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Galactic Encounter/Checkers
By Stainless

Published in Home Computing Weekly #69

Galactic Encounter is a modern version of Othello for one or two players. In the one-player version, the computer takes the role of Evil Astex 99, who is fighting you in Sub Quadrant 4A. In the two player version, player two takes the place of the computer.

The object of the game is to capture the opponent's troops. This is done by moving your troops into galaxies adjacent to those occupied by the opponent. The game finishes when there are no unoccupied galaxies, or if either player has no troops left, or if both players are unable to move.

A clever graphics effect is used to make the troops' eyes and feet move. I assume this is done by constantly changing their character codes.

The second game on this cassette, Checkers, is a variation of the old strategy game of Solitaire, except that the layout used is an 8 x 8 grid, with the centremost sixteen squares left blank.

Stainless is awarding a free program to the person who sends in a solution for Checkers before the end of the year. The prize will go to the best solution.

Good value.