One Tap Dash

It was brought to my attention that on Bass Abyss the dash move is not canceled when the Dash key is released.

I was going to advise that that’s how the game should work. Nevertheless, I decided to check first, and to my surprise, in the SNES version of Mega Man X and Mega Man X2, the dash and the air dash are both canceled when the dash key is released. I didn’t check any other more recent version.

This prompted a pressing investigation. I started to wonder, where did I get the idea of the one-tap dash?

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Bad Box Art Mega Man in Bass Abyss

The 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?

Ahem. 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 moving 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.

Gameplay details

This was a really quick hack. Don’t expect anything exceptional about this character. No new weapons. Nothing. I didn’t even make a new opening for him because this concept simply didn’t exist a few days ago. Seriously, writing this post took a lot more time than adding the character to 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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Bass Abyss 1.0.5

I just pushed a maintenance update to Bass Abyss. It is related to the First Armor buster. A memory leak that I had left unchecked and probably caused the game to slow down over time.

Recently I’ve been using a computer with better specs for development. That’s fine and all, but problems with performance are not easily spotted anymore. Now I’m really concerned about publishing code that will perform very badly on more modest hardware. I resisted upgrading for a while for this reason.

I’m trying to find a solution that doesn’t require me to have another, slower computer next to me to test every time, which would not be very efficient. I neither saw any problem running the game on this computer, nor in the quick tests I do at my office, but I did see the slowdown by accident when I ran the game on a virtual machine (Flash on Firefox on a Linux Mint virtual machine). That’s not too bad, I’m actually fine with that workflow.

Now that I remember, there are some other bug fixes and balancing for the First Armor X that I did weeks ago. Sorry, a lot of little changes are made between distant sessions. I can’t really remember every detail when I update, but probably you’ll notice the little differences here and there.

As usual, make sure to clear your cache to see the changes.

Mega Man X First Armor

For the first update of 2012, Bass Abyss introduces the Mega Man X First Armor.

The Mega Man X First Armor

The First Armor made its debut in the original Mega Man X for Super Nintendo in 1993. As a fan of the series from those early years, it has always been my goal to have this armor playable in one of my games and finally it is here


Here are some screenshots not only showcasing the armor but also its magnificent Charge Shot.

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Hmmm, how late am I?

Quite late I guess!

Well, we’ll have to settle with a video of my current progress.

Merry Christmas!

More new levels

Alright, guys, I was holding back this update for Bass Abyss until I was sure everything was working correctly. It was absolutely worth it. Scorpion has finished four new Custom Levels and once more I’m quite impressed with the length, detail, and beauty of many of them. New tiles, new backgrounds, new music, and even a boss battle!

Let’s cut to the chase and enjoy some screenshots.

Factor 10 – Scorpion’s Laboratory

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