A teacher from Frankfort, New York mentioned a bunch of hardware including a Timex (Sinclaire I assume):
The Timex is in a Corn Flakes box, with an advertising page posted on the outside showing the price of $250. We use it in lectures to show that computers may one day become premiums in cereal boxes.Anyway, big reviews of GEOS. It makes me think about the difference in specs vs the first Mac: half the memory, and a chip that ran about 1/8th the speed. Still, I think GEOS was considered pretty decent.
There's an article on the evolution of Commodore graphics that amusingly has a toboggan scene from Winter Games upside down, and a "screenshot" from Summer Games II that is clearly a mockup.
Star Dragon - Sean D. Wagle
Predictor - John Krutch
Switcheroo - Kevin Mykytyn and Mark Tuttle
Just for geeky fun, and because I didn't feel right subject a playtest buddy to this UI, I made a browser-based version of this game with a better UI (click on an empty square OR any of the arrows surrounding the board, which I think the makers of this game easily could have done.) At my playtester's suggestion I also developed a 4x4 variant where each player places a piece AND selects a row or column to slide every turn, until the board is filled and then it's all slides.
So, good presentation, poor UI, and so-so game: Rating:3/5
Poor month for games overall!