Pontoon (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 14)

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Text adventure style pontoon. Just what the world was waiting for.

What is a pontoon anyway?

See the Commodore 64 version of Pontoon
See the Vic-20 version of Pontoon
See the Amstrad version of Pontoon (known as Pontoon Bet)
See the ZX81 Version of Pontoon
See the Acorn Electron Version of Pontoon

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Pontoon Bet (Amstrad Cassette 50 Game 17)

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The most exciting thing about this game is the start screen.

See the Commodore 64 version of Pontoon
See the Vic-20 version of Pontoon
See the Atari 8-bit version of Pontoon
See the Acorn Electron version of Pontoon
See the ZX81 version of Pontoon

Pontoon (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 14)

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Who thought it would be good to present the game of Pontoon in a text only style, especially on a computer like the Commodore 64? Cassette 50, of course, the idiots.

See the Vic-20 version of Pontoon
See the Amstrad version of Pontoon (known as Pontoon Bet)
See the Atari 8-bit version of Pontoon
See the Acorn Electron version of Pontoon
See the ZX81 version of Pontoon

Pontoon (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 14)

ZX81 Pontoon

YOU WIN! You win at being the best at playing Cassette 50 on all formats it was released on and blogging about it until your brain gives up on you and you shrivel up into a husk.

YOU WIN.

See the Vic-20 version of Pontoon
See the Commodore 64 version of Pontoon
See the Amstrad version of Pontoon(known as Pontoon Bet)
See the Atari 8-bit version of Pontoon
See the Acorn Electron Version of Pontoon

Pontoon (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 14)

The screenshot above shows the only time I ever won a hand. Go me. Far more typical of how it would pan out is the video below. This game is actually pretty good by Cassette 50’s abysmal standards so I’ll shut up. Just you wait for the next one, S…

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The screenshot above shows the only time I ever won a hand. Go me.  Far more typical of how it would pan out is the video below.

This game is actually pretty good by Cassette 50’s abysmal standards so I’ll shut up. Just you wait for the next one, Ski Jump…

See the Commodore 64 version of Pontoon
See the Vic-20 version of Pontoon
See the Amstrad version of Pontoon (known as Pontoon Bet)
See the Atari 8-bit version of Pontoon
See the ZX81 Version of Pontoon