Meteor Swarm (NES)
Meteor Swarm was one of the very first games I wrote in Z80 assembly language for the original Spectravideo.
Later I ported it to the MSX range of machines, both of these versions were released on cassette tape.
Whilst programming the Game On Expo Championship cartridge, I added a basic port of the game as the third mini-game. It was ported as is i.e. did not really take advantage of any of the NES's particular features.
So I decided to make an enhanced version of the game, that better utilised the NES capabilities, some of the enhancements include:
- two play modes: hyperspace or shield
- more graduated difficulty level
- enhanced use of colour
- additional enemy with the exploding mine