Okay, now game number four ought to be something else, but my “tape” has obvious faults on it, and I’ve been struggling with the dreaded “Rewind Tape” message, eventually something loaded. Here it is!
BBC Micro Game Reviews
Alright! This was the first true stinker that I’ve encountered! This is a one-button game where you have to hit the space bar before a random number generator decides that a planet has blown up. If enough fuel has been loaded before you hit space, your rocket flies off the top of the screen. I’m guessing that this game could randomly kill you at any point.
As you can see, I turned it off pretty quickly, as it’s barely even a game! Ah, well, this is the beauty of the Cascade Cassette 50!
Hi everyone! Here’s a video of me playing number 2, GALACTIC ATTACK! This is a good game! If there are more like this, I’ll have to revise my assessment of the Cascade tape. I originally played the C64 version, which was *alright*, but it could be that as the games were apparently bought from the public via magazine adverts, the BBC version is a little better, as BBC owners tended to be a bit more technical, perhaps?
Okay, right! So let’s go, I’ve chosen the BBC Micro version of the Cascade Cassette 50, loaded it into my tape drive, *TAPE, and LOAD"“.
First up, is, apparently, "MAZE EATER”:
Brill-Fun Bank-Raiding Shooter
I got this game on one of a set of floppies which came with a BBC B that I bought a while ago. Now, I appreciate that the title screen says “Bandit” and that there is no record anywhere online of a game called “Cowboy Bandits”, but in homage to the person who created the boot menu for that floppy, I’m reviewing it as such. Sadly, Acornsoft does not agree with my appellation: