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

High Rise (Amstrad Cassette 50 Game 48)

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The object of this game is to refuel your helicopter, so you go along to where there used to be a runway. Now, I don’t know how long it was since you were last there, but someone has managed to build an entire town on it. Do you fly off and try and refuel somewhere else? No! You bomb the place of course. You cruel bastard.

Weirdly, there is a game basically the same as this already on the Amstrad Cassette 50, called Whirly. This one is slightly better though.

See the Commodore 64 version of High Rise
See the Atari 8-bit version of High Rise
See the Acorn Electron version of High Rise
See the Zx81 version of High Rise

Also, this is very similar to…

Bomber on the Vic-20 Cassette 50
Blitz on the ZX Spectrum Cassette 50
Jet Flight on the Commodore 64 Cassette 50
Attacker on the Acorn Electron Cassette 50

High Rise (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 48)

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I really don’t know what I can tell you. Look at the screenshot above. Watch the video below. If you can tell me what is going on you’re a better person than I am.

See the Commodore 64 version of High Rise
See the Amstrad version of High Rise
See the Atari 8-bit version of High Rise
See the Acorn Electron version of High Rise

High Rise (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 48)

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It’s a roulette game, and by Cassette 50 standards it’s actually pretty accomplished. I can’t really find anything to be shocked, annoyed or amused by. Sure, it’s a bit clunky, but that is to be expected. I played a few games and won some money, I played a few more and lost some money. It was all OK.

Oh. Wait.

No it wasn’t all OK. There was one thing. One HUGE thing.

If you do manage to lose all your money the game asks you this question…

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Cassette 50, you are one sinister compilation aren’t you? (Naturally, I did sell my sister. I got told I was a horrible, horrible person, but it still gave me Ten Grand. Woo!)

Here’s a whole 68 seconds of me playing High Rise. Go enjoy:

See the Commodore 64 version of High Rise
See the Amstrad version of High Rise
See the Atari 8-bit version of High Rise
See the ZX81 version of High Rise