A Game Development Blog by Nickolas Marentes for the Tandy Color Computer 3.

      This blog will primarily focus on the creative and technical design aspects I employ to create this game.
      Due to time constraints, I will not be delving into the actual coding details.



  SEPTEMBER
2021

Chapter 10 -  Machine Press and Slot Machine levels

I have another 2 levels with the machinery now operating.


Machine Press

This level has 8 machine presses that you must duck past to reach the security switches that you need to switch off.

Not too hard but looks menacing and gives a nice "thump" when a press hits the ground.

Also a robot is thrown in for good measure.  :)




Slot Machine

This level is a bit novel. On this level is a slot machine that cycles through 6 colors.

The 3 buttons on the top are used to operate the slots. Playing the slots will cost you 10 credits per game.

Pressing any button starts the color slots cycling through the colors. Pressing the button above each color stops that slot below the button.

I have yet to determine the prizes but currently any 2 slots with the same color award the player 5 EMF bombs to allow you to temporarily disable a robot. There will be EMF bombs to collect in some of the levels but if you need more, you can gamble away some of your credits for a chance to score more.

If you get 3 matching colors, you'll score an extra life with a maximum of 9 (to be determined).


Video Preview

And lastly, click on the Video Preview icon below to see a YouTube video of these levels in action.








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