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”:
Hmm, okay, this looks moderately familiar. It appears to be a very basic version of Pacman, with no pills, and tiny flickering graphics. Actually, it did keep me playing for all of two minutes, so it’s not an entire waste. Sadly the gameplay doesn’t seem to go much beyond the stilted, slow movement around this maze, and the ghosts appear to have an AI system which only allows them to move towards me in the most obvious way, I think it’s a shortest-path algorithm.
That said, they nailed me once there were about four of them. Sadly, not engaged with this one, so on to the next game tomorrow…..