Hmm...I don't know. I just know that many of the side-scrollers
produced in the 1980's for the Atari, Colleco, and NES, all pretty
much started with the main character on the left hand side of the
level, and he/she moved right until they reached the next level. Lots
of games were like that. Smirf Rescue, Double Dragon, Mario Brothers,
Legen of Kage, you name it all pretty much stuck to the basic format.
You Walked right, jumped over pits, chasms, lava, man eating plants,
etc while avoiding some enemies scattered throughout the level.


On 7/21/11, Jacob Kruger <jac...@mailzone.co.za> wrote:
> Is it possible that something as silly as the fact that western writing goes
> left to right is what makes almost all games start off in that direction?
> OTOH, remember playing some or other martial arts game a very long time
> ago - in 80s where you standardly traveled right to left, but can't even
> remember the name of it, and maybe that was partly due to oriental writing
> travelling in the other direction AFAIK?
> Stay well
> Jacob Kruger
> Blind Biker
> Skype: BlindZA
> '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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