Meteor Swarm (NES)

Meteor Swarm NES Title ScreenMeteor 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
Meteor Swarm NES Game Screen

Meteor Swarm - NES - Released For Beta Testing

The conversion of my Meteor Swarm game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is almost complete and has been sent off for Beta testing.
I thought I would give you an idea of what the game is about and how it is running on the NES.

Meteor Swarm NES Gameplay

Read more