Chapter 6. Astro-PANIC!

No doubt Astro-PANIC! is the least known game covered in this book. It was released as an all machine language Commodore 64 game to be typed in the February 1984 issue of COMPUTE!'s Gazette magazine. At that time there wasn't any blog with source codes to download or copy/paste into your projects, so the only way to learn from other programmers was buying computer magazines and typing the example codes on your computer.

The objective is to destroy all enemy spaceships whose number and speed increases as the player progresses through levels. Since I suppose you never played this game, I would recommend you play it a bit on http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/astro-panic/. It's a simple and addictive game that will allow me ...

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