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Color Robot Battle [Model 26-3070]

TRS-80 CoCo cart. published 40 years ago by Tandy

Color Robot Battle [Model 26-3070] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Color Robot Battle © 1981 Tandy Corp.

The aim of the game is to write a computer program that controls a simulated robot. Two programs are selected to do battle in an arena with the last robot standing being the winner.

TECHNICAL

Game ID: 26-3070

TRIVIA

The game was inspired by the PLATO terminal game RobotWar.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Rn - right
Ln - left
Bn - back
Fn - forward
Hn - halt
Tn - turn
Dn - direction
=R - if robot
=W - if wall
=M - if missile
=L - if laser
=? - if random
=S - if scan
#R - if no robot
#W - if no wall
#M - if no missile
#L - if no laser
#? - if random
#S - if no scan
XL - laser
XM - missle
C - call
G - goto

Labels are terminated by >. Programs begin at START>. : separates commands on the same line. n represents a single digit number.

Example:

*ALPHA
ROB> =R:XL:GROB
WAL> =W:T1:GWAL
START> CROB:CWAL:F8:=?:T1
GSTART

The example begins at START> and calls ROB which fires the laser if a robot is in range. Next it calls WAL which turns the robot 45° if it's heading towards a wall. Next the robot is moved forward 8. Finally =?:T1 randomly performs a 45° turn.

STAFF

Developed by The Image Producers.

Authors: Glenn Sogge, Del Ogren

SOURCES

Game's ROM.