A downloadable game

For the unexpanded Commodore VIC-20.


Since 2011 there is the BASIC 10Liner contest, where programs in the categories "PUR-80", "PUR-120" and "EXTREM-256" can be submitted.

The goal of this contest is to write a game in just 10 lines in BASIC.

All 8bit systems can participate, my contributions are all for the unexpanded Commodore VIC-20.

It was the first time I participated in 2018 and here are my games submitted so far.
  


Space Patrol

"Space Patrol" for the Commodore VIC-20 has reached seventh place (out of 24) in the BASIC 10Liner Contest 2018 (score 7.17) in the category "PUR-80".

Game description: 

You are on patrol with your spaceship when you encounter an asteroid field that it is necessary to fly through. The longer the flight, the faster the speed. In a collision, the game ends. 

Control: A = left, D = right, space = game start

To play this game, type LOAD"SPACE PATROL",8 and hit return.
When the loading is finished, type RUN and hit return.


Mushrooms

"Mushrooms" for the Commodore VIC-20 has reached ninth place (out of 18) in the BASIC 10Liner Contest 2019 (score 4.90) in the category "PUR-120".

Game description: 

You're in a field full of toadstools and need to pick up the only edible blue mushroom. In the upper left corner, the man begins to run by fixing the direction. It can not be stopped. Touching a fly agaric ends the game. If you pick up the blue mushroom, there is a point and it goes a little faster in the next picture.

Control: W -> up, A -> left, D -> right, X -> down

To play this game, type LOAD"MUSHROOMS",8 and hit return.
When the loading is finished, type RUN and hit return.


Horse Racing

"Horse Racing" for the Commodore VIC-20 has reached 17. place (out of 18) in the BASIC 10Liner Contest 2019 (score 3.50) in the category "PUR-120".

Game description:

With $ 50 in your pocket, you go to the racecourse to supplement your financial situation. You place a bet by choosing a horse between one and five on the keyboard. Then the race starts. Depending on how the race went, you either lose your ten-dollar bet, or the prize is credited to you. If you lost your last ten dollars, the game is over.

To play this game, type LOAD"HORSE RACING",8 and hit return.
When the loading is finished, type RUN and hit return.

 


Install instructions

Click download to get a D64-File. You can play it on the WinVice-Emulator (xvic).

Set the VIC20-Settings to "No expansion memory" before you load the game.

In the menu choose File -> Attach disk/tape image -> Drive 8 -> BASIC10LINER.d64

How the individual games can be loaded, is in each case under the description of the respective game.

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BASIC10LINER.d64 170 kB