I tried to do the eight-way "rotary" motion to get the same motion as the space pilot spacecraft:
I almost succeeded, but I can't get it to stop by pressing the diagonal, in the eight retention corners.
Download the example here.
Generally degrees are used, but using a counter with the maximum value set at 32 "directions", the 8 reference directions are: 0-4-8-12-16-20-24-28. You should try using the Flags on/off method. Anyone know if there is a similar example to download?
It would also be useful for top view driving games, because the "Race car" movement is too difficult.