Download the game here:
Note that you must have a nes/famicom emulator
to play it!
I developed it using FCEUX but any others should suffice.Gameplay:
The game didn't turn out as the initial pitch. It's more arcady now.
You play Haku (me) and you have to get as many points
as you can in around 7 minutes
(clock in the bottom right).
There's three fishing locations
and three versions of six different fish
(weak, normal, strong).
You can buy 8 pieces of equipment
with unique effects on your character at the village fishing shop.Video Links:
if you can't test the game now, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NuIzaqb9tI
I actually got it to work on an actual famicom
: check out this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGcgcJneoRcManual:
I will hopefully create a manual tomorrow! As all other NES game you pretty much need a manual to play.
This manual will explain the fishing locations, the equipment, about tugging and snatching and other things that are not self explanatory in the game.
Oh, and the game fits on a 24KB
cart - smallest game in the jam - should earn me some extra points?
The fact that it's possible to run the game on an actual NES
should net some cred as well =P
If I had more time I would've made the fishing scenes more action filled. Might do this in the future, in a version 1.1 or something!
Listen to the whole Soundtrack
I'm gonna make a famicom game presented as a fan translation of a strange JRPG that didn't make it to the west.
I've already started with the music and I will take a look at graphics before the actual jam starts.
I will also lift some code from my current project - so this one will be at least 50% cheating - I hope it's alright.
The release will be a rom file so you'll need an emulator or a flash card and a famicom to play it.
The game will play pretty much like a old school JRPG and Half-Minute Hero.
Buy gear > go fish > register biggest fish > sell other fish > repeat
Each stage has it's own fish to catch. Tournament (THPS1) style, there are other NPCs that try to get the same fish.
Beat three(ish) stages to beat the game - try to get gold medal in each to get best ending.