Exhibit: Dam Busters
Release Date: 1985
Glenn Campbell recalled:
I recall playing this on a Coleco ADAM computer (via cartridge) and being absolutely hooked on it. The game met it's demise when I finally avoided the Messerschmitts, flak and crashing to reach the dam, pressed the release button for the bomb, and the screen simply went white.
Imagine what happened to that cartridge....
Still loads of fun managing engines and positions though, and what a great mission!
You are first presented with the splash screen.
... and then you get to read the credits.
Third is the main menu where you can choose the kind of game to play.
When in the game you have the following crew stations available:
Front gunner and rear gunners look almost the same, just that you see everything moving in the opposite direction.
When flying, you can experience flak, enemy fighters and spotlights. The fighter has to be shot down, and you can turn out the spotlights by shooting at the lamp.
When approaching the dam you have to go to the bomber view to open the bomb doors and then aim at the dam.
When you drop the bomb you get to see it bounce on the water.
... and then you get to see the dam and whether it was hit or not.
MiGMan thanks Elias Mårtenson from Sweden for the screenshots and information.
Note: The screen shots are from the VICE emulator. Go to Gamebase 64 for all your Commodore emulation needs! PLEASE don't email me and ask questions about running emulators! Nevertheless here's the file: Dambusters game file