|Not that I actually tried designing them. I mean, putting
Internet speak into a level’s design is SOOOOO gauche.
So I reduced the cell size to 8 x 8, allowing me to cram more details, hallways, twists and turns into a single level:
|This might be a little overboard.
|Possible new user interface.|
The addition of a round timer below the round counter. To my knowledge, all arcade games have a way for it to reliably to bring itself to a game over state, in case the player(s) abandon the machine mid-game. That way, it wouldn’t waste precious quarter-sucking time. For many arcade games this comes naturally, by having enemies that persistently chase and/or attack the player(s) until all lives are lost. For games that don’t have that guarantee (Gonna Catcha included), a round timer is used to make sure the game ends.
Also, if the either the number of lives remaining or number of spirits in-hand exceed five, then that counter will switch to a digital counter: