The mission is to locate and kill the opponent, who is also looking for you. Charging up to your opponent may be a mistake: he could shoot first.
Try for an ambush
One of the most interesting ex bas programs I have seen for a long time. In the pinball/ bagatelle family of games, for one player vs the console or for two players. Each player in turn launches a ball from one of two launchers, and the ball bounces around the field until it exits through a gap in the boundary, hits a launcher, or an optional bonus cup. The ball travels at MAXIMUM sprite speed, hitting a series of bats which are rotated by its passing.
A huge range of options are provided, and by my (none too certain!) calculation there seem to be over 300 variations in the game to choose from. Expertly written. Not a rapidly played game, a match may take an hour or two, but it is a game which deserves to be treated seriously: you may select random elements, but the game can be played by two players on pure strategy.
A gem of a program for owners wanting printed listings of their programs. A large choice of options. amongst other things allows you to:
LIST your program with 1,2, 3 or 4 columns to the page.
Last page can be reformatted if you wish so that each column ends on the same line (or very nearly so).
Output may be to disk for use with TI WRITER. Optional heading possibility.
Can automatically list more than one program, subject to naming limitations Can check listing for some syntax errors.
Uses control codes as used by EPSON or C.Itoh printers
Documentation is within the program, which occupies 90 sectors of disk. Not an overpriced 2k program, but a very well written utility. Good value- many programming hours went into this offering.
WINGING IT. TI BASIC. GBP 7.00 Read the Review
The most popular NP progam, a flight simulation in TI Basic. Involves flying an aircraft by instruments only... no view from the window! Some may find it a difficult program. but it is supplied with hints on flying!
The computer does a great deal of work. and as it is in TI Basic, the key board scanning cycle is a little slow.
Once you have mastered flying there are three games (or tasks) for you to tackle.
Somewhat similar to 'Battlezone'. Move your tank so that the enemy, visible on radar. becomes visible also through your sighting window.
Then blast him. Of course. he is also moving, AND firing at you...
For one player vs the computer.
CARS AND CARCASSES 2.
TI BASIC. GBP 5.00
Similar to the program in the User Group library.
but a considerable development from it.
Guide your car and run over monsters, avoiding obstacles
TI BASIC. GBP 7.00 Read the Review
Not very much colour, but nice graphics anyway,
and for TI Basic, a pretty fast arcade style game.
From the mothership above fall smaller alien ships, which you must blast before they reach the ground.
TICKWORLD. TI BASIC. GBP 6.00 Read the review
Interesting graphics and a different idea make this one of my favorite NP games. Eight hungry ticks converge on you from the edges of the screen.
Your defence is to trap them in nets, and then before they escape from the nets, throw them into cages.
Not easy. For greater speed this program also runs in Extended Basic.