High Rise (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 48)

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When someone is throwing themselves I’m pretty sure that it’s standard practice to just send one person with a flimsy blanket to catch them.

See the Commodore 64 version of High Rise
See the Amstrad version of High Rise
See the Acorn Electron version of High Rise
See the ZX81 version of High Rise

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Jetmobile (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 47)

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Two things:

  1. It says “Don’t crash into the white barrier”, then promptly serves up a purple barrier instead. Oh Cassette 50, you big Joker you.
  2. Jet Mobile? Looks more like some sort of Alien. Or one of those crappy three wheeled cars. Do they still make three wheeled cars? I hope so.

See the Commodore 64 version of Jet Mobile
See the ZX Spectrum version of Jet Mobile
See the Vic-20 version of Jet Mobile
See the ZX81 version of Jet Mobile
See the Acorn Electron version of Jet Mobile

Parachute (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 46)

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This is classic Cassette 50:

– The Psychedelic rotation of colours that they describe as “Fog”
– The breaking of my legs should I fail to land on a very, very, VERY small part of the screen
– The ERROR 3 AT LINE 2600 message is the best part of the game.

See the Commodore 64 version of Parachute (Known as ‘Parachutist’)
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Parachute
See the ZX81 version of Parachute

Tanker (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 45)

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Wind is not your friend. Wind is your enemy. Especially when you’re trying to navigate a Tanker down a canal, and said Tanker seems to be made of paper. What cargo are you supposed to be transporting? Your boat hardly seems practical.

See the Commodore 64 version of Tanker(Known as Tanker Rescue)
See the Acorn Electron version of Tanker
See the ZX81 version of Tanker

Universe (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 43)

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“Black hole sun / won’t you come / and rescue the people who are about to die horribly?”

If only they had been the words to the Soundgarden hit.

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

Space Search (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 42)

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Job Advert: How do you fancy piloting a sexily advanced space ship in search of your home planet? Pay is £20,000 A DAY!

(Small print: You have to listen to David Hasselhoff’s “Looking For Freedom” on a loop you every waking moment.)

See the Commodore 64 version of Space Search
See the ZX Spectrum version of Space Search
See the Vic-20 version of Space Search
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Space Search
See the ZX81 version of Space Search