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Gwobby - 17/07/2011
Excellent game - a fixed version of Electrician is here http://atari.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=1826 :-)

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TVzombie - 07/12/2007
I wonder if this version is ok... all of those i used freeze when trying to enter last house :(
Muffy St. Bernard - 20/09/2007
More notes: the underground maze is random, but I'm not sure if the houses are. Always connect levels from right to left so you can catch any possible TV sets (they always walk to the left). You can jump on snakes to stomp them, but they just pop back to life again. When rats are involved, it's possible to end up in an unwinnable situation...in house 7 the rats are fast enough to chew the wires as fast as you create them (on levels with lots of ceiling connections at least). Maybe if you scout all the levels at the beginning and hook up the ones with lots of ceiling connections first. If two rats catch you with their noses, you die.
Muffy St. Bernard - 17/09/2007
The instructions (best as I can tell): In the "house" levels, you must lay electrical lines between each floor and connect them to the sockets above and below the floors. Hold down the button to lay lines, pressing up or down to connect to sockets. Jump by pressing diagonally, and climb up and down the ladders. Bats will pick you up and randomly drop you (possibly killing you), sparks follow electrical lines and will kill you. Snakes, spiders, and rats crawl around and destroy your socket connections; you can walk right through snakes, spiders kill you instantly, and rats will nudge you from the front end (but you can kick them from behind). When you connect a TV set, catch the walking TV set for a free life. After connecting all floors, go to the bottom of the building and connect a key. UNDERGROUND: The status bar shows the building number your key is for and the building you are currently at. Walk through the maze, don't touch the crocodile mouths. If a crocodile walks through a wall gap while on your screen, it leaves behind an "egg." Shine your light on it...it will either turn into a deadly creature that flies at you, or into a free life.
neube - 12/05/2006
Awesome little game in which You get the job of an electrician. The goal of the game is to complete two types of rounds which come one after another - house - where You have to connect all the elevations in the building to the main power cords (watching out for bats, rats, spiders...) and second type - underground, where You have to avoid the aligators and carefully choose Your path on the 5-level underground with water at bottom one [but there is a cute little kanoe there :-)].

Awesome classic.

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Information

GenreArcade - Platformer (Scrolling)Year1984
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherSynapse Software
ControlsJoystickDeveloper
Players1CountryUSA
Programmer(s)

Bunch, David

LicenseCommercial
Graphic Artist(s)MediumTape Disk 
SoundRarity   
Cover Artist(s)Serial
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Additional Comments

Check the New York City - The Big Apple / Electrician combo as well.

Two versions: original disk release (NTSC only) and cracked file with slightly different loading screen (converted from cassette?).

Was this program ever released as a single title? Is there a tape version?

Trivia

The scrolling message mentions the completely unknown game Alice as being available.

Author David Bunch left the following message on the disk: Attention all pirates: if you are clever enough to copy this program, please think of me the programmer and send what you think it is worth to David Bunch... (address snipped).

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