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Title: Isotest
Pixel Artist: Veto  (Level 4 Murderer :: 2405 points)
Posted: 4/26/2017 12:28
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    12 faves    0 avatars

This is a C64 mockup of a Spindizzy style game.

Background is created following multicolour charmode restrictions.
screen size is 40:25 characters, each character can be specified as hires or multicolor.
multicolor char is 4x8px with double-wide pixels up to 4 colors, 
hires char is 8x8px with 1:1 pixels limited to 2 colors.
background and 2 colors for mc-chars are fix for the whole screen and can be chosen free from the 16 color palette.
one color can be individually used for each char but only from the first 8 of the palette.
speaking of scrolling games the visible playfield is reduced to 38x23 characters.

All foreground objects are sprites.


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Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/1/2017 23:48

@Chellex: Spindizzy is kinda a puzzle variant of the Marble Madness concept. The first non-scrolling version was released in 1986 for 8bit computers only and was famous for its ridiculous hard level design.

The sequel was released in 1990/92 for Amiga, Atari ST and SNES. It splits the game to various srolling levels. Gameplaywise it was a huge improvement, but had some serious problems with balancing, esp in hard mode.

Chellex (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/1/2017 15:25

Reminds me a bit of Marble Madness for NES.

Artifice Machine (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/27/2017 23:00

Sharp! Thanks for sharing!

polyducks (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/27/2017 13:54

I really want to play! I feel like there is genuine movement going on here.

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