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Space Dude - NES

by GaTechGrad - Mini LD 52 Entry


This is my attempt at writing my first game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Currently working:
Move ship around with D-pad
Shoot with A button
Player ship, enemy ship, and missile sprites
Missile collision with enemy ship
Score increments when bullet collides with enemy
6 digit score
Destroy enemy (moved offscreen)
Multiple enemies
Sound effect when projectile is shot
Re-spawning enemies

Not working:
Hide bullet when destroyed
Title screen

Downloads and Links


oobie says ...
Jun 18, 2014 @ 7:14am

So how would I play this??

jeepracer98 says ...
Jun 18, 2014 @ 7:43am

@oobie you would use an emulator. has a collection of emulators. I don't know if it is possible to get this game to work on a real console, but I know that an emulator will work.

oobie says ...
Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:30am

@jeepracer98 Thanks! Will see if I can play it!

oobie says ...
Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:22am

Played it and liked it

oobie says ...
Jun 21, 2014 @ 1:22am

It worked fine

Optimus6128 says ...
Jun 22, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Nice for a start. Well, a lot of things are missing, you can't die, but my entry won't be more playable anyway. It's not easy to make something in 8bits for a short time.

ObscenelyTrue says ...
Jun 22, 2014 @ 9:09pm

I fully agree with Optimus6128. Good luck to finish the game!

FyberOptic says ...
Jun 24, 2014 @ 3:21am

You made some pretty good progress on this. I did some work with the NES a few years ago, building myself a flash cart and writing a loader for it, and patching certain ROMs to work with it. I made some dinky little demos sometime before that, too. So I can remember how tedious and time-consuming it was, especially with the 6502 being one of the more limited CPUs of the time with a tiny stack and limited registers to work with, not to mention trying to debug it.

Overall, good work!

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