Jason Charlesworth hazes bugs.
Ever since the last leak at Windscale your garden has just grown and grown. Ignore all the potting compost and fertiliser adverts, the radio-active nutrients wafting you way beats them hands down and the garden now boasts one of the largest collection of four foot high mushrooms in Europe. The only problem is that the bugs have also grown and some of them are a bit vicious. Never mind you think, you can use your world famous Haze gun — Hurt and Zap 'Em — on them and rid your beautiful garden of all those horrible creepy crawlies.
So the scene is set for an epic show down of man against bugs in this game for the Amstrad. In the game you control the laser base at the bottom of the screen and may move in all directions in your efforts to remove the maggot from the garden. The maggot is however incredibly thick and even though you shoot it, it doesn't realise it's dead but instead splits up and each segment has its it own life. Thus you must shoot each section of the maggot. This task is hampered by the other creatures in the garden. There are also spiders, fleas, and snails.
Shots worth 50 points
Fleas simply drop from above and if they encounter a mushroom, they jump over it. Spiders generally stay away from the laser base but if they hit a mushroom, they poison it so when a maggot hits it the maggot plumets down dead. The touch of any of these creatures is deadly.
For each snail shot you get 50 points, each spider is worth 50, each flea is worth 30 and each section of the maggot is worth 20. Mushrooms may be shot and each section of mushroom is worth I point.
This game is written in machine code and so features very smooth graphics which in the case of the laser base is interrupt driven to give an extra smoothness. The game may be played with either keyboard or joystick.
To set the game, type in listing 2 and save it to tape with SAVE "MAGGOTS"
Next type in listing 1 and run it. If an error is found, correct the error and re-run the program. Repeat this until no errors are found and then save machine code to tape directly after "Maggots with SAVE 'CODE",b,30000,4000
The game may now be run and loaded from the tape with RUN "MAGGOTS"