## How to Make a Vertical Shooter in AS2 – Part 3

### Part 3: Creating the Enemies

Well, now that we can make our lil’ guy shoot, we have to make something for him to shoot at! I’m going to first start by just drawing a little enemy guy. It won’t be too artistic.

Its dimensions are 30×30 if you wanted to know.

Now, do the same thing we did for the bullet, convert it to a MovieClip, and Export it for ActionScript.

Next, we’ll do something similar to what we did with the bullet. We’re going to add two timing variables again at the top of the code:

```//ENEMY TIMING VARIABLES //how much time before another enemy is made var enemyTime:Number = 0; //how much time needed to make an enemy //it should be more than the shooting rate //or else killing all of the enemies would //be impossible :O var enemyLimit:Number = 16;```

Now, in order to add this enemy to the stage, we have to program this into the onEnterFrame function:

``` enemyTime ++;//incrementing time for enemy if(enemyTime == enemyLimit){//if enough time has elapsed var enID:Number = Math.random(); //create a variable that we'll use at the enemy's id _root.attachMovie('mcEnemy', 'en'+enID,_root.getNextHighestDepth());//then add the enemy //setting it's coordinates _root['en'+enID]._x = int(Math.random()*Stage.width);//randomly within the boundaries _root['en'+enID]._y = -50; //sets this offstage at first _root['en'+enID].onEnterFrame = function(){//then give it some functions this._y += 5; } enemyTime = 0;//reset the time }```

This concludes this part of the tutorial. Next time, we’ll program the enemies so they get shot!