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How to make a side scrollers game?

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Recently I want to make a side scrollers game like the old game Super Mario ! But i donot have any experience about this . So , can somebody post some web links here about this type game ?

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There's a complete tutorial on how to make a side-scroller at:
http://jnrdev.72dpiarmy.com/

Some more threads related to side scrollers that popped up when I typed "side scroller tutorial" into the search box.
http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=263877
http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=217872

There may be more in the GDNet articles section, or at GPWiki.org, take a look over there.

Good Luck.

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Em, and now I am so puzzle about the MapEditor !
I think i'd better to find some tools which can help me with the map edit !
can somebody tell me some tools ? A tile-map Editor!

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I also recommend Tonypa's excellent tutorial on tile based games, here:

http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/

He uses Flash for language though, but the code is really easy to understand (if you're a novice programmer) and can easily be translated to C/C++ code. It's a very good read for understanding the "mechanics" behind a tile based game.

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