The first game on the cassette was Maze Eater. An unsatisfying and slow Pac-Man clone, but bereft of the power pills and excitement of that game. In fact, bereft of any enjoyment whatsoever.
Despite this, it was actually one of the better games on the cassette as you’ll discover over the next few weeks, so I’m not going to be as harsh on it as I’m going to be to some of (most of) the others. I think I managed to collect all the cherries once, and then turned the game off as the 2nd level was identical to the first and I had no intention of doing it all again.
Here’s a 29 second video of me playing this for the first time in about 25 years. You can hear me mashing the keys to try and get some kind of response from my little blue man. The game actually running at a speed about as twice as fast as it did on my real Electron, which gives you some indication of how frustrating it was to play:
See the ZX Spectrum Version
See the Commodore 64 Version
See the Atari 8-bit version
See the Dragon 32 version of Maze Eater
See the Vic-20 version
See the Amstrad version
See the ZX81 Version
Also similar to Ghosts on the Commodore 64 Cassette 50