Jet Blaster Mach II by Ben Cherry
Posted by Travis on 14 November 2009, 19:45 GMT
Previously overlooked in the archives is Jet Blaster Mach II, a space shooter for the TI-89 that Ben Cherry made as a sequel to his first version of Jet Blaster several years ago. The object is to blast through a series of randomly-generated fields of blocks and mines, trying to avoid crashing while collecting as much money as possible. At any point in the game you may enter a shop and choose among a variety of weapons, items, and jet modifications available for purchase with your saved money to make the job easier.
This game is a bit different from similar traditional games in that instead of having a set number of lives, it allows you to keep playing until you eventually gain enough cash to buy something from the shop. This way, players who are having a hard time are given a chance to get ahead sooner or later.
Having been last updated around 2004, the game as originally found in the archives did not run correctly on the TI-89 Titanium. With Ben's permission, I have recently updated the program after recompiling it to add Titanium support and making some minor changes to the code to correct a timing issue.