Most of us know the Kanohi Masks very well, along with their powers in the BIonicle Universe. But how does that translate to Video games? If you were designing the Perfect Bionicle Game how would you program the masks?
Post your ideas below. If you like a mask function in an existing game go ahead and talk about it.
Personally, I would try to give every mask a passive and active ability. A Passive ability is a buff that’s on all the time, where as an active ability has to been turned on and off or can only be used for a limited time.
HAU - Great mask of Shielding
Passive - Increases players defense
Active - Creates a temporary shield or a shield in front of player
PAKARI - Great mask of Strength
Passive - Increases players Attack
Active - Allows player to move heavy objects
KAKAMA - Great mask of Speed
Passive - Increases players speed
Active - Allows player to use a limited “Run Mode”
MIRU - Great mask of Levitation
Passive - Decreases fall damage and increases player’s jump
Active - Allows player to glide or use a “slow-fall”
KAUKAU - Great mask of Underwater Breathing
Passive - Allows player to breath underwater or increases breath time.
Active - (doesn’t really have one)
AKAKU - Great mask of X-Ray Vision
Passive - Allows player to see characters in his mini-map
Active - Allows player to see through walls and use a zoom option
- Has the powers of all Great and noble masks.
(NOTE: I tried to make the Kanohi Nuva masks significantly more powerful to make up for the loss of the Golden Kanohi. Also, if the game is multi-playered, Nuva mask powers are allowed to be shared between a company or players near by.)
HAU NUVA - Nuva mask of Shielding
Passive - Increased defense significantly
Active - creates a powerful shield
PAKARI NUVA - Nuva mask of Strength
Passive - Increased Attack significantly
Active - allows player to move even heavier objects
KAKAMA NUVA - Nuva mask of Speed
Passive - Increases Speed
Active - Unlimited Run mode plus faster run mode
MIRU NUVA - Nuva mask of Levitation
Passive - Increases Jump and reduces all fall damage to 0
Active - Allows player to fly or a farther glide
KAUKAU NUVA - Nuva mask of Underwater Breathing
Passive - Unlimited Breath time.
AKAKU NUVA - Nuva mask of X-Ray Vision
Passive - Allows to see character on map
Active - More powerful zoom option
KANOHI VAHI - Legendary mask of Time
- Allows player to go into and “Acceleration-Mode” were everything else is going in slow motion. (The idea is that the player increases his own time so as to go faster than everyone else.)