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Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:25 am
by maninboots
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.

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:
I actually got it to work on an actual famicom : check out this vid:

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 here:

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. :oops:
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.

Re: Haku no Tsuri

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:28 am
by maninboots
Oh, and the title... my surname is Hakulinen so I'm called Haku by some people.
So the title means (if I got it right) "Haku's Fishing".
The main character will be me! :D

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:38 am
by maninboots
Here's the title screen of the game!

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:19 pm
by maninboots
Village and shop screens!
The only screen remaining is the most important one - the actual fishing!
Hopefully I can show that tomorrow!

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:31 am
by maninboots
Ok, another update - Music! I've made some WIP tracks, one for the village, a shop track and a fishing track. The fishing track is the one that plays before you've hooked a fish. Some kind of battle music should play when you've hooked one - but I have merely started on the bass line for that one.

Here's the link to the soundcloud where you can listen:

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:02 pm
by Lowren
I love the graphics, especially the characters. The retro effect is very good made :D

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:33 pm
by hannes
its fish pokemon
awesome xD

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 pm
by maninboots
Lowren: Thanks - I'm mainly a programmer though and I suck at graphics.
hannes: Yeah! Though the actual fishing will look more like Phantasy Star 2! =P

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:54 pm
by maninboots
This is the final screen of the game. The fishing part.
Next update will probably be a video clib, but it'll take a while since the game isn't really playable yet.
As soon as I have a prototype I will record some photage and upload it.

Re: Haku no Tsuri [Famicom]

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:01 pm
by maninboots
The game is complete! Check first post for download links!