Thank you for your comments so far, everyone. I took a risk with this hack, because I've never done any level design before and without decent levels this hack would be totally worthless. I can breathe a sigh of relief now that at least some of you guys seem to have had fun with my challenges!
Alriightyman, on 17 September 2011 - 11:01 PM, said:
This just instantly became my favorite hack!!! What are the names of the songs in this? They are very catchy.
Selbi, on 17 September 2011 - 09:04 PM, said:
I love how you used the music from the BIT.TRIP series. It fits really well.
I hadn't realised Anamanaguchi had provided music for BIT.TRIP, but yeah, that's the kind of vibe I was going for. The tracks weren't actually written specifically for BIT.TRIP, though (unlike Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, where they composed the soundtrack). The tracks that I used were all chopped and rearranged in order to fit on the ROM and to loop. If you like the music then check out the originals as well as Anamanaguchi's other stuff: a lot of it's available on their website and the rest is easy to find. Here's the track listing:
0 - Helix Nebula
1 - Mermaid
2 - Blackout City
3 - Mess
MarkoMan, on 17 September 2011 - 11:48 PM, said:
Kinda surprised that there's no ranking system though. lol
I know, I can't believe it either! Very early on in development I intended to have a time limit for each level (which would have allowed the usual S-F ranking system, of course), but I quickly decided this wasn't necessary as some levels are more enjoyable when you can sit and ponder them indefinitely without having to continually restart, and others have time pressure built in to the design. Plus, I liked the idea of having no HUD. So all you get this time round is a little star next to the level! And in case anyone's expecting any surprises, that's really all you get - your prize for completing all 40 levels is nothing more than a sense of smug satisfaction.
DustArma, on 18 September 2011 - 01:01 AM, said:
I love it, very challenging, but it crashes the one Genesis emulator that has a decent speed on my phone
Sorry about that. The hack isn't really very kind to emulators - I think it's a combination of the unusual music playing method and the 6MB ROM size with bankswitching.
jaz, on 18 September 2011 - 02:25 AM, said:
Does the QR code in the background actually work? Tried to decode it with no success.
I wondered who'd be the first to try this! No, there are no hidden messages in the backgrounds. In fact, I took out letters and replaced them with a weird made up language of symbols because I kept thinking I could see words in the background, which was quite distracting!