Hey folks! It seems like it's been forever since my last post.
Truth be told, I'm glad someone on staff has taken action to redirect a situation that frankly, detracted from the purpose of the thread: To present a new project and open it to participation from community users.
Here I bring you a small preview showing the Nerd 100% implemented in the game:https://youtu.be/rd95wpUgKug
In fact, if I slightly modified the plot and fixed the Ending screen, it could pass for a complete hack.
At this point, the next step is to add some improvements to the title screen to make it more irreverent, change the enemies for characters that have made relevant appearances in the AVGN episodes and (thanks to our good friend and neighbor Sics) modify the background of stage 1.
And this is one of my favorite parts, inviting you to brainstorm to decide aspects of the project:
-The most important: Who will be the main villain? Seriously, I haven't decided yet. There are many to choose from. The only requirement is that it be something similar to the Nerd's Nemesis (like Jekyll, Freddy Krueger, Bugs Bunny, Pepsi Man, etc) and ideally, that it be an anthropomorphic character to fit well with Sabertooth's sprite in the final battle.
-Secondly, there is an important technical detail that may set the course of the hack that I have not yet decided. Some friends suggested that Havok (the support character) be replaced by Shitpickle. As a big fan of Shitpickle, I love the idea. The problem is that it would compromise one of the 4 color palettes available for sprites and I already use 2, one for the Nerd sprite (white, black and skin color) and one for the items and miscellaneous enemies (grayscale). That could affect the variety of color patterns on the enemies, but it could also be used to add Shitpickle and replace one of the healing items (currently an NES cartridge) with a Rolling Rocker beer, which would be a nice touch.
-And lastly, I have almost nothing decided as far as enemies are concerned. I have practically decided to replace the guy who looks like Silver Surfer and throws Hadokens, or the crouching guy with the submachine gun with R.O.B. (he fits better with the second one, but as I would like him to be present throughout the game I want to try). Beyond that, you can suggest whatever you want as long as it fits well with the shape of the sprite it replaces and whenever possible, if it's an enemy from a particular Stage that fits with the theme (there is for example a horror level where enemies like Jason from Friday the 13th would fit).
I leave you a few days to read this post and think about it. See you soon!
December 29, 2021, 05:54:50 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
My good comrades and retro lovers: As you can imagine, there won't be much progress on the project while we enjoy this holiday season. However, that doesn't stop me from wishing you a Merry Christmas
I hope to see you all healthy and happy in the coming year!