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Description

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.

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Rocky's Boots DOS The main menu
Rocky's Boots DOS "How to Move", the first tutorial.
Rocky's Boots DOS Demonstrating the use of logic gates. (CGA w/composite monitor)
Rocky's Boots DOS My machine's alive and kicking. (CGA w/composite monitor)

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Alternate Titles

  • "La Boîte à puces" -- French title

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Trivia

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.

Gameplay

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.

Awards

  • 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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General Error (4374) added Rocky's Boots (DOS) on Sep 01, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Wurtzly (1096), hoeksmas (69893) and General Error (4374)
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