Cells And Serpents

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The BBC micro game is a conversion of "Cells And Serpents", written for the NASCOM computer by G. Lovell, first published in the December 1980 issue of Computing Today magazine.

The original, commercial BBC micro release by ASP software was in early 1983. A functionally identical, but much better annotated listing was published in the May/June 1983 issue of A&B Computing (volume 1, issue 1) which credits I.G. Nicholls with the translation.
Later, a slightly different listing was published both on the 8BS Public Domain disc 05 in September 1990, and BBC PD Disc 10.
An improved version of this listing was published on both BBC PD Disc 166 (which featured Mad Rabbit PD Disc 024) and 8BS Public Domain disc 08 in January 1991 which credits the improvements to Roger Pashby in October 1990.

Details

TitleCells And Serpents
Year1983
PublishersArgus Press Software (APS) (ASP)
8-Bit Software (8 Bit Software) (8BS)
BBC PD
A&B Computing (Argus Specialist Publications Ltd.) (ASP)
Computing Today (Argus Specialist Publications Ltd.) (ASP)
AuthorsIan Nicholls
G. Lovell
Release TypeCommercial Release
Primary genreRPG
Secondary genresText
Text Adventure
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle Player
SaveCassette Tape
CompatibilityA:✔ B:✔ Master: Untested

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Alternative Versions

This page is the entry for the canonical version of the game. For specific variants, see the list below.

Title Publisher Year
Cells And Serpents (Improved) 8-Bit Software (8 Bit Software) (8BS), BBC PD, Mad Rabbit Software, Argus Press Software (APS) (ASP), A&B Computing (Argus Specialist Publications Ltd.) (ASP), Computing Today (Argus Specialist Publications Ltd.) (ASP) 1991