A downloadable game

Reset64 is proud to present: 

Get More Diamonds (VIC20) 

By Derek.

Synopsis:

Diamond Dylan is at it again! He finally collected enough diamonds to buy his country cottage. Unfortunately, on arrival at the bank, he discovered housing prices had risen and he requires more diamonds to pay for his dream home. Help Diamond Dylan navigate each of the 8 levels to 'get more diamonds' so he can finally retire in peace and get away from the traffic, once and for all. 

Get More Diamonds is a 1 player game for your 35kb expanded VIC20, featuring colourful graphics, in game sound and 8 fiendish levels.

Get More Diamonds will work on both PAL and NTSC VIC20s.

NOTE: We can and will not take responsibility for broken joysticks and screens. We encourage deep breathing if you encounter heightened levels of rage.

VIC20 instructions:

  • GUIDE DYLAN AROUND THE EIGHT LEVELS COLLECTING DIAMONDS.
  • AVOID THE BADDIES, COLLECT EXTRA LIVES AND USE INVINCIBILITY SHIELDS TO KILL BADDIES.
  • COLLECT KEYS AND UNLOCK THE CORRECT DOORS TO ACCESS OTHER PARTS OF THE LEVEL.  ON SOME LEVELS KEYS MUST BE COLLECTED IN A CERTAIN ORDER OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE STUCK WITH AN UNPASSABLE DOOR!
  • ONCE ALL DIAMONDS ARE COLLECTED, DYLAN CAN EXIT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
  • IF YOU GET KILLED, YOU WILL RESTART THE CURRENT LEVEL AT THE NEAREST RESTART POINT.
  • YOU CAN JUMP ONTO ROPES AND LADDERS BY USING UP AND DOWN AS YOU JUMP PAST TO GRAB THE ROPE OR LADDER, BUT YOU MUST BE CAREFUL WITH THE JUMP AS IF YOU JUMP TOO LATE YOU WILL MISS AND COULD FALL TO YOUR DEATH.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE REACHED THE END OF LEVEL 8, THE GAME STARTS AGAIN BUT RETAINING YOUR SCORE.
  • USE JOYSTICK OR USE KEYS  Q - UP, A - DOWN, O - LEFT, P - RIGHT AND SPACE TO JUMP.
  • USE SHIFT-H TO PAUSE (ONCE PAUSED, ANY CONTROL INPUT WILL CONTINUE THE GAME).
  • USE SHIFT-F7 TO QUIT THE GAME 

Get More Diamonds will work on a Commodore VIC20, TheC64/TheVIC20 or your favourite VIC20 emulator. A file configured and ready to play on the The C64/TheVIC20 is included in the downloads, as well as a standard PRG file and D64 image.

NOTE: Get More Diamonds requires 35kb RAM Expansion to work. 

Credits:

Design, Programming, Graphics & Sound: Derek

StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorReset64 Magazine
GenrePlatformer
Tags8-Bit, Indie, Pixel Art, Retro, retrogaming, VIC-20

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GTD2_35kb_v1.5.prg 27 kB
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README.txt 1 kB
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GTD2_35kb_v1.5_MVB0B1B2B3B5.prg 27 kB
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GTD2_MAPS.zip 143 kB
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GTD2_unused_music.prg 25 kB

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Quick, smooth, very funny, colorful and with great sound! A game that reminds me my days playing platforms on the Spectrum. Great job!

Is v1.5 going to be the final version? This looks great!

Yes, highly likely.

very good

Hi! on VICE 3.5 the exit from level one never lights up, so I can't proceed to the next level. I have also followed this guide, and repeated the same steps with no luck!


 

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It should work. Have you got all of the diamonds/keys? On the second screen, there is another screen to the right that people miss. You need to jump off the tree branch. It's a tough one, you have to take a leap of faith! The YouTube video was of a version which contained a bug, which meant you could complete the level without finding all of the diamonds.

No, I didn't see that. But, to be honest, this is a quite naive game design mistake: how can anyone believe there is a path you MUST follow this way, in a game where jumping off too high leads to instant death?

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Leap of faith is almost always a bad design choice. You may use it for secret areas to reward daring players, but not for areas one must travel to finish a level. How is the player supposed to find about it? By blindly trying every possible risky jump? Naaah...

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You both make good points. In our defence, it's the only screen in the entire level where you would possibly need to jump to access the next screen, so it's really the only choice remaining and the only one that would risk a life. It was to encourage exploration and risk taking. We have included a map pack so hopefully you can still enjoy the game.  If not, thanks for the feedback and for trying our game. Hopefully our next game is more to your liking :-)

thanks for taking the time to reply😃I like the game very much, you did a really good job! that is why the choice of the leap of faith in that spot sticks out so much IMHO. keep up the good work!

Thank-you. This is Kevin (Reset64 editor) here. Derek, the coder and designer of GMD, does read and appreciate these comments 😊

Very impressive game! Level 4 in the snow just looks so nice. I would have been ecstatic for just that level as, say an  8 K,  Christmas game back in 1983.

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Thank-you!

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An excellent game, albeit quite difficult. I took the liberty of creating a full playthrough video (with savestate assistance).

I don't know if it's a bug or intentional, but if I stop right next to the second diamond in level 1, the score goes up and it was also the only level where the acoustic signal sounded before the last diamond was collected.

Anyway, great job Derek!

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Thank-you! Love the video! All diamond and key bugs should be fixed with the latest version. Unfortunately, your video is now wrong for level one (and possibly some others). There was a bug which meant you didn't have to collect all the diamonds to pass the level. This has now been fixed. Sorry about that :-/

Amazing what can still be done with the humble little Vic20.

Another cracking game from Sir Derek! #VIC20Rulez! Well done mate. 

great game!

looks vic20 can have a cool graphics

Derek, you really rocks !! 

Very nice game!

very good

Very good !