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Review by  Matthew True
Reviewed on 2012-03-23
I have never played the original version of Pyoro, but this game almost makes me wish I had. The game itself is fluent, and addictive. I would recommend the program to everyone, and I hope to write a game like this one day.


Gameplay: 10/10, very enjoyable and fun

Graphics: 10/10, the graphics for a calculator are beautiful. I'm not sure if you're supposed to see the seed you shoot out, but I cannot really see it.

Controls: 10/10, it's simple and easy to use

Replay: 10/10, highly addicting!

Review by  Katalina Tomas
Reviewed on 2011-02-04
Pyoro is one of the best games I've downloaded for my TI-84. The graphics are amazing and the game can get addicting. I would just suggest adding more levels, because you can finish the pretty easily. But overall, it definitely gets a 10/10.

Review by  Hans Jorgensen
Reviewed on 2010-02-24
Pyoro is one of the best games to come out on a TI calculator. The game is great, and is very, very true to the original game. I should know, because I actually unlocked both modes of Pyoro in Warioware, Inc. It is an incredible game, even if it is a port.

One of the best things about this game is the graphics. I adore the grayscale that Kevin put in to make the game look nicer. The only way the graphics in this game could be improved is if TI released a "TI-84 Gold Edition" with a color screen (hint, hint). That would MAKE this game.

A feature that I would like to see added is a 2-player VS link mode. Maybe two players could be linked and perhaps compete for the highest score. Players could also attack each other by either using the flashing veggie or a whole new veggie, perhaps sending the opponent into Panic mode for a few seconds, or preventing your opponent's seeds from penetrating vegetables.

Overall, a 10/10. Download today!

Review by  schoolhacker hacker
Reviewed on 2010-01-26
This has got to be the best game i have ever played on the TI-83 and 84. It runs perfectly, has perfect greyscale, and even has unlockable content!

gameplay 9/10 (can't see where i am aiming)

graphics 100/10 (GREYSCALE!!!)

Controls 10/10 (nothing else can be added)

replay 10/10 (it just keeps going. it has a highscore list too)

Review by  Dennis Lee
Reviewed on 2010-01-04
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

This is a great example of a well-crafted program

Like the author writes, there are not any notable flickers in the grey scale, nor does it lag at all.

The controls are simple and fairly easy to grasp, and the title/high score functions work flawlessly.

My only suggestion for change is making the bullet/seed more visible because right now, it is only a faint blur

I recommend this to anyone, especially those that enjoy old-school arcade games.

Review by  Joey VDE
Reviewed on 2010-01-03
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

This is a very nice little game. You are a little bird, trying to spit on fruits falling down. Now, this might sound a bit odd but it's actually funny to control the hopping bird and spit on fruit. When one of the fruits hits the ground, the tile it landed on will disappear. Different fruits give different scored and if you hit a specific kind of fruits, new tiles will fill the gaps.

The game seems to have 1-level grayscale sprites which is perfect for this game. Although several levels of GS might have been a possibility, it would make the faster moving sprites blurry.

Gameplay (9/10) a jump button would have been nice, but then again the gameplay would change.

Button-placing (10/10) 'D-pad' is moving, 2nd is spitting.

Graphics (9/10) 1-level GS and it looks fantastic.

+ Quick fun, addicting

- Can't see score while playing, addicting

Review by  Joshua Jung
Reviewed on 2010-01-01
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

Although I never played the original version, the screenshot looked great and I downloaded right away. After watching the youtube video that readme directed to, I was ready to play. The title screen was cool, and the greyscale was very nice.

Upon playing, I found it pretty fun, very true to the original game (that I watched on youtube). I was really enjoying for first 1~2 minutes until it froze (btw, I was using MirageOS, under TI84+SE v.2.43). I had to pull my battery and the calculator went through the usual ram clear. I tried it again, but it froze again and again.

So I hope the author fixes the freezing problem soon, because this program will receive at least 9/10 overall.

Review by  Michael Lee
Reviewed on 2009-12-31
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

Very, VERY good job on this. I never imagined Pyoro for the Ti-83/83, but you've done it.

Sprites, use of greyscale, responsiveness, and control scheme effectiveness are all excellent. Some people may think that the stutter when you shoot your seed is a memory glitch, but it is in the original game and is intended.

The only thing I can think of that is bad as it is right now, is a point counter. As this could affect the gameplay slightly, blocking certain seeds from being seen early, maybe just a 2 second message in the corner of the screen saying "High Score!" when you score exceeds the current high score.

As for future additions, as you say in the readme, the original Pyoro (with the tongue) would be great, as well as background changes. A inverted color scheme for a night cycle would be great too, and could be used to double each background into two phases.

Graphics: 5

Controls: 5

Replayability: 4 (Only 1 mode)

Nostalgia: 5

Overall: 19/20

P.S. If I were you, the developer, I'd use this opportunity to change up the Pyoro formula; maybe a mode where you can shoot straight up, or a mode which adds a bean that destroys seeds around it? Think about it. But, of course, Pyoro 1 first.

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