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Published in the book "BBC micro programs in BASIC" from Newnes technical books.

The book contains the following description:

This program is a computer implementation of those little plastic puzzles that you can buy, in which the user slides the pieces one at a time into the only available space. The object of the exercise is to arrange them in their natural order:

 A   B   C   D 
 E   F   G   H 
 I   J   K   L 
 M   N   O   

 

The advantage of this implementation over the plastic type is that every start condition is totally random and it is amazingly fast. Also, as a special dispensation, but only once per game, the user may swap any two letters, which is useful of course if you get into a situation you cannot see your way out of. Finally, the computer counts your moves and gives you a grading when - or if - you complete the puzzle.

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TitleSlide
Year1984
PublisherNewnes Technical Books (Butterworth And Co. Ltd.)
AuthorDerrick Daines
Release TypeBook
Primary genrePuzzle
Secondary genreSliding Block Puzzle
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested
CompilationBBC Micro programs in BASIC (BOOK)

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