Martian DS v1.2

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England

    Martian DS v1.2

    Side-scrolling action

    ThousandKnives has released an update (v1.2) to his side scrolling shooter for the Nintendo DS - Martian DS. [title:Martian DS v1.2 release notes]I have uploaded a *minor* update of this game. The widespread feedback on this game has changed my mind about leaving it quite yet- though I'm still not sure how far it will go.

    The game now uses Libfat and thus will crash certain emulators (I'm looking at you Dualis). Not sure about slot 2 devices, as I don't own one and so I haven't tested that. Works on my slot 1 perfectly, and will run on No$GBA though scores will be lost after powering off.

    In this update:

    - Better sound effect support

    - Board to keep Top 10 scores & name entry.

    - Various map edits

    - First boss actions tweaked

    - Powerup frequency reduced

    Still to do:

    - Control configuration

    - Scrolling backgrounds

    - Subscreen

    ? Directional fire / ducking

    ? Background music

    Once again any feeback or bug reports are appreciated. My high score to date is 105,350. Enjoy!
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  2. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    That looks pretty cool -- kind of an Alien Hominid thing going on there. I'll have to check this out. I missed the first version.
  3. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Well, I got a chance to play it today, and, wow, I'm very impressed with it. Sure, it looks like a GBA game, but it is a lot of fun. Plus, it has a great sense of humor. The first boss is a cop, and he shoots donuts out of his mouth at you. You can't beat that [​IMG] .

    The only thing I'm not sure I like about the game is that as the screen scrolls forward, you cannot go back, ala the original Super Mario. I guess it's a preference thing on the part of the game maker, but I'm still not sure if I like it.

    But overall, this is a great homebrew game. It'll be staying on my card for a while.