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Gradius: Comeuppance (Level Hacking)
« on: April 17, 2017, 05:11:02 pm »
This is gonna be a Gradius 1 NES Hack that will be made off the Arcade Conversion Patch (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1573/)

The hack is going to be a prequel to the original. You will play as a prototype version of Big Core that was originally put away by the Bacterians.
As of now, the only thing I have changed is the sprites and text on the title screen, and I don't know how to or can't do (so need help with) what's below.

What To Do/Learn To Do:
  • A Proper Plot
  • New Levels (This is to be done first)
  • New Enemies
  • More Bosses
  • Change the Laser to a single shot that can be upgraded to fire up to 4 shots in a pattern just like the Big Core boss's
  • Change the Shield to a Force Field (Like in the sequels)

Utilities Used:
FCEUX (Hex Editing and Debugging)
YY-CHR (Graphics)

Screenshots:
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 11:43:16 am by RhysOwens101 »

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Re: Gradius: Comeuppance
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 02:42:15 pm »
Vic Viper changed to another sprite? I'm not really familiar with Gradius jargon.
I never wanted to work in a pet shop, you know. I wanted to be...a lumberjack.

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Re: Gradius: Comeuppance
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 03:31:51 pm »
Vic Viper changed to another sprite? I'm not really familiar with Gradius jargon.
What do you mean by Jargon?

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Re: Gradius: Comeuppance
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 04:22:04 pm »
Vic Viper changed to another sprite? I'm not really familiar with Gradius jargon.

The Big Core is the primary boss enemy in the original Gradius.

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Re: Gradius: Comeuppance
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 08:34:06 am »
The Big Core is the primary boss enemy in the original Gradius.
Mmmhmm, appearing in nearly every game in the series in over 5 variations.

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Re: Gradius: Comeuppance (Level Hacking)
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 11:10:57 am »
Update: I would love to do coding, but I can only do graphics or text because they are the easiest to do but I don't want many graphical changes because it's set before the events of the first game.
This is why I need your guys' help to find the offsets of the level tiles because that's what I want to change first. Definitely an un-documented game.