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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Robot Zed
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:55:37 AM »
AA member Sprybug has released a game he has been working on for some time, Robot Zed!  Only a demo is available but it definitely is worth checking out.

You're a cute little robot that can obtain the powers of certain enemy robots once you defeat them.  You can use those powers in your quest to rescue all of your Robo Buddies!

This is just the opening level that everyone plays before you get access to any of the other levels.  This game is also a rogue like with inspiration from Mega Man and Kirby.

Here are the control instructions:
Left / Right - Moves in that direction
Up - Fires current weapon power
Fire Button - Jumps
Fire Button AND Down - Cycle through your powers to select (if you've obtained any).

You only have one life and an energy status.  Every hit by enemy fire, an explosion, or even running into an enemy will knock it down.

To the right is the your power ability number.  Every time you use one of your selected abilities, it will drain this.  Once you are down to zero, you will return to normal power Zed.

You can obtain life energy from the regular bots that don't give you any special powers.  You can obtain special powers from the robots with special abilities.  You receive their ability plus 10 power ability points.  If you already have their ability, you will receive 5 power ability points instead.  When you lose all your life energy, it's game over.

When you destroy an enemy, it will release their power module and will follow you until you collect it.  The regular bot won't always give you life energy.


Going to the final frontier, gaming...