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 (2592)|
|Amusing, but too simple to be worth much time.||Tracy Poff (1672)|
|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 (44795)
Oct 24, 2007
TriviaThis bundled game was included as a demonstration of interactive graphics and sound capabilities of Microsoft's BASICA interpreter included with the PC-DOS installed on the original IBM PC. At least one of its authors went on to bigger things 8)
Related Web Sites
- DONKEY.BAS source code (Game logic adapted to QBasic, easily run, modified and compiled.)