JAPANESE ARCADE GAME ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CONVERT
Sierra's best seller of 1987 and an all-time best seller in native Japan, THEXDER is finally available for the Apple IIe/IIc with 128K. It took programmers well over 16 months of programming to bring Thexder to the Apple II, but the results are well worth it.
This action-packed arcade game, starring a futuristic robot that folds up into a jet plane at the touch of a button, features great graphics and smooth animation some thought not possible on an Apple II. Originally designed for Japanese computers with quick processors and super hi-resolution monitors, Thexder is animation-intense - it took lots of time and patience to squeeze it into a 128K machine.
Gameplay, through keyboard or joystick, is fast moving and game puzzles require brainpower so the mind is challenged as well. This combination has made it a hit on two continents.
Thexder is now available at a suggested retail price of $34.95. Check it out at your local software store.
Issue 5: Spring 1989
- Cartoon/Drawing Contest (Issue 5)
- Customer Support Forum
- From Supertramp to Space Quest III: An Interview with Bob Siebenberg
- Issue 5 Credits
- Our Readers Respond
- Pirated Copies of Leisure Suit Larry Contain Virus
- Police Quest Used in Real-Life Police Officer Training
- Presidents Corner
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