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Offline zulo

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« Posted 2003-10-31 22:40:29 »

my game Starballx is a platform game, and it now has enemies and i need more gameplay..but I now think that having a ball as a character in a platform game is not so very fun, what can you do? a ball has no legs,arms or nothing so it can only jump...when it comes to handling enemies and adding action I cant seem to think of you have any suggestions?

The starball is a ball with a painted star on Smiley

i was thinking i could add some kind of shooting effect where the ball throws stars around that hits the enemies..or something..something that can add action and a bit of eyecandy fun..lots of sprite animations Smiley
or I could give the ball some arms in some magical way so it can throw the stars?

so if you can come up with an idea please tell me..anything goes
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-11-01 05:30:19 »

1) Invunribility mode (stars floating round the ball or spikes stick out from all sides?)
2) Power pounds (like Mario), you jump and come press a button to come down really heavy and squash enemies. However, it takes a moment to get control back.
3) Cannons, jump inside one, aim and shoot yourself across the level.
4) Speedy (like Sonic), can spin on the spot for a while (wheel spin) and shoot off at great speed. Its un-controllable at that speed but gives you the ability to hit ramps and get super jumps.
5) Can you currently jump off walls? Thats always a nice feature. e.g. if there is a chimney you could climb up it by bouncing off alternate walls.


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