MSXdev21 #16 - Square Ball

MSXdev21 #16 - Square Ball

by MSXdev Team on 18-05-2021, 10:13
Topic: Challenges
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In a lot of media from the 1950s and on, we’ve been warned not to be a square. Who’d want to be one, anyway?

Well, in this game, sometimes you actually do want to be a square. That is, to control a square’s movements, at least. Even, still – on the other hand, sometimes you just might want to be a ball, instead. And there’s the catch! Do you wanna be a square, or a ball?

It’s always your choice, but choose wisely, think ahead carefully and you may be able to solve the puzzles. Hit the spacebar or the fire-button to switch between being a square or a ball, and use the cursor or joystick to move in the desired direction. In the end, it’s all about collecting all of the diamonds in order to advance to the next level.

Thanks to ray2day and his partner in crime Mafcase, for delivering one more brain wracking challenge for all of us to enjoy.

Contestants have until the end of August to submit their entries. If you are enjoying this MSXdev game, why not consider donating to the prize money. 100% of the donations will go to the game developers.

The MSXdev21 contest runs from Jan 1st to Sep 1st, 2021.

relevant link: Square Ball
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Comments (11)

By Pbk71

Expert (101)

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18-05-2021, 11:39

Fun game with a nice graphic style! The original twist makes it a challenge. I like it! Big smile

By Pippo

Champion (510)

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18-05-2021, 13:01

Very funny, really! Big smile
Many, many thanks to the authors! Smile

By ro

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18-05-2021, 17:36

So we are half way and already there are 16 great entries. Wow. Is it gonna a be a record this year? As previous years had a shit load of entries coming in just before the deadline, imma wondering whaz to come.
Love msxdev

By Manuel

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19-05-2021, 08:55

Very cool game and well executed. Just one minor comment: the retry Y/N would perhaps be nicer with a joystick-controllable selection instead of keyboard only. Then the lazy penguins can control the game fully from their sofas Smile

By turbor

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19-05-2021, 11:57

Manuel wrote:

Then the lazy penguins can control the game fully from their sofas Smile

Oooh, I see what you did there Smile

By ray2day

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19-05-2021, 15:26

Quote:

Just one minor comment: the retry Y/N would perhaps be nicer with a joystick-controllable selection instead of keyboard only.

It is good to have comments, but please make them valid... When retry Y/N, lazy penguins can just hit the fire button and then the game continues. In other words it is equal to Y and you get a retry. If not the lazy penguins have to come from the couch and press the MSX' reset button. Wink

By Pencioner

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19-05-2021, 16:40

ray2day wrote:
Quote:

Just one minor comment: the retry Y/N would perhaps be nicer with a joystick-controllable selection instead of keyboard only.

It is good to have comments, but please make them valid... When retry Y/N, lazy penguins can just hit the fire button and then the game continues. In other words it is equal to Y and you get a retry. If not the lazy penguins have to come from the couch and press the MSX' reset button. Wink

megaLUL LOL!

By ro

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19-05-2021, 16:48

Uhmmm you wanna know what that translates to in Dutch Pen?

By Mafcase

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19-05-2021, 16:59

ro wrote:

Uhmmm you wanna know what that translates to in Dutch Pen?

LOL! LOL!

By ray2day

Paladin (671)

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19-05-2021, 19:04

Shocked! LOL!

By Manuel

Ascended (18239)

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19-05-2021, 20:32

Ah, great! I didn't expect that with just Y/N on screen!