+Atarius Maximus Posted August 17, 2022 Share Posted August 17, 2022 I wrote my very first simple game called "Touchdown Challenge" back in 2014 when I was just starting to get my feet wet with 7800basic. I thought I'd revisit that game and try and make it better. I have learned a few things here and there in the 8 years since I posted it. This version was written completely from scratch, I did not re-use anything from the original game. It's all new, and I'd like to think much better and more fun to play. Here's how you play: The game has four difficulty levels: Practice: The game runs at the default speed, and tackling and running out of bounds are disabled. You can simply practice running plays and the defense will behave the same way as if you chose the standard difficulty. Standard: The slowest (and default) setting. Advanced: A slightly faster defense. Expert: The defense is really fast. It's a bit unfair. From the titlescreen, press left and right on the joystick to select your difficulty. Push down on the joystick to select "Start Game", and press the left fire button to begin. Once you enter the game, Press right fire to start your first play. The action will start immediately. You can try and run the ball in, or you can press the right fire button to pass to your receiver. When passing, there are certain defenders that can intercept the ball. One defensive play has three defenders that can intercept. With a little practice you'll figure out which to avoid. Downs: The referee will come out and blow the whistle if you run out of bounds, are tackled by a defender, or throw an incomplete pass. In some defensive plays it's easier to run the football. The players line up the same, so you'll have to recognize quickly which play it is once they start running toward you. The defense will always cycle through the same set of Defensive plays regardless of the difficulty you choose, however their speed is different. Defenders will run to the bottom of the screen, then turn around. They will always move toward the football. Once you've passed the ball, you cannot be tackled for a down. You get four downs to score a touchdown either by running it in with your quarterback or passing to your lone receiver. After 4 downs the game will reset with the same difficulty you originally chose. Hit the reset button to go back to the title screen and select a different difficulty if you'd like to change it. In between downs, a message will display on the screen as to why the referee blew the whistle. Press the left fire button to continue on to the next play. There will be no pause in between plays, when you press the button the action re-starts immediately. Your high score will save for the current play session and display on screen if you fail to score on 4th down. It is not configured for Atarivox or Savekey saving at this point, so if you reset the game your high score will be lost. I think that's it. I will probably add or change a few more things before I call this game finished (colors, graphics, sound effects/music), but the basics are done. Enjoy! Steve Downloads Latest Version: Touchdown_Challenge_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_v2.19.bin(Adds Angled Passing to the left or right, see this post for detail) Old Versions: Touchdown_Challenge_v2.18.a78Touchdown_Challenge_v2.18.bin (Adds new referee whistle sound, that's it) Touchdown_Challenge_v2.17.a78Touchdown_Challenge_v2.17.bin (Lots of changes, see this post for detail) Touchdown_Challenge_2.10.a78Touchdown_Challenge_2.10.bin (See this post for detail) Touchdown_Challenge_v2.0.a78 Touchdown_Challenge_v2.0.bin (Initial Release) I also created new binaries for each NFL team, adding their logo to the middle of the playfield rather than the default image. Arizona Cardinals: Touchdown_Challenge_Cardinals_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Cardinals_v2.19.bin Atlanta Falcons: Touchdown_Challenge_Falcons_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Falcons_v2.19.bin Baltimore Ravens: Touchdown_Challenge_Ravens_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Ravens_v2.19.bin Buffalo Bills: Touchdown_Challenge_Bills_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Bills_v2.19.bin Carolina Panthers: Touchdown_Challenge_Panthers_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Panthers_v2.19.bin Chicago Bears: Touchdown_Challenge_Bears_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Bears_v2.19.bin Cincinnati Bengals: Touchdown_Challenge_Bengals_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Bengals_v2.19.bin Cleveland Browns: Touchdown_Challenge_Browns_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Browns_v2.19.bin Dallas Cowboys: Touchdown_Challenge_Cowboys_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Cowboys_v2.19.bin Denver Broncos: Touchdown_Challenge_Broncos_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Broncos_v2.19.bin Detroit Lions: Touchdown_Challenge_Lions_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Lions_v2.19.bin Green Bay Packers: Touchdown_Challenge_GreenBay_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_GreenBay_v2.19.bin Houston Texans: Touchdown_Challenge_Texans_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Texans_v2.19.bin Indianapolis Colts: Touchdown_Challenge_Colts_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Colts_v2.19.bin Jacksonville Jaguars: Touchdown_Challenge_Jaguars_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Jaguars_v2.19.bin Kansas City Chiefs: Touchdown_Challenge_Chiefs_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Chiefs_v2.19.bin Las Vegas Raiders: Touchdown_Challenge_Raiders_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Raiders_v2.19.bin Los Angeles Chargers: Touchdown_Challenge_Chargers_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Chargers_v2.19.bin Los Angeles Rams: Touchdown_Challenge_Rams_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Rams_v2.19.bin Miami Dolphins: Touchdown_Challenge_Dolphins_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Dolphins_v2.19.bin Minnesota Vikings: Touchdown_Challenge_Vikings_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Vikings_v2.19.bin New England Patriots: Touchdown_Challenge_Patriots_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Patriots_v2.19.bin New Orleans Saints: Touchdown_Challenge_Saints_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Saints_v2.19.bin New York Giants: Touchdown_Challenge_Giants_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Giants_v2.19.bin New York Jets: Touchdown_Challenge_Jets_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Jets_v2.19.bin Philadelphia Eagles: Touchdown_Challenge_Eagles_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Eagles_v2.19.bin Pittsburgh Steelers: Touchdown_Challenge_Steelers_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Steelers_v2.19.bin San Francisco 49ers: Touchdown_Challenge_49ers_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_49ers_v2.19.bin Seattle Seahawks: Touchdown_Challenge_Seahawks_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Seahawks_v2.19.bin Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Touchdown_Challenge_Buccaneers_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Buccaneers_v2.19.bin Tennessee Titans: Touchdown_Challenge_Titans_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Titans_v2.19.bin Washington Commanders: Touchdown_Challenge_Commanders_v2.19.a78Touchdown_Challenge_Commanders_v2.19.bin Source Code Touchdown_Challenge_v2.19.bas Touchdown_Challenge_Gfx.zip Screenshots Default Version: Kansas City Chiefs Cincinnati Bengals 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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