Fred the Needle

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jubber
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Fred the Needle

Postby jubber » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:57 am

Something for the bank holiday weekend

http://jubberbbcmicro.webnode.com/fred-the-needle/

Cheers,

Robin.

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FourthStone
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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby FourthStone » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:24 am

This looks great!

The time seems to run out before I can get past the first couple of obstacles, is there a secret to moving around to make it faster or slow the timer down?

Love the graphics style =D>

EDIT: Playing on BeebEm

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 am

timer too fast here too
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Keys, return helps, but get to end of 'maze' and nothing happens apart from game over....
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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby jubber » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:30 am

Hi there - cheers for the reply! The levels are pretty tightly timed - you have to hold down Return in order to boost your way round the circuit. Easing off Return slows you a little, which can be handy for tight corners.

The first map has a completion zone that is a little small - move around a bit at the end of the map to find it. Most of the other maps work okay because their exits are a lot tighter, so less margin for error.

Cheers,

Robin

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby jubber » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:59 am

The linked page now has a second version of the game with much more relaxed time limits, if the proper version proves just too tough.

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Robin.

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby oss003 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:50 am

Nice job Robin ...... =D>
This is a really good game.
Difficult but with very nice graphics.
Keep up the good work.

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Kees

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby JoolsH » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm

Nice game, love the backgrounds!

I managed to complete the game on the original version - the timings are tight, but not excessively so.

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby jubber » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:43 pm

You may be the first!

Thanks for checking it out - it's good to know somebody other than myself can complete it. Classic case of coder-designed levels - could easily be unfair.

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Robin.

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Re: Fred the Needle

Postby tricky » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:51 pm

nice work :)


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