Star Wars Vector Tie Wave (infinite) UPDATE


Retrobot 2024-01-13 10:35 (Edited)

Welcome to my absurdly ill-advised new project. This is my interpretation of the 1980’s Star Wars vector arcade game. Well- this version is still very much a work in progress. Most notably, it’s just the tie fighter battle on an endless loop. Of course my goal is to have all three phases and increasing difficulty, but we’re not there yet.

It is quite playable though. Scoring works. You start with 9 shields and loose one each time a fireball hits you. Shoot the fireballs to prevent them from hitting you and blast as many tie fighters as you can the rest of the time. The game ends ehen you get hit without any shields.

- added sounds when ties shoot
- added sound and animation when fireballs are shot
- made fireballs easier to see
- fireballs now stop your lasers (previously if you shot once at a place where multiple objects overlap, they all were destroyed. Now you have button mash.
- wave value advances each time the cycle of tie fighter attacks resets
- adjusted difficulty: in the early waves, ties are less likely to fire. With each advancing wave, ties get more aggressive.

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2024-01-13 10:35

Timo 2024-01-13 15:51

Wow, I played this on the Amiga!

McPepic 2024-01-13 16:34

This is awesome! I was looking through the code and it looks pretty impressive.

was8bit 2024-01-13 16:53

I was a Battlestar Galactica fan, the original 1978 version, probably because it was on TV and i never got to see any movies unless they aired on tv, and i didn't get to see star wars on tv until 1984, six years later... i like both of them ;)

Your game is superb !

When you finish this game, you should consider a "campaign" version, where you hunt down and clear out an entire map area of enemy ships...

Retrobot 2024-01-13 18:49

Thanks for the props! Of course, first thing is to actually finish this game, but I would like to use it as a basis for Empire Strikes Back and then I have this dream of creating a Return of the Jedi game in the same style. I know- lofty goals. One thing at a time! Ha ha!

was8bit 2024-01-13 20:03

The wonderful thing about this space is that it is for our fun to share what we can and have fun creating things… real life always comes first ;)

Many thanks to Timo for a wonderful program and space to talk and share :D

Retrobot 2024-01-14 13:53

Agreed. I haven’t enjoyed coding like this in years! It takes me back to days working on my Amiga 500. The tools and language make it easy to build and share projects. Personally I enjoy seeing how far I can push the code to do things it wasn’t really intended to do!

Thank you Timo, you have created something special here.

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