Donkey Kong Advanced
A downloadable game for Windows
A remake of the classic arcade game. This is not a rom hack. It's meant to be more difficult than the original giving players new levels and new challenges. I've tried to study the original as close as I can to maintain the same feel, but added new elements and challenges. Even though it can be played on your PC, it's meant to be played in people's mame arcade cabinets.
If you ever put this game in your cabinet, send me a screenshot or video and I will post it here!
The game doesn't support joysticks by itself, but you can use the included JoyToKey app to map out joystick presses to keyboard keys. After you configure your buttons, make sure you minimize the app and not close it. But it seems some modern joystick/gamepads don't work with JoyToKey. You'll have to use another joystick-to-keyboard mapper like Xpadder which apparently works better.
[Pixel Artists Wanted]
I'm looking to start a new game similar in style to this one, but with original art/story/characters. It would be an adventure platform with levels/rooms with a similar style as this. If anyone is serious in creating a game then send a portfolio of your pixel art to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can exchange ideas. Only serious artists please who have worked on other video games preferably.
[Current Version: 1.0.6]
-Fixed key-mapping issues. If you were having issues going down the pipe then this fixes it.
-New Render options in the config app for more screen control.
-Fixed Heart bonus item bug. If you were on your last life and you got the heart and died without completing the level, it wouldn't be there in level 1 if you started a new game.
-Added 16-bit support for older video cards
-Added the option in the config tool to manually enter a specific resolution.
-I included a tool to map out keyboard keys if you're using a joystick.
[Changes from the original]
-Obviously the levels look different, some completely new, and others have the same level structure with some differences
-New switch, laser, and key system to save Pauline.
-Mario can jump off high platforms and land without killing himself(c'mon, he's mario)
-New heart bonus items are worth 2000 points but are tricky to get.
-No intro scene, I might add one though.
-Barrels rebound off the floor higher than before
-Hitting barrels with the hammer doesn't pause the game during the explosion
-Level 4 is icy, with a shoe item you can get that makes it not slipery
-and some other stuff
[Possible Future Changes]
-More levels. I'm tempted to have 1 long game that doesn't repeat. Instead of repeating every 4 levels, you might have 12 levels with an actual end to the game.
-Bonus level if you collect all the hearts.
-Intro to the game when you push start.
Extract the Zip file and run DK.exe. Press Enter to start. Use the Config tool to remap the keys, enable full screen, and other options.
Anti-Virus Warning: Some people have had their anti-virus flag the exe as a virus, myself included, but I can assure you there's no virus. It was compiled using Freebasic and for some strange technical reason, certain anti-virus programs flag programs compiled with this compiler as having a virus, I don't know why. Just add it to your exceptions list.
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