hi and thankyou for your reply.
i am going to have a look at the webpages you gave me , and see if i can find anything usefull. When i said "tile-based" games, i didnt however mean scrolling type games - My intention for a mini-game is based on retro spectrum tile-based games, of which there are plenty of remakes, just no good sources of information. An example game is found @ http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/matts/assault/index.htm
. This is what i mean - a turn-based/tile-based games.
The most useful article i found is at http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/start.html
, but this is for flash. I shall carry on through what you have suggested to me >.<