Rocky's Boots

aka: La Boîte à puces
Moby ID: 42318
Apple II Specs

Description official descriptions

Rocky's Boots is a simple educational puzzle game where you can learn about logic circuits.

You control a nondescript square, moving it about several rooms. Each room contains basic electronic parts like AND, OR and NOT gates, flip-flops, delays and clocks. You can pick these up and combine them to build simple or complex circuits.

After a helpful tutorial, the task in the game is to build "kicking" machines: Objects of different colors move through an area and turn sensor outputs on and off. You now have to build a circuit that activates a kicking device which kicks the right objects out. When you do it just right, Rocky the raccoon dances a little jig to a joyful melody for you!

The game also features an editor where you can build you very own kicking puzzle.


Credits (Apple II version)

8 People

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Game Engine

The engine of Rocky's Boots was used in several later games by The Learning Company, including Robot Odyssey and Gertrude's Secrets.


If the gameplay of Rocky's Boots feels a lot like the classic Atari 2600 game Adventure, it's no coincidence. Rocky's Boots was co-authored by Adventure programmer Warren Robinett.


  • Infoworld Magazine
    • 1982 - Software of the Year Runner-Up* Learning Magazine
    • 1983 - Software of the Year* Parent’s Choice Magazine
    • 1983 - Software of the Year* Software Publishers Association
    • 1983 - Gold Award (for selling 100,000 copies)

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by General Error.

Commodore 64 added by 1xWertzui. TRS-80 CoCo added by hoeksmas.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Hoagie.

Game added September 8, 2009. Last modified March 29, 2024.