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Biopede! - New game release from Reboot!


CyranoJ
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As mentioned in the DragonKeep thread, smaller free releases is something I've wanted to get back to for a while, so here we are again.  We're all still getting hammered in one way or another by COVID and all the other joys 2020 has wrought on the planet, so the sentiment stands that hopefully folks can have a few hours away from the real world with a new game and some fun.

Announcing: BIOPEDE

 

 

 

          

      

 

Flash this to your Skunkboard or copy to your JaguarGD cart to play. As usual the ROM is locked to these devices. Sorry, but we all know why and we all wish it was otherwise.
 

 

UPDATE: V4 (05/12/2020)
 

  • "Press B to play" removed from options screen
  • You can now take your score from the game over screen, level and mode are shown
  • Score anti-farming in place on the Skeleton, Dragonfly and Mosquitto

 

UPDATE: V3 (01/12/2020)
 

  • Fixed a bug that caused Princess to block the Biopede
  • Fixed a score but that crashed the game out after 65535 points (ironically because it sent the lives counter negative!)

 

UPDATE: V2
 

  • Fixed a game over screen glitch if the game was started while the info screen with the sprites was displayed
  • Biopede chunks that get turned to shrooms are worth 50pts if they are still there at the end of the level
  • Changed the music replay rate from 16Khz to 24Khz (Yumm!)
  • Added 4 new backdrops (More Yumm!)
  • If the EEPROM becomes corrupted, hold 2+0 as the REBOOT logo fades in and it'll reset it
  • A nicer MRQ with the BIOPEDE logo


Based on the classic games "Centipede/Millipede" you must defend against waves of horrible Biopedes, Spiders, Butterflies, and the garden Skeleton (because every garden has a skeleton, ok?) - The beautiful princess will pop up if the shrooms start getting low in numbers.

 

The music was created by Roald Strauss from https://indiegamemusic.com/ and is fully licensed for use.

 

Logos: Sonik

 

All other artwork for this was sourced from: https://opengameart.org

 

Living Tissue: https://opengameart.org/content/living-tissue-background
Grass Texture: https://opengameart.org/content/my-first-grass-texture
Stone Hexagonal: https://opengameart.org/content/stone-hexagonal-background
Backgrounds: https://opengameart.org/content/backgrounds-3
Shrooms: https://opengameart.org/content/micro-world-dlc-tileset
Bullet: https://opengameart.org/content/lasers-and-beams
Spider: https://opengameart.org/content/2d-spider-animated
Princess: https://opengameart.org/content/miss-princess-animated-16x16
Cave: https://opengameart.org/content/fossil-cave
Font: https://opengameart.org/content/bitmap-font-pack
Skeleton: https://opengameart.org/content/tiny-16-expanded-character-sprites
Butterfly: https://opengameart.org/content/butterfly

 

I'd like to extend thanks and gratitude to the people of that site for giving their talents and time to the community.

their talens!

Change from Standard to Advanced on the options screen to add more enemies and other things into the game. There is a unique scoreboard for both modes. You can also change the controls to enable/disable inertia.
Scores will be saved to EEPROM if available (Use the .MQR file for JagGD, or on a Skunkboard with a 2k EEPROM only - 128byte EEPROMs will not work)

 

Many thanks to the testers, especially Sporadic and Saturn, for helping out with this one.

 

ENJOY!

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5 hours ago, CyranoJ said:

Flash this to your Skunkboard or copy to your JaguarGD cart to play. As usual the ROM is locked to these devices. Sorry, but we all know why and we all wish it was otherwise.

...as someone who has a Jaguar (somewhere in the closet) but only a tertiary interest in Jaguar stuff -- is there a thread somewhere that explains this part?  I'm curious -- is it something to do with folks making pirate carts easily, or...?

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3 hours ago, DavidD said:

I'm curious -- is it something to do with folks making pirate carts easily, or...?

Bingo! We have a winner. Take a gold star and go to the head of the class :)

There's more than one thread, searching for 'Etsy' or 'scum' or 'etsy scum' should do it, failing that - search for 'atari jaguar, the gift that keeps giving' ...  but that is enough here, this thread is about giving people something fun to play!

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I REALLY want to play this (Huge Centipede fan) but don't have the SD Cart yet and can't get my skunk working.

 

Hopefully it comes out on a compilation cart someday.  

 

Nice work CJ! 

 

EDIT:  How hard would it be to make this 2 player?  Love me some two player Centipede. Co-op or head to head :) 

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