A downloadable game

# BeastBAS
BeastBAS is an horizontal scroller inspired by Shadow of the Beast in 10 lines of MSX2 BASIC v3.
# Game Logic
Player explores a cave and jumps to to avoid enemy's shots.
# Controls
- Left and Right Arrow to move
- SPACEBAR to jump
Sources are stored at: https://github.com/robertocapuano/BeastBAS
# Installation
Game was developed in MSX-BASIC v3 on a MSX2+. Emulator is available at https://webmsx.org/
1. connect to https://webmsx.org/
2. click on the first floppy icon below the blue screen
3. Select "Add Disk Images"
4. Choose "beast.dsk"
5. type in:
load "a:beast.bas"
1. connect to https://webmsx.org/
2. press ALT+B
3. copy and paste source code
5. type in:
WebMSX Launch URL:
- https://webmsx.org?MACHINE=MSX2P&DISK=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robertocapuano/BeastBAS/main/beast.dsk&BASIC_RUN=beast.bas
MSXPen link:
- https://msxpen.com/codes/-MTbfWGvTMnsPBJMVGec
# Source Description
1 DATA 00,00,0F,01,01,01,03,03,07,06,07,00,00,06,07,00, 00,00,C0,80,C0,80,80,80,E0,E0,00,00,00,C0,C0,00, 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,07,07,00,00,06, 00,00,00,40,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,80,80,00,00,00, 00,00,0F,01,01,01,03,07,07,05,07,00,00,1C,18,00
2 DATA 00,00,C0,80,C0,80,80,80,C0,C0,00,00,40,60,60,00, 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,07,07,00,00,00, 00,00,00,40,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,80,80,00,00,60, 00,00,07,03,07,03,03,03,0F,0E,01,00,00,06,07,00, 00,00,E0,00,00,00,80,80,C0,C0,C0,00,00,C0,C0,00
3 DATA 00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,03,00,00,00, 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,C0,C0,00,00,C0, 00,00,07,03,07,03,03,03,07,07,01,00,04,0C,0C,00, 00,00,E0,00,00,00,80,C0,C0,40,C0,00,00,70,30,00, 00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,03,00,00,0C
4 DATA 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,C0,C0,00,00,00, 00,00,00,00,00,00,03,02,05,02,03,00,00,00,00,00, 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,C0,60,C0,00,00,00,00,00,00, 
- Line 1-4 contains sprites binary data.
5 color 8,6,1:SCREEN 5,3,0: cls :KEYOFF:DEFINTA-Z: :open"grp:"as#1:S=&h7800:forI=0to287:READ R$:VPOKE S+I,VAL("&H"+R$):NEXTI:X=100:Y=150:H =0:F=0:E=0:DX=0:PUTSPRITE 2,(220,0),6,8
- COLOR 8,6,1: select color dark red on red
- SCREEN 5,3,0: screen 5, sprite size x2, no click
- KEY OFF: hide command bar
- DEF INT A-Z: set A-Z as integer variables
- open"grp:"as#1" screen device
- S=&h7800: video memory base
- forI=0to287:READ R$:VPOKE S+I,VAL("&H"+R$):NEXTI: read sprites data
- X=100:Y=150: Beast sprite position
- H=0: horizontal scroll
- F=0: beast sprite frame
- E=0: enemy shot visible
- DX=0: enemy shot velocity
- PUTSPRITE 2,(220,0),6,8: enemy sprite
6 pset(0,30):color9:forI=0to61:print#1,chr$(&hc0+RND(1)*6);:nextI:pset(0,80):color8:for i=0to124:print#1,chr$(&hdb+RND(1)*4);:nextI:LINE(00,120)-(300,182),8,BF:PUTSPRITE0,(X,Y),6,0:PUTSPRITE 1,(X,Y),9,1: play "O4C4G4R4R4D4C4D4"
- pset(0,30):color9:forI=0to61:print#1,chr$(&hc0+RND(1)*6);:nextI : prints clouds using ASCII graphics
- pset(0,80):color8:for i=0to124:print#1,chr$(&hdb+RND(1)*4);:nextI: prints terrain using ASCII graphics
- LINE(00,120)-(300,182),8,BF draw cave
- PUTSPRITE0,(X,Y),6,0:PUTSPRITE 1,(X,Y),9,1: show Beast sprite
- play "O4C4G4R4R4D4C4D4": music intro
7 Y=Y+DY:DY=DY-SY:vpoke30208,Y:vpoke30212,Y:if E=1 then vpoke30217,XX:XX=XX+DX:if(XX<5orXX>250)thenE=0:vpoke30216,0:elseifXX>95andXX<105andY>120thenE=0:YY=0:XX=0:vpoke30216,YY:vpoke30217,XX:PLAY"M30000O4D"
- DY: vertical velocity
- SY: vertical acceleration
- Y=Y+DY:DY=DY-S: updates position based on velocity and velocity based on acceleration
- vpoke30208,Y:vpoke30212,Y: store Beast sprite position
- if E=1 then vpoke30217,XX:XX=XX+DX:if(XX<5orXX>250)thenE=0:vpoke30216,0: check if enemy shot is on screen
- ifXX>95andXX<105andY>120thenE=0:YY=0:XX=0:vpoke30216,YY:vpoke30217,XX:PLAY"M30000O4D": check enemy shot collision with Beast sprite.
8 if (A=1 and Y>=150) thenDY=0:SY=0 :Y=150:A=0:elsek=0:K$=inkey$:IFK$=""then7:elsek=asc(k$): if k=28 then H=H+6:F=F+1:FR=0:else if k=29 thenH=H-6:F=F+1:FR=4: else if k=32andSY=0 then DY = -8: SY=-1:A=1 :F=1
- if (A=1 and Y>=150) thenDY=0:SY=0 :Y=150:A=0: if Beast jumps is ended updates its position
- IFK$=""then7:elsek=asc(k$):  read a character from keyboard
9 if E=0 and RND(1)>.8 then E=1: S=SGN(RND(1)-.5) : DX = S* (RND(1)+.5) * 5 :XX=(220-S*200)/2:vpoke30216,150:vpoke30217,XX
- if k=28 then H=H+6:F=F+1:FR=0: if left arrow is pressed updates Sprite Animation Frame (F) and Sprite Render Frame (FR=0)
- if k=29 thenH=H-6:F=F+1:FR=4: if right arrow is pressed updates Sprite Animation Frame (F) and Sprite Render Frame (FR=4)
- if k=32andSY=0 then DY = -8: SY=-1:A=1 :F=1: if space bar is pressed sets vertical acceleration (SY), jump flag (A), Sprite Animation Frame (F)
10 h=(H+255)mod255:SETSCROLL H,0,1,1:if(Fmod4)=0thenFR=FR+2*(F/4mod2):vpoke30210,FR*4:vpoke30214,(FR+1)*4:goto7:else7
- h=(H+255)mod255:SETSCROLL H,0,1,1: updates screen setting scroll
- if(Fmod4)=0thenFR=FR+2*(F/4mod2) updates and Sprite Render Frame (FR) based on Sprite Animation Frame (F) 
- vpoke30210,FR*4:vpoke30214,(FR+1)*4 updates Beast sprite frame
- goto7:else7 restarts


beast.dsk 720 kB
beast.bas 1 kB
README.md 5 kB

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