*** Competition Winner
Flight of the Swan is the
other winner of our scrolling competition chosen because of its original
theme. Like Rescue Mission, this game requires 32k.
The game follows the flight of a
migrating swan from a mud bank, over hills and through caverns avoiding
telegraph poles and clouds etc. until final splashdown on a distant
The swan has three lives and to survive
must eat four objects including a glucose tablet, a kipper, a worm and a
can of beans(!). These objects are all coloured pink Once all four, or a
combination of any four, are eaten, the objects turn yellow and in this
condition will increase the swan's metabolic rate to such an extent that
he dies. Once the four objects have been eaten, the swan has sufficient
energy to make it through the caverns. Throughout the game, avoid
anything that is not pink until finally the lake is in view where you
may safely land.
The swan is controlled by the joystick
moving up, down, diagonally or forwards. He cannot move backwards. There
are two difficulty levels with level 2 being very difficult. Once three
lives are lost, System Reset will re-run the game.
The first game after loading will take
about 15 seconds to initialise but after this the game will re-run
TYPING IT IN
The game should be typed and saved in two
parts as shown. Cassette users should CSAVE the first listing and then
leave the tape in place in the cassette. Next type in the second listing
and CSAVE it immediately after the first. Wind back the tape and CLOAD.
When RUN is typed the first program will automatically load in the
second. Type RUN and away you go.
Disk users should firstly change line 30
of the first listing to read RUN "D: SWAN.BAS" and save the
program as "D: SWAN". Type in and SAVE the second listing with
the filename "D: SWAN.BAS" and then type RUN "D:
SWAN". The game should load and play.