Depot Games: Jumping Jack 2 : Worryingly Familiar
Project Status: Completed
Highest Popularity: #12 during December 2007
Links: Web Site
Developers: Neil Walker
Ports: OS X, Windows
Source Code: Not Available
Author's Description: ** NEW ADDITION! **
On game over you get a code. Visit the website (http://retrospec.sgn.net), enter your code and your highscore and name appears on the table
Jump the platforms, avoiding the obstacles. 9 levels of increasing difficulty.
Deathmatch mode can be played against 4 humans (all on same keyboard) and/or upto 1000 computer aided players (4 personality types).
This is a remake of an original ZX Spectrum game and also a redo of my first project! (Jumping Jack). This time it has the football theme removed and is more like the original game.
The main reason for the redo was that I found extra sprites by my graphics artist I didn't realise I had, then decided to update it, tweak it and remove the football theme that was spoiling it for others and change the gameplay.
On my average PC, I've had about 550 computer aided players on the screen at 60fps and a normal game at 270fps, which I'm quite proud of ;)
Source code is available, as is windows binary. Linux binary is only available for my previous version at the minute.
Overall Rating: 6.7
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