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Getting Ahead Space Adventures for the VIC 20 (CA)
Peter Lear
Hayes Publishing, 1984

Download all programs from this book on one disk:


GA Space Adventures.d64

6 programs (100% complete)

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Moonshuttle

Pages 6-11.
P A Roberts Unexpanded moonshuttle.t64
Screenshot
Lunar Lander-style game. You must land your ship safely on one of the landing pads but watch your fuel and don't hit any asteroids.
Controls:
Press any key to launch your ship, then use H (left), J (right), U (up), N (down).
Meteor Shower

Pages 12-17.
Andrew Stanford & Peter Lear 3K expansion meteorshower 3k.prg
Screenshot
Asteroids-style game. Shoot as many rocks as you can but don't let any of them hit you.
Controls:
1 (turn left), 2 (turn right), 9 (move right), 0 (fire), Space (hyperspace).
Protector

Pages 18-23.
L Braine Unexpanded protector.t64
Screenshot
Defender-style game with a horizontally-scrolling background. Shoot as many aliens as you can in two minutes.
Controls:
Joystick.
Alien Attack

Pages 24-34.
Peter Lear 8K expansion alien attack 8k.prg
Screenshot
You are on a crippled space station, and under attack from all sides. Your shields will protect you against three blasts on each side. Use your malfunctioning laser cannon to destroy the attackers.
Controls:
Joystick or T, Y, U, G, J, B, N, M (fire in that direction).
Red Alert

Pages 36-41.
Simon Parker & Peter Lear Unexpanded red alert.prg
Screenshot
Scramble-type game. Fly through the cavern shooting jets and bombing tanks.
Controls:
P (left), * (right), @ (up), ; (down), Shift (drop bomb), A (fire missile).
Invasion

Pages 42-47.
Alex Kiernan & Peter Lear Unexpanded invasion.prg
Screenshot
Space Invaders-type game. Shoot the aliens with your base, which has a rotating turret.
Controls:
Z (left), X (right), , (rotate left), . (rotate right), Space (fire).

Notes

  1. A slightly different version of Moonshuttle (p. 6-11) was published in Computer & Video Games (82-07).
  2. A slightly different version of Meteor Shower (p. 12-17) was published as Rocks (Computer & Video Games, 82-08).
  3. A slightly different version of Protector (p. 18-23) was published in Computer & Video Games (83-06).
  4. A slightly different version of Red Alert (p. 36-41) was published in Computer & Video Games (83-02).
  5. A slightly different version of Invasion (p. 42-47) was published as Alpha Attack (Computer & Video Games, 83-02).

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

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