It is a demake of a very famous game whose name I won’t dare to mention to avoid copyright issues!
I must warn this version is HARD compared to the original game. I wanted to give more challenge since this is something I felt lacked in the original game. So be warned, your plants will be eaten, your lawnmowers will be used.
I have heard a lot of good about the original game, but never played it. Your remake seems to be well done, however I regret there is no instruction in or out of the game. You should at least indicate the effect of each article one can buy. For example, what about the sunflower ? Does it just block zombies for a while, or does it damage them too ?
And summon peashooter using the suns. If you never played before,
Peashooters = it’s shooter, damaging.
Potatoes = blocker, do nothing but buying time for you letting themselves got eaten
Chilies = wild card, kill all zombies in a row.
Sunflowers = money (suns) generator.
There’re lot more on the original game, starting from seaweeds, various mushrooms, to modified peashooter with Gatling gun on mouth :persecutioncomplex:
Thanks for the tips ; I can’t wait to read the complete instructions and then fully appreciate your game.
But wait… What about the original game ? Does it come with some set of instructions, or does it belong to the player to understand what is happening ? In any case, you should stick to that in your final version of the instructions.
And about the sunflowers, it seems they also have a short blocking effect, actually the time it takes for zombies to destroy them. Maybe is it the same for every plant in the game ?
I’ll write some decent instructions when I upload it to java4k site.
In the original game it begins with some “tutorial” levels, teaching you the basics, and slowly introducing the different types of plants. For obvious reasons I cannot do that in my version.
Yes, all the plants have the same HP, except for the wallnut and tallnut, which are meant to be used as blockers (although in my version you’ll sometimes have to sacrifice some sunflowers to buy some time).
All in all, note that this version is fairly harder than the original. I always thought the original game was way too easy, so that’s why I wrote this one thinking about being challengin enough. I prefer you quit playing the game because you died too much, than you quit the game because you got bored because your plantation is unbeatable.
I might reduce the difficult in the final version if I see people are really striving to reach the stronger zombies.