If you're in the market for some new and different games to play on your ATARI microcomputer ... but don't want to shell out big bucks for an expensive disk or tape cartridge ... this book is just what you've been looking for! Featuring a collection of more than 20 different action-packed game programs that run on any model ATARI with at least 16K of RAM, this sourcebook includes both new adaptations of traditional board and card games and games written specifically for computer play ... something to please and challenge all ages and experience levels.
These ready-to-run fun and game programs are designed to make the most of your ATARI'S special sound, graphics, and color capabilities and include: games for kids like Go Fish, Marbles, and Jacks; action simulations such as Ski, Battleship, and Pinball; card games including Blackjack and Old Maid; grid games like Treasure Hunt and The Great Abyss ... plus word games (Robotman and Fractured Stories are two examples) and logic games such as Pebbles and Tower of Hanoi. Several games are especially designed to use the ATARI'S unique player/missile graphics, movable character sets and interrupts.
And that's not all! If you'd like to try your hand at writing your own original game programs, this is your source for documentation techniques and other game-writing devices ranging from the use of PEEK and POKE and using machine calls to some amazingly sophisticated string memory applications. Each game includes line-by-line explanation as well as flowchart and character set so you'll be able to thoroughly understand methods used in game development ... particularly valuable to novice programmers who want to broaden their programming horizons or for those who want to customize the games to suit their own particular interests.
Exceptionally well written and documented, this is a programming guide that will keep you and your family amused for hours on end ... and improve your programming skills at the same time.