Pokemon Battle Factory
Posted by Ryan on 6 September 2014, 21:53 GMT
We're fairly confident that, unless you've sworn off having fun at some point in the past twenty years, you've heard of Pokemon, one of the top three best-selling franchises in video game history. Having sparked a worldwide frenzy in 1996, this series plunged the gaming world back into a very archaic and old-school version of the JRPG genre. Catching critters, battling to be the very best, and going on fetch quests is something that multiple generations of game fans will forever remember fondly.
A quick search of the archives for "pokemon" will yield many results worthy of being on anyone's calc. But beware! Victor "LAT10S" Ge's first submission to the ticalc archives is aiming for your precious RAM, and it just might make a permanent home there. Pokemon Battle Factory is very much what it sounds like -- a distillation of the battling action from the popular franchise suited just for your 83/84+. It is clear that a lot of work has gone into lovingly crafting the experience so that you can jump right in and get down to some nitty-gritty. Great for a quick pick-up game, and including a gazillion features (approximately 1.3 gazillion), it's definitely worth checking out. The source code is included, which means that, in the tradition of the original games, wacky hacks are within the realm of possibility. Great job, Victor, and keep up the good work!