From Page 7 onwards these web pages detail software programs for the TI99/4a formerly sold by Stainless Software from 1982, which failed to be retained in the final 1985 catalogue, which is on Pages 1 to 6.
Programs from Not Polyoptics
of the USA
(Michael Capobianco, Gene and David Harter)
TI Basic. For l player.
Contact extra terrestrial life! Explore,conquer, and exploit a different quadrant every time you play! See the star system as you approach.
Exploit resources, contact alien life forms (many types, all described). Care- some are hostile! When travelling to another star in hyper space- watch out for Hyperdimensional Marauders GBP 11.00
TI Basic For l or 2 or 3 players Read the Review
This is a board game. Move your piece across the screen, buy squares, attack your opponents, charge (or pay) rent, take a chance, increase your score and WIN!
Colourful display is different for each game - and changes as you go along too. (( Special version available for mono-tv use - please ask )) GBP 8.00
TI Basic For 2 or 3 players.
You have a castle and 4 armies.
Your tasks are to protect your castle, and to attack and win other castles.
Casualties are computed with regard to terrain (different every game), strength, formation, and a little bit of luck!
TI Basic For 1 player.
A long way from Battleships....with five platoons and four helicopters you must locate and destroy two units of the enemy, who are constantly on the move, blowing up your supply routes.
An interesting game of deduction- and chance (?)!
GBP 10 00
TI Basic For l or 2 players.
War simulation- red ants vs black ants.
Organise your army to defend the nest, find food, and attack your opponent.
Solo play is difficult but not impossible (the computer plays well...).
TI Basic For 2 players
Markers are placed on a grid - fill in the centre of a cross and 'capture' it.
Changes then proceed in a chain reaction of dazzling complexity.
Only a computer could do all this!
Not go, not Othello - something quite new and quite difficult. GBP 6.00
MAZE OF ARIEL
TI Basic For 1 player
Move up and down the screen through a constantly changing maze.
Blast any walls that get in your way with grenades.
And watch out for that dragon... (A difficult program to master.).
TI Basic. For 2 players.
You each have 3 men o war (white has an optional merchant ship).
Move your ships and select the ammunition.
Firing is automatic.
Wind direction keeps changing.
Can you sink your opponent before he sinks you?
TI Basic For 2 players
A computer-improved version of Aggression. On a world map you must move your armies, organise attacks, use troop or battle convoys - and achieve world domination.
NB: This is a massive program and takes hours to win! Also, to make maximum use of memory, graphics are on tape data files, which takes a few minutes to load.
Some tape recorders will not load 3rd party data files ensure your recorder is completely happy with 3rd party programs before ordering this program! GBP 11.00
END OF THIS SECTION OF NOT POLYOPTICS PROGRAMS
from Data Systems. A long-running program of space conquest. NOT an arcade game. Plan the construction and movement of your fleets and conquer the Terran empire.
A blend of 'adventure' and 'war game'. A forced win for the patient and careful player, but excellent play in getting there.
Suite of programs on disk, with some nice hi-res graphics: GBP 11.00
or Main game program on cassette - just lacks the graphics. GBP 9.00
Extended Basic. from Data Systems.
An educational program - Chemistry at up to 'O' level - self tests for Element symbols, oxidation states etc. GBP 6.00
Extended Basic by PS Software. (Mark Sumner) Read the Review
Joysticks are optional in this excellent recreation of the classic arcade game Asteroids.
Four different types of things to shoot down - not just boring old rocks!
This game has thrust, rotate, fire, and a choice of hyperspace or shields. Excellent use of sprites. GBP 9.00
by ROACH SOFTWARE
Requires Mini Memory Module - written in machine code.
Does NOT need the 32k memory expansion.
A fast 'Asteroid' type program.
Rotating Asteroids - ship rotate, thrust, and shields. Torpedoes.
Keyboard control only. A very full 4k program.
Buy this and see what your console CAN do! GBP 10.00
This is an archive page - the programs are not now on sale