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Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:42 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
EXTRA!!!, EXTRA!!!

Microhobby Cassette issue 3 is OUT NOW!!!

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This month we'll review a text adventure (YES, A NEW TEXT ADVENTURE!), a cards game, a maze one, plattform, olympics, a utility program (no idea what it's about, manage M/C routines or so, you know, useless stuff!) and a new adventure of Cosme, the star in issue 2 that I'm sure will be the star in this issue as well!

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Stay tuned in your pathetic fave SC thread!!!

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:36 am
by PeterJ
Yipppeee!

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:53 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Hechizo (Spell)

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Great loading screen!

The first game of the issue is a text adventure in which you must control a princess , confined in an enchanted castle. It gets the first 'Seal of Approval'. You'll guess why.

The aim is find the prince, free him and escape both from the castle carrying as many objects as you can (it seems both suffers from kleptomania! - Ed). The prince is confined inside an ark (?), so you must find it and call on the magic words 'ALABI' or 'ALABA'.

The castle consists of two floors with some rooms in each one, containing doors and windows (if you try to exit a room through a window in the second floor you'll die).

Objects you can pick up (and can help you or not!):

Llaves (keys)
Espada (sword)
Pergamino (parchment)
Arca (ark)
Ataud (coffin)
Fantasma (ghost)
enano (midget)
Corona (crown)


Verbs to use are:
Coger (pick up)
Dejar (leave)
Mirar (watch)

And use the verb IR (go) with the directions:

Norte
Sur
Este
Oeste (west)
Arriba (up)
abajo (down)

The program will always ask you 'What should the princess do?'. Press 6 in the starting menu to start the game.

If any other question about the program, please, use Google translator!

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Picking up the sword

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:17 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Hormiguero Maldito (The Damned Ant's Nest)

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A colony of ants were living happily collecting food for winter when an evil band of plant louses invaded their ant's nest. So you must guide a group of surviving four ants through five screens collecting five pieces of food and reaching the upper zone of each screen to pass to the next one, avoiding the evil baddies.

O - left
P - right
Q - up

The ants have a secret weapon: formic acid that paralyses the louses by pressing the A key.

Press the two first intro screens with the 0 key to start.

A good plattform with an original plot. The graphics of the ants are very well done. Good level of difficulty. Enough reasons to get the 'Seal of Approval' award.

Two games, two seals of approval. This thread will be epic!... well, don't get your hopes up! :mrgreen:

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:17 am
by Ivanzx
Madre mía, Juan, qué recuerdos :shock: :shock: :shock:

It is like going back to my uncle´s house with my cousin, when I was 6!

By the way, I have to give another chance to Hechizo.

I also think that Hormiguero maldito is actually a game from a british covertape, I will have to look for it.

Thanks for this!

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:04 am
by jpnz
Ivanzx wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:17 am
...I also think that Hormiguero maldito is actually a game from a british covertape, I will have to look for it...
You're right, it's one of the Benny Bunny games - Litterbugs

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:10 am
by Ivanzx
jpnz wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:04 am
Ivanzx wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:17 am
...I also think that Hormiguero maldito is actually a game from a british covertape, I will have to look for it...
You're right, it's one of the Benny Bunny games - Litterbugs
That´s it! thanks jpnz! I was looking for "Rabbit" but it was Bunny :)

I remember playing this game as I was 6 and 7 years old a lot! At some point there was no exit in one of the levels, as far as I remember :roll:

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:38 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
The 'Seal of Approval' awards, among other things, the originality... so we're facing a case of... erm...

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Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:45 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Seriously, I think it should be included in the original game entry as 'released as El Hormiguero Maldito in MH Cassette issue 3', or so.

A sort of link between the two games. Don't you think, @druellan?

There was a similar case in last thread (issue 2). I'm afraid we'd open a 'Pandora's Box'! :lol:

Re: Microhobby Cassette #3 (April '85)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:50 am
by djnzx48
Should any of these games be classified as mods?

I recall there was an earlier thread about this: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1251