almost 40 years since my last programming efforts on the TRS-80 Model
1, I decided to return to my original
love and and brought my original TRS-80 out from storage.
Setting it up again, I
was surprised to find that it still worked perfectly!
with a Z-80 reference manual in hand, I started coding. Three months
later and Gem Hunter is the
After reliving some of my old game memories, I had the desire to test
to see how much of my TRS-80 programming knowledge had withstood the
test of time. Memories came rushing back and I suddenly had
an urge to put myself to the ultimate test by creating another game for
this iconic system.
never this much fun!
Hunter and you must go down a deep underground cavern, riding
collecting as many gems along the way to achieve the high score.
too far out of view or you will be lost in the cavern forever!
Atari 2600 game Man
Goes Down by Alex Herbert.
| Click HERE
to see YouTube video of the
game in play.
entirely in Z-80 Assembly Language, the experience was a great
nostalgia trip of my youth. Fun days for sure!
The platform structures and gem positions in Gem Hunter
are randomized with every game providing an element of luck and variety
making each game a bit different. Sometimes you may get lucky and get an easier
game while others will test you.
Hunter is a simple game which
is an ideal project to re-introduce
myself to programming a game on the TRS-80 after almost 40 years
I hope it provides
TRS-80 enthusiasts with hours of fun and enjoyment.
|Buy it now to support
my work and new software for this classic system.
below to order via
Download - For the
the game as a CMD file and the
instructions as a PDF emailed
directly to you using the e-mail address provided by your PayPal
This file can be used in an
emulator either directly or added to a DSK/DMK
image file. It could also be written to a real disk if you have that
Adding it to a HFE file allows
you to use it on a GOTEK drive.
With so many
formats in use, it is difficult to satisfy everyone's
loading preference so I will supply the base file (CMD) and let the
user create the format that suits.
Every purchase will
also recieve the
Digital Download e-mailed to you while you wait for your CD Media Pack
manufactured and delivered.
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CD Media Pack - For
Includes all files in the Digital Download
listed above as well as several DSK
and HFE formats of the game. Also a WAV file to allow you to record your
own cassette for the complete retro
All files are on a printed CD for reading on your PC/MAC, color box
artwork and instruction leaflet in a CD case.
GAMES - Historical Archive
On the CD will also be a complete collection of all the TRS-80 games I
developed in the early 80's including two previously unavailable