Super Software

Download digitally archived Bally / Astrocade tape programs that will load with Bally BASIC (the BASIC without the built-in tape-interface).

"Each of the fourteen program sets described herein are designed to be both fun and challenging. These two words are what Super Software is all about. Our games offer never-ending fun with the use of 4-color graphics, 3-voice music, and machine language characters. All of our programs feature 'Skill Sence', a process which makes the game more difficult as the player's skill increases. We look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for your interest in our products." - BALLY/ASTRO PROFESSIONAL ARCADE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE SOURCEBOOK (Summer 1982): G29.

The game descriptions come from advertisements (SOURCEBOOK, Summer 1982 and Spring 1984) and brief overviews (SOURCEBOOK, Fall 1980).


Bally Football Bally Football.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 2, Side 1.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

This game was later renamed to just "Football."

"Now you can play the hand-held version of football on your Bally. Includes more features than its electronic counterpart. Two players."

"Play the famous hand-held version of football on your Astrocade computer. Guide your receiver into the end zone and score a touchdown."

Bally Slot Bally Slot.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 5, Side 1.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

This game was later renamed "Astro Slot."

"A real slot machine is displayed on your television. See how lucky you are by spinning the reels graphically and see the results. This game is very realistic, as the IRS man comes to claim your winnings."

"Bally draws a real slot machine on the screen!! It's totally animated! Lively win schedule. But watch out for the IRS if you win too much."

"'Astro Slot' draws a real slot machine in two colors on your screen. Pull the trigger to set the reels in motion. Payoffs are according to the outcome."

Barricade (Version 4.0) Barricade (Version 4.0).
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 8, Side 1.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"You have been imprisoned within the confines of an immense dungeon. Five furious fiends frantically frighten you into frenzied flight. The sole intention of these fiends is to electrocute you. How long can you survive against their relentless assault?"

Beatle Quiz Beatle Quiz.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 3, Side 2 (SOURCEBOOK, Fall 1980).
Tape 7, Side 1 (SOURCEBOOK, Summer 1982).
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"In Beatle Quiz, test yourself on the Fab Four."

"See to what degree of Beatle-mania you really are by answering all the questions the BALLY gives you."

Cosmic Zap Cosmic Zap.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 8, Side 2.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"In Cosmic Zap, you must protect your space station from meteor showers which strike from the north, south, east and west. Use your laser weapon to destroy the meteors. Frying Fee: $10.00."

Diamonds Diamonds.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
ARCADIAN 3, no. 9 (Jul. 09, 1981): 93.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

This short, type-in, BASIC program creates video art.

Dog Races Dog Races.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 5, Side 2.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

In ads for this game, this title is called "Dog Racing."

"It's off to the Bally track for a night of Dog Racing. Four people place their bets and the dogs fly across the track. All bets are displayed."

"Up to 4 people can bet on this fast paced dog race. Each player bets, then the race is on! All action displayed with graphics!"

"Dog Racing lets up to four people bet on the results of a dog race featuring five graphic dogs. Watch as the dogs fight to cross the finish line. Great fun!"

Falling Stars
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Falling Stars.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 10, Side 1.
1981.

"Radioactive meteorites are descending on a major metropolitan city. The city's only protection is a weak shield and your limited laser weapon (you are supplied with one gallon per round). Once an area of the shield becomes damaged, the city is vulnerable. Do your best to save the city for as long as you can."

Guided Missile Guided Missile.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 6, Side 1.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

According to Mike White's list of Astrocade software, this game seems to have been later renamed to "Missile Attack."

This is the description for "Missile Attack:" "Now one of the most popular arcade games is now available for your computer. Defend your cities from death by intercepting the computer's missiles with yours. Great fun and graphics."

This is the description for "Guided Missile:" "If you can't get enough of Missile Command in the arcades, this program is for you. Try to save the cities on the doomed planet from the deadly missiles. Great Graphics and Sound."

Hustle (Version 3.0) Hustle (Version 3.0).
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 9, Side 1.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"You are a snake winding your way through a barren field. As you wander about aimlessly, your stomach begins to growl. Suddenly, gophers pop up from their underground burrows. Eating them will supply you with extra time but will also lengthen your tail. How long can you feast before entangling yourself in a knot? Only $10.00; Gopher it!"

Laser Battle
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Laser Battle.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 10, Side 2.
1981.

In Laser Battle, each of two players tries to destroy the other by piercing through his shield to destroy the other's weapon. Energy $10.00 (per gallon).

Maze-A-Matic Maze-A-Matic.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 4, Side 2.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"Your Bally Arcade will draw a simple maze that you must survive; but it is not that easy! Walls will constantly be added to hinder your path."

"Bally draws a maze and you must get through it, but walls are added to block you. You must have skill and luck to get through!!!"

"'Maze-A-Matic' creates a constantly changing maze which you must get through. If you get stuck, you can always 'Hyperspace.'"

Mystery Maze (Version 4.2) Mystery Maze (Version 4.2).
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 9, Side 2.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"In Mystery Maze you must navigate through energy barriers while avoiding storms and fuel thieves."

Nuts-O Nuts-O.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

According to Mike White's list of Astrocade software, this game is on tape 6, but I can find no evidence of that fact.

Reverse Reverse.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 6, Side 2.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"Reverse is a challenging puzzle which will probably take you many, many hours to master. We know the secret, but will you??"

"Try to reverse all of the numbers so that they are in numerical order. Do it in as few turns or as little time."

Robot Alert! Version 4.5 Robot Alert! (Version 4.5).
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 3, Side 1.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

This game was later renamed "Robot Alert" (the explanation mark was dropped).

"Yet another fun-filled arcade-type game is adapted to the Bally. You are in a maze-like room and must kill all of the robots before they get you. But, you can never beat this game."

"You have been transported into an alien vessel which is protected by many robots, created for the sole purpose of destroying intruders. You must avoid these robots at all costs (see below). As time goes on, more intelligent robots appear. You may even go berzerk trying to eliminate them all. Costs (see above): $12.00."

Simon Says (Version 3.0) Simon Says (Version 3.0).
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 3, Side 2.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"The electronic game of a similar name can now be played on your Bally. Notes will be added to a series which you must repeat."

"In 'Simon Says' the computer plays many different patterns which you must repeat. The ever-increasing sequence is sure to challenge you."

Smack-Up Smack-Up.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 3, Side 1 (SOURCEBOOK, Fall 1980).
Tape 7, Side 1 (SOURCEBOOK, Summer 1982).
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"Thar's GOLD in them thar' hills! Unfortunately, thar's also a 300 pound Hit man chasing after you. His boss wants to make sure that none of the gold leaves his private Treasury Office. It is the culmination of the many gifts he has received from years of dedicated service to the country. Do your best to re-appropriate his funds. A steal at: $10.00."

"Combines the skill and action of 'TARG' and 'Head-On,' which are two popular arcade games. You move your car through a series of maze-like passages to run over as many markers as you can while avoiding the drone car."

Space Dock
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Space Dock.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 11.
1981.

You are the commander of the experimental landing module of the Space Shuttle. The pilot of this type of vehicle must be trained to execute proper docking maneuvers, avoid collisions with satellites and other space debris and deliver cargo swiftly and safely. This simulation takes you to the Shuttle Pilot Landing and Transportation (SPLAT) Center. Your mission: to survive as many landings as you can. Docking Fee: $10.00. Features machine language graphics.

Starship Bally Starship Bally.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 1, Side 1.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

This game was later renamed "Starship Astro."

"Find the enemy and guide your ship so that he is in your sights, and blast him with a photon torpedo."Try to shoot as many of the enemy spaceships as you can. Records high scores and uses graphics.

"Try to shoot as many of the enemy spaceships as you can. Records high scores and uses graphics."

"In 'Starship Astro,' you are the commanding pilot of the most powerful Starship in the galaxy. Your mission is to destroy every threat to the security of your home planet."

Super Craps Super Craps.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 2, Side 2.
1980.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"Try your hand at rolling the dice. Graphic dice are displayed as up to four people bet on the outcome."

"1-4 people can get all the fun of craps without risking a cent. Each player controls his own bank and can bet with or against the roller. Has great graphics!!"

"Up to four people can play 'Super Craps.' Bet on the outcome of the graphic dice. See who can win the most money."

Super Slot Super Slot.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 1, Side 2.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"The Bally Casino wants you to play its latest slot machine. Up to four players can participate. Great Fun!!"

"Up to four people can play this Great Slot Machine right in your home. Each player controls his own bank. Graphics and sound are used throughout the program."

"'Super Slot' is a four player slot machine. See how long you can keep your money."

Tic-Tac-Dough Tic-Tac-Dough.
By Super Software (Robert Rosenhouse).
Tape 4, Side 1.
1981.
Archived from a tape in the Bob Fabris Collection.

"Based on the game show of the same name. Pick one of nine squares and uncover a money amount, a bonus word, or the Dragon. If you pass $1,000 you win!! Find the dragon and you lose."

"Play the bonus round from this famous game show. Pick from 9 squares to uncover money, TIC, TAC, or the dragon. Get the dragon and you lose. $1,000 wins. Graphics!!!"

"Now you can play the famous game show at home. Pick from nine squares to uncover either money, bonus words, or the dragon."