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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. If you mow a flower bed then the gardener will arrive to try and take away the mower. Your dog can help you keep that pesky neighbor away while you finish your work. However, the dog's tolerance of the mower noise decreases over time and he may eventually end up attacking the mower.


Hover Bovver Atari 8-bit Title screen
Hover Bovver Atari 8-bit Each level has a different layout
Hover Bovver Atari 8-bit The main menu
Hover Bovver Atari 8-bit Careful not to mow the flowers!

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Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Nov 01, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your 64 Commodore 64 Apr, 1984 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1983 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Commodore 64 May, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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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).)
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