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Moose
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Re: A stroll down memory lane...
06/09/18 03:56 AM


> btw: When my parents got their first IBM 8086 computer in 1985 and got this game as
> well, both (mid 40's age range at the time) were addicted to playing Digger and
> argued like kids in an arcade of who gets to play the game next. :-)

LOL, wish you had a video of this Greg.

My friends and I behaved the same - arguing over next game, addicted to playing, etc.

When XT Turbo machines came out (with an external switch to change the CPU from 4.77 to 8.x Mhz or back whenever you liked), you could click the Turbo switch to finish off a level when you got down to 1 monster left to speed things up.

Or, if your friend was playing and was surrounded by monsters, you could click the Turbo switch to make them start screaming and yelling at you for getting them killed and ruining their score. It was going to cost whoever did it a beating, and they'd be laughing so much they could not fight back (and this would make you punch them harder), but it was great fun.

Ahh great times.

Digger was a terrific early PC game, along with J.Bird, Space War and others.


EDIT:
* More information for anyone who might be interested in Digger:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digger_(video_game)

* Some great Digger anecdotes here:
http://www.digger.org/stories.html


Moose


Edited by Moose (06/09/18 04:39 AM)







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* A stroll down memory lane... Falcon 06/01/18 02:32 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/02/18 12:38 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 01:18 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/09/18 03:56 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/09/18 04:19 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... CTOJAH  06/02/18 04:26 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 10:21 PM

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