|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ PONTOON (c) THE AMSTRAD USER/INOVATIVE SOFTWARE ★|
|THE AMSTRAD USER|
Not another Black-jack I hear you say! I'm afraid it is, after all, how many ways can you play this game. Black-jack or not you are going to love this version. Our Pontoon will automatically reshuffle the deck of cards just like the real thing and the cards look about as authentic as they come.
We have incorporated some features which other versions sadly lack - the option to use a joystick or keyboard to operate the game, the program does not mind if you use either or both during play. This program uses a system of menus to make it child's play to control, and in the event that you manage to select the wrong option, you can always return to the previous menu or confirm your selection before the function is carried out.
The other feature you'll appreciate is knowing that the Banker cannot cheat. He has no knowledge whatsoever of the contents of your hand.
Our version of Pontoon shuffles the pack of cards when you reach the end of the deck. Of course the cards on the table at the time are not put back into the pack to be reshuffled.
But the best thing about this program that sets it apart from all others is the way in which we have presented it. While realistic cards are nothing special, our Pontoon is crammed with goodies. The most noticeable is the new character set, really putting you in the old time atmosphere.
Here is a brief description of the program. You will notice that the program has been assembled in a logical fashion so that you will be able to key in the program by sections.
Throughout the program, we have used easy to understand variables. They usually describe the variable's function or for what it is used. The variable declarations are self explanatory. The game also has a comprehensive set of rules on how to play.
As with previous long programs (Black-Jack consumes 36k), this program listing has been divided into two sections. The final part will be published in next month's issue. Tape subscribers please note that the complete program will appear on a twenty minute tape issued with the A ugust 1986 edition.
The Amstrad User
CPCrulez[Content Management System] v8.7-desktop/cache
L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.