Old Bones (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 17)

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What has Old Bones got to do with cricket? What’s the relationship? I mean, I could probably look it up on Wikipedia, I know, but I’m not going to. So there.

See the Commodore 64 version of Old Bones
See the Acorn Electron version of Old Bones
See the ZX81 version of Old Bones

Old Bones (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 17)

ZX81 Old Bones

Watch the video below. Strangely relaxing isn’t it? Could probably help you drift off at night. I don’t know what this game is about at all, and moving the pieces of that object around seems to make no difference. The ‘O’ keeps falling. Always falling. Falling asleep….

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

See the Commodore 64 version of Old Bones
See the Atari 8-bit version of Old Bones
See the Acorn Electron version of Old Bones

Old Bones (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 17)

I don’t like cricket (oh no). I don’t love it either. So bollocks to you 10cc. Imagine my delight when the next game on Casstte 50 involves the cricket. Here a ball gets thrown at you. Hit it and you get a point. Don’t and you don’t. If it hits yo…

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

I don’t like cricket (oh no).

I don’t love it either.

So bollocks to you 10cc.

Imagine my delight when the next game on Casstte 50 involves the cricket. Here a ball gets thrown at you. Hit it and you get a point. Don’t and you don’t. If it hits your wicket you’re out. Sometimes the computer will throw a ball at you so ridiculously far away that there is absolutely no point trying to move to hit it. But you still do. Drawn to the ball. That leather and cork temptress.

Yeah, I know. Sounds really dreary doesn’t it? Don’t worry, maybe Cassette 50 will try and liven it up by having some amazing graphics or some fast and frantic gameplay…?

You already know the answer to that question don’t you:

See the Atari 8-bit version of Old Bones
See the Commodore 64 version of Old Bones
See the ZX81 version of Old Bones