Ransack! is a new game for the ABBUC Software Contest 2014.
Ransack! was originally written by Peter Scott for the BBC Micro in 1987.
This version was ported and enhanced for the Atari 8-bit by Jose Pereira and Lyren "Xuel" Brown.
Game Play Video
Space - Start / Bomb
Trigger - Start / Fire
Joystick - Left / Right
Escape - Leave current game
S - Turn on sound (hiscore screen)
A stripped down re-implementation of Caverns of Mars in 10 lines of Turbo Basic:
Cavern10-NTSC.atr (NTSC, no sound or animation)
Source at github.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to include weapons or much game play, so it's way too minimalist to be a real contender. Consider it a demo of lz4 compression in Turbo Basic.
Here are my high scores for some of the games from the NOMAM Turbo Basic Ten-Liners contest.
Jump!!! - 742
Jump!!! (NTSC) - 891
Dodge Racer - 432
Abyss 1.1 - $350776
Abyss 1.1 - $599413 (Concentrated more on missions)
Abyss 1.2 - $316037
roguelike - 21 gold
Grue Killer - 300
Flappy - 8
I used the following breakpoint in Altirra to save the screen before the bird disappears
bx "write=$bc51 and value>=$10 and value<$80"
Type "gf" a couple times until score is visible.
An entry into the NOMAM 2014 BASIC Ten-Liners Contest
Screenshots and Video
Avoid falling off the bottom of the screen or getting crushed at the top. Move left and right with the joystick. Press trigger to start.
Smooth scrolling at 44 FPS
Hiscore and splash screen
All in Nine lines of Turbo Basic
Unfortunately it runs much slower on an NTSC machine.
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- Graphics / Production: José Pereira
- Code / Music: Xuel
- Sprites: TMR / STE'86
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