DescriptionIncluded with IBM's PC-DOS was Microsoft's BASICA (Advanced BASIC) interpreter and several programs, one of which was a game and hence is of interest to us: DONKEY.BAS.
Directing a sports car on a stretch of rural road, the player must beware of donkeys roaming its picturesque lanes. Spot a donkey ahead and the player must quickly determine whether to switch lanes with the space bar before the car's course brings it into a messy head-on collision. With each burro successfully traversed, the car moves a little higher on the road -- closer to earning a point for the player (after passing eleven mules) but also giving less response time between the appearance of the titular donkey and its potential impact.
- "Microsoft Disk Operating System" -- Working title
- "Donkey" -- Game included
- "86-DOS" -- Working title
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|You should have seen it, but you don't have to like it.||Daniel Saner (2459)|
|Amusing, but too simple to be worth much time.||Tracy Poff (1667)|
|A long long time ago, on a PC long long ago gone||Σπυρίδων Γιαννούτσος (3)|
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|completing the circle||1||Pseudo_Intellectual (44706)
Oct 24, 2007
TriviaConsidering this game was released with the DOS 1.0 distribution diskette for the launch of the IBM PC in August of 1981, it can be considered the very first IBM PC game.
Related Web Sites
- DONKEY.BAS source code (Game logic adapted to QBasic, easily run, modified and compiled.)