Best game in BASIC

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Compiled with Quickbasic 4.5, use DOSBox to play. in WinXP-console there's no sound, some characters are garbled and you cannot move the ship.

invaders.zip - 60.903bytes, containing EXE, default Hiscore-Table (required in same dir) and BAS
added on the 2010-07-30 21:09:13 by merkur merkur
and in case someone missed the previous page: code and everything by kb
added on the 2010-07-30 21:15:28 by merkur merkur
merkur <3
added on the 2010-07-30 22:53:07 by wrthlss wrthlss

No! it's not!
added on the 2010-07-31 01:11:32 by El Topo El Topo
There was also a good soccer-managing game called "Soccer-a-round" (the executable file was named pdsoc.exe) coded in Quick Basic. Google does not know anything about it...
added on the 2010-07-31 11:32:31 by Adok Adok
In 1986 or something, I bought a copy of "50 Greatest Games" on the Spectrum. 50 games on one 30 minute tape. Of course, they were all in basic, but one game "Diamond Jump" was mint!

It was another variation of the barrel jumping game. You were a little stick character and you had to go up a hill jumping over the diamonds rolling down it. I remember playing it for hours and wondering, as ten year olds do, why haven't I finished this game yet? So, a quick press of the break key and a look through the code showed me that it was just looping the damn code. My first "hack" was to make a damn end screen for that game :)
added on the 2010-07-31 12:00:13 by Gmitts Gmitts
was it Cassette 50?
added on the 2010-07-31 13:05:19 by wrthlss wrthlss
This if it were real.
added on the 2010-07-31 15:15:25 by Joghurt Joghurt
@r13 - it looks like that was it after all. Barrel/Diamond jump ftw :)
added on the 2010-07-31 17:23:44 by Gmitts Gmitts
oh wait, Mystical Diamonds - that was the bastard right there LOL
added on the 2010-07-31 17:25:24 by Gmitts Gmitts
kb: I got your game to run fine in dosbox with qbasic -- wasn't expecting to hear decent chipmusic in basic :-)
added on the 2010-07-31 18:22:45 by trixter trixter