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Virtual Buffalo

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Updated
Author
kantackistan
Public Key
D85J3B3
Min. Compat.
All
Version
1.0.4
Size
753 KB
Rating
26 votes
Description Virtual Buffalo may look like a pet simulator, but don't be fooled: This bovid is always seconds away from death, and needs all your concentration just to survive another day! Press buttons with matching colors to complete a slog of split-second minigames. But be warned, the controls keep changing the longer you play! Will you be able to remember which button is which when they're all grayed out and switching places with each other? Instructions Supports Circle Pad, D-Pad, ABXY, or Touch controls. Colorblind Accessible Mode: From the main menu, press Down while holding L and R. Pause: Tap the Timer circle. (You cannot pause in the middle of a minigame.) Music Note Button: Toggles all music Speaker Button: Toggles all sound Striped Button: Toggles scan line overlay Lightning Button: Toggles flashing light effects Hard, Medium, Easy, Medium, Hard, Medium, Easy, 8, 6, 4, 6, 8, 6, 4, 4, 8, Easy, 4, 8, Easy, Easy, Medium, Hard Notes Cool Features:
  1. Fully animated characters and objects
  2. Procedurally generated music (Medium/Hard difficulty only)
  3. Multiple variations on rules per minigame
  4. CRT-style scan lines
  5. Original NES Font
  6. Local leaderboards
  7. Asynchronous "lazy loading" system (No loading screens!)
  8. Progressive difficulty
  9. Ability to toggle individual minigames (Disable the ones you hate, or practice 1 on 1 until you've mastered them)
Credit for the "Lullabye" and "Easy Mode" melodies go to Plastiware and Marjask respectively.
Categories
Keywords
  • Virtual
  • Buffalo
  • bison
  • giraffe
  • pet
  • simulator
  • mini
  • game
  • games
  • minigame
  • minigames
111 Comment(s) ChaseCZ ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself This game is really fun! I just don't understand how you can make games like this on SmileBASIC. Awesome! ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength SMILEBASIC:as powerful as lua ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength The cheat code does nothing ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength i was looking at the code trying to figure out why the cheat code doesn't do anything and found 3 unused minigames: ARCHERY, SAFECRACK & PONG. then i found shower kantackistan kantackistan Weird, it's definitely working on my end. It's one long code and you can't take forever to type it in. Can you maybe take a video of you trying to enter it so I can debug? ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength if there's a time limit, that may be the problem kantackistan kantackistan The pitches the buttons make form an actual song if you get it right. So try memorizing the notes and playing it like a keyboard. (It's part of a piano duet I can't find the name of.) ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength But why tho? ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength wait i accidentally pressed 4 when i shouldn't have ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength S O F U N kantackistan kantackistan Patch Notes:
  1. Version number added to title screen
  2. Added touch screen icons for toggling scan lines and flashing screens
  3. SLOTS now indicates any valid color, regardless of timing
  4. Fixed 5+ digit scores not drawing properly
  5. Added additional music snippets to Medium/Hard BGM
random_guy random_guy Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Reading I like to read books! Hobbies Halloween 2017 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source Halloween 2017 Contest! Programming Contest what a masterpiece, you WILL win again! Nathaniel Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements I found a minor bug: If the player manages to get a score over 9999 then, when the game is over, the last number on the counter will kind of overlay itself. kantackistan kantackistan Good catch! Got a fix for that in 1.0.1 Nathaniel Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements Another minor bug:It's possible to see the top of the giraffe's neck (which disturbingly doesn't have a head) after failing the flappy game via a pipe. ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength ANOTHER minor bug:when the giraffe is sleeping, their neck DISSAPEARS AND ANOTHER ONE:on an instrument minigame, (guitar or drums) if you get 3 button presses correct but 1 wrong, you'll win anyway kantackistan kantackistan The real question is... Do I extend the neck further? Or do I add a head? I'll have to decide on one of those for the next release... I'll fix the sleeping glitch, but all rhythm-based minigames (GUITAR, DANCE, and DRUMS) will count it as a win as long as you get the majority of notes. Since there's always 4 notes per each, you only need 3 to win. If you'd like to disable this feature, you can switch the ZHARDASS variable to 1. ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength ok suggestion:add a head to the giraffe tho if you decide you want to extend the neck instead that's ok HTV04 HTV04 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength April Fool's 2017 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source April Fool's 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements This game is really cool! I like how fast-paced it is, you really have to concentrate in order to keep up. The style of gameplay you use in your programs is also cool too, it makes them seem more simplistic and user-friendly! Maybe you could release a library or something to allow others to use the UI in their programs too! I sure would! This is awesome! There’s one bug though: when disabling the CRT filter, the colon for the clock doesn’t appear. Normally this wouldn’t be much of a problem, but it actually crashes the game when you score on the leaderboards. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks! kantackistan kantackistan Oh sorry! I should mention the Z debug menu is not really meant to be messed with. Half of them are depreciated. There's definitely some unhandled exceptions if you go in and change the code. Instead I added a button on the touch screen where you can toggle it at any time. Nathaniel Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements I love the game so far! Though, you should add some form of progression. Like unlockable color themes, bonus minigames, a sound test, etc. There should also be a way to exit the to the home menu while playing (if that doesn't take away from the game). Also, how did you take those screenshots and put them in an animated loop? kantackistan kantackistan Thanks! There's a progression plan in place: Up until the deadline I'm planning to add more minigames and new modes when they're ready. Essentially what you're playing is the Beta, and there will be multiple updates before final release (voting starts). I opted for that instead of locking things away at the start. You can tap the Timer between minigames to pause and return to the menu. Hard difficulty does not have that feature. The "screenshots" you're seeing are heavily doctored fakes. Lots of MSpaint, Paint.net, Adobe Flash, GIMP, the works. ToadIsTheBest ToadIsTheBest Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength The touch screen “screenshot” doesn’t have the music or sound toggle buttons! KingCo KingCo Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Dude, the animations in this game are Awesome, and I love all the mini games (besides the slots one)! 9/10 if I'm being honest! kantackistan kantackistan Haha yeah SLOTS is due for a balance patch. In the next release, the plan is to indicate which color is being pushed even if it's not lined up properly. KingCo KingCo Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Sounds good! I can't wait! kantackistan kantackistan Planning on multiple patches before the deadline, so if anything else needs work I'm all ears! JustGreat JustGreat First Month Joined in the very first month of SmileBASIC Source Website Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Wait, so is this like MyPet but fleshed out? kantackistan kantackistan I admit I haven't played that one yet. Got a link for me? The virtual pet theme is more like an excuse plot. The real heart of the game is trying to keep track of your ever-changing controls. As if somebody was messing with your controller to try and trip you up. JustGreat JustGreat First Month Joined in the very first month of SmileBASIC Source Website Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself I made this comment before I actually played the game, sorry. ProKuku is right that it is very similar to WarioWare. MyPet is no longer around, AFAIK. None of the download keys still on the site work, though I could host a mirror for you if you're interested in it. It was a simplistic pet simulator by Tgaming548 (now called h267 on the forums), but after a while of it being on the frontpage, I think he deleted it out of embarrassment for what it was. kantackistan kantackistan I don't blame you in the slightest: VBUF is meant to be misleadingly intense despite the premise. That might explain why I never heard of it: if it was deleted out of embarrassment. So thanks for the offer, but I'll decline. (I know too well what it's like to be embarrassed by your older work.) ProKuku ProKuku Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself OMG, this is so much like WarioWare! I love it! randomous randomous Power User Robot Hidden Easter Eggs Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies How do you make all this amazing stuff. Also, aren't you entering this in the contest? Don't forget to add the category! kantackistan kantackistan Whoops, good call! Totally forgot to add the categories. Thanks!
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