Does anyone besides me remember that old game that came with Windows 95 called Hover!? I first played it during my freshman year of high school when my dad got a new computer.
Since then, I have searched for it online from time to time, but you try doing a Google search for “hover!”.
On Saturday, I finally found it.
There are only three mazes, the graphics suck, and if your resolution isn’t 256 colours, it yells at you (yes, even if you’re set to use =more= than 256 colours), but damn is it still fun!
Apart from its obvious drawbacks, I find it annoying that I can’t create new mazes or textures. The files in question are .maz and .tex files, but I haven’t found anything that will open them so I can create my own (possibly higher-res) graphics.
What I would love is for someone to take this game and remake it with better graphics, better audio (although, the audio that’s currently there isn’t all that bad), more mazes and multiplayer capabilities. So, all you programmers out there, this really doesn’t seem to be that complex of a task, I just don’t have the necessary skills.
Anyone want to take a stab at it? I’d be willing to work on the graphics, audio, and anything else within my realm of abilities. I’d even be willing to learn how to do some of the necessary programming.
UPDATE: I was just playing Hover! and I got up to level 29 with 2,019,000 points; a new personal record.
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