CASTLE CAPERS

The Dream Fairies have been kidnapped by the evil mouse king and his horrible accolites
Use your magic to make blocks or holes and go up and down the platforms to rescue the fairies (number increases with levels)
Infinite lives but avoid the mouse king or he will eat you up
(he will eat the fairies and you will loose the game a well)

OPM to play
1 restart level
2 abort game

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7zx4cjm4dqjzia/Castle Capers.tap?dl=0

Post edited by gabriele amore on
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  • Very professional graphics.
    is it possible to down a level if you forget to make a hole?
    i make a hole by creating a block and then taking it away.
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  • slenkar wrote: »
    Very professional graphics.
    is it possible to down a level if you forget to makfe a hole?
    i make a hole by creating a block and then taking it away.

    that is exactly the way TO do it. If you forget TO make a hole you can restart by pressing 1
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  • edited January 2017
    it does have a bit of a learning curve, well made game.
    I will have to perservere with it some more.


    Oh level 2 is crazy difficulty - lol
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  • slenkar wrote: »
    it does have a bit of a learning curve, well made game.
    I will have to perservere with it some more.


    Oh level 2 is crazy difficulty - lol

    Well it is only 9 screens so the difficulty gradient is quite steep
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  • Nice game, enjoyed it.
  • cheers gabriele
    Professional Mel-the-Bell Simulator................"So realistic, I found myself reaching for the Kleenex King-Size!" - Richard Darling
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  • Game is unusable with original old Kempston joystick interface. After reading port 31 must game use instruction AND 31 for erase all bits which original kempston joystick not use.
    Exist better way for this problematic games:
    - before each start game test joystick port after interrupt (in this time is data bus uncontended) via this code:
    HALT
    LD C,0
    IN A,(#1F)
    LD B,A
    AND #1F
    CP #1F
    JR Z,END ; joystick not detected (C=0)
    INC C
    LD A,B
    AND #E0
    CP #E0
    JR Z,END ; detected original kempston joystick (C=1)
    INC C ; detected new kempston joystick (C=2)
    END:
    LD A,C
    OR A

    Output of this routine:
    A=0 = kempston joystick not detected
    A=1 = detected original kempston joystick with one fire button
    A=2 = detected new kempston joystick with one or more fire buttons

    For A=0 must be joystick controll disabled
    For A=1 must game code accept only D0-D4 bits from port 31 and higher bits D5-D7 must be ignored (masked via AND)
    For A=2 here may game enable also testing of higher data bits A5-D7 for next fire buttons(if exist).

    Theoretically is possible support up to 4 fire buttons on joystick port, but practically exist only joystick controllers with up to 2 fire buttons (for example sega gamepad controller).
  • Or if game read joystick port after interrupt then may use this automatic code:

    ;usable only after halt....
    IN A,(#1F)
    LD B,A
    AND #1F
    LD C,A
    CP #1F
    LD A,0
    RET Z ; joystick not detected (A return value 0)
    LD A,B
    AND #E0
    CP #E0
    LD A,C
    RET Z ; detected original kempston joystick (A ignore higher bits)
    LD A,B ; detected new kempston joystick (A contain full data with state of all fire buttons)
    RET

    Code return in A register always usable data.
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  • here is a short video showing all the 9 screens...enjoy!

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  • This is quite addictive.. I'm on level 4 with two big sleepy hollow rat vampires.. WTF these monsters are epic.. Nightmares ahoy.. I don't recommend playing this before going to bed.. Any tips for building staircases?
  • hikoki wrote: »
    This is quite addictive.. I'm on level 4 with two big sleepy hollow rat vampires.. WTF these monsters are epic.. Nightmares ahoy.. I don't recommend playing this before going to bed.. Any tips for building staircases?
    ...not really ...just remember: make sure you make holes to go down

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  • edited February 2017
    @gabam
    What did you do on last level?!! :) one single fairy eaten by the king and the game comes back to level one. Is this intended?
    Last levels would be more interesting with beheaded rats since there are some weak spots that baddies don't tend to pass through.. for example, on level 8, just build one diagonal staircase from left to right and they won't visit the top left platform, some beheaded there launching flying heads and the level would have been trickier..
    Post edited by hikoki on
  • Forget my previous post as I played level 8 again and the baddies seemed to behave different.. this time they were walking everywhere
    I like the premise of final level, keep all the fairies far from the king's mouth. My only itch would be that one fairy was given as food right on his royal face.. Gosh sack his Nasty and all his fairy people!
  • edited February 2017
    well i tried to make the fairy spawn away from the mouse but there might be a bug in that :) ...i will see to it and give you a version with no fairy spawning on King Mouse's face
    hikoki wrote: »
    Forget my previous post as I played level 8 again and the baddies seemed to behave different.. this time they were walking everywhere
    I like the premise of final level, keep all the fairies far from the king's mouth. My only itch would be that one fairy was given as food right on his royal face.. Gosh sack his Nasty and all his fairy people!

    :) :\">
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  • Play Castle Capers online or download the latest version with added ingame music (Thanks David Saphier for your wonderful job!)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694367894143130/
    http://zxbasic.uk/db/20
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  • "The Mouse King ate you"
    MEH I had built the Mexico's Wall, next time I will go for the Great Wall of China!
  • Gabriele Felicitaciones! Excellent Game
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