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Space Invader5

Page Created: 22nd April, 1999

Last Update: 27th July, 2004


What is Space Invader5?:


Not surprisingly, it's a Space Invaders clone for the Series 5. The program is fairly complete and has already undergone some initial closed beta tests but I'm releasing it as a public beta purely to chase out any last 'undocumented features' that I'm not yet aware of (as well as the ones that I am!) - and because people have asked me to. I'll post incremental fixes here for download until v1.0 is 'officially' released...

Features:


Series 5mx, MC218, Series 7, and netBook compatible (not revo/mako)
Large, fully animated sprites
In colour on colour machines
Realistic sound effects
Hi-Score and Hi-Scores table
3 lives per game - extra life every 1500 points
Clear and easy to understand Help screen (no long help file to wade through...)
Easy installation via .sis file
It's SmileyWare - so it's free!

Download:

Invader5.zip  (82Kb)
Click on the Alien to download
v0.93 of Space Invader5

Compatible with: Psion 5mxSeries 7 Ericsson MC218netBook

(NB: Space Invader5 is not compatible with the revo/mako)

Please email me at Anti-SPAM email image: just type it in as you read it.  :) and let me know what you think - it's SmileyWare after all!  ;-)

Program Status/Known Bugs:


Gameplay is still a little slow and tends to get slower as the game goes on and with subsequent games. This is due to some memory leaks that I'm still tracking down...
Aliens occasionally scroll off the edge of the screen when a left or righthand-most alien is killed that's not at the bottom of its column
Missiles and aliens bombs can occasionally go slightly off course when the aliens are left-most or right-most of the screen
Game can ocassionally crash if it's the foreground app and the machine is switched off for a long period (say >2 hrs)

Version: Release: Tentative Timescale:
v0.1-v0.75 Not for release.  All the preliminary programming and bug-fixing prior to initial testing. Done
v0.76-v0.88 An initial closed beta test to weed out the worst of the bugs that I haven't spotted and to help set the game-play levels correctly (speed, difficulty, etc.).   Done
v0.93  (Current version) Public beta release.  Just to root out any final bugs. Now!
v1.0 Full release. Sometime, maybe...  ;)

Screenshots:

The Startup Screen

The Startup Screen

Ooops - didn't get out of the way in time!

Ooops - didn't get out of the way in time!

Bombs away!

Bombs away!

Not many left now!

Not many left now!

Missiles away!

Missiles away!

A Space Invaders clone for EPOC !

Space Invader5 - early movement screenshot...

A Space Invaders clone for EPOC !

Space Invader5 - now in colour!



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