Nim (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 22)

zx81 22 Nim

Long-time readers will remember from the Acorn Electron version of Nim that the computer cheats and claims to win even when it doesn’t.

You’ll be pleased to hear then that in the ZX81 version it also always cheats.

NO ONE LIKES A CHEAT CASSETTE 50. NO WONDER YOU HAVEN’T GOT ANY FRIENDS.

See the Atari 8-bit version of Nim
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Nim
See the Commodore 64 version of Nim
See the ZX Spectrum version of Nim
See the Vic-20 version of Nim

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Motorway (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 20)

ZX81 20 Motorway

“Right Mr Collins, welcome to the Cassette 50 School of Motoring. Today you’re going to be driving down a Motorway”.

That sounds OK, I think I can handle that.

“Not so fast Mr Collins, this Motorway has seven lanes”.

Alright, well I’m still pretty confident that I’ll be OK as long as I stay aware of what’s going on around me. Maybe just stick to the inside couple of lanes just to be sure.

“Well, here’s the thing…”

Go on…

“You’re going to be driving straight towards the oncoming traffic”

Hmmmm. Something doesn’t seem quite right here. Anyway, off I go, see you back here in a few minutes…OH MOTHER OF GOD WHY CAN’T I SLOW DOWN? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THE BRAKES? OH FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!

SPLAT.

See the Amstrad version of Motorway
See the Atari 8-bit version of Motorway
See the ZX Spectrum version of Motorway
See the Vic-20 version of Motorway
See the Commodore 64 version of Motorway
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Motorway

Orbitter (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 19)

ZX81 Orbitter

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t really want to crash into a planet and kill everyone on board my spaceship, thankyouverymuch, but there is surely a problem with scale here, Cassette 50? The planet, my ship and the ship I’m supposed to be rendezvousing with are all the same size. Someone is going to get hurt no matter who I fly into.

It’s me that’s going to get hurt isn’t it?

Balls.

See the Vic-20 version of Orbitter
See the Commodore 64 version of Orbitter
See the Atari 8-bit version of Orbitter
See the Acorn Electron version of Orbitter