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Tic-Tac-Toe / Shooting Gallery / Quadradoodle

The Game: The first Channel F “Videocart” packs three games into one bright yellow package. Shooting Gallery is a straightforward target practice game in which players try to draw a bead on a moving target. Tic-Tac-Toe is the timeless game of strategy in small, enclosed spaces, and Quadradoodle is a simple paint program, long, long …

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...on computers 1984 4 quarters (4 stars) Apple II Creative Educational Electronic Arts Home Computer System Keyboard M

Music Construction Set

The Game: If you’re a music lover of any kind, from student level upward, Music Construction Set guarantees that you can make music with the Apple II right out of the box, even with the machine’s puny built-in speaker. A drag-and-drop interface – best used with a mouse and sometimes tiringly clunky with a joystick …

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...on computers 1 Button 1984 5 quarters (5 stars) Apple II Creative Educational Joystick Keyboard N Springboard Software

The Newsroom

The Game: Not really a game at all, The Newsroom is a primitive – and yet very flexible – example of early desktop publishing. Clip art can be added, or imported from hi-res graphics files. Headline banners and other specialized items can be added as well. (Springboard Software, 1984) Memories: I know this one really …

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...on computers 1985 5 quarters (5 stars) Apple II C Creative DLM Educational Home Computer System Keyboard

Create With Garfield!

The Game: Using a simple drag-and-drop system (controlled by keyboard, mouse or joystick), put the elements of an original Garfield comic into place, including everyone’s favorite big orange cat, Odie, Jon, Nermal and all the fixtures and fittings of home (including a big burger and some lasagna). Then position speech balloons in the appropriate place, …

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...on computers 1 Button 1985 5 quarters (5 stars) Activision Apple II Creative Edit Your Own Levels Educational G Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard

Garry Kitchen’s Game Maker

The Game: You decide what the game’s going to be. From creating your own characters, animating them, building their world (and the physical rules that govern it) and setting up the conflicts and limits, you have a powerful game-making tool at your disposal. Use it wisely, make something fun, and learn a little bit about …

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