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Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Posted by Michael on 3 September 2005, 03:59 GMT

[Air Mission]Vincent Corfdir has released a new game for the 68k calculators. Air Mission is available for the 89, 92+, and the V200. It is a novel action game where you fly airplanes to either bomb the enemy or drop paratroopers. The actual gameplay is of course more complicated than that, with ten missions and air battles with helicopters. Just stop reading this already and start drooling at the graphics on your calculator.

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Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Looks like a wonderful game with excellent graphics.

Reply to this comment    3 September 2005, 04:18 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Rodney Blythe  Account Info
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It is about time that a great fighter jet game came out for the 68k calcs. Outstanding job Vincent Corfdir!

Reply to this comment    3 September 2005, 04:38 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Anthony Loven  Account Info
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Awesome work! Is there a reason I have to hit '4' twice to exit (first time, the screen simply redraws)

I'm running a non-patched Titanium with AMS 3.10 (shouldnt matter that im using a Titanium since he programmed in C and GCC makes it cross-compatible)

Reply to this comment    3 September 2005, 23:38 GMT


Re: Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
thechessmaster88 Account Info

I have version 3.10 with 89 Titanium and the same happened for me.

This is a great game, but I'm not quite to sure about how to get through the first level.

Reply to this comment    4 September 2005, 02:10 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Vincent CORFDIR  Account Info
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Thank you very much for compliments.

To complete the first mission, you have to bombard 4 building : some radars stations. But this buildings are well protected that's why you will need to progress slowly by returning from time to time to the airport for reloading bombs, fuel, ...

It's normal that when you are in the game, you have to hit two time on "4" to exit : the first time, it leads you on the "beginning" of the game.

Reply to this comment    4 September 2005, 07:02 GMT

Re: Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Anthony Loven  Account Info
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Awesome! Are you planning to release new versions? For example, the helicopter seems to go 'under' sprites instead of over them sometimes. Also, when things are shooting, they can hit you when you go under them evben if the cannon is facing up. I wonder if this is normal or will it be fixed?

Reply to this comment    4 September 2005, 15:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Vincent CORFDIR  Account Info
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:) Yes I will at least fix the bug which appears when you fly under enemy and that he can hits you. Thanks for suggestions !

Reply to this comment    4 September 2005, 17:25 GMT


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Anthony Loven  Account Info
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I beat the game. It was awesome, though I have a few things on my mind:

* For some reason, the game plays fast when i first run it, but randomly later it becomes three times slower! The only way i fixed it was backup all files, resend the OS, then put stuff back. It worked fine again. :-/ Not very convienient, maybe something happened from a different program, I will try to figure it out.

* Some of the missions were hard to figure out. Maybe a more detailed breifing?

* YOU CAN CHEAT! YES! If you run out of fuel, simply make sure you are at top of screen and hold UP arrow, and you will (slowly) float forever as long as you hold the button.

* If you dont cheat, its almost impossible to win. Its physically impossible to make it to some places without running out, even just going straight :-/

* Also, since the briefings arent too specific about 'what' and 'where' to bomb, i sometimes keep going over endless ocean. There should be a warning about the end of the level, or a radar that changes depending on the objective in relation to the plane.

Otherwise, AWESOME game!!!! It would be cool to see some (optional) bg sprites in the back! Great Work!

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 00:41 GMT

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Anthony Loven  Account Info
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OK I found the problem. It appears after running Kirby's Quest, this game becomes permanently slower. I need to resend the OS or reset all memory and resend the game to work it out. Eck. This is the only game affected by Kirby's Quest. Hmm...

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 20:24 GMT


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Steven Rogers  Account Info
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...I beat the game without cheating. All you have to do is turn around right when the fuel meter starts flashing on and off. You can get all the way to the end on both sides just barely. My favorite part though was how everything was destructible. >:)

Reply to this comment    16 September 2005, 02:03 GMT

Re: Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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Nice to see you and Jf are still pumping out more good games. The work you guys do is amazing. Looks to me like you used the same backgrounds from Atomic Arena, but no complaints, the graphics are amazing!

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 05:16 GMT


Air Mission!!!!
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Wow! Awesome work on this game! I am definately impressed, and I'm not easily impressed. Some things I think might make it better:

* At the start, put a title screen. That will make the whole "pressing 4 twice to quit" easier to understand, because pressing 4 once would just go back to the title screen.

* I think the radar thing that blinks west or east should show whether the current objective is west/east in relation to the plane, not in relation to the airport. Thus, in level 1, the radar would change and blink on the right side if you flew too far past the radars, and would blink in the center if you are currently flying over them, etc., and after the radars are destroyed, it would blink whatever direction the plane you hafta destroy is from you.

* About the "cheat" that someone talked about, I don't think it's actually a cheat, nor is it necessary. If you notice, it is the fuel gradually running out, and after a while, you WILL go down.

* Make the loading at the airport faster. I know it's there for the realism, but -- it's just too long. It's not like making it shorter will change the game's difficulty or anything. It'll just make it easier for impatient people like myself to get to the meat of the game.

By the way, I know this seems like a lot of bad things, but I really truly love this game and I think it's awesome. Keep up the great work!

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 00:09 GMT

Re: Air Mission!!!!
randomperson Account Info

Oh yeah. And I forgot one bug -- you can actually destroy turrets and enemies way above you by bombing the ground below them. Also, at the very very far west, there is an invincible turret floating in the air. If you shoot it, the health goes down and eventually to zero, and then back to full. ???

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 00:12 GMT


Re: Air Mission!!!!
Anthony Loven  Account Info
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Thats why I said you must be at the TOP of the level... the bug makes the cheat work, because if you notice, when you fly at the TOP and keep the UP arrow held, the fuel will stop running out towards the end :) And then you will float until you let go of Up. (then the fuel runs out and you hit the ground with a bang)

If it werent for that cheat, I wouldnt have beat the game.

Reply to this comment    8 September 2005, 23:18 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
danbert23  Account Info

An excellent game. Rather hard though, until I realized (a) 'West'='Left' , and (b) that you can go back to the airport. Absolutely beautiful graphics!

Reply to this comment    6 September 2005, 01:15 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
Vincent CORFDIR  Account Info
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Thank you very much every body for compliments which makes me truly happy, and for every suggestions, which have been listended. I will do my best for the next release.

Reply to this comment    10 September 2005, 10:13 GMT

Re: Seeking a Few Good Players for Air Mission
dMb Account Info

wow! makes me wish I had something other than an 83+ :-(

Reply to this comment    24 September 2005, 00:10 GMT

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