us to war in the depths of the ocean.

This entry takes us in the opposite vertical direction, lifting us high above the water, to be in a dogfight against opponents with remarkably superior firepower than you possess.

Will you survive all of the levels?

  • Name of the game: Pacific
  • Game size: 16KB
  • RAM size requirements: 16KB
  • Genre: Shoot-’em-up
  • Names of the individuals involved: André Baptista

Relevant link: MSXdev homepage

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Comments (16)

By Pippo

Champion (454)

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29-07-2020, 14:35

Very simple and very, very nice and interesting at the same time! Big smile
Congratulations to André. Smile

By KdL

Paragon (1305)

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29-07-2020, 15:03

I believe there is some bug. During my first match the number of lives suddenly became a blue square and I started playing with infinite lives. Wink

By albs_br

Resident (64)

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29-07-2020, 16:19

That's a new bug for me. What machine or emulator do you use?

By tfh

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29-07-2020, 18:54

By Uninteresting

Master (146)

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29-07-2020, 20:23

A minor gripe in v1.0.0: if I try to press diagonally towards the left/right-hand side of the screen, the plane doesn't move in the permitted direction. As in, I'm pressing up-left at the left edge of the screen, the plane stays put and does not move upwards. This doesn't appear to be an issue at the bottom of the screen.

By albs_br

Resident (64)

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29-07-2020, 21:02

That bug is already fixed.
Check it out the last version on git hub.

By edoz

Prophet (2282)

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29-07-2020, 22:05

Nice game! And game idea! However it would be more fun if the bullets are moving depending of the speed of your plane. (Like it does in space invaders) Still it is a funny and not so easy game!

By ARTRAG

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29-07-2020, 22:48

Very good! The sole problem is the speed and number of your bullets
You should make them faster and make the plane able to cast at least 3 of them on the screen at time

By albs_br

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29-07-2020, 23:48

ARTRAG wrote:

Very good! The sole problem is the speed and number of your bullets
You should make them faster and make the plane able to cast at least 3 of them on the screen at time

Yeah that problem were already pointed out in the other thread. I'm working on it right now.
Thanks everyone for the feedback

By KdL

Paragon (1305)

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30-07-2020, 13:04

albs_br wrote:

That's a new bug for me. What machine or emulator do you use?

I had played on WebMSX via the file-hunter.com link but I don't know how to reproduce the bug.

By albs_br

Resident (64)

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30-07-2020, 17:53

v.1.2.0 already sent to MSX Dev Team:
- player able to shot 3 shots per time
- game now runs on 8kb machines, such as the Casio PV-7
Available on git hub for download.

By tfh

Prophet (2315)

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30-07-2020, 20:09

Updated Pacific 1.2.0 on file-hunter.com as well.

By albs_br

Resident (64)

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01-08-2020, 18:45

v.1.2.1
- Fixed a bug which shows in some real machines, such as the Panasonic WSX.
- Removed support for 8kb machines, because was causing error on loading from some SD mappers. RAM at 0xC000 is the safest assumption.

By Uninteresting

Master (146)

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01-08-2020, 18:50

Having up to 3 live shots at the same time is a game changer. I enjoy the game a lot more now.

By albs_br

Resident (64)

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01-08-2020, 19:00

Feedback from players is essential. For me, as developer, it would be far more interesting (and hard) to improve the background with islands, land, rivers, moutains, etc.

By hit9918

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01-08-2020, 22:34

it has top colorsprites!