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Emulation => Forum Arcade => Topic started by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 01:47:17 PM



Title: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 01:47:17 PM
Being inspired by RickO2's choice for game of the month I decided to make the game Race / Speedway available for the Forum Arcade.

It is a pimped version of the original game to make it more interesting for the arcade.  8)

  • Much faster gameplay.
  • Other racecars start randomly and their driving angle is also random, so no more predictable racing.
  • Other cars can catch up with you, hitting you from the back.
  • Crossing the lines will slow your car down.

I normaly get my sounds from O2EM but with this game O2EM screwed up the sound so I had to recreate it from scratch, listening carefully to my little TV with the Videopac connected.

Unfortunately their are some 'plops' in the audio which I cannot fix. I am afraid that that's a Flash bug with looping audio. Just see it as that extra 'retro-feeling'.  ;:)

After "Select Game" to start press 1.

A race against time, travel as far as you can before the two minutes are up. The game calls for a fast reaction time and a precise handling of the joystick control.

There is a time-penalty for crashing and it will cost you 50 points.
The game is over when time left = 00:00.

When you cross the lines your car is off the track and will slow down!
Don?t drive to slowly because the other cars will catch up and hit you from the back!

Happy driving!


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: grgh on June 04, 2008, 03:43:09 PM
I never saw another car, I think this may be because I didn't go at full speed so I never caught them up.


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 04:08:18 PM
That's right, try again!  :)


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: manopac on June 04, 2008, 05:15:26 PM
After playing it a few times I think it is too hard, if you loose 50 points for every crash, as you loose time AND points ...

I was not even once able to get a better score by playing than by not actually playing but just driving up to the first car and keeping the same speed like him !

but maybe I am just a terrible driver :-)


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 08:22:30 PM
Okay, there seems to be a few things that need changing. maybe the 50 points penalty is a bit too harsh and I should make it 10 points.

If you don't see any cars coming it means you gotta drive faster. I wrote some code for the cars to be able to catch up on you if you drive to slowly. But this means that in the beginning the other cars should not appear since you are moving slowly and they would immediately crash into you from behind.

Still I see that this doesn't work so well considering the comments about the game so far.

I'm going to look into it to find a solution so the cars will appear sooner. Also the difficulty of the game should become a bit less.

Keep on playing, all the comments are welcome as you tend to grow a bit blind to a game you are working on. People who play it first time see flaws I don't notice because of all the time programming the darn thing.

Thanx,
Janzl


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 09:33:23 PM
A few things have been changed.

  • Crash penalty is 10 points instead of 50
  • Every car you pass adds 10 points
  • Cars drive at a less steeper angle which makes it easier to reach higher speeds


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 04, 2008, 09:34:52 PM
for every crash, as you loose time AND points ...

You don't loose time, the clock stops when you crash  :)


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: RickO2 on June 05, 2008, 03:54:06 AM
Great Job Janzl!  That was a lot of fun!!!


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 09, 2008, 03:03:49 PM
Thanks Rick!  :) No lets all try to beat Dronspa's score.  >:D


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Janzl on June 10, 2008, 08:01:16 AM
And the one who's has beaten Dronspa is.... DRONSPA!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: VPMEISTER on March 03, 2010, 11:52:35 PM
I AM THE CHAMPION


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Ozyr on March 04, 2010, 05:20:23 AM
getting your post count up?  :P


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: VPMEISTER on March 04, 2010, 10:29:56 AM
is there a championship to be had there too >:D


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: Ozyr on March 04, 2010, 10:36:57 AM
Yes, and you a long ways off...  :P


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: VPMEISTER on March 04, 2010, 11:12:02 AM
ok


Title: Re: Race / Speedway
Post by: grgh on March 04, 2010, 02:56:06 PM
Is there?  ;D

At last, I finally have the high score for something on this forum.