Minotaur

(Recommended for ages 9 and up/Written in BASIC)

Your fascination with Greek mythology is a constant wellspring for your overdeveloped imagination. After reading about the legendary Minotaur of Cnossus one lazy Sunday afternoon, you doze off . . . soon finding yourself transformed into a little dark square and trapped in a maze. Sharing the maze is one of these half-man, half-bull creatures, disguised as a little light square, eyeing you hungrily. You’re just the right size for a Minotaur snack. In this one-player game, your cursor starts at one end of the maze and the Minotaur’s starts at the other end — at the only exit, of course. Using your joystick, you must wind your way out before the Minotaur tracks you down by its keen sense of smell. If it crosses your path, it will devour you. But if you can stay out of its way while inching toward the exit, you’ll have outwitted a Minotaur. Now that’s something to brag about!

MINOTAUR generates a different random maze and a different background color each time you play.

The author invites written questions and comments.

REVIEW COMMENTS

Although building the maze takes several minutes, the maze is very well done.

Because MINOTAUR has only one skill level, escaping the maze becomes fairly easy after several rounds.

The user manual is VERY GOOD.

APX-10039, APX-20039

 


Minotaur Mentions...

APX, Issue: 02 – Fall, 1981
Item on page 23, $6.25
APX, Issue: 03 – Winter, 1981
Item on page 37, $8.45
APX, Issue: 04 – Spring, 1982
Item on page 49, $12.95
APX, Issue: 05 – Summer, 1982
Item on page 73, $15.95