Arlasoft has been busy creating more Channel F games! Three new games have been launched for the system: 2048, Threes and Centipede
2048 for Fairchild Channel F
A game for the Fairchild Channel F, written in F8 assembly language over the course of around 24 hours.
This is the classic modern-day mobile puzzle game 2048. The aim is to create a block containing the number 2048. When you move the controls in a direction, the blocks will move in that direction until they hit another block or the edge of the grid.
When a moving block meets a stationary block of the same value, they combine to create a block with double the value, which clears space on the grid.
3rees for Fairchild Channel F
A game for the Fairchild Channel F, written in F8 assembly language. As an adaption of the game 2048, it took just a few hours to add the graphics and the extra rules that make Threes a trickier game to master than 2048.
The aim is to get the highest score possible before you run out moves.
When you move the joystick all the blocks that have space will move ONE square in that direction. When a moving block of 3 or above meets a stationary block of the same value, they combine to create a block with double the value.
Unlike 2048, blocks containing 1 or 2 can only combine with each other and not themselves, therefore it’s important to keep an eye on them and make sure 1’s or 2’s are not bunched together filling up the grid.
Centipede – Channel F
Port of the classic 1981 arcade game.
The basic idea is to shoot and avoid the centipede, as well as other enemies such as spiders, fleas and scorpions.
When a centipede hits a mushroom, he will drop down one row and turn around.
When you shoot a centipede, he will split and the second part will generate a new head. Shooting the head scores more points than the body.
Mushrooms can be poisoned (turned blue) by the scorpion and will cause the centipede to dive straight for the bottom of the screen.
You can see all of Arlasoft’s Channel F games here.