I would love to make a SpyHunter clone for the fun of it..
I would use a top down tilemap that scrolls and have my car use the 8-direction behavior without using any direction but side to side.
Wherever you drop your car object is where it will start.. I would put an invisible spawn object at its starting point and have that create a new player after death or at start.
Your boundries could be invisible sprites and... I better stop before I run off and change my project..
I didn't see a tutorial as such for this type but ANY top scroller, 1945, space, etc will work.. what is difference in a spaceship going back and forth to shoot falling aliens and a car going back and forth to dodge cars... nothing but the graphics..
I will throw you a quick tutorial up tomorrow if I get the time.
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