MechWarsNES (Working Title)

Posted by anthonyloprimo on April 1, 2014, 1:36 a.m.

So I've been working pretty damn hard on a new game, and I've been waiting to release it. It's an NES-inspired game that's currently called MechWarsNES. Yeah.

In any case, it's a pretty sweet little start to a series of games that I intend to sort of pay tribute to the old(ish) game systems over the years. I'd have started with something like the Atari but I really couldn't have figured out how to make a game like this work out how I would want it to work out. Sure I've got ideas but.. I dunno.

In any case, there's not much here to IMHO warrant placing this game into the actual WIP section. All there is so far is a single level with barely any enemies, and an empty boss room. Last attempt to post something so incomplete didn't seem to go over nicely with the moderators; I'd rather not push my luck so early on and besides, I'd rather post an 'official' demo when I've got plenty to show. I plan to post this over on gamejolt and elsewhere soon but for now I'll probably just post this on here and the GMC.

Screenshots below. Download link below. I hope you all enjoy! ;P



anthonyloprimo 10 years, 1 month ago

Thanks. It's been a heck of a time getting this put together while I've been stuck working my regular job. D: Not fun.

Castypher 10 years, 1 month ago

This is brilliant. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a good NES-styled game but I have to tip my hat to you. The graphics are great, the music kicks ass, and I really enjoyed that little easter egg you left in the second stage's fourth screen.

10/10, looking forward to more.

link2x101 10 years, 1 month ago

Really well done.

Had some issues with my Windows 3.1 system, but on Windows 8.1 it's a glorified nerd-fest of gameplay, graphics, and music.

We need more things like this.

Quietus 10 years, 1 month ago

as for someone who played Xevious obsessively enough to know NES style graphics, this is 10/10. also reminds me of Blaster Master, except in 3/4th view.

anthonyloprimo 10 years, 1 month ago

Okay, so you guys actually went with it pretty well. Sweet :3

Anyway, I do hope to get a real demo out soon. Not quiiiite sure when I'll be able to though.

Pirate-rob 10 years, 1 month ago

I read the title of the blog and was like "Oh, another competition entry that has taken the theme too literally", then I was like "What? This is awesome!"

anthonyloprimo 10 years, 1 month ago

Recent events and full time work is making any competition quite unlikely for any length of time I'm afraid, so it's only a coincidence this game follows any kind of 'theme' that the competition has. I've been wanting to do a few games that follow the feel, look and sound of old(er) retro games over the years - hell, I've been considering doing an Atari version of this but.. I've got no idea how to portray it, and are there any controllers that have more than just 4 directions and a button? Not quite sure of the limitations on it.