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BallyAlley_r2_c1.gif BallyAlley_r2_c2.gif Arcadian, Vol. 5
BASIC Type-In Programs

This section has programs that can be typed into Bally BASIC or "Astro BASIC." Note that some programs are only compatible with one version of BASIC. Refer to the Tape Program FAQ for full compatibility information).

A Bally BASIC program may run under "AstroBASIC" (or vice versa), but may have some deficiencies. For instance, often when Bally BASIC programs run under "AstroBASIC," they have missing or incorrect sounds. Occasionally, the programs may not run correctly except in the version of BASIC it was written for originally.

Sometimes, when a program was printed in a newsletter, it would have errors. Where possible, any corrections that were printed are included with these programs.

The Crown of Zeus The Crown of Zeus
By Todd Johnson.
ARCADIAN 5, no. 1 (Nov. 5, 1982): 7-10. (AstroBASIC Listing)
ARCADIAN 5, no. 3 (Jan. 14, 1983): 45. (Correction for maps 3 and 4)

This program, for AstroBASIC only, takes you to a dark decaying castle in the evil land of Sorom. You've been asked, as the best warrior in the land of Beekum, to retrieve the Crown of Zeus which the Scromites have stolen.

  1. The Crown of Zeus - "AstroBASIC" program in 2000-baud format.
Defender II Defender II.
By Dave Mei.
Arcadian 5, no. 7 (May 6, 1983): 110-111.

Dave Mei was thirteen years old when he submitted this game! His game instructions from his program submission letter vary a bit from what was printed in the Arcadian: "The joystick maneuvers your ship up and down, the trigger fires, watch out for the aliens. One of them shoots and they both Kamikaze."

  1. Defender II - "AstroBASIC" program in 2000-baud format.
Frog Leap Program Submission Letter Frog Leap.
By Ben and Dave Ibach.
Arcadian 5, no. 9 (Jul. 22, 1983): 138, 146.
Niagara BUG Bulletin 1, no. 6 (Nov. 15, 1983): 17, 19.
AstroBUG's Club Tape #1 (March 1983).

You must jump your frog across the stream, using lily pads. This game was the July 1983 $100 contest winner.

This three-page document is the original program submission letter for Frog Leap. It includes the cover letter, the BASIC listing, instructions a short breakdown of how the program works. The letter also mentions a program called Mazin which was on the opposite side of the tape as Leap Frog.

  1. Frog Leap - "AstroBASIC" program in 2000-baud format.

Space Spiders Original Documentation Space Spiders.
By Steve Kennedy.
Arcadian 5, no. 10 (Aug. 16, 1983): 151-152.

Steve Kennedy's handwritten instructions and program listing with his original game submission to the Arcadian.

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