Help your crab beat up all the other crabs at the beach by programming assembly. Don’t forget you only move sideways. Read the manual below to proceed.
I made this game for a local 6 hour game jam. It is unpolished but very fun to play!
There are 5 registers
A: General purpose accumulator. Default argument for some op codes as documented below.
M: Motor control. Your crab can only crawl sideways. M controls its movement. If it’s positive, then it moves to the right and vice versa. Note: movement is only actuated for every cycle after M register has been set.
MOV 1 M ; no movement NOP ; moves 1 to the right NOP ; moves 1 to the right MOV 0 M ; moves 1 to the right NOP ; stands still MOV -10 M ; stands still NOP ; moves 1 to the left
H: General purpose register. Originally intended for object detection
R: Rotation mod 4. Note: 0 is down, increments clockwise. This register is readonly but can be indirectly changed via
LABEL:: Labels must be on their own line (cannot be followed by other instructions unlike zachtronics games).
MOV 10 A L: SUB 1 A JGZ L
MOV 1 A MOV R A
ADD 1 A ADD A A SUB 1 M
NEG reg: Negates value in register.
NOPNo operation. Also known as noop
JMP label: Point the instruction pointer to specified label.
JEZ: Jump if A == 0
JNZ: Jump if A != 0
JGZ: Jump if A > 0
JLZ: Jump if A < 0
JRO: Unconditional relative jump with immediate value or value from register.
JRO -1 ; jump to previous instruction JRO 1 ; jump to following instruction JRO A ; relative to jump the instruction stored in A
RCW: Rotate clockwise
RCC: Rotate counterclockwise
The first level can be solved using this code:
MOV -1 M L: JMP L
C-return to step through your code.
C-c to stop debugger.
The game is surprisingly fun and in the future I would like to add mechanics such as boss fights, object detection, fork/join (similar to REPL in Exapunks).