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MicroLink Push Your Luck DOS Intro screen


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Push Your Luck is a version of a classic dice game. Each round, you roll two dice as "blockers." Then roll five dice as long as you wish, getting the number of points each die shows. The catch is if you roll the same number as one of the blockers (it's possible, but unlikely, for both blockers to be the same number), you don't get points for that die and can no longer roll it. If you keep rolling until you roll all blockers, you get zero points for that round. You may stop at any time. There are a total of five rounds. The player with the highest total for the game wins.

For example, assume 2 and 5 are your blockers. On your first roll, you roll 3, 5, 4, 1, and 3. You get 11 points (3 + 4 + 1 + 3) and the die you rolled a 5 on is removed from play. Your next roll, you roll 2, 3, 5, and 5. Your total is now 14 (11 + 3), but you've only got one die left to roll. This is a good time to stop! (Don't push your luck too much.)

The game was designed for PC/XT/AT computers with any kind of monitor. The graphics are made up of "ANSI characters," which allow for a more colorful display than CGA would have. Simple sound is provided by the PC speaker.


MicroLink Push Your Luck DOS Ouch!  Bad luck!
MicroLink Push Your Luck DOS Title screen
MicroLink Push Your Luck DOS It also tracks basic statistics for the current set of games.
MicroLink Push Your Luck DOS Exiting the program

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Alternate Titles

  • "ML Push" -- Abbreviated Title

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Simple graphics and sound, but great gameplay! Lee Seitz (720) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

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References to the game

This game was featured in Stupid PC Tricks by Bob LeVitus and Ed Tittel (1991, Addison-Wesley Publishing, ISBN 0-201-57759-3).
Lee Seitz (720) added MicroLink Push Your Luck (DOS) on Aug 22, 2000