Rocket Launch (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 37)

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What is going on here? There’s some non-moving blobs. There are some flying triangles. There is my (non flying) triangle, which can be extended to two triangles. Now, the instructions clearly say that the flying triangles are ships and I must catch as many as I can. Are we on the sea? What happens to the ships I capture? Where are the rockets form the game’s title? I’ve been deceived again by Cassette 50. I’m always letting cassette 50 deceive me. When will I learn? (I’ll never learn).

See the Commodore 64 version of Rocket Launch
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Rocket Launch
See the ZX81 version of Rocket Launch

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Planets (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 36)

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Fly your ship over the rocky planet without crashing. Or crash it if you want, it doesn’t seem to make a difference in this game. The only thing that (nearly) redeems this game is the background noise.

See the the Amstrad version of Planets
See the Commodore 64 version of Planets (Called Planets Defender)
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Planets
See the ZX81 Version of Planets

Ghosts (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 34)

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Memorise a sequence of numbers and then say them back. Why? Well, GHOSTS, that’s why. Ghosts will get you if you don’t. They’ll put a slime in your face.

See the Amstrad version of Ghosts
See the Commodore 64 version of Ghosts
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Ghosts
See the ZX81 version of Ghosts

Inferno (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 33)

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It’s a bit like Tron, and has nothing to do with Infernos at all.
Unless you count the inferno of rage building inside me as I try and play this.

See the Amstrad version of Inferno
See the Commodore 64 version of Inferno
See the ZX Spectrum version of Inferno
See the Acorn Electron version of Inferno
See the ZX81 version of Inferno

Intruder (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 32)

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There’s an intruder in this building. Somewhere. I’m not going to tell you where, or let you use CCTV or anything to make it easy. No, you have work that out for yourself. And if you don’t find him in time. Well, you’ll see what happens (he does a poo in a toilet and doesn’t flush it*).

*This may not be shown in-game.

See the Amstrad version of Intruder
See the Commodore 64 version of Intruder
See the Vic-20 version of Intruder
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Intruder
See the ZX81 version of Intruder

Phaser (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 31)

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Am I the Phaser? Is the ball the Phaser? Are the star shapes on the floor the Phaser? Are YOU the Phaser? I think you’re the Phaser. Go away Phaser.

Phaser.

See the Commodore 64 version of Phaser
See the Acorn Electron version of Phaser
See the ZX81 version of Phaser