Spent some quality time with RETRO today…before leaping into building my own game(s), I figured it’d make sense to start by modding the Pong game that comes pre-loaded. Here’s the result of a few tweaks:
I added text for the lives remaining, and added scoring. Also modified the speed initialization, so it starts a little faster, and bumps the speed every time you score the next 100 points (currently it resets to the default if you lose a life). Also added sounds when the ball bounces off the walls, as well as a sound when you lose a life, or the game is over.
And no, those aren’t my hands…that’s my youngest playing. He and his brother both thought it was pretty fun, which is high praise coming from the Xbox generation.