G.I.P. - RESTLESS ANDRE (english version)

20-04-2019


THE GAME

Game made for the magazine SPECTRO no. 4.

This is a typical arcade game for Spectrum 48K (no music) / 128K (with AY music) made using AGDX (a modified version of Arcade Game Designer 4.7) and AGDMusicizer II.

The main character - the player - is André. Incidentally ... The Irrequite André - known as Restless Andre.

André was challenged to collect various types of gems, scattered throughout various scenarios and did not refuse the challenge.


PLAYING THE GAME

The game has 19 playable screens.

In each of them, André has to collect, in addition to the precious stones for his collection, all the access modules so that the access portal to the next level opens. If you lose 1 life, you will have to pick up all the modules scattered throughout the level.

Catching gems and access modules increases the score.

Depending on the environment, André can swim, drive a buggy, fly a plane or fly a small spaceship.

But André's task is far from easy.
Going through a range of different environments, André will encounter several obstacles that try to prevent him from succeeding in his mission and that if they touch him, they take him a life
- stingrays
- sharks
- sea urchins
- buggys
- whirlwinds (the whirlwind generator is harmless)
- police cars
- airplanes helicopter
- small spaceships
- space probes
- spacecraft and its lasers
- intermittent bands.

We must also take into account the clouds and cosmic dust, which delay the progression of our restless character.
The game screen is vertically divided into 2:
- the game environment itself (left side, 3/4)
- the register of lives, punctuation and precious stones collected (right side, 1/4).

The game begins with 7 lives, being found throughout the game plus 2 extra lives.
Losing all means GAME OVER.


CONTROLS

The character can be moved using Keyboard, Kempston Joystick or Sinclair.
Select the desired control scheme by pressing 1, 2 or 3 in the Menu.
You can REDEFINE KEYS pressing R in the Menu.

The Keyboard controls are as follow:

  • Q for UP
  • A for DOWN
  • O for LEFT
  • P for RIGHT
  • M for ENTER PORTAL
  • SPACE for PAUSE


    TIP: When the player is moving in one direction and if he wants to stop it in a certain place without walls, simultaneously press the key of that direction and the key of the opposite direction.


CREDITS

  • Game made by Jaime Grilo using:
  • - Arcade Game Designer eXpert (AGDX) by AGDLabs (a mod version of Arcade Game Designer (AGD) 4.7 by Jonathan Cauldwell)
    - AGDMusicizer II by David Saphier
  • Loading Screen by Filipe Veiga
  • Music by Pedro Pimenta
  • Font by PAW Fonts
  • Game tested by André Luna Leão