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Vortex Crystals - 2017 Full Edition Programming:
Richard Bayliss Graphics: Alf Yngve (Game and level design), Richard Bayliss (Title screen graphics) Music: Richard Bayliss, Joachim Wijnhoven (Original Renoise PC music score for Game Over, Hi Score and In Game music) Tape Loader: Freeload V5.0, by Paul Hughes Genre: Platform (Single Screen shoot 'em up)
Extras: Full documentation, and tape master disk
This is the finished version of Vortex Crystals, which was originally released on to the 16KB Game Cartridge Dev Compo_2015, run by RGCD.
Unlike the 16KB version (below). This final version of the game
consists of a new front end, brand new music, a high score table (and
saver, should you use the disk version) and also in game sound effects
and missing game elements, etc. There is also a hidden cheat in
the game, but that will be up to you to work out for yourself :)
have transported energy crystals, which purpose is to help rescue
planet Earth from a future alien invasion - unaware that one of the
scientists was bitten by a small green and slimy, but deadly alien. He
then was turned into a huger version of the species. Now he resides
inside a control room of the Vortex Complex - A high security building,
where the crystals on Earth are stored. Security forces have been
destroyed by beaming aliens. An invasion is about to happen. The Prime Minister has sent a member of special forces to enter the Vortex Complex. This is where you come in ...
mission is to enter 16 different high security rooms inside the Vortex
Complex. You must pick up and destroy all of the crystals in each room
with your strong hands. After you have destroyed the last crystal, you
must have enough ammo to shoot dead an alien, and pick up an exit pass.
Then flee for the open door, to the next room. You have 20 minutes
before the security systems will trigger a toxic gas, killing you
instantly. Watch out for the aliens, spikes and falling through holes.
Can you make your way through all 16 rooms of the Vortex complex and
encounter the slimy green alien, or will you be too late? Good luck ...
You'll need it - most definitely.
Vortex Crystals (16KB Cartridge version only) Programming:
Richard Bayliss Graphics: Alf Yngve Music: Richard Bayliss Testing / NTSC Fixing: Dirk Schmitt Genre: Platform (Single Screen) Tape loader: Thunderload/Tape Master Pro V3 by Martin Piper + Richard Bayliss This is a special 16KB version of Vortex Crystals, which has been released on to this year's 16KB Game Dev Compo, run by RGCD.
Using a joystick in Port 2. Guide your Special Forces operative safely
through each room of the Vortex Complex. Pick up all crystals before
you make a break for the exit. Unfortunately your mission will not be
Hints: Don't waste your laser ammo. After picking up all
of the crystals, shoot an alien, to uncover the exit pass. Each room is
protected by high security vortex aliens.
Full instructions are provided in the download.
final version of the game, with bits that are missing ... will be under
production straight after the compo results. D64 and TAP versions of
the 16KB version is NOW available via the download.