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Ast A. Moore
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bob_fossil wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Ast A. Moore wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:23 pm
I give up. Can’t jump out of the little space between two magenta spikes on the second screen.
Yeah, I know how it’s supposed to be done; I just can never manage to jump over the left thingy. Keep brushing it by a few pixels and dying. :D
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Okay, now I get it what people mean when they say Yankee is too hard. :?
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Plays very nicely, but yep, far too difficult... Am assuming this is the final screen :lol:

I can't get through that hole on the right without hitting the spikes...
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Freespirit wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:15 pm
I was wondering if you thought about making it possible to move left and right when jumping in the air? You could then not just jump to the opposite wall but back to the wall you just jumped from. I could also then move when falling into that gap on the right on level 1 that I couldn't do after 10 attempts. Just an idea. I do actually want to progress in your game so you've done something right :)
I have made a change so if you jump and hit a wall and fall against it, you can now move into gaps. So if you jump left and hit a wall and start falling, you can now press left during the fall to move into gaps or holes. Previously, you could only move during a jump. So now you can either jump through a gap from the opposite wall or jump onto the wall, fall down and then move into the gap.
Morkin wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:47 am
Plays very nicely, but yep, far too difficult... Am assuming this is the final screen :lol:

I can't get through that hole on the right without hitting the spikes...
You need to time the jump so you hit the piece of wall below the long row of spikes. This will stop your jump but if you hold down the right key, when you clear the wall block, you will start moving right again which should get you clear of the spikes.

I've added a new first screen which lets you get to grips with the mechanics of the game - or if you're double hard you can just move on to the next screen. I've also modified the graphics slightly, so you can get a better idea of what point of the walk cycle the character is in, which might make positioning the player before a crucial jump a bit easier. These changes and the above fix for falling can be found here.

Thanks everyone for the feedback and all your patience so far. Looks like my poor history in games completion (Bruce Lee and Robocop) has made me a horrible level creator. :)
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bob_fossil wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Thanks everyone for the feedback and all your patience so far. Looks like my poor history in games completion (Bruce Lee and Robocop) has made me a horrible level creator. :)
That tweak to the controls is nice, the movement is good and controls are responsive.

Soft Play aside :) I still can't get past the first (proper) level, though I can now get into that middle section with the crumbling platforms.

For me it's not a case of me knowing how you're supposed to do it, or getting used to the controls/game mechanics... It's just that the the first (proper) screen is from the Dinamic school of level design... :lol: Personally I think everything else about the game is great, but the first level just needs to be a (much, much!) later level.
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Finally managed screen 1 in 00:28:06 :D
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Thanks, it's still hard, but nice hard and i did the first screen in 23.4 :D Great game.
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I've completed all the levels now. I thought they were really clever, one of the best games i've played for awhile. Well done! :)

I noticed you introduced the rotation of the main character, i'm not sure that works, just looks like a blur at speed.
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Freespirit wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:36 pm
I've completed all the levels now. I thought they were really clever, one of the best games i've played for awhile. Well done! :)

I noticed you introduced the rotation of the main character, i'm not sure that works, just looks like a blur at speed.
Wasn't expecting that! I thought the levels after 'First Things First' - which seems to be giving people a lot of grief - were harder. You sir, are a gaming colossus! :)

The rotation was just an experiment to let you know where the position of the player was to help with locating your jumps and letting you know when you're about to fall off a platform. Like a lot of things in the game, it's all up for grabs at the moment.
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I must say, I’m not sold on the rolling animation either. Then again, I’m stuck in room 6, so what do I know?
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and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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