In real life, when people parachute out of a plane do they really have to aim for what looks like a mattress that has been left in a field for them to land on?
I didn’t think so, but that is exactly what is happening here. So, your choices are:
- Land on the mattress. It’s old, it’s soiled. There are dubious stains in it. It’s been dragged out of a skip. There are hypodermic needles on it too; or,
- Don’t land on the mattress and break a leg instead.
What would you do…?
HANG ON, HANG ON, HAVE YOU JUST COPIED THIS WORD FOR WORD FROM THE ACORN ELECTRON REVIEW OF THIS GAME?
Why yes, I have. Although it’s called Parachute on the Electron and not Parachutist. So that’s different.
See the Atari 8-bit version of Parachute
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Parachute
See the ZX81 version of Parachute.
Come witness the worlds least effective rescue system, where a helicopter can only pick up one giant person at a time from an oil rig and then have to dispatch them onto a boat whilst avoiding noxious clouds of gas, probably fired out of a massive bum somewhere off screen.
See the Atari 8-bit version of Tanker
See the Acorn Electron version of Tanker
See the Zx81 version of Tanker
It’s Simon. Nothing more, nothing else. Why’s it called Rats? I don’t know. Sorry. Maybe you’d like to find out and tell me? I’m just the man who puts his irritating voice on the videos:
See the Amstrad version of Rats
See the Atari 8-bit version of Rats
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Rats
See the ZX81 version of Rats
Who on earth would send a space ship full of people out and then tell them they have to search for where the’re going rather than just tell them where it is? Cassette 50, that’s who. Cruel, heartless Cassette 50, happy to see people starve to death or die from lack of oxygen as they fruitlessly try and find a planet to live on.
You’re evil Cassette 50.
See the ZX Spectrum version of Space Search
See the Vic-20 version of Space Search
See the Atari 8-bit version of Space Search
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Space Search
See the ZX81 version of Space Search
Bet all your money on a horse. Bet it all. All of it. Give me your money, I’ll do it for you.
Oh, your horse lost. Bad luck. Cheer up your horse now. It’s sad. Cheer it up. Kiss your horse.
(It is called Randy Andy after all):
Watch me lose all my money on the gee-gees:
See the Vic-20 version of Derby Dash
See the Atari 8-bit version of Derby Dash
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Microversion of Derby Dash
See the ZX81 version of Derby Dash
Also very similar to Day at the Races on the Amstrad Cassette 50
It’s the flipping Starship Enterprise again isn’t it? Getting itself stuck in some sort of cavern with wildly erratic asteroids throwing itself at the ship. The crew having to sort this mess out while Kirk goes off and bums an alien. Pffffft.
See the Atari 8-bit version of Universe
See the Acorn Electron version of Universe
See the ZX81 version of Universe
When we’ve looked at Do Your Sums before on the Acorn Electron and the ZX81, it’s been really dry and boring. At least here on the C64 they try and make it a bit more interesting by throwing in some kind of house painting game element for each question you get right.
Still boring though….(please watch the video before making your own mind up about that!)
See the Atari 8-bit version of Do Your Sums
See the Acorn Electron version of Do Your Sums
See the ZX81 version of Do Your Sums
See the Vic-20 version of Do Your Sums
Also very similar to Houses on the Vic-20 Cassette 50.
How about robbing a bank in the pitch dark. No torch. Well, a torch you can only turn on for about a second, and then only 8 times. Sound good?
Well it’s not:
See the Amstrad version of Dynamite
See the Atari 8-bit version of Dynamite
See the Acorn Electron version of Dynamite
See the ZX81 version of Dynamite
Also very similar to Bank Raid on the Vic-20 Cassette 50
Now, I’ve played a range of games on Cassette 50 that not only vary wildly in quality (usually towards the awful end of the spectrum), but also bear little relation to their title (Acorn Electron’s Smash the Windows springs immediately to mind).
But this, this takes it to a different level.
Black Hole. You’d assume it was about Space wouldn’t you? Space and spaceships and maybe aliens. Not this one though. No, this one is about…Snoopy. Yes, Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s dog. The one who likes to lie on top of his kennel. The one from the Peanuts cartoons. And what is the connection to a Black Hole then? Well, you’ll just have to watch my video…
See the Atari 8-bit version of Black Hole
See the Acorn Electron version of Black Hole
See the ZX81 version of Black Hole