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Rainbow Road (

By zeroone, submitted on Jan 27, 2013
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This game was submitted in the Java4K 2013 Competition.
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The longest and most treacherous course in Mario Kart, Rainbow Road is a wild ride unlike any other. Its hypnotic curves and stomach-turning drops are enough to shake even the steadiest racers.

Driving through an Item Box will yield one of the following items:

Green Shells fire directly forward of the player.

Red Shells home in on the opponent whose rank is one higher than the player.

Blue Shells navigate along the track until it homes in on the player who is currently in first, potentially hitting other players along the way.

Banana Peels cause the kart to spin-out, slowing it down a little.

Fake Item Boxes resemble regular Item Boxes, but they are upside-down. Instead of bestowing items, they cause crashes.

Mushrooms grant a brief burst of speed. When using multiple mushrooms, it is more effective to space out the bursts rather than consuming them all at once.

Stars make the player temporarily invulnerable to all damage. In addition, a player using a star travels faster and can run over other players.

Thunderbolts temporarily shrink all the other racers making them slower and weaker. Shrunken players can be driven over.


X = Accelerate
C = Use items

User Comments

Total 3 comments:

#1 By Sri Harsha Chilakapati Jan 28, 2013 at 14:51:52
Two bugs. I've also commented on JGO. 1) The game flickers seriously sometimes when I use the banana item. 2) The player sprite sometimes becomes smaller. But a nice game for 4K. Can't believe my eyes to see the game in < 4K. The source code itself is 38.9 KB. Did you use any other compression? I see generally .class files are more in size than their sources
#2 By zeroone Feb 2, 2013 at 17:21:17
@Sri Harsha Chilakapati Thanks for playing. It sounds like you are actually describing features rather than bugs. When you apply the star, you become temporarily invulnerable and the player flickers until it is used up. However, in the most recent version, the player cycles through different colors instead, a better visual indication of star power. And, thunderbolts temporarily shrink all the other racers making them slower and weaker.
#3 By neptune12100 Apr 1, 2014 at 09:50:07
Nice job! I got 2nd place.

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