After releasing the ZPUino 1.0 Alvaro Lopes has managed to add a VGA adaptor to his processor and then he wanted to make something special to test the adaptor and try to display some nice graphics. Then he got the idea to remake one of his favourite games that he enjoyed so much back in the mid 80s.
“Then I remembered JSW, and googled for implementations. I found a commented disassembly of the original game and I thought I can remake this in “C”, and use the original game art to recreate the original game.”
The game principle is simple, it consists of several rooms, filled with enemies and objects. The objective of the game is to successfully collect all items in the game so Maria will allow you to go to bed.
The Game is a remake for the ZPUino running on the Papilio One with an Arcade MegaWing and can be played with the buttons on the board, Alvaro will make it playable with a joystick soon and he will try to improve it and make it even better.
“The game implementation is not complete – some stuff is missing, like ropes, arrows, entry/exit screens, lifes, Maria and the Toilet. Also no sound implementation was done.”
The full source code is available for download on Github, and we’ve got the original article here if you’d like to read the whole thing, complete with tech specs, etc.
Feel free to discuss in the comments thread.
Thanks for sharing your project with us, Alvaro!
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