Acorn User One-Line Games

(Escape From Voros, Lexxias, Race To Varpon, Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit, Zander (AKA Lurch))

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Notes

Published in the "Acorn Abuser's Diary" section of Acorn User magazine between May and November of 1987, these games consist of a single line of BASIC code each. David Lawrence was credited as the author of the first game, which was retrospectively titled "Escape From Voros". Oscar Rune and Stan Froco were later named as the authors of Varpon and Lurch respectively, on the Acorn User Games Disc.

The fifth game, Zander (AKA Lurch), is a parody of the early Archimedes game Zarch (aka Lander). It's extra-unplayable because it runs far too fast and you have to start hitting RETURN within the first second or you'll crash into terrain.

Escape From Voros: May 1987

Lexxias: June 1987

Race To Varpon: July 1987

Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit: September 1987

Zander (AKA Lurch): November 1987 (The game was named Lurch on the Acorn User Games Disc.)

Also note that Acorn User released another one-line game, titled Mastermind, which appeared on the Acorn User Games Disc

At the time of writing, it is not known which issue (if any) of Acorn User the game appeared in.

Details

TitleAcorn User One-Line Games (Escape From Voros, Lexxias, Race To Varpon, Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit, Zander (AKA Lurch))
Year1987
PublisherAcorn User (later BBC Acorn User) (Redwood Publishing Ltd.)
AuthorsDavid Lawrence
Stan Froco
Oscar Rune
Release TypeMagazine
Primary genreArcade
Secondary genresDriving
Catch 'em
Avoid 'em
Bomber
One-liner
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master:✘

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