And so it comes to this. One of the most insulting Cassette 50 games I’ve ever played. Somehow you have to get an attacker (of some sort) into a trap. And there’s a ‘kick’ button, which doesn’t seem to do anything at all. Scoring seems completely random. Fuck off Cassette 50.
See the Commodore 64 version of Attacker
See the Amstrad version of Attacker
See the Atari 8-bit version of Attacker
See the Acorn Electron version of Attacker
See the ZX81 version of Attacker
Jump that barrel. Jump that barrel, boy! Do you know what will happen if you don’t jump that barrel, boy? You’ll run right into it, and that would be fucking stupid. So jump. Jump. JUMP!
See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump
Alright, you’ve got me Cassette 50…where’s the fucking Jet Mobile? All I see is a square flapping about. Surely you can’t be telling me that that is the jet Mobile? Oh, you are? Well. That’s a load of balls.
See the Commodore 64 version of Jet Mobile
See the Vic-20 version of Jet Mobile
See the Atari 8-bit version of Jet Mobile
See the Acorn Electron version of Jet Mobile
See the ZX81 version of Jet Mobile
Remember that old board game Mastermind? The one with the beardy man and the oriental woman on the front? I often wondered what their relationship was, and it troubled me somewhat even as a child. I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right about it. Anyway, this game is that game, except on computer and called Cypher instead. And there is no weirdy beardy man anywhere to be seen, thankfully.
You know when a load of aliens are beating on your forcefield begging to be let in so you shoot at them and that makes a hole in the forcefield and lets them in to kill you and it’s therefore your fault that everyone dies? That’s this game.
You can read an interview with the creator of Galaxy Defence, Matthew Lewis, on this website
Galaxy Defence is very similar to Force Field on the Acorn Electron Cassette 50.
Here is a castle. And inside that castle lie the mystical diamonds! And you want them, very much, you greedy so and so. Can you get past the mine field and the moat and someone throwing their big balls in your face to get them? I’m guessing no.
I’m off on a mission. A fishing mission! That makes it sound much more exciting than sitting by a canal all day with our rod in the water until you ultimately pull out a shopping trolley.
Now, I don’t know about you, but to me the concept of destroying a whole city just because you need to refuel your plane seems a bit…well…extreme. I mean, destroying a whole city is itself extreme and not to be encouraged. But just because you need to refuel? Fucking hell.
Very similar to Attacker on the Acorn Electron and Jet Flight on the Commodore 64 and Bomber on the Vic-20.
High Rise on the Amstrad Cassette 50
Whirly on the Amstrad Cassette 50
Let’s make an Etch A Sketch. But on Computer. Yeah! But make it better, because people can save their creations. TO TAPE. They can draw some boobies and later load up the tape for a quick look. Saucy.