Boggles (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 13)

Move your Red Knight around the Chess Board, landing on every space. While I’ll admit that it’s nice that Cassette 50 has now tried to have a couple of games in a row that didn’t either involve Planes or Space Ships, why you’d want to play this I …

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Move your Red Knight around the Chess Board, landing on every space. 

While I’ll admit that it’s nice that Cassette 50 has now tried to have a couple of games in a row that didn’t either involve Planes or Space Ships, why you’d want to play this I don’t know. Here you can see how very quickly I got bored:

See the Atari 8-bit version of Boggles
See the ZX81 Version of Boggles
See the Commodore 64 version of Boggles
See the ZX Spectrum version of Boggles
Also very similar to Knight Out on the Vic-20 Cassette 50

Noughts and Crosses (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 12)

Do I really have to explain to you how this game works? No. I don’t. Kudos to you if you watch the video to the end. I am not giving you the 1 minute and 25 seconds back of our wasted life though. So don’t even ask.

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

Do I really have to explain to you how this game works?

No. I don’t.

Kudos to you if you watch the video to the end. I am not giving you the 1 minute and 25 seconds back of our wasted life though. So don’t even ask.

See the Commodore 64 version of Noughts & Crosses
See the Vic-20 version of Noughts & Crosses
See the Amstrad version of Noughts & Crosses
See the Atari 8-bit version of Noughts & Crosses
See the ZX81 version of Noughts & Crosses

Ivasive Action (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 11)

Yeah, Ivasive Action. Not Evasive Action like you might think it should be spelt. IVASIVE. You’re a plane. Your plane shouldn’t fly into what looks like the detonator for some dynamite. Quite why you would want to fly a plane through something lik…

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

Yeah, Ivasive Action. Not Evasive Action like you might think it should be spelt. IVASIVE.

You’re a plane. Your plane shouldn’t fly into what looks like the detonator for some dynamite. Quite why you would want to fly a plane through something like that escapes me, and it’s certainly putting any passengers and cabin crew in danger. Maybe it’s a very budget Ryanair flight?

But is it exciting?

Well, no.

Not one bit.

Have a look:

See the Amstrad version of Ivasive Action (called Evasive Action)
See the Commodore 64 version of Ivasive Action
See the Atari 8-bit version of Ivasive Action
See the ZX81 version of Ivasive Action

Psion Attack (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 10)

My eyes, MY EYES! The red and cyan flashing colours sent me into a seizure even before I started playing this. So, I’m in a spaceship (again) apparently. Even though my spaceship is just a letter H. H for Hmmmmmmm? Guessing how far away the Psion …

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

My eyes, MY EYES! The red and cyan flashing colours sent me into a seizure even before I started playing this.

So, I’m in a spaceship (again) apparently. Even though my spaceship is just a letter H.

H for Hmmmmmmm?

Guessing how far away the Psion (or Zion as the instructions put it) spaceship is away from your letter H is the name of the game here. It doesn’t tell us what measurement is being used. Light years? Miles? Centimetres? Maybe you and the alien are really, really small and it’s a tiny measurement I don’t even know the name of?

So, stick in a few numbers and you might fluke a correct answer and get a point. Get enough wrong and the Psion ship jumps on you. Rude.

Rude and shit.

See the Atari 8-bit version of Psion Attack (called Zion Attack)
See the Commodore 64 version of Psion Attack
See the ZX81 version of Psion Attack