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Alternative Banyan Tree/Bit of Tree Layout

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#1 IRF


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:01 AM

These screenshots are from the Micro (12 room) JSW game that accompanied Andy's 'loader builder' guide.  I thought they deserved a bit of an airing, since we did something a bit different with The Banyan Tree pair of screens (progress further up and beyond to Under the Roof was forbidden!)


It provides a nice little puzzle (Willy has to go 'up and over' to collect the upper Banyan Tree item), it allows the Bit of Tree Bird guardian to have a wider flight path, and it means that the Blue 'Water' cells are restricted to the tree's root system, which seems more logical than the classic screen arrangement!

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Edited by IRF, 08 June 2016 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:17 AM

I should add that the leafy platforms on the far left-hand side of A Bit of Tree are just for aesthetic purposes, to give the top of the tree a nice shape, but are Forbidden Holy Ground - Willy can't jump onto them without falling a fatal distance.  Thus Willy cannot exit leftwards from that screen (or indeed from Banyan Tree, because of the Fire cell 'steps').

Edited by IRF, 08 June 2016 - 11:17 AM.

#3 Spider


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:58 AM

I agree its nice to give it a bit of an 'airing' as such. :)


The original 'builder' did not have a game at all, it was merely an almost empty tape file with just a small bit of assembly to print a message.

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