I'm making a small breakout/alleyway style game to go in the Vitalize Arcade section of my website (when it relaunches sometime soon), and I'd like to get some more ideas about what sort of features it should have in terms of powerups and different types of brick etc. Hopefully I can then make it slightly more than a boring clone. I've already got quite a few, like lazers, missiles, multiballs, fireballs, moving bricks, solid bricks, explosive bricks and a few others.
Please post any ideas you might have here, no matter how wierd or wacky you think they are. You'll get full credit in the game if I use your ideas, of course.
Ball movers: things on the playfield that shift the ball about a bit.
Gravity: Make the ball fall back onto the paddle. Surely you're using a custom movement (I seem to be going on about them a lot this morning)
Assault Andy Administrator
I make other people create vaporware
19th June, 2003 at 12:40:55 AM -
-Auto Control (always Set x to x of ball)
Heheh... I remember that game. I can't remember how much time I wasted trying to get that game to play at a reasonable rate. Then one day, I discovered that my computer had a Turbo button which was what made everything so impossibly difficult.
Ah, the good old pre-internet days...
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