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Original Sinclair QL boxed Microdrive cartridge.

Title: Games Cartridge

Estimated Rarity (1 - 10): 3

Publisher/Author: Sinclair/Various

Original Media Name: 23.4.85 (the date they were created, I assume. They all seem to have the same name)

Notes: Loose cartridge only (there was never a box). This cartridge was included free with some QL computers. They came with a letter outlining loading instructions and brief descriptions.

Visible Files on Media: mc (5,026 bytes), main (8,547 bytes), boot (1,361 bytes), breakout (1,068 bytes), tre1 (13,000 bytes), gun1 (13,000 bytes), treasure (45,117 bytes), variables (195 bytes), gra (875 bytes), addition (1,174 bytes).

Media/packaging images:


Main menu.

Pirate - 1st level a bit like Frogger, but with sharks instead of vehicles. After that there is a platform level. I don't think anyone has ever had the patience to get further.

Zfred - Something like QBert, only really rubbish. Only works with 128k RAM and needs to start in F2 (TV) mode.

Gun (short for Gunner) - an adequate alien shooter.

Breakout. Not the greatest playability.

Hunt (Treasure Hunt) - a text adventure.

Addition - basic maths questions for kids. Requires a start in F2 (TV) mode.

Page on QL Wiki: (there are separate pages for each game, search on https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php)

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