Derby Dash (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 41)


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What if you could breed horses in the shape of numbers?

(You’d probably get arrested, Dr Frankenstein)

See the Commodore 64 version of Derby Dash
See the Vic-20 version of Derby Dash
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Derby Dash
See the ZX81 version of Derby Dash
Also very similar to Day at the Races on the Amstrad Cassette 50

Do Your Sums (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 40)

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I’ve finally done it. After all this time of playing all these terrible, terrible games on Cassette 50 I’ve found the worst one at last. Please step forward ‘Do Your Sums’ on the Atari 8-bit. There aren’t even any sums involved. Instead, it’s a dice simulator. You press a key, it displays anything between one and six dots. That’s it. I can imagine the niche time where you really want to play Frustration but the popping dice thing in the middle isn’t working so you load up this. This piece of pointless shit.

See the Commodore 64 version of Do Your Sums
See the Vic-20 version of Do Your Sums
See the Acorn Electron Version of Do Your Sums
See the ZX81 version of Do Your Sums

Dynamite (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 39)

 

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Let me pose a question – if you had a room full of out dynamite, would you try and put them all out or run away in the other direction? I know which one I’d do and it’s the opposite of what Cassette 50 wants.

See the Amstrad version of Dynamite
See the Commodore 64 version of Dynamite
See the Acorn Electron version of Dynamite
See the ZX81 version of Dynamite

The Black Hole (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 38)

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I wish everything in life could be as simple as “if you get over the white line you’ll be safe”. I feel I need a white line in my life. Although I could do without the alien chasing me.

See the Commodore 64 version of Black Hole
See the Acorn Electron version of Black Hole
See the ZX81 version of Black Hole