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Minimalistic text games

Post by stefano » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:48 pm

I thought to open a topic for few very simple text based games.
There are already tons of them for the ZX81 (many of them are written in BASIC but good) but the ZX80 owners, considering the lower number of available software titles, could be interested.

I'm posting both the ZX80 and the ZX81 version, since it comes at almost no extra cost.
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mastermind.o
Master Mind, ZX80 version
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mastermind.p
Master Mind, ZX81 version
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Joust

Post by stefano » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Ok, if you think this one is a bit crap you're not alone :)
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joust.o
Joust, ZX80 version
(6.66 KiB) Downloaded 71 times
joust.p
Joust, ZX81 version
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Luna (Moon Landing)

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:06 am

Yet another (simple but addictive) LEM cockpit simulation.
Lots of kids played games like this one on a ZX81 for hours back in the Eighties.. I think my sons don't believe it :D
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luna.o
Luna, ZX80 version
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luna.p
Luna, ZX81 version
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Blackjack (AKA 21)

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:09 am

Yet another classic of those days ;)
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blackjack.o
BlackJack, ZX80 version
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blackjack.p
BlackJack, ZX81 version
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HI-LO

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:21 am

A nice "guess a number" variant.
Oddly slightly addictive..
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hilo.o
High/Low game, ZX80 version
(2.42 KiB) Downloaded 67 times
hilo.p
High/Low game, ZX81 version
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Tic Tac Toe (AKA Tris)

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:36 am

This one couldn't miss.. :D
It is the only game in this list I wrote myself.
Shame on me, presented it in the minigame compo in 2003 and classified second to last !
Well there are many good reasons for this .. not telling, but don't expect a killer app ! :P
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tictactoe.o
Tic Tac Toe, ZX80 version
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tictactoe.p
Tic Tac Toe, ZX81 version
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Word Puzzle

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:36 am

/* by Jim Woolley, FOG Disk Librarian, 12/82 */
/* an exercise in small-c */
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wordpuzzle.o
Word Puzzle, ZX80 version
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wordpuzzle.p
Word Puzzle, ZX81 version
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Risk dice

Post by stefano » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:25 pm

/* Risk Dice Roller ver 2005-Sept-12
* By Joseph Larson (c) 2008
*/

The ZX80 version shows that the character conversion is not yet fully working, I'll fix it..
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riskdice.o
Risk Dice Roller, ZX80 version
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riskdice.p
Risk Dice Roller, ZX81 version
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Re: Minimalistic text games

Post by PokeMon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks for that many games.
I will give them a try at the weekend on original ZX80 hardware. 8-)

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The Fast and The Furious

Post by stefano » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:16 am

Yet another race betting style game.
No much to say but the fact that simple animation should run flicker free on the ZX80.

I was forgetting the credits ! The original program was written in Turbo C for the PC computers by Simone Reggiani as a homework.
http://www.fermimn.gov.it/corsi/corsoC3 ... ious2.html
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fast-furious.o
The Fast and The Furious, ZX80 version
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fast-furious.p
The Fast and The Furious, ZX81 version
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