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     Download digitally archived Bally Arcade tape programs that will load with AstroBASIC (the BASIC with the built-in tape-interface).

Program Name Source Comments
3D Graphic Demo Tape ?  
3D Tic-Tac-Toe Tape 17 October 1981
3D Tic-Tac-Toe (Improved) Tape September 1987
Alien Invasion
Alien Invasion
Tape 14 April 1982. Full page in Arcadian, Vol. 4, Pg. 67.
Ayatollah Dart Board Tape 8 October 1981
Alt   "Bit-Mapping Demo"
Tape.
1982.

Black Lagoon, The Tape 2 1981
Bombardier Tape 3 October 1981
Candy Man Tape 18 January 1983. This is one of the best looking games for Astro BASIC, and it is also one of the most fun. The sequel to this game was released as a cartridge. Includes review.
Claim Jumpers Tape 1 and Tape 14 October 1981. This is the classic paper game where there is a grid of dots and two players draw lines between them. Simple, yet highly addictive. One or two players.
Crazy Ball Tape 8 November 1980
Exitor's Revenge (Demo) Tape Full program on Tape 16. Created with Andy Guevara (Bit Fiddlers).
Exitor's Revenge Tape 16 October 1982. Created with Andy Guevara (Bit Fiddlers).
Galactic War 2002 Tape 9 December 1980. 300 Baud (Converted to 2000 baud). An Astro BASIC version of this game was released, but this is the only version that would archive.
This is a very bland BASIC game- it's VERY early and should NOT be used as an indicator of how good a BASIC program can be. It here for historical purposes, and for use as comparison with program that would come later and show a little more of what BASIC could do.
Magic Jack-O-Lantern, The Tape (Sept 1987) By Bill Loos of (L&M Software)
Meteoroids Tape 3 January 1982
Bit-Mapping Demo
Mission Impossible
Tape 1981. Move left and right through a series of walls while avoiding the guards (at least, they're possibly guards; they do look a lot like dots). On the harder difficulties, it might just be impossible.
Mummy's Treasure, The Tape 16 October 1981. Move around by selecting room numbers. Interesting setup.
Nautilus Tape 17 October 1982. Sequel to Exitor's Revenge. Includes review and demo.
River City Gambling Tape 18 October 1981. A dice game.
Secret of Pellucitor Tape 15 September 1982. Written by Greg Miller, with music by George Moses. The standard descriptor file contains the full text of the advertisement (which are instructions, of sorts). There is also a review included. There is a spelling peculiarity with this game. The advertisements in the Arcadian use "Pellucitar," while the tape and program use "Pellucitor."
Sink the U-Boat Tape 11 Sink the U-Boat

Sink the U-Boat" is a one-player game that pits your sub against a German U- Boat that is controlled by the computer.

This version of "Sink the U-Boat" was archived by retyping the program from the hard-written program code available on BallyAlley.com. The program autoruns because it was saved in a special way (PRINT ";RUN";:PRINT %(16384),1887).

A loading screen was created by modifying the "Claim Jumper" screen and then combining the screen with the program by using the Blue Ram BASIC version of "Repacker."

For additional information , there are more documents available:
  1. Notes on Loading and How the 2000-Baud Version was Created
  2. Text Transcription of the Original Instructions
  3. Original 300-Baud Instructions and Type-In Program
Space Checkers Tape 7 Space Checkers
Released: 1981

This is the 300-Baud Bally BASIC version of the program. It has been converted to run in AstroBASIC using Jay Fenton's "300 Baud to 2000 Baud Tape Conversion Program" (see Astrobasic Manual" on Pages 104-107). Not one line of code from the 300-Baud version has been changed. It is possible that some sound effects no longer work correctly.

For additional information , there are more documents available:
  1. 300-Baud to 2000-Baud Conversion Information
  2. A brief review of the game by Paul Thacker
  3. Original 300-Baud Instructions and Type-In Program
  4. Text Transcription of the Original Instructions
Space Quest 2001 Tape 6 November 1980. 300 Baud (Converted to 2000 baud). An Astro BASIC version of this game was released, but this is the only version that would archive.
This is a very bland BASIC game- it's VERY early and should NOT be used as an indicator of how good a BASIC program can be. It here for historical purposes, and for use as comparison with program that would come later and show a little more of what BASIC could do.
Video Tape Screen Utility Tape September 1987
What-Zit BASIC Express, 3, no. 2 (May/June 1981): 22-23. May/June 1981. This game is very-much like the board game Mastermind-- except you don't need a second player, and the entire game can be played with the hand controller.
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