Overview

Side-scrolling platformer games are some of the most popular games ever made. Where would we be without Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo Entertainment System? It's too chilling of a question to even consider!

But, here's a question we will contemplate -- how are side-scrolling platformer game levels made? In this guide, we'll learn how to make our own levels using tile maps and sprites all inside of MakeCode Arcade. You'll then be able to play your own levels in the browser or even on a handheld device, such as the Adafruit Pybadge or Pybadge LC.

Parts

You can create and then play the game entirely in the web browser (we recommend Chrome) or, you can upload it to the Pybadge for an authentic handheld gaming experience!

Adafruit PyGamer Starter Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4277
Please note: you may get a royal blue or purple case with your starter kit (they're both lovely colors)What fits in your pocket, is fully Open...
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Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4200
Coming soon! Sign up to be notified when we have these in stockWhat's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That's...
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Adafruit PyBadge LC - MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 3939
What's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino even when you're on a budget? That's right, it's the Adafruit...
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Pink and Purple Braided USB A to Micro B Cable - 2 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4148
This cable is super-fashionable with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern!First let's talk about the cover and over-molding. We got these in custom colors,...
$3.95
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 350mAh

PRODUCT ID: 2750
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$6.95
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Adafruit Circuit Playground Lanyard

PRODUCT ID: 3987
We've got our Circuit Playground friends on lunchboxes, 
$1.95
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This guide was first published on May 10, 2019. It was last updated on May 10, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 11, 2019.