I finally finished my last front-end freeCodeCamp project! I still want to go back and review my previous projects before I say I’ve actually finished the front-end sections!
The idea of the project was to recreate the Simon game/toy. It’s a handheld game that was super popular in the 70’s and 80’s, that had four different coloured buttons arranged in a circle. The buttons would light up and play a noise in a specific sequence and your job was to repeat that sequence. For the first turn, there would only be one ‘move’ to remember, but each turn would add another to build a long sequence of ‘moves’. If you make a single mistake, you lose the game!
I think this is one of the first projects I’ve completed where I’ve really worked on personalising it. I’m a big fan of the Legend of Zelda games. Because I didn’t have any firsthand experience with the handheld Simon game, as I was reading descriptions and instructions for the game, I was thinking about Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In that video game you’re shown sequences that make up ocarina songs, and then you have to play them from memory. It’s not quite the same as Simon, but it’s got the same button pushing/sound to make up a sequence, and it was the most similar thing I could relate it to. I’ve seen a few people apply a retro look to previous projects, and I thought it always looked pretty good, so I decided to do that.
I really enjoyed working on this project! There are a lot of features I’d like to add, and this is something I look forward to working on more in the future!