Scott Miller

The Astronomy Quiz

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1988

This multiple-choice quiz game asks fifty questions about astronomy. It covers all facets of astronomy, its history, the cosmos and the people who discovered it. Interestingly, the player is given three marks and loses a mark every time a question is answered incorrectly. Bonus marks can be earned by answering five questions correctly. At the end of play, marks are cashed in for points, meaning that the best possible score is 63.

Block Five

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

This game recreates the board game Go. On a large board, players are competing to complete lines of five of their pieces (crosses for you and naughts for the CPU player in this case). The offensiveness or defensiveness of the artificial intelligence's strategy is randomized with each play.

The Computer Quiz

MS-DOS - Released - July 1, 1988

This multiple-choice quiz game, published as part of Big Blue Disk #21, asks one hundred questions about computer hardware and software. Interestingly, the player is given three "men," and loses a man every time a question is answered incorrectly. Bonus men can be earned by answering ten questions correctly. At the end of play, men are cashed in for points, meaning that the best possible score is 113. Obviously, this is a bit dated, but it's a fun snapshot of the computer world of the late eighties.

The IBM BASIC Quiz

MS-DOS - Released - February 1, 1989

This follow-up to The Computer Quiz features the same engine, but its hundred questions deal with the BASIC programming language. As before, the player is given three "men," and loses a man every time a question is answered incorrectly. Bonus men can be earned by answering ten questions correctly. At the end of play, men are cashed in for points, meaning that the best possible score is 113.

Lost Adventures of Kroz

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

This larger than usual Kroz game (75 levels worth) has the same elements that were present in the previous installments: monsters, puzzles and plenty of levels.

Meteors

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The player, flying a scout ship in space, is asked to rescue survivors from a space station caught in a meteor shower. During gameplay, the player's ship continually moves forward on the screen from the bottom to the top. Whenever it hits the top of the screen, it loops back to the bottom. Control consists simply of moving left and right or firing to destroy meteors. To win, the player must conserve fuel and shields and rescue all of the crew members.

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