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Zap! Pow! Boom! Arcade Games for the VIC 20 (GB)
Mark Ramshaw
Interface Publications, 1982

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Zap Pow Boom UK.d64

30 programs (100% complete)

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Maze Man

Pages 5-6.
? Unexpanded maze man.prg
Screenshot
Pac Man-style game, eat the dots and avoid the ghosts.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down).
Asteroids

Pages 6-7.
? Unexpanded asteroids.prg
Screenshot
Asteroids-style game, dodge & shoot the asteroids.
Controls:
Z (rotate left), C (rotate right), M (thrust), Space (fire), Return (hyperspace).
Gunfight

Pages 8-9.
? Unexpanded gunfight.prg
Screenshot
Boot Hill-style game, try to outshoot the other cowboy.
Controls:
Z (up), C (down), M (fire).
Scramble

Pages 9-11.
? Unexpanded scramble.prg
Screenshot
Scramble-style game without the sideways scrolling.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), Space (fire laser), S (drop bomb).
Space Invaders

Pages 11-12.
? Unexpanded space invaders.prg
Screenshot
Space Invaders-style game, shoot the aliens.
Controls:
Z (left), C (right), M (fire).
Airplane

Pages 13-14.
? Unexpanded airplane.prg
Screenshot
Flight simulator, land your plane on the runway. When the distance reads 0, you have reached the runway and must stop before it reads -200.
Controls:
A (tilt left), D (tilt right), W (nose up), X (nose down), 0-9 (thrust), Space (air brakes) S (lower undercarriage), Return (raise undercarriage).
Marathon

Pages 14-15.
? Unexpanded marathon.prg
Screenshot
Bet on one of three athletes and then watch the race.
Controls:
Type your bets.
Star Trek

Pages 15-18.
? Unexpanded star trek.prg
Screenshot
As captain of the Enterprise (E) you must destroy 15 Klingon ships (+) while avoiding stars (*).
Controls:
Cursor keys (move), 1 (warp to another sector), 2 (scan), 3 (photon torpedoes), 4 (phasers), 5 (shields).
Wizard

Pages 18-19.
? Unexpanded wizard.prg
Screenshot
Simon-style game, the computer flashes a number sequence that you have to remember and repeat.
Controls:
1-6.
Tail Gunner

Pages 19-21.
? Unexpanded tail gunner.prg
Screenshot
First-person space shooter.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), S (fire).
Astro Wars

Page 21.
? Unexpanded astro wars.prg
Screenshot
Galaxians-style game, shoot the aliens.
Controls:
Z (left), C (right), M (fire).
Swarm

Page 22.
? Unexpanded swarm.prg
Screenshot
Shoot the aliens, but your ship slows down each time they collide with you.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), S (fire).
3-D Maze

Page 23.
? Unexpanded 3-d maze.prg
Screenshot
Find your way to cell 25 to escape from the maze.
Controls:
Crsr-Left (left), Crsr-Right (right), Return (forward).
Brands Hatch

Pages 24-25.
? Unexpanded brands hatch.prg
Screenshot
Try to overtake thirty cars on a vertically-scrolling race track.
Controls:
Z (left), M (right).
Lightning-Bolt

Pages 25-26.
? Unexpanded lightning-bolt.prg
Screenshot
Move your cursor to build a wall, and try to make the lightning bolt pass through it.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down).
Space Eggs

Pages 27-28.
? Unexpanded space eggs.prg
Screenshot
Eggs fall from the sky and hatch into large birds that feed on a valuable mineral in the clouds. Shoot the eggs/birds before all the mineral is gone.
Controls:
Z (left), C (right), M (fire).
Xyloid

Page 29.
? Unexpanded xyloid.prg
Screenshot
Displays a colourful pattern.
Controls:
None.
Adventure

Pages 29-31.
? Unexpanded adventure.prg
Solution
Map
Screenshot
Text adventure. An evil dragon has stolen the mythical arkenstone from the dwarves. It is up to you to recover it.
Controls:
When typing commands, you must press Return after each word and put a full stop after the final word. Commands: go/move, kick, listen, catch, pick, drop, skewer, swing, throw, fill, inventory, recover.
Gomoku

Pages 31-32.
? Unexpanded gomoku.prg
Screenshot
Board game, try to get five pieces in a line.
Controls:
Type your coordinates for each move using the format X,Y (two numbers separated by a comma).
Lunar Lander

Pages 33-35.
? Unexpanded lunar lander.prg
Screenshot
Jupiter Lander-style game, pilot your fragile lunar module to one of the safe landing sites.
Controls:
Z (thrust left), C (thrust right), M (thrust upwards).
Missile Command

Pages 35-37.
? Unexpanded missile command.prg
Screenshot
Missile Command-style game, destroy the incoming missiles.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), S (fire).
Nightmare Castle

Pages 37-39.
? Unexpanded nightmre castle.prg
Screenshot
Graphic adventure, find the treasure and return it to the starting room. There are doors that open and close, and one that requires a key; there is a hidden passage that you can only find by trying to go through the wall; there is an invisble maze; and strange things happen in 'the room'.
Controls:
Crsr-Left (left), Crsr-Right (right), Crsr-Up (up), Crsr-Down (down), / (thrust, if you have the sword), Space (drop objects).
One-Armed-Bandit

Pages 39-40.
? Unexpanded one-arm-bandit.prg
Screenshot
Fruit machine game, try to win more than 995 to break the bank.
Controls:
Space (spin reels), 1,2,3 (hold reel).
Draughts

Pages 41-43.
? Unexpanded draughts.prg
Screenshot
Board game (aka checkers), remove your opponents pieces.
Controls:
Type the XY coordinates (two letters) for the from & to position of each move.
Dambuster

Pages 43-44.
? Unexpanded dambuster.prg
Screenshot
Destroy the enemy dam with your bouncing bombs.
Controls:
Z (left), C (right), M (fire).
Breakout

Page 45.
? Unexpanded breakout.prg
Screenshot
Breakout-style game, use your bat & ball to break through the brick wall.
Controls:
Z (left), M (right).
Dogfight

Pages 46-47.
? Unexpanded dogfight.prg
Screenshot
Shoot down the enemy plane.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), S (fire).
Night Raid

Pages 47-49.
? Unexpanded night raid.prg
Screenshot
As you fly in darkness over a city, you can only see the skyline in flashes from enemy flack. Bomb the reactor before you get hit by flack or missiles.
Controls:
A (back up), D (accelerate), W (up), X (down), S (drop bomb).
Tank Battle

Pages 49-50.
? Unexpanded tank battle.prg
Screenshot
Shoot the enemy tank & fuel drums. The winner is the first to reach 150 points.
Controls:
A (left), D (right), W (up), X (down), S (fire).
Death Star

Pages 51-52.
? Unexpanded death star.prg
Screenshot
Star Wars-style game, fly through the Death Star trench and try to fire a torpedo down the exhaust port.
Controls:
Z (left), C (right), M (fire), 1-9 (speed).

Notes

  1. Many of these programs were also published in Zap! Pow! Boom! Arcade Games for the VIC 20 (US) by Tim Hartnell & Mark Ramshaw.
    1. New programs: 3 programs are unique to this book and do not appear in Zap! Pow! Boom! (US): Star Trek, Xyloid, One-Armed-Bandit.
    2. Updated programs: 19 programs have got a slightly different listing in Zap! Pow! Boom! (US): Maze Man, Gunfight, Scramble, Airplane, Marathon, Wizard, Astro Wars, 3-D Maze, Space Eggs, Adventure, Lunar Lander, Nightmare Castle, Draughts, Dambuster, Breakout, Dogfight, Night Raid, Tank Battle, Death Star.
    3. Renamed programs: 9 programs have got a different name in Zap! Pow! Boom! (US): Maze Man aka Monster Maze, Asteroids aka Hyperspace Escape, Space Invaders aka Alien Maurauders, Space Eggs aka Space Birds, Adventure aka Arkenstone, Missile Command aka Earth Defense, Draughts aka Checkers, Breakout aka Smash, Death Star aka Danger Star.
  2. A modified version of Asteroids (p. 6-7) appears to have been published as Asteroids (Popular Computing Weekly, 83-04-28), with different graphics.

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