Submitted:|| 29th September, 2008
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Edited By Joshtek on 14/05/2022
Lil' pirate is a console style platformer that takes a few ideas from The Newzealand story. It's been in the works for around 2 years although it's actually fairly short. (also i like to take long breaks, lol)
If anyone wants to see what the old game looked like then here is an old youtube video from around 2 years ago.
LP has won a cruise on a replica pirate ship! but shortly before it reaches the adventure island it is destroyed by a big fireball. He swims to shore and sets about finding a way home.
There are various collectibles in the form of weapons or powerups. You can also stop off at one of the many shops along the way.
Sometimes a certain weapon might be required to reach a certain area in a level and some areas might be completely hidden, trust me there are a lot of secrets to find, sometimes with extra lives or sometimes a few coins.
Common but pretty good, can't kill things below you though.
also common but hard to kill enemies with. Useful for smashing crates above or below you.
Affected by gravity and stronger than the two previous weapons but is quite large so it's hard to squeeze through small gaps. It can collect coins for you.
A bit of a red herring, still usefull though. Much like an arrow but faster and depletes your coins!
Very slow but useful as a platform to reach secret areas high in levels.
Short ranged weapon, The only weapon that can destroy special floor tiles that look just like normal floor tiles.
The super ultimate secret weapon. You can buy these for 350 coins but some are hidden in some levels. Beware though because if you collect a different weapon the Rainbow laser will be lost for good!
Attract coins, useful especially for out of reach coins and coins inside walls. Available in shops.
Holding down raises your sheild deflecting enemies and bullets alike. (makes most enemies that are dangerous to touch turn around) Also available in shops.
A bit of a double edged sword, good for reaching far away ledges but you can easily run into trouble. Lasts until you grab a canceler or you reach the end of the area.
Lets you destroy boxes by just walking into them. Be careful because not all boxes have goodies inside.
Lets you take a hit before dying (although falling off the bottom of the screen, getting squashed or drowning still kill you in one go)
Only available in shops for 50 coins
Controls (ctrl + y to change to joystick)
Fire 1 or Shift = Select option or Jump
Fire 2 or ctrl = cancel or fire
It took such a long time because it started off as just using the same engine as my last big game Buzz the squirrel 2 and was still in The games factory. Since upgrading to Multimedia fusion 2 there was so much more I could do. Parallax scrolling, external files, more objects in a frame at once.
Not only that but I decided it was about time I made a decent engine and a level editor/loader. Thanks go to Phizzy for coding help with the engine and making the editor/loader.
So making this has been a learning experience, this is way more complicated than my other games although it's probably not all that noticeable by just playing. But then again my old games are really simple so... that doesn't mean much.
Anyway have fun!
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