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Explosive Spiele für Ihren VC20 (DE)
Hal Renko & Sam Edwards
Springer Basel, 1984

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30 programs (100% complete)

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Galaktische Monster
(Galactic Monsters)

Pages 10-12.
? Unexpanded galaktische mon.prg
Try to reach the bottom of the screen while avoiding the monsters.

W (up), X (down), A (left), D (right).
Zombies im Sumpf
(Zombies in the Swamp)

Pages 13-15.
? Unexpanded zombies slumpf.prg
Cross a zombie-infested swamp to reach the top-left corner. To move you must throw rafts and then walk across them. Beware, the zombies will run along your rafts to try to catch you.

Cursor keys (up, down, left, right).
Tastenfeld Memory
(Keyboard Memory)

Pages 16-17.
? Unexpanded tastenfeld mem.prg
Concentration memory game. Each letter has a number hidden underneath. Select two letters, and they will be removed if they are a matching pair.

Q-Y, A-H, Z-N (reveal hidden number).
Las Vegas a GoGo

Pages 18-22.
? 8K expansion las vegas 8k.prg
Fruit machine game. Spin the reels and try to win as much money as you can.

I (insert money), P (spin wheels) H (hold, followed by 1, 2 & 3), G (gamble), C (collect winnings), E (end game).

Pages 23-24.
? Unexpanded papagei.prg
Typing game. Type each letter as it is displayed on the screen. How quickly can you complete 10 letters?

A-Z (type the displayed letter).
Kentucky Derby

Pages 25-27.
? Unexpanded kentucky derby.prg
Horse racing game. Decide how much money to bet on each horse, and see how much money you can win.

Follow on-screen prompts.
(Rainbow Square Dance)

Pages 28-30.
? Unexpanded regenbogenquad.prg
Puzzle game. Rearrange the squares back into five horizontal coloured stripes.

1-5 (move squares horizontally), 6-0 (move squares vertically).
Qui Vive

Pages 31-37.
? 16K expansion qui vive 16k.prg
Board game played against the computer. Each player takes it in turns to place their five checkers on the board, then you move checkers to try to get a winning position. The winning patterns are a horizontal line (-), a vertical line (|), a diagonal line (/), a rectangular cross (+), a skew cross (x), a vertical wing (>), and a horizontal wing (v).

Type the location for each move in the format XY (a letter followed by a number).

Pages 38-39.
? Unexpanded kzg.prg
Simon memory game. The computer briefly shows a series of letters or numbers. How many can you remember without making any mistakes?

Type your answer.
Eins zu Fünf
(One To Five)

Pages 40-42.
? Unexpanded eins zu fuenf.prg
Puzzle game from the Casio calculators. A grid contains a random pattern of digits between 0 and 5. For each move, you select a position and all the digits in a horizontal and vertical line through that location are increased by 1. To win, you must set all of the digits to 0.

Q-E, A-D, Z-C (position of next move).

Pages 43-46.
? 8K expansion escher 8k.prg
Graphics utility that produces M.C. Escher style repeating patterns.

Enter the size of your basic square (e.g. enter 2 for a 2x2 grid), fill in the grid row-by-row using graphics symbols (examine lines 3000-3200 to see which characters you can use), and finally enter the direction in which you want the squares displayed. The symbol ']' appears when the program is finished, press Run/Stop to end.
Genie am Werk
(Genius at Work)

Pages 47-49.
? Unexpanded genie am werk.prg
Mental arithmetic game. You are given a target number together with seven small numbers. Your task is to combine those numbers using a series of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums to reach the target number. Note: Lines 260-430 are missing from the German version, so they were copied from the English version of this program.

Type each sum, e.g. if you've got the numbers 8 and 100 and you want to replace these with the number 800 then you would enter '100*8' and press Return. When the message 'Do you want to keep it this way?' appears, type 'N' to enter another sum or 'J' if you have finished.
(Shark Hunt)

Pages 50-52.
? Unexpanded haifischjagd.prg
You are adrift in your boat when you spot a shark. Can you use your echo-sounder to get close enough to fire a shot?

Cursor keys (move up, down, left, right), Space (fire).
Shakespeare Shuffle

Pages 53-55.
? Unexpanded shakespeare.prg
Boss puzzle game with an unusual control method. The squares in an 8x8 grid are filled with the letters from a Shakespearian quote. When asked to enter the level, type the number of moves you want the computer to make to shuffle the board. You must then put the tiles back in their original order, but you can only move in the way that a knight would move on a chess board.

1-8 (location of next move).

Pages 56-59.
? 3K expansion explosion 3k.prg
Board game played against the computer. Players take it in turns to place a checker on the board. Each square has a capacity equal to the number of squares adjoining it, so corner squares have a capacity of 2 checkers, edge squares 3 checkers, and middle squares 4 checkers. When the number of checkers on a square reaches its capacity, the square will explode pushing a checker onto each adjoining square. The winner is the first player to trigger an eternal explosion that takes over the whole board. Note: this was listed as an unexpanded program, but it works best with 3K memory expansion to avoid 'out of memory' errors.

Type the location of your next move in the format X,Y (two numbers separated by a comma).
New York, New York

Pages 60-62.
? 3K expansion new york 3k.prg
Strategy game. You control all the traffic lights in New York city. Can you keep the traffic moving while preventing collisions from taking place?

Press the key beside each traffic light to toggle it between red & green.

Pages 63-65.
? Unexpanded schluessel.prg
Logic puzzle. You must find a key that is hidden in three rows of binary digits. Each time you shift one of these rows (moving the digits to the left), the sum at the bottom changes. The sum tells you the difference between the total for the three digits in that column, and the total for the three digits in the key. Can you find the key?

Type which row to shift (1-3) and the number of steps that you want to move (1-19).
Der Schwarze Kasten
(Black Box)

Pages 66-68.
? 3K expansion black box 3k.prg
Logic puzzle. You must use a laser beam to find the location of five atoms inside a vast 8x8x8 black box. If the laser beam strikes an atom then it will be sent off course in one of three ways: Directly hitting an atom will reflect the beam straight back at you, hitting a square adjacent to an atom will reflect it through a right angle, and hitting a square diagonally adjacent to an atom will send it off at a diagonal. Can you work out the location of the atoms?

Enter the X, Y and Z coordinates for each shot, then press 'S' to fire another shot or 'R' to guess the coordinates of an atom.
(Treasure Hunt)

Pages 69-71.
? Unexpanded schatzsuche.prg
You are an explorer (@) and must collect as much treasure as possible while trying to reach the exit in the top-right corner of the screen. Occasionally you will be attacked by a bird that suddenly flies towards you from the right-hand side of the screen, leaving you paralysed with fear.

O (up), . (down), K (left), : (right), Space (ward off bird attack).
I.T. - Das Abenteuer des Jahrhunderts
(I.T. - The Adventure of the Century)

Pages 72-79.
? 16K expansion it 16k.prg
Text adventure. A mad scientist is going to destroy the Earth with a nullity bomb. You must go underground to find and disarm the bomb. Note: See Volcanic Games for the English solution.

Enter one-word commands and follow the on-screen prompts. Type HILFE for a list of commands.
Der Wolf und die Fünf Geißlein
(The Wolf and the Five Little Goats)

Pages 80-82.
? Unexpanded wolf geisslein.prg
Board game. You control the wolf (WW) and the computer controls the goats. The aim is to eat three goats without being eaten. The computer says how many squares you must move, and the number beside each goat (e.g. G3) shows how many squares they will move. To eat a goat, you must land on it with the final step of your move. Can you eat three goats without being killed?

Cursor keys (move up, down, left and right).
(Road Race)

Pages 83-85.
? 8K expansion
Before loading type: POKE44,34: POKE34*256,0: NEW
strassenrenn 8k.prg
Top-down car race for 1 or 2 players. Enter the number of players & number of laps, then off you go.

Player 1: W (up), Z (down), A (left), S (right).
Player 2: @ (up), / (down), : (left), ; (right).
For a one player game you can optionally use the joystick.
Auf dem Markt
(At the Market)

Pages 86-87.
? Unexpanded auf dem markt.prg
Mental arithmetic game. Practice your addition skills by answering a series of increasingly difficult sums.

Type the answer and press Return.

Pages 88-90.
? Unexpanded fallout.prg
Strategy game. Move the horizontal bars left or right so that the checkers fall through the gaps. Try to get all eight checkers out through the bottom of the screen in the fewest moves.

Type your move in the format BDS, where B is the horizontal bar to move (1-8), D is the direction (L/R) and S is the number is steps (1-15). For example, entering 1R1 will move the top bar one position to the right.
UFO Angriff
(Ship's Attack)

Pages 91-92.
? Unexpanded ufo angriff.prg
Dodge the blocks that are attacking your ship.

Crsr-Left (move left), Crsr-Right (move right).

Pages 93-95.
? Unexpanded mini-mancala.prg
Traditional Arabian game. You & the computer take it in turns to remove all the counters from one of your cups and distribute them counterclockwise into the other cups. To win you must get all eight stones into one of your cups.

Type which cup to move stones from (C or D).
Stop It!

Pages 96-97.
? Unexpanded stop it.prg
Reaction time game. A letter slides across the screen from left to right, can you make it stop in the region baring the same letter?

Space (stop letter).

Pages 98-99.
? Unexpanded baab.prg
Puzzle game. A 4x4 grid is randomly filled with the letters A and B. For each move you enter a row and column, and all the letters in that row/column will be toggled from A to B and vice versa. Can you get every line on the grid to read ABBA?

Type the row (1-4) and column (1-4) for each move.
Vokale und Konsonanten
(Vowels and Consonants)

Pages 100-101.
? Unexpanded vokale.prg
Word game for one or more players. You are given seven vowels or a consonants. You must make the longest word possible using each letter only once.

When selecting your letters, press V for vowel or K for consonant. Then enter your word.

Pages 102-105.
? Unexpanded mondphase astro.prg
Calculate the phase of the moon for any given date.

Follow on-screen prompts.


  1. This book is the German version of Volcanic Games For Your VIC 20. Each program has been translated into German, and some programs also contain other changes.
  2. Hal Renko & Sam Edwards are believed to be pseudonyms for Kasper Boon & Alex Pelsmaeker.
  3. The programs were written by Hermie Hermens, Peter de Vries, Ari-Jan Stapel, Hans Riesebos, Arend Rensink, Mark Sijbenga, Eric Groenhuis, Wim Koolhoven, Ronald Bosch, Berry Hoogstraten, Evert-Jan Ausems, Claudia Dispa, Alex Pelsmaeker and Kasper Boon. Unfortunately it does not say who wrote which program.

With thanks to DLH's Commodore Archive for making this book available in PDF format.

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