Bots © 1980 Fabris, Robert.
This 1-player program is a challenge. It sets up a 9x19 grid on the screen. Fifteen 'walls' are randomly placed in the squares, and the 15 'bots'(*) are also randomly placed. Then your position is similarly located.
Hand controller 1 is used to move the target (you) in any of the eight available directions, or stand still, and the trigger makes it happen. (The knob is used to turn a little indicator to the desired direction.) After you make your move, all the bots start to advance upon you, one square at a time, each. If they hit a wall, they disappear. The object is to wipe them out, but it is a difficult job. You have to maneuver yourself so that the bots keep hitting walls.
Published in Arcadian 2, no. 10 (Sep. 17, 1980): 90-91. (Bally BASIC Listing)
Released on Best of Arcadian - 1980 (Tape).
Bots is a modified version of Robots by William Lappen, which was written for the Radio Shack TRS-80 and appeared in the June 1979 issue of Personal Computing magazine.
Programmer: Ron McCoy