Microhobby Semanal 33-36

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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Morkin » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 pm

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Air Attack by Francisco Villalba

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That looks as if it would fit right in on Cassette 50...
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:32 pm

La Escoba Espacial (The Space Broom) by J. J. Valencia

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Under this weird name we have a weird game. You control a space broom (yes, a space broom!) to remove every flying object thrown by the martians, who are trying to invade our planet.

In a looooong and slow intro, we are warned to avoid the clouds and told that the keys are 5-8 left/right, 7 up and 0 shoot lazer.

But the bizarreness doesn't end here. Once the game starts, we lose every life and cannot control the ship (I mean, the broom!). There's something wrong with the program, definitely. I tried it on SpecEmu, Fuse and ZX Spin and the same issue.

Ironically, once you've lost all the lives, a message says 'YOU'VE BEEN KILLED, DUDE! ANOTHER GAME?'
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:55 pm

Olimpiadas (Olympics) by M. Javier Reyes

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Who needs Ocean's Daley Thompson's Decathlon when you can have your own 100m game just by typing up this BASIC list? That's what anyone would have thought when finding this game among the pages of the issue 36 of Microhobby magazine, in july 1985. The mag said the program was a mix of BASIC and M/C.

After a long evening typing hopefully the program, I typed RUN and I came across a monstruous keyboard killer, even worse than the Daley game itself.

You are asked for the key for right, then for left. They are the only two keys you need. You must press them alternatively with the enough speed and constant rate to win the race. You run on lane 2, by the way.

You can choose three levels:

1 - For snails
2. For athletes
3. Beware! Carl Lewis is running!

Original, isn't it?

There's a WTF message that says that the record is 9E+10 seg. in level 3.

Once the race starts (on your marks, set, ... GO!) the nightmare starts too (in level 1!!!). You press and press and press... but most your opponents are leading and you press and press and press... till you get on your nerves, stop pressing the controls and reset the game (I was lucky as I had a Spectrum Plus with its own reset button, 48K owners couldn't do that! Mwhahahaha!)
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:02 pm

Lissajous by Fina Valero

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This is an educational program (hurraaahh! - Ed) that helps you draw Lissajous curves, studied by Jules Antoine Lissajous.

After a starting screen that shows you some examples of these curves you must press S to start the program.

Then, the program tells you that the units will be: frecuency in Hz, phases in sexagesimal degrees and the period of study will be in multiples of the higher period. After reading that, please, don't reset. Give it an opportunity. Monsieur Lissajous would be proud of you.

Pressing any key takes you to the next screen, where you must fix each parameter with the letters O and P (decrease, increase), selecting with ENTER:

- vertical frecuency
-vertical amplitude
-vertical phase angle
-horizontal frecuency
-horizontal amplitude
-horizontal phase angle
- length of study 0:5 PI (WTF?)

And the corresponding curve is shown. Press S to start a new curve.

Cool, isn't it?
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 pm

If push came to shove, I'd say that one is my favourite of all the Lissajous curve generators.

And I might be wrong, but I gather that Zynaps used this utility for those little wobbly things in the bottom corners.

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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Amazing find! :lol:
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:28 am

Rosas (Roses) by Pedro Silos

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"The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you
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Yeah. We're reaching the most exciting and thrilling moment of the thread. What you're expecting for: a program that draws roses. Beautiful roses.

Just introduce the number of petals you want and the program starts to draw. The number must be 'second power' (power of 2, maybe? I can't express it properly in english, I mean: 2,4,8,16,32,...).

You must be patient, as it's a complex process to produce the required rose (remember, it's BASIC!).

The program suggests to introduce 64 or 128 to get excellent results. But you must be extremelly patient!

Along with the rose, the program draws the curves of the coordinates (X=red, Y=blue).

With number 8 I got this:

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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by MatGubbins » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:53 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 pm
If push came to shove, I'd say that one is my favourite of all the Lissajous curve generators.

And I might be wrong, but I gather that Zynaps used this utility for those little wobbly things in the bottom corners.

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They are graphics though, so no real time rendering in the game.
Find them at 43305.

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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:12 am

Gadget by Ricardo Martínez

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This is a very cool game starring cartoon star Inspector Gadget in a new adventure against evil Dr. Gan.

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The game consists of three levels. In the first one, you must take the keys and reach your car to go to Dr. Gan's castle. But a terrible monster (a Pac-Man to be precise) will chase you. It's not as easy as it seems.

Once in the car, you arrive at Dr. Gan's Castle. In the second level you must enter avoiding obstacles and getting three objects for the guardians .

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The evil Doctor knows you're arriving, so he tries to scape!

Dr. Gan has scaped in his spaceship, so in the last level you chase him through space in your sophisticated gadget-o-car and try to shoot his spaceship.

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Shoot before it's too late!

After a long fight, you reach your objective and evil Dr. Gan is back to jail!

Another deserved 'Seal of Approval' game, definitely, with original levels and nice tunes. A game that was worth typing it up, in spite of its long BASIC list.
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Re: Microhobby Semanal 33-36

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:07 am

And now the last game of the thread:

Tabla Periódica (Periodic Table) by J. Pedro Sánchez

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As you may guess, it's about chemistry.

The program has three options:

- Índice (Index): a list of elements sorted by atomic number (with the crappy 'scroll?' feature at the end of the screen.
- Estudio (Study): The classic Mendeleev table that can be checked element to element with keys 5 & 8, ENTER gets into the element entry, where you can see the symbol, atomic number, period, group/family, electronic configuration, valences, etc. 0 returns to the main menu. The game starts after loading in this option.
- Gráficas (Graphics)

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The periodic table

Obviously it shows all the chemical elements discovered up to 1985, as it seems the current table is slightly different nowadays, with new discovered elements.
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