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eppy2000 - 27/10/2008
A decent enough Q*Bert type game, in which you try to avoid the truant officers. Your character is playing truant (hence the name of the game) and you are making your way through each level by touching each "rock" of the rock pile. The game is quite slow (it's BASIC, after all); I usually got more mileage running the compiled BASIC version of the game.

This game was a reason why I became a long time reader of Antic magazine from September 1983 until its last issue. While perusing the newsstands and given a choice between this an ANALOG, I thought Antic's type-in programs were much easier to read and the games and articles appealed to me more.

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GenreArcade - Q*bertYear1983
LanguageBASICPublisherAntic
ControlsJoystickDeveloper[no developer]
Players1CountryUSA
Programmer(s)

Plotkin, David N.

LicenseMagazine
Graphic Artist(s)

[n/a]

Medium
Sound

[n/a]

Rarity
Cover Artist(s)[n/a]SerialVol. 2 / No. 6
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Additional Comments

From volume 2, issue 6 of Antic dated September 1983.

Also released as G*Man - legally or illegally? - on Action Adventures.

In volume 2, issue 12 of the magazine, Ken Simon sent in a letter with additional lines "that make the game more colorful by randomly changing the screen's color every time a new square is filled in":
51 GOSUB 20000
20000 AB=INT(RND(0)*5)
20001 AC=INT(RND(0)*65536)
20002 AD=INT(RND(0)*65536)
20003 SETCOLOR AB,AC,AD
20004 SETCOLOR 1,0,0
20005 RETURN
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