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Macromedia® Flash™ MX ActionScript for Fun & Games by Gary Rosenzweig

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Chapter 16. Arcade Games

Arcade Games

When most people think of computer games, they think of classic computer arcade games, such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede, and Lunar Lander. In this chapter, you will create games in this genre.

The first game you’ll build is a generic space combat game in which you shoot at objects coming at your ship. Then, you’ll look at a similar game played from a different perspective called Space Rocks. Next, you’ll build a maze chase game, and then a game called Moon Lander. We’ll end with a slightly more advanced arcade game called a platform scroller. ...

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