Catch the Eggs

Total points possible Uses
10 LED display, buttons


In this challenge you will test the player’s ability to catch an egg in a basket. Imagine there is a chocolate egg dropping from the sky. The player must catch the egg before it hits the ground. The player can move either right or left by using the A and B buttons on the micro:bit. If the egg hits the floor the game ends.

Basic Game

Collect points for these stages:

Tasks Points
Display a welcome message. 1
Create loop for the game which repeats every second. 1
Create a player sprite in column 0, row 3. 1
Move the player sprite to the right if button B is pressed and left if button A is pressed. Hint: store the position of the player in a list player = [0,0]. 1
Create an egg sprite. The egg will start at the top of the display and move down 1 pixel every time the game loop repeats. Hint: store the position of the egg in a list egg = [0,0]. 1
Create the egg sprite in a random column on the display. Hint: use random.randint(0,4). 1
Every time the loop repeats, check whether the player has collided with the egg. If there is a collision, the player has caught the egg and the game ends. Display an image or message to congratulate the player. 2
If the egg drops to the bottom of the display and there has been no collision then set the position of the egg to a random column at the top of the display. 1

Extra points

Tasks Points
Let the player continue catching eggs until they drop one. When the game ends, display the player’s score. 1