What is the best way to create enemies in a tile based side-scroller game? I can think of 2 different ways. Either manually place enemies on the tilemap or random their position.
If I random their position I have to check for collision. If I manually place them I can make sure they never collide with an object. What's the best way to do this?
I am using http://www.mapeditor.org/ to create my tilemap.