Game Boy Advance Demo

Download GBA (48KB)The primitive beginnings of an attempt to reverse engineer the isometric map style featured in Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

How to Play

Download and run this Gameboy Advance ROM on a flashcart or emulator:

Windows: VisualBoy Advance Mac OS: Boycott Advance Others: Zophar.net

How It Works

It doesn't. Not in this demo at least. The idea, however, is as follows:

  1. The map uses two layers:
    1. A background (shown at half opacity)
    2. A single layer for anthing that can occlude sprites
  2. Our pom-pom adorned friend can be situated more tightly between occluding areas than his less subdivided predecessors.
  3. The background color is altered during horizontal interrupts to add a gradient behind everything.