Pop the balloons, be the Star!
you got what it takes to navigate all 5 zones of this aerial obstacle course?
and manoeuvre your way over buildings, inside caverns and through suspended
structures popping balloons along the way to earn points.
an eye on your fuel and
top up at every opportunity to keep your gas guzzling craft in the air.
You will need to collect a minimum of 25 tokens to unlock your passage into the final Zone 5.
will take nerves of steel and sharp reflexes to survive the journey so crank
that engine and buckle up!
Zone 1 - Grecian Paradise
Zone 2 - Stormy Seas
Zone 3 - Sub-Terrainia
Zone 4 - High Tech
- Split screen smooth 1 byte hardware scrolling.
- Flicker free double buffered video.
- 2 channel interrupt driven sample based sound effects.
- Raster background effects engine.
- 320 x 225 x 16 color graphics resolution.
- 80 screens worth of detailed scrolling landscape.
Pop*Star Pilot was programmed
using a traditional style Editor Assembler (Robert Gault's EDTASM6309) on an actual Tandy Color
Computer 3 with 512K of RAM.
Graphic design was done using a Commodore Amiga running the Brilliance graphics package. Sound sample manipulation was done using Audacity on a PC.
Level design was created on the Color Computer 3 using a custom Level Editor I wrote in standard ROM BASIC.
For all the development details and history of Pop*Star Pilot, go to the Development Blog
web pages linked at the top of this page. There, you will find over 30
chapters detailing the design, development and distribution of this game.
Distribution and Purchase Information
reliable blank 5.25" floppy disks becoming harder to locate, I have
chosen to switch to CD as a new distribution medium. Almost everyone
has access to a CD reader on a PC or MAC computer and with more people
now able to use DSK disk image files on their Color Computers via
CoCoSDC controllers, Drivewire and Emulators, it seemed the
'Pop*Star Pilot' physical media can be ordered via: kunaki.com
PRICE: $20 US
Click on the link above to take you directly to the sales page.
Just enter a QUANTITY then your COUNTRY, STATE and ZIP and press the CALCULATE SHIPPING button.
will be supplied on CD as a DSK format file for use with the CoCoSDC,
DriveWire, CoCo3 Emulator or transfer to a CoCo 5.25" floppy disk.
The purchase of Pop*Star Pilot (Digital Download or CD) also includes full version bonus games - Neutroid 2, Donut Dilemma, Rupert Rythym, Space intruders, Pac-man, Gate Crasher & Neutroid 2.015.
The CD from Kunaki does not include the V1.1 patch. You can apply the
patch from this web page onto a working copy of the original on CoCoSDC
or Floppy Disk.
But wait! There's more! Also included on the CD is 30 minutes of rare bonus video footage of PennFest 2000, a CoCoFest held in Pittsburgh on August 19, 2000 and hosted by me and Ron Bull.
Click on the following links to view videos in a separate tab.