Game for Master System

VersionDateByDownloadSource
1.0230 Mar 2018SteveProXNASimpsonsTrivia-SMS-1.02.zip (35KB)SimpsonsTrivia-SMS-1.02-src.zip (183KB)

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SimpsonsTrivia-SMS-1.01-src.zip 153K
SimpsonsTrivia-SMS-1.01.zip 35K
Version
1.02
Platform
SMS
Type
Game
Released
20180330
By
SteveProXNA
Screenshots
2
Source
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Simpsons Trivia game for the SMS Power! 2018 Competition

RELEASE

Tuesday, 27th March 2017

INTRO

The Simpsons is a hit TV show that has become a world wide phenomenon.

Therefore, it seems only natural to build a Simpsons Trivia game for the SMS!

INSTRUCTIONS

Simple: move joystick Up and Down to select a multi-choice answer: A, B, C, D.

Press button 1 to select an answer or progress forward through any prompts.

Note: Press button 2 to always go back. Joystick Left and Right are not used.

TOOLS

Programming
devkitSMS
Languages
C / Z80
Editor
Visual Studio 2008
Graphics
BMP2Tile
Music
VGM2PSG
Assembler
WLA-DX
Disassembler
SMS Examine
Emulators
Fusion / Meka / Emulicious

SOURCE CODE

http://github.com/SteveProXNA/SimpsonsTriviaSMS

ROM HACKING

You can hack this ROM! Download and dump SimpsonsTriviaSMS.sms into Hex Editor, e.g. HxD, and modify bytes:

0x004F
Used in development => debugging.
0x0050
Non-zero value will show answers.
0x0051
Ask random questions during quiz.
0x0052
Music 0=music play otherwise off.
0x0053
Sound 0=sound on otherwise off.
0x0054
Set visibility on all extra info.

CHEAT

Some of the questions may be tough so you can cheat if necessary!

Either hack the ROM [above] to show the answers for every quiz OR

Alternatively on the Title screen whenyou're prompted to "Press Start"

Press button 2 five times and you will have answers to current quiz!

CREDITS

Extra special thanks to: sverx for devkitSMS https://github.com/sverx/devkitSMS

Plus shout out to eruiz00 as I used some programming tricks from "Astro Force"

Special thanks to:

Maxim, Martin, Ville Helin, Steve Snake, Bock + Calindro

Also, I "borrowed" sound effects from Baluba Balok http://bit.ly/2nnSQJG and Super Uwol! https://bit.ly/2GljuNB. Thanks very much guys!

Note: game complete screen has the "Flicky" game over music from SMS Power!

Reference to original Simpsons Trivia questions can be found here:

https://www.absurdtrivia.com/trivia/the-simpsons

SOCIAL MEDIA

OUTSTANDING

It would be nice to have more graphics of The Simpsons characters throughout the quiz.

Unfortunately, I only had enough time to import one consistent image for everything...

DOCUMENTATION

Links to documentation on games written for the Sega Master System using devkitSMS:

http://steveproxna.blogspot.com/2017/09/devkitsms-programming-setup.html

http://steveproxna.blogspot.com/2017/11/devkitsms-programming-sample.html

http://steveproxna.blogspot.com/2018/03/devkitsms-programming-sample-ii.html

COMPANY BIO

StevePro Studios is an independent game developer that builds and publishes 80s retro arcade video games!

Founded by Steven Boland "SteveProXNA" (Jan-2007) a "one man team of one" currently based in Dublin, Ireland.

Previous Sega-based retro games published include "Candy Kid" available here:

CONTACT

Blog
http://steveproxna.blogspot.com
Email
steven_boland@hotmail.com
Twitter
[@SteveProXNA](http://twitter.com/SteveProXNA)


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