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SoCoder -> Showcase Home -> Platformer

Created : 04 April 2019
Edited : 05 April 2019
System : Windows
Language : Monkey2

Jack Deadly

When Rick dies, Jack steps up!


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Jack Deadly is an entry for the 'Syntax Bomb' 8-bit Wars competition 2019: Amstrad CPC 464

Developed in Monkey2!


Jack Deadly is a homage to the classic Rick Dangerous games for the Syntax Bomb's 8-bit Wars competition, using the palette of the greatest 8-bit computer ever: The Amstrad CPC 464!

Guide Jack around dangerous locations and watch out for deadly enemies!

Simple Controls:

Cursor keys:

LEFT: Move Left
Right: Move Right
Down: Duck / Crawl
Up: Jump
Z: Shoot Laser

Classic Controls:

Cursor keys:
LEFT: Move Left
Right: Move Right
Down: Duck / Crawl
Up: Jump

How to Play:

Shoot Laser: Hold FIRE and press UP
Drop a Bomb: Hold FIRE and press DOWN
To Roll a Bomb: Hold FIRE, press LEFT or RIGHT, then DOWN
Punch (a switch or an enemy): Hold FIRE and press LEFT or RIGHT



Thursday, 04 April 2019, 16:14
Damn, that's as hard I remember those things.

Great job!! (+ anger + rage quit)
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 16:22
LOL! How far did you get?
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 16:26
I didn't get very far.
Reached the third screen.
Took my eye off the ball,
Got zapped by a laser beam
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 16:44
Did you hit the button to turn it off? (if we are talking about the first laser)
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 16:53
Obviously not.. or it wouldn't have killed me
It was my last life, by the time I'd reached that screen, so.. yeah.. one chance, one hit, one dead Jack!

I'll have another play in the morning.
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 17:13
In this screenie: , near the score collectible (the green object) to the right there is a little red switch embedded into the wall - you can punch these to active things.
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 17:56

I was on about this room..
Thursday, 04 April 2019, 20:34
Just to the left of Jack in the wall is a button - punch it
Friday, 05 April 2019, 00:53
I'm liking how the character jumps out towards the screen when losing a life.
Friday, 05 April 2019, 04:31
Oh, that's the switch..

Last night, after taking the above screenshot, I attempted a number of times to hit that thing that looks like a switch, and got killed repeatedly.

Friday, 05 April 2019, 08:22


*rage quits*

Good game
Friday, 05 April 2019, 09:43
LOL @ Jay. TBH - Looking at that screenie, I probably would have done exactly the same as you (it does indeed look like a pull handle switch).

I loved Rick Dangerous BITD. I tried to play it recently. FECK OFF!!!! I'm too old for that!

This does look geat though.
Friday, 05 April 2019, 15:39
LOL! You all suck at computer games

Fair enough about that switch... in Rick 1 the dev team didnt point them out, but in Rick 2 they did.
Friday, 05 April 2019, 18:30
Uploaded v1.02 which has "Simple Controls":

Shoot Laser: Press Z
Drop a Bomb: Hold DOWN and press X
To Roll a Bomb: Press X
Punch (a switch or an enemy): Press C

Classic Controls are still there, but you need to disable "Simple Controls".
Friday, 05 April 2019, 19:38
Three fire buttons on an 8bit joystick?
What crazy world is this??!!
Friday, 05 April 2019, 19:43
I know.. but some players thought it was too hard with just one.

I actually liked the controls, it "felt" like you were doing an action, eg getting out the gun (FIRE and UP), dropping the bomb (FIRE and DOWN), punching (FIRE and RIGHT/LEFT)...
Saturday, 06 April 2019, 17:55
I've created a few play-thru videos as I'm not sure if anyone will see the rest of the game

Level 1:

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Level 2:

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Level 3:

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Level 4:

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