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THX 1138 v2.0


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Filename thx1138.zip (Download)
Title THX 1138 v2.0
Description A one player tron game where you must steer the line around the playing field for as long as possible without hitting the walls or yourself. Features five different speeds.
Author Brandon Turok (loonquawl@hotmail.com)
Category TI-86 Assembly Games
File Size 4,804 bytes
File Date and Time Sun May 17 19:53:30 1998
Documentation Included? Yes
Source Code Included? Yes



Review by  JV
Reviewed on 2004-11-20
Attention span: 2/10 Very bad, repetitive, boring.
Controls: 7/10 Natural controls.
Implementation: 4/10 Not original, boring.
Overall: 4/10 Not worth it.

THX 1138 is game that more closely resembles Tron. Tron is a multi-player game where two players move Nibble's like snakes across the screen and try to avoid hitting walls and each other. THX 1138 takes this principle and turns it into a single player experience of it. Unfortunately, the process takes all of the fun that Tron had. At its most simples point, THX 1138 is a game where the player must move around a snake-like object that can only turn in 90 degree increments and avoid hitting themselves or the sides of the screen. This process is not exactly as fun as I am sure it was meant to be, and leaves much to be desired about this game. If one should want to play this game, their game session could get very long, since one can easily make the snake move next to itself and make it not take up any extra space to leave blank. This strategy is simple, and allows players to rack up many points. But there is not point at attempting for a high score, because the game will not keep any scores at all, so your attempts will be in vain. The graphics of this game are as simple as they can be, and this keeps the speed of the game smooth. The smoothness of the game complements the controls, albeit simple, are very responsive.

In short, THX 1138 is a game without a purpose. The gameplay is too simple and uninviting, and there are other games that are better than this one. Nibbles is a better game than this, for those of you looking for a single player game like this. Tron is a good game that is very much like this, but for two players on the same calc. The graphics of this game are plain, and the controls are smooth. The gameplay is repetitive and the game does not save your high score. The ability to choose speed settings is welcomed, but it does not add any life to this game. In the end, THX 1138 is game that has no purpose and is outdone by other games that are better.


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readme.txt   1361

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