Small game: Robot

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Small game: Robot

Post by Symoon » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:21 pm

Hi,
I just added this small game, found in a private tape I probably got from a seller or a gift long ago:
https://www.oric.org/software/robot-2484.html

I couldn't find the author nor where it comes from (magazine?). If anyone knows, please let me know ;)
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Re: Small game: Robot

Post by NekoNoNiaow » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:51 am

Interesting, this seems to be the kind of game I was programming when I was coding in BASIC on the 8 bit Thomson machines (MO5, TO7/70, TO9, etc.) in the 80s. ;)

I only had the chance to work a few hours in total with Oric machines back then (Oric 1) and I only remember writing a mini racing game with it (nothing fancy, just text mode and scrolling by writing on the last line) so I am most likely not the author (and even if I were, I doubt the tape would have survived and reached you anyway :lol:).

Damn, I should try to find these old games of mine, I am sure I still have the sources somewhere at my parents's place. :D

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Re: Small game: Robot

Post by Steve M » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Looks like a type-in.
There was one called Meccano Man which they called Metal Man, presumably to avoid copyright issues. (Meccano being the popular metal engineer building toy.)
There are others like Android Attack that are similar.

I'm not aware of one called Robot.

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