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Game Trivia Catechism

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Game Trivia Catechism -The Secret of Mister X-
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General
Author(s)DesertDog (Multiple:Option)
TypeTrivia
Version20080819
LicenceMixed
Links
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Website
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Game Trivia Catechism -The Secret of Mister X- is a multiple-choice trivia game, testing your knowledge of video gaming. It can be played as straight trivia, or as part of a story that follows Mister X's journey through the King of Game Trivia Tournament. Two new game modes allows players to tackle challenging missions, or try practice mode and perhaps learn something.

It was ranked 6th in the the the NEO Summer Coding Compo 2008 Coding.

Features

  • 400 questions spanning the history of video games
  • Retro-styled chiptune soundtrack
  • 4 game modes
  • Rumble Pak support

Installation

  1. Download and extract file
  2. DLDI patch it and copy it to the root directory of the card

User guide

Trivia and Story Mode

You have two minutes to answer the allotted number of questions. You are graded from "A+" (95% correct) to "F" (below 50% correct). If you run out of time, you will not receive any grade higher than a "C".

Mission Mode

Each mission has a specific objective to complete. Objectives are displayed on the menu.

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Saving

This game allows you to save your progress via DLDI. On first play, the game will create the save file "gtc2_sav.sav" on your flash cart. If you find that saving does not work, please try manually patching the game with the appropriate DLDI patch for your flash cart. If it still doesn't work, you're out of luck. Please choose the "continue without saving" option on the initial menu, which will let you play the game in any case.

Controls

Story Mode:

A - Continue/Next

Trivia Mode:

A, B, X, Y - Answer choice

Media

Compatibility

Tested on R4 Revolution and Neo MK5 DX. Runs in DeSmuME emulator but does not support saving (see Issues).

Known Issues

  • Saving does not work in DeSmuME (as of 2008/06). May work in other emus (No$GBA, IDeaS), but haven't tried.
  • No sleep mode

Changelog

20080819

  • Initial Release

Credits

Music Credits - CC-Licensed by-nc-sa

"All of Us" - Eric Skiff (glitchnyc.com)
"Race To The Stars" - 8-Bit Terror (myspace.com/8bitterrorcybergrind)
"[48h challenge] - A variety of Funks" - PDF format (myspace.com/pdfmusic)
"FINAL BOSS" - Breakfast Afternoon (myspace.com/breakfastafternoon)
"Good Moods" - Circles (myspace.com/circlesarerad)
"the end of the beginning" - ne7 (ne7.untergrund.net)
"dear_sir_or_madam" - 777minus111 (virb.com/777minus111)
"A Walk In The Woods" - Girljoy (myspace.com/girljoymusic)
"Dark and Light" - Nintendude (myspace.com/nintendudes)
"The Girl Oceanic Demo" - Falco Lombardi (myspace.com/lylatcore)

Thanks Devkitpro - DS Homebrew tools - www.devkitpro.org

PALib & PAlib Forums - DS Homebrew tools & dev help - www.palib.info

DeSmuME - DS emulator - desmume.sourceforge.net

8bit Collective - Chiptune source - 8bitcollective.com

All musical artists that appear in the game