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Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« on: October 16, 2011, 03:00:34 pm »
For the Planète-Casio FX-9860G programming competition, many entries were submitted and the 10 best ones were selected to win one of the Casio PRIZM calculators offered. However, two in particular stands out more than the others, and if it wasn't for the slower loading speed present in any BASIC program, the two games in question could have been mistaken for add-ins.

First of all there is Ice Slider, a port of the iPhone game where you got to guide a penguin on a slippy surface to get food. When you start moving in a direction you cannot stop: only blocks in your way can stop you, kinda like JustCause TI-84 Plus Axe game Cubes and Squidgetx's The Psyche. It comes with a level editor and several built in levels.

It can be downloaded here, but the game is only available in French.

Secondly there is Toki Tori, a platformer game that originally came out for the Game Boy Color and later the iPhone, adapted for the FX-9860G. You have to guide Toki Tori through multiple stages (or even your own ones that you can create with the built-in level editor) and collect eggs as you go. Here is a screenshot:

Download link is available here. Like the other game above, this one is in French too.

Please note, however, that unlike several BASIC games, these two games will not run correctly on a Casio PRIZM.

On that note we would also like to congrats all the PC contest participants, results of which are located here.


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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 06:12:18 am »
Espace Prison and Baphomet were also very good games, but Toki Tori and Ice Slider were the best of this competition. We can hope that their author translates them into English seen their success among the french community (especially Ice Slider)
Sorry for my bad english, i'm french. Thanks :-)

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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 06:29:56 am »
Wow, these look really impressive for BASIC games. =) Casio BASIC looks quite nice! ^^

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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 03:45:41 pm »
Yeah true. Personally I liked most of them. As for the first two they seemed to be the ones that seemed to match games like Midnight and Serenity in terms of graphics and speed. I guess it is harder to make a good Casio BASIC game compared to TI-83+ BASIC, though, due to graphics display speed, especially on the Prizm.


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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 03:49:14 pm »
Is the display speed slower on the Prizm for some reason? O.O

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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 03:50:31 pm »
It takes about 0.3 seconds to display a pixel, letter, line, picture, etc, because of some sort of delay to send the stuff to the LCD. On the home screen it's almost as fast as on a regular 83+, though, even with color.


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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 03:52:12 pm »
Ah, ok. Too bad about the delay on the graph screen. :/

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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 03:56:38 pm »
Yeah Casio failed hardcore at coding their drawing routines. I wish someone from the community could write some sort of parser hook add-in that increases the speed by replacing the routine that is ran.


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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 09:37:39 am »
AAAAAHHHHHH! Why did you remind me of Cubes? Now I have to go finish the editor X.X
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Re: Toki Tori & Ice Slider for the FX-9860G
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 04:56:31 pm »
It's great to see contests like this for Casio calculators are getting lots of entries, neat entries!