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Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:35 am
by QuartexGames
So, somebody once (or twice) suggested Rush Search to be added in 1.5. Well now we have 1.5 but no Rush. Why? Because of complicated programming of some things Rush digs up, I mean B O L T S
Yeah. Bolts are the only problem here, I think so. Buuuuuuut I have an idea for how it can work! The answer is...
















...removing bolts. Yeah, so I have two options:
1) Rush Search can dig up Health and Energy capsules, some other scraps that will disappear after a while. No Bolts. No problem.

2) Rush can also dig up Bolts. I figured out if shop will get added, if wouldn't be fair to get Bolts everytime we pick them up in a level.
So, every Bolt Rush will dig up Mega Man can collect. Bolts give a portion of health as well as energy:
-Small Bolt gives 5 health and weapon energy.
-Big Bolt gives 10 health and 10 weapon energy.

Rush Search shouldn't dig up Yashichis, Weapon/Character Capsules or E/M Tanks. Keys count here as well.

It is probably possible, digging up can work like the Wheel of Fortune. I think it will work but should be added in 1.7. Whad do you think?

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:45 am
by Mega1221
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Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:35 pm
by LeonardMan
I would go with option 1, eliminate bolts entirely.

But I was wondering... Remember how, by digging on very specific places, Rush would dig up one-time permanent power-ups like the Energy Balancer and the PU Fist? What if we had a "buried item" object, that could be set up to contain a key, weapon capsule, or some other one-time thing? When Rush Search digs it up, the "buried item" object is permanently destroyed (this is remembered by checkpoints). The "buried item" would be an invisible tile, so it's up to the level creator to use good level design to hint the player where to dig.

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:55 pm
by QuartexGames
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:35 pm
I would go with option 1, elimitane bolts entirely.

But I was wondering... Remember how, by digging on very specific places, Rush would dig up one-time permanent power-ups like the Energy Balancer and the PU Fist? What if we had a "buried item" object, that could be set up to contain a key, weapon capsule, or some other one-time thing? When Rush Search digs it up, the "buried item" object is permanently destroyed (this is remembered by checkpoints). The "buried item" would be an invisible tile, so it's up to the level creator to use good level design to hint the player where to dig.
Well, as I wrote...
QuartexGames wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:35 am
Rush Search shouldn't dig up Yashichis, Weapon/Character Capsules or E/M Tanks. Keys count here as well.
But a buried item object sounds good. It may work, but imagine programming an invisible tile that is placed on tiles. In my opinion it should be some kind of a crack in a tile. Like those steam cracks in Wave Man's Stage

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:55 pm
by TheCreativeEye
Doesn't rush search find items only in specific places?

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:01 pm
by phunguy06
TheCreativeEye wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Doesn't rush search find items only in specific places?
I'm pretty sure that only applies to powerups/key items you can find with Rush Search. (e.g. Exit utility, Auto's Megabolt i forgot what it was called)

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm
by LeonardMan
TheCreativeEye wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Doesn't rush search find items only in specific places?
For one-time power-ups like the Energy Balancer, yes. For more common things like life capsules, it can find them anywhere.
QuartexGames wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:55 pm
It may work, but imagine programming an invisible tile that is placed on tiles.
How about the invisible object is placed in the empty square ABOVE the tile you're supposed to dig into?

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:59 am
by Brazencoronet17
Shop be deconfirmed I'm not sure this will work

Re: Rush Search

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:38 am
by QuartexGames
Brazencoronet17 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:59 am
Shop be deconfirmed I'm not sure this will work
I haven't mentioned shop, because of bolts shop can't be added so at least there should be effect given to bolts R. Search digs up or removing them.