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

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Parachutist (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 46)

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In real life, when people parachute out of a plane do they really have to aim for what looks like a mattress that has been left in a field for them to land on?

I didn’t think so, but that is exactly what is happening here. So, your choices are:

  • Land on the mattress. It’s old, it’s soiled. There are dubious stains in it. It’s been dragged out of a skip. There are hypodermic needles on it too; or,
  • Don’t land on the mattress and break a leg instead.

What would you do…?

HANG ON, HANG ON, HAVE YOU JUST COPIED THIS WORD FOR WORD FROM THE ACORN ELECTRON REVIEW OF THIS GAME?

Why yes, I have. Although it’s called Parachute on the Electron and not Parachutist. So that’s different.


See the Atari 8-bit version of Parachute
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Parachute
See the ZX81 version of Parachute.

Parachute (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 46)

Couldn’t get this one to work. Probably a good job as it would inevitably have involved me falling out to the sky and breaking my body. You bastard Cassette 50.

See the Commodore 64 version of Parachute
See the Atari 8-bit version of Parachute
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Parachute

Parachute (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 46)

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

In real life, when people parachute out of a plane do they really have to aim for what looks like a mattress that has been left in a field for them to land on?

I didn’t think so, but that is exactly what is happening here. So, your choices are:

  • Land on the mattress. It’s old, it’s soiled. There are dubious stains in it. It’s been dragged out of a skip. There are hypodermic needles on it too; or,
  • Don’t land on the mattress and break a leg instead.

What would you do…?

See the Commodore 64 version of Parachute (Known as ‘Parachutist’)
See the Atari 8-bit version of Parachute
See the ZX81 version of Parachute