NAME

Games::Nintendo::Mario::Hearts - a superclass for Italian plubmers who can take a beating

VERSION

version 0.209

SYNOPSIS

  use Games::Nintendo::Mario::Hearts;

  my $noone = Games::Nintendo::Mario::Hearts->new;

  print $hero->hearts . '/' . $hero->max_hearts; # at 1/3 health
  $hero->powerup('heart');                       # up to 2/3!
  $hero->powerup('heart');                       # full health!

  print "It's-a me!  ", $hero->name, "!\n";      # 'Mario'

  $hero->powerup('heart');                       # Nothing happens.

  $hero->damage for (1 .. 3);                    # cue the Mario Death Music

DESCRIPTION

This class subclasses Games::Nintendo::Mario, providing a class for further subclassing. It adds the hearts and max_hearts methods, described below, and it causes Mario to die when his hearts count reaches zero. This behavior is found in SMB2 and the Wario games.

All of the methods described in the Mario interface exist as documented, but the only powerup in this class is 'heart' and the only state is 'normal'

PERL VERSION

This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.

METHODS

hearts

This method returns the number of hearts the plumber currently has. It defaults to 1 at creation.

max_hearts

This method returns the number of heart containers currently in the plumber's heart meter. It defaults to 3 at creation.

damage

powerup

These methods are defined in Games::Nintendo::Mario.

games

This is an abstract subclass for Mario classes, and does not represent any one game.

AUTHOR

Ricardo SIGNES <cpan@semiotic.systems>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2003 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.