Paint it!

Paint it!

by hamlet on 05-04-2020, 20:17
Topic: Software
Tags: Flood it, SDCC

Giovanni Nunes, aka plainspooky, has created a new game for the MSX. It is a MSX version of the game Flood-it. In this game you have to "paint" a 16×16 blocks wall in one color.

Painting starts from upper left side, replacing all connected colors from this first block. By the way you have only 28 moves to complete this task. Use the following keys to choose a color:

  • B for Blue
  • C for Cyan
  • G for Green
  • M for Magenta
  • R for Red
  • Y for Yellow

This is a simple game with simple logic, written in SDCC and using some assembly for hardware access.

Relevant link:Download Paint it from the MRC database
Relevant link: details and source code on GitHub.

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Comments (12)

By mars2000you

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05-04-2020, 22:11

Ehmmm .... the MRC link does not work:

"Access denied
You are not authorized to access this page."

By hamlet

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05-04-2020, 22:22

I'm sorry, should work now.

By mars2000you

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05-04-2020, 22:29

Thank you Smile

By Pippo

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06-04-2020, 10:13

Very nice, Giovanni! Smile
Also, my Congratulations for the algorithm. Smile

By Danjovic

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07-04-2020, 13:46

Thanks Giovanni for the game and also for sharing the source code.

By spl

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07-04-2020, 17:14

Great! Thanks very much!!

By TheKid

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08-04-2020, 08:16

Nice challenging game, thanx.

By iamweasel2

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08-04-2020, 17:46

Really addictive game, thanks for sharing with us, Giovanni. Smile

By FiXato

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08-04-2020, 18:27

Nice one!
I even got my wife to play it as she played those kinds of games quite a bit a few years ago.
My first attempt I won with several moves left, but the second time I completed the field in 28/28 moves. I was a bit surprised that the game counts this as a loss?

(Spelling nitpick: it's "Lose" in this case. ;) "Loose" is the opposite of "tight".)

By PlainSpooky

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08-04-2020, 21:58

Yes, this is really a typo and already fixed on revision 1... :-)
You can fount it in:

By Parn

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08-04-2020, 22:07

I had the same experience as @FiXato, but I thought I was just not paying attention. I managed to reproduce it and, indeed, when you are at 27/28, you lose in the next round no matter what. It seems to be a bug. Smile Nevertheless, great game, it's a lot of fun as it is.

Am I mistaken or is it enhanced for MSX2?

By FiXato

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09-04-2020, 04:40

PlainSpooky wrote:

Yes, this is really a typo and already fixed on revision 1... :-)
You can fount it in:

Thanks :)
I've added the revised version to the game's entry in our downloads database. :)