MSXdev21 #26 - Alien Attack

MSXdev21 #26 - Alien Attack

by MSXdev Team on 18-08-2021, 10:08
Обсуждение: Challenges
Теги: msxdev21, MSXdev
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All shooter fans can rejoice, as "Alien Attack" comes ripping through the horizon and breaking through the sound barrier with a bang.

Playing Alien Attack, you control the combat fighter craft called V.I.P.E.R. to blast your way throught waves of relentless foes. The game is a top-down shooter that scrolls with various speeds.

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Relevant link: Alien Attack
Relevant link: Play online

Комментарии (24)

By tfh

Prophet (2970)

Аватар пользователя tfh

18-08-2021, 12:25

Indeed, what would MSXDev be without a SHMUP. And in this case, a real classic styled SHMUP.
TFH is happy Smile

By valkyre

Hero (555)

Аватар пользователя valkyre

18-08-2021, 13:00

Wow! That looks very good.

By black hawk

Expert (110)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

18-08-2021, 14:40

Nice Game! Cool Gfx

By shalafi

Resident (43)

Аватар пользователя shalafi

18-08-2021, 15:45

Hats off to this game that makes homage to Nemesis in the style of the intro and to Knightmare on the gameplay.
Really polished and smooth. Loving it.

By turbor

Champion (485)

Аватар пользователя turbor

18-08-2021, 15:46

Am I the only one were the play-online link isn't working?

By cbsfox

Champion (375)

Аватар пользователя cbsfox

18-08-2021, 16:00

Hello turbor, the first time I tried to play online it went to basic, but now it is working normally...

By tfh

Prophet (2970)

Аватар пользователя tfh

18-08-2021, 16:12

turbor wrote:

Am I the only one were the play-online link isn't working?

It looks like the URL is fine. If I click it, it goes straight to the game? Maybe there was a typo in the URL and it got fixed in the mean time? The URL should be: https://www.file-hunter.com/MSXdev/index.php?id=alienattack

By Totta

Resident (49)

Аватар пользователя Totta

19-08-2021, 21:42

Haha. Cool! It looks and feels like Knightmare - with a skin
Which is not a bad thing
Not bad at all
Well done

By Uninteresting

Master (228)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

19-08-2021, 22:11

I got to level 2. Reminds me of Sky Jaguar in many right ways, especially the careful wave timing of two-colour enemies to avoid having sprite flicker.

Some minor suggestions to later versions: add a "press up to skip" hint in the cutscenes at the bottom right. Also, only 50pts for the miniboss on level 1?

By mzoran

Master (133)

Аватар пользователя mzoran

19-08-2021, 22:41

I imagine far too much free time went into this title. Will surely end in top 3 if not the first.

By defdanny

Champion (317)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

20-08-2021, 08:49

Wink you can say its a Covid-19 powered production.
without permanent home office and nothing else to do, it would never happened.

By valkyre

Hero (555)

Аватар пользователя valkyre

20-08-2021, 10:49

Any plans for a cartridge release?

By thegeps

Paladin (860)

Аватар пользователя thegeps

20-08-2021, 17:02

Really a good work from Marcos and defdanny! I've followed it from the very beginning and it is growing better and better everytime I see it <3

By cbsfox

Champion (375)

Аватар пользователя cbsfox

20-08-2021, 18:00

Thanks my friend. And of course with a lot of tips from you. Good luck with your sells from Fredom Fighter, an excellent game.

By defdanny

Champion (317)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

20-08-2021, 18:59

valkyre wrote:

Any plans for a cartridge release?

Yes, we really would like to release the game on cartridge!
But, we both (Marcos and me) do not have any experience with that.
So if anyone could tell us how the "cartridge production" biz works, he is welcome to get in contact with us!

By defdanny

Champion (317)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

22-08-2021, 12:23

Uninteresting wrote:

I got to level 2. Reminds me of Sky Jaguar in many right ways, especially the careful wave timing of two-colour enemies to avoid having sprite flicker.

Some minor suggestions to later versions: add a "press up to skip" hint in the cutscenes at the bottom right. Also, only 50pts for the miniboss on level 1?

Hi uninteresting. two good suggestions for improvement. I just add them to my list.
Congrats for reaching level 2. tell us if you are able to kill level 2 boss.

By defdanny

Champion (317)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

01-09-2021, 17:16

For the lazy penguins:
There are 2 gameplay vids on Youtube (Spoiler Alert!):
Level 1 + Endboss
Level 2 + Endboss

For the riddle-loving lazy penguins:
There are some cheat codes available, kind of hidden in the player manual.
Can you find them?

By Uninteresting

Master (228)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

01-09-2021, 18:06

"lazy penguins"... you speak as if the game is easy Tongue

By defdanny

Champion (317)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

01-09-2021, 19:50

No, I meant, for those who do not want to play themselves. Wink

By Uninteresting

Master (228)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

01-09-2021, 20:36

A potential future improvement -- the enemy sprites may overlay the score panel at the bottom of the screen. Have you counted the number of sprites so carefully that placing 4 invisible ones down there to hide the enemy sprites wouldn't be possible?

By tfh

Prophet (2970)

Аватар пользователя tfh

01-09-2021, 21:28

Uninteresting wrote:

A potential future improvement -- the enemy sprites may overlay the score panel at the bottom of the screen. Have you counted the number of sprites so carefully that placing 4 invisible ones down there to hide the enemy sprites wouldn't be possible?

This is mentioned in the manual:

Quote:

Q: The enemy sprites are flying over the information bar at the bottom of the screen, is
this a bug or a feature?
A: We made the intentional decision to leave it that way. Otherwise more sprites would
have been needed to mask this area. Therefore we saved up these sprites for more
bullets and enemies.

By Uninteresting

Master (228)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

01-09-2021, 21:30

I'm the lazy penguin who doesn't read manuals.... Sad

By Briqunullus

Champion (403)

Аватар пользователя Briqunullus

01-09-2021, 21:37

defdanny wrote:

For the riddle-loving lazy penguins:
There are some cheat codes available, kind of hidden in the player manual.
Can you find them?

Yeah, I got it. Cool!