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Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:24 pm
by DenisGrachev
Here we go, mates!



Old Tower is a multicolor scroller for zx spectrum.
You play as a little explorer in a tower full of deadly traps and bats.
Your only weapons to help you win: quick-thinking and skill.

Game works on all classic models 48k\128k\+2\+3 and russian Pentagon clone.

P.S: For a best sound experience turn an AY chip to ABC stereo mode!

Grab your copy at http://www.retrosouls.net or use adirect link http://www.retrosouls.net/zx/ot.zip

A tank of thanks to all of you, mates and long live speccy :)

See ya!

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:12 pm
by Ast A. Moore
Absolutely brilliant!

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:17 pm
by Alessandro
Just having a go at it. Another great puzzle/platform from Denis, with the typical elements of his signature style - clean and effective screen design, small sprites, two-character action etc. And the multicolor scrolling is really impressive. Well done :D

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
by Ersh
Excellent! Thanks for including a 48k version as well!

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:37 pm
by Ralf
Great game!

It's not only multicolor for multicolor's sake but the game has actually good and original gameplay, not seen on Spectrum before. Some inspirations from classic Snake game are obvious but there's much, much more inside it.

The multicolor works really smoothly, at moments you actually forget that it's some very advanced code, it feels so natural ;)

What else to add? You make cool games Denis, please don't stop ;)

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 pm
by blueowl0708
Holy crap!

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 pm
by MatGubbins
A great game indeed, smooth scrolling with colour, music and a lot of head scratching puzzles.
All solved and completed with a score of 3785. Can we please have more levels to crack?

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 am
by djnzx48
Amazing game with great graphics, sound and some of the smoothest scrolling I've seen.

The only trouble I've run into so far is that it isn't really clear you can only change characters if they're oriented in certain directions (not facing the other one). I experienced a reset after finishing one of the levels in the second section, with one life remaining, but I haven't tried to reproduce it. The right wall bug is still there as well but I wouldn't worry about that.

Otherwise, this is really good and I can't wait to finish it!

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:12 pm
by Pegaz
Just one word - fantastic!
Thank you Denis, you really did a great job. :)

Re: Old Tower

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:57 pm
by DenisGrachev
A tank of thanks to all of you Mates! :)
Ersh wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Excellent! Thanks for including a 48k version as well!
That was an one of the main aims to show that even rubby 48k is enough!
MatGubbins wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 pm
A great game indeed, smooth scrolling with colour, music and a lot of head scratching puzzles.
All solved and completed with a score of 3785. Can we please have more levels to crack?
Sorry Mat, there is a something about 100 bytes left and i wanna to fit it to 48k.
djnzx48 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 am
Amazing game with great graphics, sound and some of the smoothest scrolling I've seen.

The only trouble I've run into so far is that it isn't really clear you can only change characters if they're oriented in certain directions (not facing the other one). I experienced a reset after finishing one of the levels in the second section, with one life remaining, but I haven't tried to reproduce it. The right wall bug is still there as well but I wouldn't worry about that.

Otherwise, this is really good and I can't wait to finish it!
Oh, that bug. I'll try to fix it ASAP but right now i need a lot if sleep since i spend all my free time for last 4 weeks for this one!
Also if heroes stands one of other they can't switch you right, since there is potencialy situation when one of them will stand in air :)