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Round 42 (DOS)

Round 42 DOS Intro Screen


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A traditional space shooter involving 42 rounds of battle against invading alien ships (hence the name). Each round of aliens has different movement and firing patterns.

Against such odds, you are provided with two weapons: An auto-fire cannon, and a single-fire targeting laser. Extra ships and shots for the targeting laser are earned one per successful completion of a round (the auto-fire cannon has unlimited ammo).


Round 42 DOS Intro Screen
Round 42 DOS Birds!
Round 42 DOS The first screen of the in-game help text
Round 42 DOS Maneuvering through the cavern walls.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Round-42" -- Version 2.0 title

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Just plain rocks! Tomer Gabel (4643) unrated
Somewhat of a minor classic on the PC. Old-school action! vileyn0id_8088 (21106) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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One of the few games to use CGA's tweaked "low-res" graphics mode effectively. See screenshots for examples.

"A Note To Programmers" contains the following text:

The code for Round 42 is written in Turbo Pascal. Source code is available from Elven Software Company for a $30 contribution.

Low resolution mode is accessed through a group of Turbo Pascal routines called Lores Toolbox. This package is available from Elven Software Company for a fee of $45. Documentation and demo programs are included with Lores Toolbox.

Functions supported by Lores Toolbox include fast plotting and reading points, plotting circles and lines, writing text, and plotting user defined icons (as seen in Round 42).

Trixter (9119) added Round 42 (DOS) on Aug 13, 1999