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    Default Unusual Pre-Crash arcade and home games

    I've got an assignment from a class I TA for:
    Bring in unusual simple games as examples for programming.

    I can bring in the following hardware:
    Laptop w/MAME and joypad, 26/5200,Inty 1,CV,Vec,C64
    Some Ideas so far:
    Illusions CV, any Vec game (for the visuals) Robotron, Inty Maze-A-Tron,
    Tron Solar Sailer, I Robot, Zookeeper

    The more cracked-out the better. Simplicity is desired.
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    Ballblazer for the Atari 7800 - A noteworthy attempt to create a 3D environment with 2D hardware. Very abstract looking in 2-player mode.

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    How about QIX. Was that pre-crash?

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    Vectron (Intellvision) was always noted as a good example of abstract graphics and gameplay.
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    Just about anything by Jeff Minter on the C64.

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    I can think of 2 great ones but they're both on the Atari 8-bit computers:

    "Necromancer" and "Lifespan". There MAY be C-64 versions of these...anyone?

    Both of these games are totally unique.

    As far as an arcade games, "Chiller" would be a good pick just for the shock value alone. ;-)
    Last edited by agent57; 10-24-2007 at 08:12 PM.

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    Microsurgeon for INTV

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    Little Computer People on the C64 (also on the ST and even the FDS).
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatofcar View Post
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    Amidar is very simple. Ladybug adds a certain twist to Pac-man, and makes programming a bit more involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    Just about anything by Jeff Minter on the C64.
    Seconded. Sheep in Space springs immediately to mind.

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    I'd say Cube Quest for arcade. It might not be totally unique but it is a different game. Or Mazer Blazer.

    Some other thoughts:

    The Attack (TI-99/4A)
    Frankenstien's Monster (Atari 2600)
    Space Dungeon (Arcade or Atari 5200)
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    Beamrider, Qix, Q*Bert, Robotron and Zaxxon. Can't forget Crazy Climber either.
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