1. Looking for a couple of ][ games: "Fix-It", "Alien Encounter"
Has anyone heard of those titles? They are both strategy games.
Fix-It was reviewed in Omni (IIRC) in 1996. The Web references I've seen
treat it as educational software, although I would call it a puzzle game.
You have to set up a series of pipes and things on the screen (in order to
guide a bolt to a certain place). I think you set up a comfiguration and
then test it out... in that way, it's a bit like computer programming,
but in two dimensions.
Alien Encounter was published by BEZ. (If my memory isn't flaking out on me,
they also made Double Trouble and a number of other titles that tended
toward the oddball.) It's a series of puzzles, unrelated except for a
common plot -- you need to prove to visiting aliens that humans are
intelligent creates. Naturally, all the directions to the puzzles are
written in alien. :)
The interesting thing about Alien Encounter is that Softdisk published one
of the puzzles as a demo (along with a bonus "Space Invaders from the
aliens' point of view" game in the same issue) and I may still have that
issue. But I never saw the full version, except a picture of the box.
I'd appreciate any information on these. I've been looking for them for a
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