davidn: (rant)
Frankly I'm not sure how I forgot about this for so long, but here's a video of Geordie Racer, a game that we used to have in school that was full of pigeons. It was based on a television series, also called Geordie Racer, that was also full of pigeons. To the best of my memory, it was about a family of runners who kept pigeons, and they (either the family or the pigeons) foiled a smuggling plot somehow.

What happens in the game naturally bears very little resemblance to this - BBC Micro games were invariably collections of minigames strung together into an adventure and they always took a bit of a condescending attitude towards the player, punishing them severely or chastising them for their stupidity even when the only way to progress through the game was essentially to just pick random numbers and hope you weren’t eaten by a cat or struck by lightning. So here is an opportunity to watch me being confounded by a game intended for eight year olds.

Retrospectively, of course, I can only see this game as an omen of what was to come.



http://youtu.be/BGUSrfVSRZ0

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