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40 Educational Games for the VIC 20 (GB)
Vince Apps
Granada, 1984

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Counties

Pages 10-14.
Vince Apps Unexpanded counties.prg
Screenshot
Geography quiz. The computer shows you the location of sixteen British counties. It then selects random counties and asks you to identify each one.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Village

Pages 15-20.
Vince Apps 3K expansion village 3k.prg
Screenshot
Strategy game. You are the chief of a village that survives on wheat crops. Each person needs at least 2.5 bags of wheat to survive. You must decide how much wheat to sow, and how much to give your people. The more wheat you store, the more you will lose to rats. Can you survive for 10 years as their leader?
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Multiplication and Division

Pages 21-23.
Vince Apps Unexpanded multiply divide.prg
Screenshot
Mathematics quiz. Twenty difficult multiplication or division problems are shown. Try to work out each one using a pencil & paper, without using a calculator.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Addition and Subtraction

Pages 24-26.
Vince Apps Unexpanded add subtract.prg
Screenshot
Mathematics quiz. Solve difficult addition and subtraction problems. Try to work out each one using mental arithmetic, without using pencil & paper or a calculator.
Controls:
Type the correct answer, starting with the right-most digit.
Sum Difference

Pages 27-29.
Vince Apps Unexpanded sum difference.prg
Screenshot
Mathematics puzzle. The computer chooses two numbers. It tells you the sum of both numbers and the difference between them. You must correctly identify the numbers.
Controls:
Type both numbers, pressing Return after each one.
Bar Chart

Pages 30-32.
Vince Apps Unexpanded bar chart.prg
Screenshot
Display nine values on a bar chart. The scale must be between 20-100 and a multiple of 20. When the prompt "More?" appears, you can enter another set of values to overlay them in a different colour.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Masterbrain

Pages 33-37.
Vince Apps Unexpanded masterbrain.prg
Screenshot
Mastermind-style game. You have to work out the pattern of four coloured pegs. A red pin means you've got a correct colour in the right position, and a yellow pin means you've got a correct colour in the wrong position. Your age (entered at the start) determines how many guesses you are allowed.
Controls:
Enter your guess by typing a letter for each colour: P (purple), G (green), B (blue), Y (yellow).
English/French

Pages 38-40.
Vince Apps Unexpanded english french.prg
Screenshot
Language quiz. A word is displayed in either English or French, and you must translate it into the other language. Can you translate 20 words correctly?
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Fizz/Buzz

Pages 41-43.
Vince Apps Unexpanded fizz buzz.prg
Screenshot
You must count upwards starting from 1, typing each number. If a number can be divided by 3 then type "fizz", if it can be divided by 5 then type "buzz", and it it can be divded by both numbers then type "fizz buzz". How high can you count without making any mistakes?
Controls:
Type the next number.
Highway Code

Pages 44-48.
Vince Apps Unexpanded highway code.prg
Screenshot
Road safety quiz. You are asked twenty multiple choice questions about the Highway Code. How many can you answer correctly? The quicker your response, the higher your score.
Controls:
Select the correct answer (1-3).
Guess the Number

Pages 49-51.
Vince Apps Unexpanded guess number.prg
Screenshot
The computer chooses a random number between 1-100. Can you work out what it is? The maximum value increases or decreases based on how well you do.
Controls:
Type your guess.
Word Mix

Pages 52-55.
Vince Apps Unexpanded word mix.prg
Screenshot
Word game. Two words are mixed together without jumbling up the order of the letters. Can you identify both words?
Controls:
Type both words, pressing Return after each one.
Constellations

Pages 56-58.
Vince Apps Unexpanded constellations.prg
Screenshot
Astronomy quiz. The computer shows you the shape of seven constellations. It then selects random constellations and asks you to identify each one.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
History Quiz

Pages 59-63.
Vince Apps Unexpanded history quiz.prg
Screenshot
History quiz. You are asked twenty multiple choice questions about historical events. How many can you answer correctly? The quicker your response, the higher your score.
Controls:
Select the correct answer (1-3).
Spelling Test

Pages 64-66.
Vince Apps Unexpanded spelling test.prg
Screenshot
Spelling quiz. Twenty words are briefly shown on screen. You must repeat each word, spelling it correctly.
Controls:
Type each word correctly.
Speed Reading

Pages 67-69.
Vince Apps Unexpanded speed reading.prg
Screenshot
Reading quiz. Twenty sentences are briefly shown on screen. You must repeat each sentence, spelling every word correctly. The quicker you are, the less time you get to read the next sentence.
Controls:
Type each sentence correctly.
Area Estimation

Pages 70-74.
Vince Apps Unexpanded area estimation.prg
Screenshot
Maths game for 2 players. A rectangle is drawn on the screen. Each player must estimate its area, with additional clues provided after each incorrect answer. The first player to reach 10 points wins.
Controls:
Type your estimate.
Number Series

Pages 75-77.
Vince Apps Unexpanded number series.prg
Screenshot
Maths game. A series of five numbers are displayed, and you must work out the next number in the sequence. The game ends after fifty correct answers.
Controls:
Type the next number.
Morse Code

Pages 78-82.
Vince Apps Unexpanded morse code.prg
Screenshot
Learn and practice Morse Code.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Areas

Pages 83-87.
Vince Apps Unexpanded areas.prg
Screenshot
Maths game for 1 or 2 players. An object is shown comprising a rectangle and a triangle. You must calculate its total area.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Missing Letter

Pages 88-91.
Vince Apps Unexpanded missing letter.prg
Screenshot
Spelling game for 1 or 2 players. A word is displayed with one of the letters removed. Can you identify the missing letter?
Controls:
Type the missing letter.
Duck Shoot

Pages 92-94.
Vince Apps Unexpanded duck shoot.prg
Screenshot
Maths game. A multiplication problem is shown on the screen. If you answer it correctly then you can take a shot at the ducks. A gun will appear that automatically moves horizontally. When the gun is aimed at the desired target, press Space to fire.
Controls:
Type the correct answer, then press Space to fire.
Missing Numbers

Pages 95-98.
Vince Apps Unexpanded missing number.prg
Screenshot
Maths game for 2 players. An addition or subtraction calculation is displayed with one of the numbers removed. Can you identify the missing number? The first player to reach 20 points wins.
Controls:
Type the missing number.
Hangman

Pages 99-102.
Vince Apps Unexpanded hangman.prg
Screenshot
The computer selects a hidden word. Can you identify the word before your man is hanged?
Controls:
Type your guess for each letter.
Organ

Pages 103-104.
Vince Apps Unexpanded organ.prg
Screenshot
Music program. Use your computer as a piano keyboard. The tune is stored in memory and can be played back.
Controls:
A-L (white keys), Q-P (black keys), Space (play back tune), X (clear memory).
Anagram

Pages 105-107.
Vince Apps Unexpanded anagram.prg
Screenshot
Word game. An anagram is shown, where all the letters are jumbled up. Can you identify the word?
Controls:
Type the correct answer, or enter QUIT if you are stuck.
Compass

Pages 108-112.
Vince Apps 3K expansion compass 3k.prg
Screenshot
The computer shows you the direction of all eight compass points. It then selects random directions and asks you to identify each one.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Submarine

Pages 113-116.
Vince Apps Unexpanded submarine.prg
Screenshot
You are a destroyer captain searching for submarines. A submarine is hidden in each 10x10 grid, which you must find & destroy using the fewest depth charges. Destroy ten submarines to win.
Controls:
Type the X,Y coordinates of your next shot.
Word Search

Pages 117-120.
Vince Apps Unexpanded word search.prg
Screenshot
Word search game. Sixteen words are hidden amongst random letters. How quickly can you find them?
Controls:
Type each word, or enter QUIT if you are stuck.
Noughts and Crosses

Pages 121-124.
Vince Apps Unexpanded noughts crosses.prg
Screenshot
Noughts and Crosses game for 2 players. Each player selects a square, and must then solve the sum displayed in that square. Will either player get three in a row? Note: the program does not check if a player has won the game.
Controls:
Select a square (1-9), then type the correct answer to that sum.
Towns

Pages 125-129.
Vince Apps Unexpanded towns.prg
Screenshot
Geography quiz. The computer shows you the location of sixteen British towns. It then selects random towns and asks you to identify each one.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Vowel Chase

Pages 130-134.
Vince Apps 3K expansion vowel chase 3k.prg
Screenshot
Pac Man-style game. You must run around the maze of letters without getting caught. You gain 1 point each time you touch a vowel, and lose 1 point each time you touch a consonent.
Controls:
Q (up), A (down), O (left), P (right).
Parachute

Pages 135-139.
Vince Apps 3K expansion parachute 3k.prg
Screenshot
Maths game. The pilot has jumped from a damaged aircraft, with the height and speed shown at the top of the screen. To open the parachute you must work out how long it will take him to land by dividing the height by the speed.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Racer

Pages 140-143.
Vince Apps Unexpanded racer.prg
Screenshot
Maths game for 2 players. Two Grand Prix cars are heading towards the finishing line. Their speed and time are shown at the top of the screen, and you must calculate the distance travelled. Note: To calculate the correct answer divide the speed by 3.6, then multiply by the time.
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Proverbs

Pages 144-147.
Vince Apps 3K expansion proverbs 3k.prg
Screenshot
Word game. A proverb is shown on the screen with the words muddled up. Can you arrange the words into the correct order?
Controls:
F1 (move up), F7 (move down), D (select word for moving), I (insert selected word).
Simon

Pages 148-151.
Vince Apps Unexpanded simon.prg
Screenshot
Memory game. A sequence of numbers or colours is briefly shown on the screen. You must remember & repeat the sequence without making any mistakes. The sequence gets longer after each correct answer.
Controls:
Type the correct answer. When playing with colours, use the number keys to represent the colour shown on each key.
Balance

Pages 152-155.
Vince Apps Unexpanded balance.prg
Screenshot
Select which combination of weights are needed to balance the scales.
Controls:
Press Y or N for each weight.
Chemist

Pages 156-159.
Vince Apps Unexpanded chemist.prg
Screenshot
Maths game. You must dilute a liquid with the correct amount of water. You are told how much liquid is in the jar and what ratio is needed. How much water must you add?
Controls:
Type the correct answer.
Odd Word Out

Pages 160-164.
Vince Apps 3K expansion odd word out 3k.prg
Screenshot
Word game for 1 or 2 players. Four words are shown, one of which doesn't belong with the others. You must shoot the odd word. The first player to score 100 points wins.
Controls:
Space (fire).
Science Quiz

Pages 165-168.
Vince Apps Unexpanded science quiz.prg
Screenshot
Science quiz. The computer asks twenty multiple choice questions about science. How many can you answer correctly? The quicker your response, the higher your score.
Controls:
Select the correct answer (1-3).
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