Programming 11/12: ActionScript Assignment 5

For this assignment, you will create a simple top-down vertical shooter game similar to classics like 1942 and Raiden. The assignment will review keyboard events, frame events, and collision detections.

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Evaluation: The game is marked out of 10 based on the following criteria:

  • Player (2 marks)
    • Player is controlled by the arrow keys. Transition to diagonal movement is allowed. (1 mark)
    • Laser is projected from the player when space bar is pressed. (1 mark)
  • Enemy (3 marks)
    • Enemy moves from top to bottom. (1 mark)
    • Enemy respawns randomly at the top of the stage when it reaches bottom or when it is destroyed (whichever happens first). (1 marks)
    • Enemy fires a bullet some time after entering stage. (1 mark)
  • Collisions (3 marks)
    • Player laser destroys enemy.
    • Enemy destroys player when they collide.
    • Enemy bullets destroy player.
  • Other Considerations (2 marks + bonus)
    • Try again prompt (or frame) is displayed when player is destroyed. (1 mark)
    • Player and enemy can only shoot if they are still alive. (1 mark)
    • Bonus: Enemy bullet is fired in the direction of the player. (bonus +1)


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