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Socoder -> Retro Coding -> Snake Games are the Best Games

Posted : Sunday, 06 November 2022, 03:07
AndyH

Snake Games are the Best Games



Unexpanded Vic 20

This is just a simple snake game, with some unique features and twists. Main reason for writing this is I've been stuck in a bit of mindset recently that has made it physically and mentally exhausting to think programming things in my spare time, and I wanted to do something simple to get over that hump.

The game:

- Four difficulty levels
- plays in waves of increasing difficulty
- a combo bonus (green jelly)
- mushroom bonus for completing a wave
- wrap around play area
- tight, instantaneous controls
- zero bytes free!

I'll be pushing out for free on itch.io as usual, and hopefully will get a tape realese too.

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Andy H
8-bit games at www.hewco.uk
Cartoons at awful.ovine.net
Ovine at ovine.net
Posted : Sunday, 06 November 2022, 03:17
Jayenkai
I let out an audible "ooh!" when he screen-wrapped!

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Posted : Sunday, 06 November 2022, 04:35
rockford
Looks good Love the eating effect where the food item stays put until the tail reaches it

I would not have attempted to go through the top/bottom/sides - looks like there's a wall surrounding the playfield; they're normally deadly.

Snake games are generally pretty good, but unfortunately become tedious quickly. I did one mamy. many, many years ago in The Games Factory. Each level altered after all foods were eaten - columns and walls expanded, leaving less and less of the area free to move around; it added some longevity and made progress trickier.
Posted : Sunday, 06 November 2022, 15:30
AndyH
Yea snake games can be a trundle that never ends. Yours sounds like a good idea. My first 68000 game on the Atari St was a snake game with mazes, although not like nibbler maxes, more open.

This one has distinct rounds which makes it feel like you're progressing. And the wrap around is because it uses fewer bytes and I don't have to lose screen space with wall characters. It doesn't make it easier when there are more mushrooms about.

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Andy H
8-bit games at www.hewco.uk
Cartoons at awful.ovine.net
Ovine at ovine.net