Re: [stella] Robot City (alpha)

Subject: Re: [stella] Robot City (alpha)
From: Manuel Polik <cybergoth@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 21:26:29 +0200
Hi Thomas!

I thought better late then never comment on this thing, 
now that I'm back :-)

Cool stuff! Reminds me a little of 'Phantom Tanks', 
which is one of my all-time-VCS-favs, but still has that 
different *twist* to make it look fresh!

>> - I'm having some troubles in directing the 
helicopter's fire. It could be
>> interesting to have the helicopter stop if you keep 
the fire button pressed,
>> and have the joystick movement direct your fire. This 
would allow to shoot
>> in a direction without having to move towards (close) 
enemies and therefore
>> getting killed.

>Yes, I'm not 100% happy with the control yet. Though 
you can reverse at
>any time, sometimes you are to close. But a stopping 
helicopter before
>shooting is also not exactly what I want. Maybe some 
recoil when
>shooting might help.

Have you ever played Paradroid on the C64? The droids
which are equipped with guns (001, 821 & 496 to name but 
a few :-)) can even fire in the opposite direction as 
they're moving, with a *normal* Joystick. The droids 
don't react on *quick* movements with the fire buttons 
pressed, but they shoot in the direction you point then.
You can just pass an enemy droid at full speed for 
example, but still give a blast in his direction. And 
it's quite intuitive to controll, too.


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