Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 43 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 353

Games For Atari, 64, VIC, And Color Computer

First Star Software has produced a trio of new games that play on a handful of popular microcomputers.

In Bristles, a game for up to four players, the assignment is to paint a building while avoiding a variety of obstacles including the building superintendent's young daughter, who enjoys putting her handprint on wet walls. While playing the 48-level game, participants can choose to be one of eight characters, each of which is programmed with its own theme music.

Flip and Flop is a three-dimensional, two-player game. The first player, a kangaroo, must turn over tiles on a multi-screened, scrolling, stepped platform maze—with a zookeeper in hot pursuit. For the second player, a monkey, the playfield turns upside down. The monkey then swings from tile to tile while trying to elude the zookeeper and reach the circus. The game includes 36 levels of play, a scrolling playfield, and six animations.

Bristles and Flip and Flop are available on disk, tape, or cartridge for Atari and Commodore 64 computers. Prices range from $29.95 to $39.95 depending on version.

Panic Button is a game for the VIC-20 and TRS-80 Color Computer. In the game, you work on an assembly line, building a variety of products. Things get difficult when the conveyor belts speed up and unused parts begin flying around the factory. Color Computer versions are $24.95 for tape, $39.95 for cartridge. Versions for a VIC-20 expanded to 8K are $24.95 for tape, $34.95 for cartridge.

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