Game Description

NES-Pack is a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System created in 2016 by Wout van Poppel (Noxxa), a staff member at TASVideos. The game is quite similar to the otherwise unique 1993 classic DOS-game Jetpack.
The objective in NES-Pack is to navigate several maze-like levels collecting all the gems that appear in each, and then heading to the completion point. The player can collect power-ups in the form of fuel which grants our hero the ability to fly and also move faster. Hindering the player are gaps and obstacles that need to be jumped or flown over, barriers that can appear or disappear, and enemies that are also capable of flight themselves.
NES-Pack is quite easy to learn, but requires practice to play well. The levels combine aspects of mazes and classic platformers, requiring users to plan routes, conserve fuel, and navigate each level around enemies and other obstacles. Beginners can usually figure out how to complete the harder levels in a couple of minutes, but true masters are generally able to beat each level in under 20 seconds. The game keeps track of best times in each level as well as cumulative time, so players can keep track of how well they honed their abilities and compete with their friends.
At this stage, a demo version of the game has been released with 8 levels to choose from, ranging from the simplistic introduction game-play concepts, to the tricky to master. This version is released as a preview of what the game will offer in the future, covering all the game's mechanics, if not all the levels. Players can review it for fun and get a feel for what play will be like in the final version. Even at this stage, some competition has been ongoing by the TASVideos members trying to achieve the best scores in each level in different play categories. A more complete version of the game with many new levels to choose from is planned with a release date coinciding with a future speed TAS competition.
After failing to qualify for SGDQ, the full release was postponed indefinitely. Full release plans for NES-Pack are now cancelled, although there are still plans to re-use the NES-Pack source for another TAS-based game project. More on this in a future announcement (possibly).

Free Download of NES-Pack

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Records

Unassisted Record table

NES-Pack SGDQ Demo v1.2

LevelTimePlayer
01 - FIRST STEPS 0:02.08 Masterjun
02 - ROCKET ZONE 0:06.30 Masterjun
03 - STAR CATCH 0:03.30 Masterjun
04 - ONEWAY ROAD 0:07.67 Masterjun
05 - UP GOER 0:07.42 Masterjun
06 - SWITCH WALL 0:06.70 Masterjun
07 - COLLECTOR 0:11.32 Masterjun
08 - KITCHENSINK 0:08.85 Masterjun
Full game run 0:59.27 Masterjun [1]
[1] YouTube encode by Masterjun

TAS Record table

NES-Pack SGDQ Demo v1.2

LevelTimePlayer
01 - FIRST STEPS 0:01.95 Multiple TASers [2]
02 - ROCKET ZONE 0:04.08 TASeditor [2]
03 - STAR CATCH 0:03.22 TASeditor [2]
04 - ONEWAY ROAD 0:06.52 TASeditor [2]
05 - UP GOER 0:04.20 TASeditor [2]
06 - SWITCH WALL 0:05.92 TASeditor [2]
07 - COLLECTOR 0:08.65 TASeditor [2]
08 - KITCHENSINK 0:08.08 TASeditor [2]
Full game run 0:42.62 TASeditor [2]
[2] .fm2 by TASeditor
[3] .fm2 by Baddap1

Levels

Memory Data

Domain Address Data Type Signed Endian Description
RAM 519 Byte Unsigned Little x left
RAM 523 Byte Unsigned Little x right
RAM 516 Byte Unsigned Little y up
RAM 524 Byte Unsigned Little y down
RAM 1313 Byte Unsigned Little jetpack display
RAM 1311 Byte Unsigned Little jetpack frames
RAM 793 Byte Unsigned Little X0:00:00.00
RAM 792 Byte Unsigned Little X:00:00.00
RAM 791 Byte Unsigned Little X0:00.00
RAM 790 Byte Unsigned Little X:00.00
RAM 789 Byte Unsigned Little 0:X0.00
RAM 788 Byte Unsigned Little 0:0X.00
RAM 787 Byte Unsigned Little 0:00.XX
RAM 32 Byte Unsigned Little held buttons
RAM 55 Byte Unsigned Little animation
System Bus 0 Byte Unsigned Big X Pos
System Bus 1 Byte Unsigned Big Y Pos
System Bus 2 Byte Unsigned Big X Speed
System Bus 3 Byte Unsigned Big Y Speed
System Bus 4 Byte Unsigned Big X Subpix
System Bus 5 Byte Unsigned Big Y Subpix
System Bus 6 Byte Unsigned Big Fuel

GameResources/NES/NESPack last edited by Noxxa on 8/15/2021 10:15 PM
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