Home Computing Weekly20th December 1983
Published in Home Computing Weekly #42
Addvance is a board game in which up to two players and the computer compete against each other.
A 7 X 10 board is drawn on the screen, consisting of different coloured squares.
The object of the game is to score a set number of points (you choose this number at the start of the game) by moving your marker up the board.
If you land on an orange square, and you have got enough points, you can buy it. This means that if another player lands on your square he must give you some of his points. The number of points varies from zero to 15.
If you land on a yellow square, your score will be either decreased or increased by a random number less than five.
Purple squares are very nasty. If you land on one, you lose all your points.
Another way to increase your score is to move off the top of the screen. If this happens, you will reappear at the bottom of the screen, and gain 10 points.
I found that the game soon ceased to hold my attention, as the computer took such a long time to move.
Overall, this is not a bad program, but in my opinion it lacks lasting appeal.