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AA member Mountain King is developing a new game for the Atari 2600 called The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard.    This is a side scrolling game inspired by Winter Holidays.
 
It's the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside.

You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors.
 
Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow.
Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.
Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.


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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 17:15:39 PM »
Looks good, I like the winter theme.

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 04:50:28 AM »
It's interesting to play.  You have to keep the Moum Moum at just the right height in order to discover the creatures hidden under the snow.  Gets tricky!

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 04:05:10 AM »
Mountain King a posted a new update:

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Update 14:Food is good
1. The Moum Moum actually sings part of Pat a Pan when something is buried in the snow.
2. Fixed a bug where the life bar flips if too much damage is done.
3. The Moum Moum's life bar flashes yellow correctly when hit by a vortex.
4. You can now dig under a tree to find food, Occasionally you may find something.
5. A Fraze branch will heal the Moum Moum
6. Bacon will heal the Gizzle Wap.

Check the first post for the link to the development thread and the game binaries.

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 19:05:50 PM »
A new update has been posted...

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Update 18:Dead ending.
1. Added 2 endings
   a. When the Gizzle Wap dies he will be carried off by the Moum Moum. Added death animation.
   b. When the Moum Moum dies the Gizzle Wap will drag him off the screen. The Gizzle Wap will be sad.
2. Game Over appears at the end.
3. The Sun will turn into a moon at night.
4. If the moon gets to the end of the screen the temperature will become too low and fatal damage will be applied, triggering one of the two endings.
5. Holes now get filled gradually to appear that the snow fills the holes.


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