Rally X - Final version added to downloads

by snout on 09-01-2008, 19:25
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Long time ago, on February 15th 2005 to be more precise, NYYRIKKI started a challenge in this thread of our active MSX Forum: the International Obfuscated MSX-BASIC Code Contest, a.k.a. the IOMBCC. Although not an official MRC challenge, 15 entries were submitted and added to this section of our MSX downloads corner.

One of the entries that really impressed was Rally X, a racing game coded by Daniel Vik. After its release, the two great minds of NYYRIKKI and dvik joined forces in order to create a final, even better version of the game. In the months that followed they added gas/brake controls, a rank-indicator and gear-shifting to the features of the game, that only consists out of 8 lines of obfuscated MSX-BASIC code. The final result was available in our forums for quite a while already, but can be downloaded from here now as well. For comparison, we have decided to keep the initial release online as well.

Relevant link: Rally-X (final version)

Comments (13)

By dvik

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09-01-2008, 19:46

Maybe the name of the game should be changed to some name that is not already taken.
Perhaps "Basic Rally" or something more interesting. I don't know what I was thinking when I named it "rally-x" in the first place.

By snout

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09-01-2008, 20:07

Tell you what: you and NYYRIKKI think of a new name for the game, and I'll alter it in the downloads database and news post Wink Perhaps some people are willing to post game title suggestions as reactions over here as well Wink

By dvik

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09-01-2008, 20:11

Maybe a good idea for the next Poll Smile

By AuroraMSX

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09-01-2008, 21:17

I think Rally-X is a way more interesting name than Basic Rally Tongue

By Yukio

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09-01-2008, 21:46

BASIC?
Where ...

Probably it would be better to use another name ... Since most of the cool names are already taken !!!

Now, is waiting for the other (FREE) racing games ...

By wolf_

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09-01-2008, 21:49

By jltursan

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10-01-2008, 10:18

Um, being only eight lines it could be named Rally-VIII...Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By snout

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10-01-2008, 14:26

How about "V8 Spirit" then? Tongue

(v also referring to Vik... sorry NYYRIKKI ! ^_^)

By Imanok

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10-01-2008, 15:35

Easy... 'X-Rally' Wink

By Bastiaan

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10-01-2008, 22:48

R8lly ?

By ARTRAG

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11-01-2008, 10:07

Lotus F3 basic edition

By [D-Tail]

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11-01-2008, 14:28

Nah, it's from a first-person perspective, where Lotus F3 has a bird's eye view. What about Lotus F3D? Tongue

By Manuel

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12-01-2008, 00:13

Hyper Smelly