Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death NES – Development Update – 12th November 2018

It’s been a little while between updates, which I apologize for, but I have had some ongoing unexpected health issues. I am about to have major surgery in a weeks time so thought I had better give an update on how Sydney Hunter and The Caverns of Death for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is progressing.

I am trying to cover as much of the SNES version as possible, but of course the NES is much more limited in what can be achieved.

I finally have most of the underlying engine working as follows:
– Map drawing from compressed tile sets (there are lots of screens after all and I ran out of room in the cartridge!)
– Sydney Character movement – walking, jumping, climbing, falling
– Sydney can throw his boomerang
– Different enemies appear and have their own movement logic, including path following logic
– Bonus and end of level collectables are placed and can be picked up with the score being updated

To do:
– colour and graphic tidy-ups due to optimizations
– end of level urgency from rising lava
– enemies hurt Sydney
– Sydney’s boomerang hurts enemies
– Score/Collectibles summary screen
– bug fixes – minor tile collision issues etc
– sound effects

See general updates on both my web site:
http://www.electricadventures.net
and my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/ElectricAdventures

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