Saturday, 23 July 2011
2010: The Graphic Action Game (ColecoVision)
The game's based on the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I'm sure I've read but can't remember a single thing about.
This schematic of Discovery is covered in blue dots which I guess are damaged systems. The ship appears to be falling into the sun, so I should probably do something about that.
Holding the button down makes the red line travel down the wire to the next chip. Then I have to pull in the direction I want it to go next with the joystick.
I'm guessing that the ship is still dropping into the sun while I'm wasting time on this, so I need to move faster.
It's okay, if I let go of the button the red line will start to backtrack down the wires. If I had hit that chip though, it would have exploded and I'd be back at square one again.
Maybe it's something to do with it falling into the sun, I'm not sure.
It's like a hacking minigame from a modern sci-fi game, but there's no larger game to go around it. It's all hacking. Forever.
Still, that's it I think. The last damaged system is fixed and I've saved the day!
Well, my work here is done, next game.