Ultra Air Hockey (Sega Genesis/CD)
Ultra Air Hockey (Sega Genesis/CD homebrew port) is the new and exciting, multi-platform, Air Hockey indie video game, in-progress as homebrew for the Sega Genesis/Sega CD, originally created for PC, and ported to Unity3D as a Deluxe version. The Sega Genesis/CD ports of the game were once previously being built with the BEX basic compiler, but due to some major issues, bottlenecks, and limitation of that compiler, is now being rewritten and refactored with the Sega Genesis Development Kit (SGDK), a C Library created for development for Genesis games using the GNU GCC compiler and an IDE of choice (preferably Eclipse or Code::Blocks).
Unlike the other Air Hockey video games out for other platforms, Ultra Air Hockey has various features that make it unique and fun, including:
1 and 2 Player modes
Each difficulty has a different size for the goals
x3 difficulty settings per mode
Easy (small goal)
Medium (larger goal)
Hard (largest goal)
Powerups are collectible by hitting the powerup icon with hockey puck
Powerup is then kept in reserve until player uses it
x 9 powerups
Creates 3 pucks in play!
Makes your stick x3 bigger
Puts a giant wall in the middle of the table!
Blocks offensive attacks by the opponent
Opponent is taken out of the game until next goal
Makes players invisible for a brief amount of time
Randomly places x7 bumpers on the table
Puck and sticks physically interact with them!
Sega Genesis version
Music is played through the Sega Genesis' hardware YM2612 Yamaha chip
Features FM and DAC instruments/samples playing simultaneously!
Music playback powered by the Echo Sound Engine, which runs on the Genesis' z80 processor
One different song, specific to the Sega Genesis version
Sega CD version
Music files will be played back through the Sega CD's Redbook Audio CDDA.
Public domain, classic .mod chiptunes
x14 Chiptunes (from the modarchive.org)
x3 for the difficulty modes
x7 for the powerups
Box and pixel-perfect collision detection
Semi-intelligent and challenging opponent AI!
Sega Genesis/CD versions
Sound effects played back through the Echo Sound Engine as DAC samples on the z80 processor
DAC sound effects interrupt DAC instruments for songs
Original, exciting sound effects!
Creative Common sounds from Freesound.org
What the current score is
Who is winner
High quality, fun game, for family and friends!
VGM Soundtrack of game (with VGM ROM Player, for Real Hardware™ available at the Music page)
No download available yet, as the game is still under development!
(Currently from the older BEX build)
EagleSoft Ltd Intro (Retro edition)
Options Screen (simplified)
Player selection screen
Newer SGDK builds:
Older BEX builds: