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Ark! v1.1


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Filename ark11.zip (Download)
Title Ark! v1.1
Author Randy Gluvna (randman@home.com)
Category TI-82 Assembly Games (Ash)
File Size 16,062 bytes
File Date and Time Sat Dec 20 02:57:23 1997
Documentation Included? No
Source Code Included? No



Review by  Sam Heald
Reviewed on 2004-10-28
Attention span: 6/10 Only 9 levels
Controls: 9/10 Simple
Implementation: 6/10 Too big(5.5K), for too little
Overall: 6/10 Fun game

This is your standard arkanoid-clone. You control a paddle while a ball bounces around destroying blocks. This genre of game has been made for every imaginable gaming console and now here it is for the 82.

It is hard to rate this game against assembly games of today. This was one of the first 82 ASM games(it came out in mid-1997). While lacking some of the major features of today's TI arkanoid-clone(speed changer, level selecter, powerups), Ark! still is a lot of fun.

The speed is fast paced. The nine levels included are fairly well designed. The play mechanics of the ball hitting the paddle is actually better than Orzunoid and Turbo Breakout 2, in my opinion. Unlike Orzunoid, the bouncing ball isn't quite so predictable. However, the detection of the ball hitting the bricks leaves much to be desired.

But let's face the facts. This game can not compete with Orzunoid, Turbo Breakout, or other TI ASM breakout clones. Simply too much is missing to warrant the 5.5K size. First, there is no speed changer or level selector. Second, although the bricks have different patterns, each brick takes one hit to remove. Third, there are no powerups, Fourth, there are only nine levels, and no external level support.

In summation, this game is tons of fun, but it probably will not have much lasting power on your 82 after you play it through a couple times. I do recommend downloading it, though. Reminds me of AlleyWay for GameBoy.


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Archive Contents
Name Size
ARK11.82P   5486
ARK11.TXT   945
ARK11.ASM   24539
TI82.H   6053
MATH.LIB   450
KEYS.INC   5486
GRAPH.INC   4447
ARKDATA.H   2148
TI82DISP.LIB   2510

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