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Round Ones

Round Ones

Round Ones

"If only there were more budget games like this!"
A&B Computing

"The quality of Alternative's games has certainly improved recently and Round Ones will make a worthy addition to your collection."
Electron User

"I feel that the game would have been better with simple plain colours behind the balls."
The Micro User


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...oops, wrong story!

You control a Block Assault Transport (B.A.T.) at the bottom of the screen. With this, you must deflect a Block Assault Laser Launch (B.A.L.L.) towards a series of blocks at the top. This ain't as easy as it sounds!

A collision between a block and a B.A.L.L. will usually destroy a block but some blocks have stronger shielding and will take more hits to destroy.

Also roaming around some sectors will be conflictors (these are not very nice to know) and laser whose fire will destroy you.

To make life a little easier, you are equipped with a Force Shield which will protect you from these. It also has a useful side effect of deflecting the B.A.L.L. back up the screen and also catches Driblets. (You mean I didn't tell you about these!?!)

Driblets are released by mystery blocks when hit. Catching one will cause an effect which may be good (such as giving you an Annihilator) or bad (trial and error time again, folks!)

All blocks are colour coded like this:

Normal block - white
Tough block - yellow
Speed block - red
Mystery block - black

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, SPACE - Release B.A.L.L./Fire Annihilator
P - Pause ESCAPE - Restart, RETURN - Force Field

Note: A cassette remote control is desirable for this program as higher levels are loaded from tape in blocks of eight screens, i.e. 1-8, 9-16, etc.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Aug 1988
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Round Ones (Cassette)
Round Ones (5.25" Disc)