Thin Ice (Vic-20 Cassette 50 Game 44)

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If you rely on a bridge made of thin ice then you probably deserve to fall in the water.

See the Commodore 64 version of Thin Ice
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Thin Ice
See the ZX81 version of Thin Ice

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Thin Ice (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 18)

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In which a particularly careless man must be helped to cross some bridges without falling into some water. Or some thin ice, maybe. It’s not made clear. Have a look:


See the Vic-20 version of Thin Ice
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Thin Ice
See the ZX81 version of Thin Ice

Thin Ice (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 18)

Zx81 Thin Ice

Cassette 50, you are getting ever more wonderful/beautiful/annoying/insane.

If Old Bones was incomprehensible, Thin Ice ramps that up to the point where it might as well have you tied to chair while it screams in Esperanto right into your terrified face.

I have literally no idea:

See the Commodore 64 version of Thin Ice
See the Vic-20 version of Thin Ice
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Thin Ice

Thin Ice (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 18)

Guess how long it will take some ice to melt. That’s it. That’s what this game is. I can only assume that the rejected ideas for this were “Guess how long it takes the paint to dry” or “Guess how long it takes for the Daily Express to print a Prin…

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

Guess how long it will take some ice to melt.

That’s it. That’s what this game is. I can only assume that the rejected ideas for this were “Guess how long it takes the paint to dry” or “Guess how long it takes for the Daily Express to print a Princess Diana related headline”.

The instructions hint that there may be some element of skill rather then just guessing: “There is a rule, see if you can spot it”.

No. I won’t.

Here’s just how much fun this game is:

See the ZX81 version of Thin Ice

See the Vic-20 version of Thin Ice
See the Commodore 64 version of Thin Ice