Synthpopalooza Posted August 4, 2009 Share Posted August 4, 2009 Hi everyone ... Many valuable hours of my youth in the late 80's and early 90's were wasted on my old Atari 130XE computer, programming and playing a TurboBASIC XL game called Sky Scraper, which sadly never really saw widespread release, apart from my local Atari club and maybe a couple of friends here in Tennessee. Well, thanks to a kind soul on here who was able to rescue this piece of fun from a slowly decaying floppy disk that has been sitting in a moldy basement for the last 10 years, I can finally say that this game is now available! This game ain't much. It was done entirely in TurboBASIC, no fancy graphics, no player-missiles, entirely character driven and in Graphics 1 ... but it has 40 levels to it, and the higher you go the more ridiculously difficult it gets ... and oh, the musical themes are quite nice too. And each level gets loaded in from disk as you complete the previous one, thanks to the magic of POKE 842,13. The plot: You are a jet-pack man in the future who has to enter into a construction site and deactivate the security system on all 40 levels by traversing the platforms, whilst trying to avoid a guided missile that wants to kill you ... REALLY badly. That's it! Simple gameplay, but terribly addictive. Have at it. Let me know what you think of this, maybe someone can do a more current version with fancier graphics? Oh, be sure to boot with skyscraper-a.atr in D1: then switch to skyscraper-b.atr in D1: when prompted. And ENJOY. sky_scraper.zip Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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