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Retro Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: PacManPlus on December 26, 2013, 16:28:14 PM

Title: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: PacManPlus on December 26, 2013, 16:28:14 PM
...play Astro BLASTER!

For the purists out there, I copied the sprites directly from the arcade game, as well as the movement tables.  I'm using 320A mode to get the look/feel down. The 'Fuel' gauge is the same as the arcade *divided by three* to fit on the line with the temperature gauge, which is *divided by two*.  All increments / decrements to both gauges have been adjusted appropriately, so they should work exactly like the arcade.
 
For the most part, the playfield is the same, except that I had to take one zone (i.e. 8 scanlines) away from under the ship (no biggie), and one zone away from the very top of the playfield.  On my TODO list:
 
- Enemies that drop in certain waves
- Hidden bonuses
- Sound
- Speech

Regarding the 'Speech', I will only implement speech at non-gameplay points (i.e. after losing a ship *2 ships remaining*, when the game has ended *play over*, etc.).  Any other important information (i.e. the Warp countdown) will be written on the screen behind the action.  I do plan to have the attract mode announcement (i.e. the title of this thread).
 
It was challenging getting (up to) 16 enemies, 6 enemy shots, 1 player shot and the player to update each frame during VBLANK, but I finally did it. Of course, it will use the HSC.
 
Screenshots and bins found here:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/219854-fighter-pilots-needed-in-sector-wars/ (http://http)

:)

Thank you,
Bob
Title: Re: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: TL on December 26, 2013, 18:51:13 PM
This really does look bloody fantastic, right up my street in fact!

I love space shooters so really can't wait to play this, top work again Bob - I will be sharing this elsewhere!

And for those who don't want to visit AA:

[align=center:18hh7qwz](http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Astro1_zpsc0f5ca0c.jpg)

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Astro2_zps9cb8c3e0.jpg)[/align:18hh7qwz]
Title: Re: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2013, 18:54:03 PM
Very nice, Bob!  Thanks for posting about the game!  I just downloaded the binaries.  :)
Title: Re: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: zapiy on January 04, 2014, 23:48:26 PM
Bloody great work Bob, one on my list to play thats for sure.
Title: Re: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: TrekMD on January 05, 2014, 00:33:25 AM
Be sure the check the thread over in Atari Age as updated ROM's have been posted.  The game just gets better and better.
Title: Re: Fighter Pilots needed in Sector Wars...
Post by: zapiy on January 05, 2014, 21:20:47 PM
Great stuff..

I will have a look see.. :113:
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