Submitted:|| 23rd December, 2006
Santa vs the other guy
This is my entry for the christmas compo this year. It is a bomberman clone only with less bomb upgrades and more bugs in it. You can play vs the CPU or a friend/enemy. The object of the game is to blow up the other guy using bombs while he is trying to blow you up using the same technique.
The bad guy is just some guy, thought about making him into the grinch but he blended in with the other green stuff so I just made him some evil looking kid.
-Random "map" generation
-2 player mode
About CPU opponent
Most of the time spent on this game went into making the CPU opponent. It was harder than I thought it would be, and he is far from perfect. He will occationally blow himself up and sometimes cheats a bit. He might also get a silly idea to leave the playfield alltogether and blow himself up off screen, though it is very rare. There are also some sure ways to beat him, see if you can figure them out. Oh, and he doesn't bother looking for those bomb upgrades, but if he happens to pick one up they work for him aswell. Have mercy on his poor soul, and enjoy my hours of work with him.
Start a game by selecting either Player vs CPU or Player vs Player from the menu bar (F2 and F3 works aswell). In one player mode you control Santa. You move around with the arrow keys and plant bombs with space bar. You can blow up christmas presents to get around the playfield. Some presents contain stars. If you pick up a star your bombs will get a greater blast range. You can only plant one bomb at a time. You win by killing the CPU opponent.
In 2 player mode Player 1 controls Santa as normal and Player 2 controls the other guy with WASD and Tab. Whoever kills the other one wins.
All graphics and programming was made by me. The sound effects are freeware sounds from flashkit.com and the music is five christmas songs made in midi by some John Does found on google.
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http://filexoom.com/files/2006/12/23/49906/santbomb.zip (470 kb )
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