Game Classification

Skramble MicroDeal, Tom Mix, 1983  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Skramble In the early eighties, when the computer games industry was young, things such as copyrights were taken with a grain of salt. Software developers who saw a game they liked went home to their bedroom and programmed a copy of their own, and then changed a letter in the original title so as to not be sued (c.f. Donkey King).

One of the most cloned games must be Konami's Scramble, and a staggering number of those clones were called Skramble with a K. This version of Skramble is Microdeal's rendition for the Dragon 32 and Tandy Colour.

Apart from the obvious hardware limitations, this is a rather faithful copy of the original shooter. you fly your spaceship through a cave system (split up on five sections) filled with missiles that launch from the ground, radar installations and disturbing objects that fly in your path. Destroy them with your bombs and forward-mounted gun. All the while, you must keep track of your fuel level. Bomb fuel silos on the ground to fill up. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Dragon 32/64 - TRS-80 Color Computer