C64 game??

From: Rob O'Donnell <classiccmp.org_at_irrelevant.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Sun Jan 11 05:40:36 2004

At 11:49 11/01/2004 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:

>Got this from a chap the other day:
>"When we had a Commodore 64 some time ago there was a game on it that
>involved a little plane flying over some buildings i think and your
>plane then tried to level these to get to the next level of the game.
>Can't remember what it was called and if posssible we would like to buy
>a copy of the game for our computer now."
>I remember the darn game - one of my friends had a C64 and I used to
>spend hours round there playing it. The graphics blew those of the
>speccy I had at the time away :-)
>I just can't remember the name! I seem to remember flying left to right
>and dropping bombs on buildings, whilst shooting down enemy planes
>flying in from the right. I assume this is the game the guy's talking
>Anyone recall the name for me?

I remember a similar game going under various names, on various platforms,
from the TRS-80 upwards.

I even wrote a simple version (just bomb buildings as you fly lower so you
don't crash) that worked on the character vdu's on the DG Nova mini at my
dad's college that he took me in and let me play on occasionally. Also did
the same on the VAX when I started work. There is a very slight chance I
still have an 8" disc somewhere with the former on it. The Ops were
amazed, arcade games on a machine with no keyboard input. (ah, just trap
the interrupt into "drop bomb" instead of exit program. lol. you had to
crash to exit the game.)[\__

Anyway, memory cells tell me "Raid over Moscow" as a name and a google for
that name on the C64 turns up a game, which might be the one you
want! Better graphics than my plane: [\___ :-)

Received on Sun Jan 11 2004 - 05:40:36 GMT

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