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Paratrooper - 1.0

Bart Spaans (onderstekop)

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Description

A loose remake of the classic Paratrooper game (found here) with enhanced graphics and gameplay.

Paratrooper is a game in which you control a cannon at the ground. Helicopters and eventually airplanes fly by and drop respectively paratroopers and bombs, which try to blow up your base. It's your job to stop them and to shoot everything that moves.

Controls

Left and Right arrows: change the cannon's angle.
Spacebar/up arrow: shoot, stop auto-shoot
a: enable auto shoot
q: back to menu

Changes

The first unbalanced release. The options menu is not working yet and the game will just quit instead of go back to the menu and/or keep a highscore. Use left and right arrow to move the cannon, use the up arrow to stop the cannon from moving. Press space to shoot and last but not least: use q to return to the menbu.

Links

Home Page: http://www.onderstekop.nl/
Source: http://www.onderstekop.nl/coding/21_Paratrooper_1.0.0.zip

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Releases

Paratrooper - 1.2.3 - Jun 7, 2008
Paratrooper - 1.2 - May 30, 2008
Paratrooper - 1.1.2 - May 28, 2008
Paratrooper - 1.0 - Apr 18, 2008

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June 26, 2008 10:41am - Bart Spaans - nickname: (onderstekop)
@Dylan: Good to hear that you've found some use for it. Don't mind at all. :)
June 17, 2008 3:14pm - Dylan J. Raub - nickname: (dylanjraub)
Never mind. I'm not sure what the problem was, but it's not that big of a deal.
Hey, you made the PyChat 0.2 thing, right? I kinda used it as a way to make my own chat thing (except it's encrypted/encoded). I hope you don't mind...
June 10, 2008 7:18pm - Bart Spaans - nickname: (onderstekop)
@PyMike: I had to change the speed so I could make the 'levels' harder. By now it should be pretty hard to reach 10.000 points. (My highscore is currently 15250)

@Dylan: Too bad it doesn't work...I even changed 'ups' to 'cannons' for you :P Are you running 'paratrooper.py' ? If so, do you get any errors?
June 10, 2008 8:36am - Dylan J. Raub - nickname: (dylanjraub)
You game will not work...
May 30, 2008 8:25am - Dylan J. Raub - nickname: (dylanjraub)
That' really co- hey, wait a minute! 'Ups'? Is that supposed to be your lives?! Dude, it's either 'Lives' or '1up', but 'Ups'?!? MAN!

I'll try out youre 'gyme', just for the heck of it. (wink, wink)
May 30, 2008 7:51am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
Aye, that's cooler. But now you shoot too fast. Its waaaay easy now ;)
May 30, 2008 1:39am - Bart Spaans - nickname: (onderstekop)
I had some free time tonight and I changed the key behavior amongst other things. Hope you like it :)
May 29, 2008 9:15pm - Bart Spaans - nickname: (onderstekop)
I am kind of hesitant to throw it out, because it was in the original game. I think I will change it in the next release though, because most people find it annoying. If there is anybody out there who thinks this will butcher the game, let me know! :D
May 29, 2008 7:38pm - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
This would be more fun if the gun didn't automatically rotate all the way.
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