Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

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Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:02 pm

MH threads are back!!!

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This time issue #2 from april 1985:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=13555

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10 amazing programs including a text adventure (YES, A TEXT ADVENTURE!!!), plattform, sports, board games, ... even a UDG editor! (because you haven't got any UDG editor, have you?).

Stay tuned in your fave thread!!!
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by PeterJ » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:50 pm

Yipppeee!
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 pm

I always liked the loading screen for Alicia. Another one of those, usually interesting, looking Spanish text adventures. There's an interview with the author here, by the way, http://spac.caad.es/1/spac42.htm#a1 and this is his map for game http://www.caad.es/sites/default/files/ ... alicia.gif
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:30 pm

Alicia by Luis E. Juan

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As @8bitAG said, it's a cute loading screen

An interesting text adventure made in BASIC based on the famous tale "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.

55 screens where you must solve different puzzles and treat different characters. According to the instructions, it's easier if you have read the book.

There's a list of words to be used in the adventure:

N, S, E, O (north, south, east, west)
Subir (go up)
bajar (go down)
nadar (swim)
mirar (see, stare)
coger (pick up)
dejar (leave)
abrir (open)
cerrar (close)
comer (eat)
beber (drink)
seguir (follow)
mover (move)
inventario (inventory)
puntuacion (score)

A very good adventure that gets the first 'Seal of Approval' in the thread.

So, you know... follow the white rabbit!

I started the adventure and entered a dense forest and easily got lost (I'm not a great adventurer, as you can presume :oops: )

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Lost in the dense forest
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 pm

8BitAG wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 pm
I always liked the loading screen for Alicia. Another one of those, usually interesting, looking Spanish text adventures. There's an interview with the author here, by the way, http://spac.caad.es/1/spac42.htm#a1 and this is his map for game http://www.caad.es/sites/default/files/ ... alicia.gif
Thanks for the link. It's surprising to know Alicia is the second spanish text adventure ever after Dinamic's Yenght!
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:05 pm

Also... if you like the loading screen, then how about a version of it flipped around with a blue border on a different game...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=5942

There's a story there, presumably?
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:11 pm

'Strongly inspired' :roll:
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Dados (Dice)
By R. Victoria

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It's a variety of poker dice. Up to 5 players can play. You'll be asked for every players' initials (three letters maximum). Then, a table is shown with the players and their points.

In turns, every player throw the dice three times. In the second, you are allowed to change your selection ('DESEAS CAMBIAR (S/N)' (y/n)), but only in the second turn.

The 'TOT' column shows the total of points.

In the issue brochure, the magazine warns us in case we have a B/W telly: the aspect of the figures may be logically confused. In that case, they wisely advise us to change the UDG located at line 9000 onwards... 80's problems and their solutions :mrgreen:
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:52 pm

Squash by M. Sánchez

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When we read 'Squash' we can't avoid thinking of the great Jonah Barrington's game by New Generation Software, based on the popular game of the 80s and 90s. Then, we come across this program (written in machine code) that erm, it's slightly different.

The keys are P up, O down and I reset (recommended option). After it, you may select the ball speed (1, 2 or 3). You suspect 1 is the lowest and 3 the fastest and is just the opposite actually. Anything but 3 will you make get mad.

You have ten balls and have a contender (the red square). The game starts and you must try to hit the ball and at this point you realize your contender does a regular movement from down to up, a very WTF feature I'm sure you all will find very funny.

So just try to 'survive' by hitting the ball while you contender suffers some kind of compulsive obsession of moving from down to up the screen (if he happens to hit a ball close the eyes and make a wish!).
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Re: Microhobby Cassette #2 (april 1985)

Post by zxbruno » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:12 pm

It's great to see these again! Is the text in the text adventure compressed? If it's not, we could translate it to English. My favorite Spanish text adventure is La Aventura Espacial (for a pair of reasons), but this one looks interesting.
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