Bad Box Over 0.9.3

Bad Box Over Level 2

Hello guys. First update of the year, and hopefully not the only one, but well, at least this is a big one.

I recently enjoyed a holiday so I used my time to resume my work on my games. I wanted something simple so Bad Box Over was the best candidate. But as usual, simplicity is an understatement that nobody gets to understand until they sit down and try to code one of these little beasts. Luckily the enjoyment of seeing progress and solving new problems along the way kept me curious and motivated to advance and complete this update.

From the previous teaser ending I knew I wanted to have at least a new level with Bad Box Art Mega Man driving Auto’s truck causing mayhem on the streets. One thing lead to the next, so here’s a brief list of the new features:

  • Improved horizontal scroll and speed up.
  • New Map: Level 2.
  • New Boss battle: DRex.
  • New music and improved music support.
  • Spike support.
  • Truck hit support (this is hilarious).
  • Truck stomp support.
  • Shielded areas.
  • New boss death animation theme.
  • Boss shots.
  • Better pause.
  • Warning banner.
  • Ready banner.
  • Multilevel support (Linear quest).
  • Configurable game scene (map, backgrounds, music, player, boss)
  • Checkpoint, death and resume support.
  • New cut scene.
  • Truck destruction.
  • Item logic. Energy items. Energy load.

I had to stop there for this cut, but as you can see in the new cut scene I have already set me up for  new gameplay elements that will not make the next update any trivial either. Oh well.

I have recorded some videos that you can check if you don’t mind spoilers.

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Bad Box Art Mega Man in Bass Abyss

Joke’s on you, Capcom. I’m releasing a playable Bad Box Art Mega Man before you. And it was ridiculously easy to do it. Who is laughing now?

To access him on Bass Abyss just select Mega Man and then Bad Box Art Mega Man. So, Mega Man is now a new page. I’m considering to move there the other 8-bit characters, just because the main character page is getting too cluttered. But maybe later.

And here’s the sprite sheet edit I did. Please don’t bash it much, I’m not very good at pixel art.
Original sprite edit. Do not steal.

This was a really quick hack. Don’t expect anything exceptional about this character. No new weapons. Nothing. I didn’t even made him an opening because this concept simply didn’t exist a few days ago. Seriously, writing this post took a lot more time than placing the character in the game. Consider this an anomaly in response to current events, but I’m done with it and now I’m back to my normal schedule.

I feel like writing. Would you like to read more about this?
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