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Sparky-D

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I saw V1.3 of this game is already there. Great. I just still miss an option to turn off/on the jerking of the background-objects. This would be highly appreciated (see my former entry below, what exactly i mean).

Plays and looks good here in HOXS64 emulator too, i must say. Nevertheless, the most time i play it on a real C64 and a 1702 C64-monitor.

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Don't worry. It is always possible, to make a "Deluxe", "Reimagined", "Redux", "V2.0" or whatever it can be called, version later. Main thing is, that one (bugfree) version is ready, when timeline ends. Later it can still be improved. Regarding setting up different levels, maybe a look at the objects in "Money Puzzle Exchanger" or "Magical Drop" can bring new ideas. The game-princible is similar, only turned around sideways. Maybe the arrangement of the coloured bubbles, or parts of it, can be adopted for some of the levels? Just suggestions, i am not sure if possible.     :)

Hello. Thanks for answering and especially for creating this funny game. YES, it really would make sense to add one in future versions. Sadly it's often not possible i guess, from the time-management in daily-life of many people, to play a game continous for some hours. Then a password system, for example every 3 or 5 levels would really make sense.

Hope that you will go on making puzzle- or brain-games for the Mega-Drive, cause there are not soooo many on this system, when i compare it for example, to the SNES. The Super-NES had alot of good puzzlers which are similar to Dr. Mario, Puyo Puyo, Puzzle Bobble (Bust a Move). These genre of games, i sometimes miss a little bit on the Megadrive. There are a few i know, but much less than on the SNES.

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Really a good game. Nice game-concept, sweet graphics and chilling music. I played it the first time today and i am in level 11 now, i think. Then i saved it, cause i played it in an emulator. For some levels, i really needed some time to solve them. Reminds me a little bit on games like "Alter Ego" on the ZX-Spectrum, NES, C-64 or Amiga. I also like the fact, that you can talk with some of the other sprites in the game, this often brings fun into the whole concept. Can the game be saved or there are a password later in the higher levels, when it is played on a real Mega-Drive? Or must the player always start at the beginning, cause on the real console it is not possible to simply save the game with a snapshot, like the user can do it in an emulator? Until the level i was, i have not seen a password or a saving-point, will one come later in the game?

Yeah, i thought that you would like any of the games i mentioned.    :)   "Magical Drop" is really a fun game and "Money Puzzle Exchanger" and "Puzzle Bobble" too.

The only thing, which is a little bit sad in this new-coming "Puzzle Bobble" port is the fact, that it will have no CPU-opponents for the 2-player-mode. I mailed with the programmer about this, but he will not add this, cause he said, that the original arcade-version of "Puzzle Bobble" also don't has CPU-opponents. This is true, but all the successors in the "Puzzle Bobble" series then have CPU-opponents and playing against them in the 2-player-mode makes alot more fun, than solving alone the puzzles in my opinion. But okay, luckily at least a 2-player-simultan-mode for 2 human-players will be added to the new "Puzzle Bobble", cause this is a thing which i really miss in the C64-game "Monster Buster", which is very similar to "Puzzle Bobble". But sadly, often no second human player is available for playing, then CPU-opponents are superb to have in games. Preferably with adjustable difficulty-modes.

And now, to get back to your new game "Space Orbs"     :)    i wanted to ask you, if there is a chance, that such a CPU-opponent function will be included in your game? What do you think? Would be a big PLUS in my opinion, when you are alone at home and nevertheless you can still play the 2-player-mode in the game. If second player is human or CPU, who cares?     ;)

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An ON/OFF option is a great idea. I would be totally in favour. Let's hear what Sarah think about it.

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Sorry, but i don't understand the sense here. Maybe better, when the programmer itself answers here, cause the question was addressed to her. No attack on you TYREX, but how should a left/right jerking of the background-graphics  give the player an illusion of a wider space or more depth in the game? Then i could also argue, that a non-smooth scrolling in a horizontal "jump and run", brings a wider depth into this game. But how should that be the case? Normally totally smooth scrolling is the goal that programmers want to reach for their games, never heard anything else.

All my retro-gaming-friends and i, perceive this small jerking in "Neutron" as a little bit disturbing. The eyes then goes automatically to the strange jerking objekt and not to the enemies where they normally should be. A totally smooth scrolling gives a better and more realistic feeling, while flying over a landscape or over big enemy spaceships. And this jerking here can also not be designated as something like an earthquake that is happening right now on the ground, because when this would be the case, then the earthquake/jerking would also come, when the player don't move his ship. But it comes only when the player does, so it has something to do with the player and this is the strange and unrealistic thing here. I think, this is not only the meaning of my friends and me.

And furthermore, a version WITH this small jerking already exist now and people who like this, can use this version then. So it would be a good idea, to bring a version now, without the jerking. Then everybody can be satisfied. Don't understand me wrong, i know that the game already is very good and that this maybe is 'complaining' on high comfort level. But especially because i think, that the game is really good, i ask here for further improving it by wiping out that disturbing little jerky left/right background-movement.

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Looks good and reminds me a little bit of "Magical Drop" or "Money Puzzle Exchanger" with a turned sideways playing. I really like such kind of puzzle games, especially because it works for two players at the same time. This is always a feature, which i love in games, cause it simply brings the most fun. I see this, when some friends and i make retro-playing-parties. Consoles like the SNES or the NES have alot of these kind of puzzlers, on the C64 there are not so much. Therefore i am looking forward alot to "Puzzle Bobble" on the C64, which is in development and also to this game here.

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Great. Only a 2-player-simultan mode is missing. Would be a good idea for "Lets invade 3". Or, even better, a 4-player-simultan mode, playable with a 4-player-adapter. Would be much going on then on the screen, when 4 player-ships at the same time drive around to defend the earth. Sprites must be made smaller then, also the enemies. But i could imagine, how much fun this could be to play.   :)

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Very good game Sarah. Really nice shooter. The explosions for example, looks superb. When this is your first game (?), then hats off. You delivered quality here. One thing i recognized, which wonders me a little bit, so i must ask. When i fly over all the backgrounds in the game (big enemy ships and so on) and don't steer on the joystick, then the scrolling, or better said the background graphics, scrolls very smooth. When i move with my ship around, then i recognized, that the background graphics, for example the big ships over which i fly, have a little jerking. Looks like a very small left/right jerking, like the graphics walk three or five pixels and then back, but it is recognizable as a player. Can this be wiped out in a V1.1 version, or can nothing be done here? Not criticism, just a suggestion for further improvement.

One question. I just wonder, why its possible to choose also for "Bruce" CPU-control, when then the game can not be started. Cause when CPU is used for Bruce and the user wants to start the game, the border flashes to red, but nothing goes on. Where is the sense in the function CPU-control for the Bruce Sprite? Or is this a bug?

Maybe the possibility in the game-menü to choose between "1-Button Joystick-control" (jump on "steer up") and "2-Button Gamepad-control" (jump on "button 1" and if necessary, then "button 2" can be used for the same effect than the normal button has in the joystick-control).

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Wow, the 3-player-simultan mode and the fact, that now also the black Ninja can be controlled by a human-player, is really fantastic. Brings a whole new gameplay-feeling into the good old Bruce Lee game on the C-64. Good work guys !!! And also a funny coincidende, cause about 1 year ago, i mentioned exactly this point (3-player-simultan-mode in Bruce Lee) in one of my comments to the C-64 game "Galencia". Now this wish came true. Superb !!!

By the way - with my comment i mean Kasumi`s NES-version of the game. The video shows a completely other version of the game, which i haven`t played until now.

Great game with oldschoolish grafics. Things like carry around the other sprite to solve the level is fun to play.

Very good Jump and Run Game. Nice graphics, great playability, good sound. Superb !!!

Great little game!!!

When such a 2-player-simultan-mode is to much change to the existing project, then maybe it would be an idea for "Galencia 2" in the future. :) Simultan-playable games are always the hit when friends came around for a party or something like that. I am glad you like the Centipede idea, because the existing C64-version is not bad, but also not great, when you compare it to the Arcade or NES version. And i think the C64 can handle a version which is equal to the arcade original. Ouh i have alot of ideas for future games, when you need some *lol*. A better "Dig Dug" version for example, would also be cool. The original C64-version is a bit slow and for example the Atari-VCS7800 or NES versions are better. And also here i think a simultan-mode in Dig Dug would be great fun. And last but not least, an idea for a hack. I am sure you know "Bruce Lee", one of the classics and great fun. But can you imagine how much fun it would be, when also the black ninja could be controlled by a player. There are some 4-player-adapters available and a 3-player-simultan-mode, like for example "IK+ Gold" has it, would be a dream in "Bruce Lee". So, maybe after programming a complete game, you have fun to hack an existing game and improving it, then "Bruce Lee" would be a good candidate. :) Thanks for the great Galencia game!
Superb game!!! Absolutely fantastic for a future V1.5 version would be a choosable 2-player-simultan mode in the game-menue. Two players fight together against the aliens at the same time. I think, many people would like such a feature. And go on programming. This game is really good. How about a new Centipede version on the C64? Maybe also with a 2-player-simultan-mode? I could imagine how great this would be. :) Best regards