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Hover Bovver (Commodore 64)

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Description

Your lawn needs mowing and your mower doesn't work. Now what? You look next door and see your neighbor's lawnmower. When he's not looking, you grab his lawnmower and start mowing your lawn. Try to avoid being caught as you mow up to 16 lawns while avoiding your flower beds. Your dog can help you keep that pesky neighbor away while you finish your work.

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Hover Bovver Commodore 64 title screen
Hover Bovver Commodore 64 level 1 loading
Hover Bovver Commodore 64 mow the lawn
Hover Bovver Commodore 64 get your lawnmower from the garage

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Home Computing Weekly Nov 01, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore User Mar, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your 64 Apr, 1984 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1983 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Cancelled Spectrum version

Issue 7 of Your Spectrum magazine claimed that "A lot less 'bovver' than writing completely new programs is to convert existing ones to run on different machines", going on to announce a forthcoming Spectrum conversion of the game, which was never released. Perhaps a case of "I fought the lawn, but the lawn won".

Related Web Sites

  • Hover Bovver History (Written by author Jeff Minter himself, this describes the "making of" of this great game. Unfortunately, the download links don't seem to work (as per April 2007).)
Riamus (8123) added Hover Bovver (Commodore 64) on Oct 12, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Riamus (8123) and Kabushi (165409)