Remember the old days when computers had 8-bit processors and 64kB only?
Remember the Sharp MZ-700 with it's ASCII graphics, Z80 processor, just 8 (Eight!!!) colors and not much sound?
It came with some prepacked games, one of them was MAN-HUNT which I really liked... and still do. So I took the chance to see how complicated it is today to implement such a game. Yes, writing a primitive screen driver was nice and a bit of work, but the game itself was not much trouble. So if you like this game and I see it is downloaded, chances are great that some other Sharp MZ-700 works of art will follow.
Why? Just found no emulator for Android running smooth and being in a RETRO-mood myself... It's been 30 years I coded on this machine in the first place, so the sentimental journey was very welcome.
You think the game is hard, real hard to win? Well, back then we didn't have much tutorials and entry levels like today...
NEW: Support for external keyboards allow the games to be played as they were meant in the good old days.
- Direction Cursor / WASD
- Button A Space
- Button B B
If you now beam the Android image to your TV set, you're back in good old 1984 :)
MAN-HUNT Are you able to clear the maze completely? Even when there are more ghost coming?
PAINFUL MAN is very similar to the old game: Collect all energy to get to the next labyrinth without crashing into enemies and before your energy runs out.
LAND ESCAPE comes with some changes to the original game I always wanted 30 years ago. E.g. a nicer fuel and heat display ... Try to run and jetpack over and around the obstacles and get as far as you can.
MOVING SEARCHER makes you collect all fuel cells to clear the level. Easy in the first levels, harder in higher levels. Oh, I couldn't resist to add a new element not in the original game: Get to level 4 and up to avoid the fog of pain.
This free app contains banner ads - but only loads them when the device is connected via WiFi to save costs. This is an experiment and probably a paid version will follow. Without ads then, if there is any interest in such.