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Metal Slug: Assault
« on: March 14, 2015, 11:52:39 pm »
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Since I apparently can't get enough of Axe, I started a new not-so-small-but-hopefully-not-so-big project: a game taking place in the Metal Slug universe.

I still don't know if it's going to be like Super Crate Box, when you're stuck on a limited stage killing everybody (and like the fights against Allen in Metal Slug), or a 'normal' Metal Slug type game with actual levels and scrolling.

It started from me wanting to recreate Metal Slug's weapons, so at least there's going to be that.

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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 11:56:56 pm »
Awesome. This seems promising, coming from you. What kind of graphics do you aim for? Will you use Metal Slug sprites or will you use Portal Prelude style?


You could just do a single stage where you must kill stuff and survive as long as possible. :)
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 12:09:01 am »
I want to use sprites that are big enough to be recognizable as coming from Metal Slug, but I don't know how much that will affect performance, so I'll have to do some tests.

And I guess I could do it Zombie Gun's style, a single but large enough level and you survive to waves.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 04:09:13 am »
Ah ok I was wondering since you mentionned Super Crate Box (which used no texture). It would be OK and fun to play, although IMHO to be true to Metal Slug actual sprites and textures would definitively be better. And yeah Zombie Gun is what I thought about for the level.

Just make it so it's possible to survive more than three seconds if you are expert :P
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 08:41:19 am »
Sounds like fun. Curious to see where it'll go. :)
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 08:58:08 am »
After having tried to adapt some sprites, I really feel like doing it on the Nspire now :P plus it'll be better because more power means more sprites and wider levels, and I might consider doing actual Metal Slug gameplay. I'll try some more with Axe, and if I really don't feel like it I'll do it on the Nspire.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 09:11:21 am »
Whatever platform you do it on I have it, so I wouldn't mind. :P
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 09:29:24 am »
I really want to see how will you manage the graphisms, MS used to have a crapload of sprites to have very fluid and detailed animations. I'm quite interested in your project. Godspeed bro o7
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 03:15:48 pm »
Axe would probably be fine, speed-wise. The issue is more that with such small screen a sprite would take half of the screen height. You can always scale them down though, but as you say it might not look ideal.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 03:17:21 pm »
Sprite scaling like in SSBO? Dynamic camera? Even a user controlled camera like TI Boy would be cool.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 09:52:06 pm »
Sprite scaling wouldn't help. The problem is that the sprites are too big BUT scaling them down would screw too much detail up (I tried, it's horrible). It's kind of a no-go unless I somehow manage to draw sprites that kinda sorta look like Metal Slug characters.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 10:23:45 pm »
Well good luck on the sprites. I hope that you continue this project, I feel like this would be a nice addition to the calc.

Off topic: we need a giant screened ti 84 plus like the size of the cse screen but monochrome.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 10:39:33 pm »
so... usb hacking time? or should we use the i/o port? :P
Or maybe even something with a RPI
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2015, 10:42:38 pm »
That would be super cool but it'd have to support Axe.
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Re: Metal Slug: Assault
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2015, 10:43:32 pm »
ahhhh, m8. There's always axioms :P
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