Tina of the Stars (Complete Version)

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    Abstract: Take the role of the cute fairy Tina as she treks across three dangerous worlds to save her fellow fairies! Inspired by the game "Pacman"
    Genre: Action/Puzzle
    Engine: RPG Maker XP

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    Amongst the farthest reaches of the universe, there is a starry galaxy known as the FaefyiGalaxy. Amongst this galaxy is a lush, beautiful little planet called Pix. This planet is inhabited by the galaxy's most respected magical beings, the fairies, and on their home planet they flutter about with their wings and enjoy a peace and tranquility... Untill now.

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    One day, everything on planet pix seemed to be like any other day, blissful and quiet. Suddenly, a dark haze envelopes the entire planet, blocking out the sun and covers the land with darkness. Several comets suddenly drop from this haze, and what comes out when they crash onto the ground? Beasts, and other bizarre creatures that one can only imagine existing. They attack the citizens and wreak havoc whevever they go, sending this once-peaceful world into a panic. Up in the dark sky, a cloaked figure gazes upon the mayhem and laughs. The Space Demon, Lord Grimm of Darkness, has arrived to conquer planet Pix.

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    Among the violence caused by the monsters, a small, green-haired fairy rushes to a shrine. She bows down and makes a wish to the stars, her message became a star and flew off into space. Somewhere among the Fairy Galaxy, a space ship hovers slowly, carrying a sleeping, white-haired fairy wearing pink boxing gloves and a star-stubbed sports top. Suddenly, the ship sounds an alarm, awaking the fairy abruptly. The alarm has detected a wish to a Galaxy Warrior, and a planet is in deep trouble. This young warrior's name is Tina, and she sets her ship to warp speed to travel to the planet Pix. While this little fairy doesn't really know what she has to do yet, she has a feeling that she is about to embark on a quest that is larger than her small size.

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    Tina Halleys
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    Age: 130 (Equivalent to about 13 or 12 in human years. Fairies have a long lifespan)
    Species: Star Fairy
    Tina, is a cheery fairy whose powers are derived from stars. Since she was a young fairy, she always had a fascination in punching things and beating people up. This caused problems during her early days, but luckily, the head of the fabled Galaxy Warriors immediately took interest in her, and she has been training to become a fighter ever since. It is said Tina has a "switch" that turns her from a lovable, cheery young girl to a ferocious, merciless brawler. Regardless, she is all you could ever ask for a friend, provided you aren't starting trouble.

    Dori O. Rion
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    Age: 120
    Species: Fairy
    Dori is one of the many fairy denizens of planet Pix. She is very kindhearted and caring for others, yet she is also terribly shy and doesn't show much trust for strangers. She is a lonely fairy girl who wants to have a friend who will stick by her side, which is part of the reason why she wished for a hero to save the planet. Just as the wish was finished, however, she was captured by the demon Grimm and was promptly imprisoned. Dori waits for someone she can call a friend to save her.

    Lord Grimm
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    Age: ???
    Species: An Evil Spirit
    Bearing a wicked glare on his face, Lord Grimm finds nothing more interesting to do than to inspire fear in the hearts of people. He came from outer space to conquer the planet Pix and rid the universe of both Faries and Galaxy Warriors. While no one knows the reason for this, its believed he had some sort of grudge with the species since the beginning of time. Using the power to create monsters, Sir Grimm littered planet Pix with hostile creatures to terrorize civilians. Can Tina stop him?

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    Fool Ghouls are one of the lowest ranking monsters in Grimm's army, for a reason. They have the intellect of two-year old children, and they never seem to do anything right. The best attacks they do is simply charging into people, even so, it's most likely on accident. In spite of their names, they are not actually ghosts, but reanimated handkerchiefs.

    Bonehead
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    When Grimm realized that Tina has come to planet Pix to oppose him, he cast a spell which brought the skulls of the deceased to life. Bonehead was programmed with a tendency to stalk anyone that catches their interests, mainly Galaxy Warriors. They are slow-moving, but don't let them catch up to you!

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    A flying cyclops that preys on anything that stirs below it, especially tasty fairies. They are fast, and they hover over any wall, but their paths are predictable.

    Wheelin
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    A living wheel with a disgruntled look on its face. It drives back and forth in hopes of running someone over. A strange fact about these monsters is that they have two brains located on each side of the wheel.

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    These elemental beasts of Lord Grimms army bear a maniacal grin and hot-blooded (quite literally) personalities. They exhaust their fiery energy quickly, however, and often need to take naps to recharge. This is when they are most vulnerable.

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    Targits are "dummy monsters" created only for Grimm to hone his battling skills. Somehow, they escaped his domain and found their way into planet Pix. They do nothing in particular, and are only available to fight in bonus games.

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    When Tina arrived to planet Pix, Lord Grimm cast a curse which would turn any monster on the field into the indestructible Perforato if Tina does not destroy the beasts in a given time. Clear those monsters fast, or succumb to the power of this deadly foe!
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    Tina of the Stars is an action game with a focus on clearing the level within a given time. The objective of the game is to clear out all monsters on the screen. Unfortunately, Tina is very weak early on and a single touch from an enemy can kill her. However, every level is filled with stars for you to collect. Once you get all the stars in a stage, you can achieve your "powered" form and go on a rampage!

    Controls:
    ARROW KEYS: Move Tina

    'A' KEY: Pause the game

    ... That is all you need to play Tina of the Stars!

    Game Objects:
    HUD: These include you Lives and a timer. You are given a maximum of 3 lives in the game. If Tina comes in contact with a monster outside of her powered form, she will lose one life. If all lives are lost, then the game is over.

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    Tina can recover lives in two ways. The primary way is by eating a magical fruit called a Peacheak, which appears randomly when an enemy is defeated in Tina's powered phase (you will hear a sound confirming its presence). The second is by successfully clearing the 2nd bonus stage in the desert world of the game. Note that both life gains will only occur if you are below 3 lives.

    Every level has a unique amount of time for you to complete, displayed at the upper right hand corner of the screen. If the timer runs out, the "Perforato" enemy will appear and kill Tina, costing you a life. It is recommended that you keep moving to collect stars and defeat foes to avoid running out of time.

    STARS: Stars are scattered about each level. Tina must collect all these in order to obtain invincibility and defeat the monsters in the field. There are certain areas, like the bonus games and final boss battle, that don't require stars to complete.

    MONSTERS: Every area, except for bonus games, has a certain amount of monsters you need to defeat. Initially, Tina is vurnable, as if she comes in contact with a monster before collecting all the stars, she will lose a life. However, when Tina becomes powered, she is immune to monster attacks and can defeat them by walking straight into them. The "punched" monster will be launched towards a wall and explode, turning into a gold coin. Tina may collect these coins to convert to bonus points at the end of a level.

    Special Areas:
    BONUS GAME #1: This is a game where you attack as many "Targit" enemies as possible to gain points. The game ends once the timer runs out.

    BONUS GAME #2: This is a memory game. Tina is required to form a shape out of pink blocks within a given set of time. If Tina touches a "good" block, the block will be destroyed, but if Tina touches a "wrong" block, the game will end, and no bonuses will be rewarded.

    FINAL LEVEL: This is the only boss fight in the game, the time where Tina finally faces Lord Grimm himself. Put your skills to the test and defeat Grimm for the good of your planet!

    Tips:
    - Try to learn the movement patterns of the enemies in the game. You can find ways to exploit these patterns to your advantage.

    - You do not need to collect all of the gold coins that pop out from monsters to clear the level. If you are running out of time, make some sacrifices.

    - The faster your clear time, the more bonus points you will receive during the end of a level.

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    Graphics:
    > Green Raven (Tilesets)
    > Mea (Animations)
    > Ccoa (Star/sparkle characterset and Animations)
    > Myself (Charactersets and a few Autotiles)

    Sound:
    > Jun Chikuma
    > Clickteam (Multimedia Fusion sound package)
    > vgmusic.com
    > Sonic Team
    > Ragingmullet
    > Sillythewilly

    Scripts:
    > Punk/Punkid (Score display script)
    > Moghunter (Scene Title)
    > Trickster (Looping animations)
    > Ccoa (UMS)


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    - Pacman-styled, non-RPG gameplay
    - Colorful graphic environments
    - Fun, easy to pick up game designed for replay value.
    - Two planned gameplay modes: Normal Mode for beginners and Challenge Mode for advanced players

    Progress
    Levels: 100% done
    Scripts: 100% done
    Graphics: 100% done
    Event System: 100% done

    RPG MAKER WEB COMMUNITY TOP 10 PLAYERS:
    Beaten the game? Got a sick score? Post it here to make it to the list!

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  2. Ratty524

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    ... Not many replies, eh?

    I have just uploaded the latest download to Tina of the stars. Here are some of the changes:

    - The font of the timer was set to its default "Ariel" font as oppose to my custom "Manga Temple" font. This is because not enough people were installing the provided font file, causing a bug where the numbers of the timer were not displaying, so I just chose to leave it default.

    - The placement of the enemies in levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 were changed, as to keep enemies far from the starting position of the player so that they won't die too soon.

    - The first bonus game, where you are punching the target-shaped monsters, will now grant you an extra life at the end of the level if you are below 3 lives.

    - Addressed some crashing issues with two of the scripts in this game. There may be some still out there, but for the most part I've fixed some of the common ones.

    - Fixed a bug where the score panel would not display once you load your game from your save file.

    - The "Would you like to save your progress" screen now plays music.

    That's all
     
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  3. RATED-RKOFRANKLIN

    RATED-RKOFRANKLIN Cardfight!! Vanguard Veteran

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    I am very impressed with the custom graphics. The look reminds me of Pacman. I'll try it when I have a chance this week.
     
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    As much as I hate bringing back old topics I have an important announcement to make.

    The game is officially completed, and while there were some features I planned to implement into this game I eventually chose to scrap those ideas on the account that the game currently stands well on its own, in my opinion.

    This was a long time coming, too. I believe I've been inconsistently developing this game for about 4-3 years. :p

    Anyway, for those of you who haven't heard this news before, here are some gameplay changes to this final release of Tina of the Stars:

    1) The maximum amount of lives in this game has been changed to six, and you start with six lives accordingly.

    2) The probability of peacheak appearing to give you an extra life has been raised to accommodate.

    3) All bonus games should grant you an extra life if you are deprived of at least one life.

    4) Enemy positions have been adjusted slightly to prevent instances of dying where you stand still at the start of levels.

    5) Fixed some game-breaking bugs at the boss fight.

    6) Info about gaining extra lives has been added to the tutorial.

    Sorry for neglecting this thread, but now that I can say this is finished, all I ask of you is to enjoy! The download link has been updated accordingly.
     
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  5. dragonborn99

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    Very, very nice...


    One question I have, though is: is this game suitable for boys also?


    I think maybe you could put a gender switch option in, or would that clash with the storyline too much!?


    Because I am male and I would love to play this game!


    Can't wait to hear more of this!!!
     
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    what. why can't you play it if you're a boy?
     
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    Judging by the pictures of this game... I judge this is a chick game..... Just wondering
     
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    It kind of would, since the main character is also the titular character of this game. I intended for this game to be suitable for everyone really, but if you don't feel that this game suits your tastes that's okay.
     
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    Well, anyways this game looks very nice and I will play this one for sure!!! :D
     
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    Great custom CUTE graphics, music, and presentation. I will tell you now I am =NOT= very good at action games. I got to level 4 and those spinning devil-coins got me.

    And yes, something BAD does happen if your time runs out ! Can't think of anything to add except maybe have her wiggle and face left and right rapidly with appropriate 'wiggling' sound after she gets covered by the sandstorm instead of just appearing and walking out of it.

    Interesting concept and very original idea to turn a RPG Maker into an action game !

    As someone mentioned 'taste' earlier. If you're curious, there is an interesting article on this subject that can be found HERE.

    Me personally ? I can never turn down cute graphics ...

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  11. Zack

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    This game looks really good; you deserve way more likes and followers than you have. I'm not only going to do both, but I will play it and give you feedback as well.

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       I played this game, but died at level six. I must admit, though, it is a fantastic game! It had cute graphics, interactive, yet light-hearted gameplay, and a fun objective. It seemed like a crossover of Kirby and Pac-Man, which I enjoy. All of the features you mentioned were better and more versatile than I expected, and that is another good point in my book. It was occasionally laggy, and it froze up for a few seconds when I got star-power sometimes, but those are minor problems at the very worst. It didn't seem GIRLY, aside from the fact that the main character was pink, but again, sort of like Kirby. The lack of dialouge, which is completely appropriate for action games, helped to keep away from being girly as well. I especially admire how you managed to make this in XP, which is hard to use to begin with. I thought at first this was an IGmaker type-thing, but whatever works. Overall, I give this game 5/5 stars. I hope you keep making games like this one.
     
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    I just read that article. I admit I wasn't fully conscious of how to make this game apply to female's interest but their are so many parallels. xD

    The choice of a Tina as a main character, for the most part, came out of a desire to see more heroines in games, especially since many games are undoubtedly catered to young males.

    ... Oh and I too can never turn down cute graphics. :3

    Thanks a lot! I've distributed this game in two other communities as well, and it doesn't seem to be that popular nonetheless. I think the primary reason was that I took longer than needed on the development process, but at least this game got featured this month on RMN. xD

    It was indeed difficult to develop this game in RMXP, especially since the most I used in terms of scripting was just an animation display system, a score window, and a CMS, the meat and potatoes of this game were in event systems, and just thinking about the numerous technical problems that arose in this game's development makes me shudder, but it really makes me more than happy to see not only this game getting completed, but people like you enjoying it.

    In hindsight I probably made the last two levels a bit too hard.
     
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    This looks incredible!

    I can't play at the moment (not on a PC), but when I get home, I'm totally going to be posting my score =]

    It looks like a lot of time and effort went into this, and I'm sure that I will be more than impressed!
     
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