Feel like a ball game but can't be bothered to go out?
well get your opponent and let your Electron provide the court with BOUNCE BALL.
Written by Ian Kirby, it's a two player game that harks back to the earliest days of video games but is still as much fun as ever.
Contains angle of ball
Contains across position of ball
Contains position of ball down screen
Position of player one across screen
Position of player two across screen
Position of player one up screen
Position of player two up screen
Contains number of player who must hit ball next
Contains number of player who hit ball last
Player number one's score
Player number two's score
Allows player one to move his man
Moves ball across the screen
Allows player two to move his man
Defines the program variables, etc.
Prints instructions on the screen
Takes action if player hits the ball
Draws the screen
Calculates the score
Sets the variables for a new game
Takes action if the ball goes off the screen
Shows the winner
By Russell Thickings
Take a rest from blasting nasties and being chased round mazes and take on your Electron at Reversi.
Exercise your mind and give your fingerips a rest as you ponder your strategy. You'll find your Electron a formidable adversary.
The program works on a grid system with 64 squares. Each square contains a number and the lower the number the better the square.
When it's the computer's turn it checks all 64 squares to see if it can turn over any of the player's counters and find the best legal move. If it can't go then the player has won.
When it is the player's turn it checks that the move is legal. If you can't go, then ESCAPE must be pressed and the computer wins.
The data at the end makes the computer play for the corners. Altering this will alter the computer's style of play.
Grid of squares
Player's counter number
Computer's counter number
Shows whether anyone has won
Position of counter
Computer's best go
Prints the instructions
Report error or computer wins
Set the variables, characters and envelopes
Draws the board
Checks to see if anyone has won
Check computer's move
Check player's move
Place new counter and turn over the others
TEX N' DAN
Ride out West with Ken Goodacre and do what a man's got to do
Tired of arcade action but don't want to hurt your brain with logic games? Well, why not go back to the days when a man was a man and do what a man has to do way out West?
Despicable Dan has ridden into town and the scene is set for a showdown between Dan and Tex the sheriff (you).
Tex has six shots in his gun, which is reloaded when Dan has used his six shots.
Each player has three lives, and when Dan has lost all his lives the game moves on to the next level.
On each progressive level the number of shots Tex starts with is reduced.
To make things a little more difficult, Tex can only fire straight, or at a preset angle, left or right depending on his proximity to Dan. Points also are awarded for shooting pieces off the cacti, which can only be hit when firing straight up.
On the third screen, one of Dan's gang throws a rattlesnake onto Tex's side of the road. This snake proceeds to chase Tex for the rest of the game.
Tex can jump over the snake by pressing the spacebar. But if he comes into contact with the snake he loses a life.
On the third level onwards, Dan's accuracy improves.
If Tex loses all his lives, an undertaker will come out and carry him off. As you might guess, the game is then over.
As well as this one player versus the micro, there's a two-player option in which both players are evenly matched.
The game will also demonstrate itself.
Tex's ammo in one-player game
Number of shots in respective gun
Piece of cactus
Holds value for leg animation
Different in Ypos of Tex and Dan
Holds value for body animation
Error of Dan
Number of games won
Number of players
Number of lives left
Timing of jump
Xpos of undertaker
Ypos of undertaker
Type of snake, left or right facing
Xpos of snake
Ypos of snake
Xpos of Tex or Dan
Ypos of Tex or Dan
If a cactus has been hit
If Tex jumps
Main loop on one-player game
Main loop on two-player game
Moves Tex and Dan
Has anybody hit a cactus?
Cactus has been hit
Progressively deletes a cactus
Tex and Dan dodge about
Dan turns to face Tex
Computer fires at Tex
Snake has bitten Tex!
Let battle commence!
Game over or next level
Advance to next level
Draws a cactus
Blind goes up
Shut that door!
Undertaker carries Tex off
How many players are there?
Loads a gun
Deletes a bullet
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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