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Rik The Roadie (1987) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Alternative
Alter World | Alternative | Alto-Tech

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, BBC/Electron, Commodore 64, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A collection of sub-games that are meant to hang together to depict the life of a 'roadie'. All games are equally dire.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Nov 1987
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Simon Guest, J. B. Hamblett & J. Gardiner  

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What They Said

"An excellent budget game - do track this one down." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"The graphics are neat and interesting, and the various sections of the game, which all require different playing skills, are well linked by an unusual theme." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

Reviewed in the annual Attack Of The Flickering Skeletons.

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A digital version of Rik The Roadie suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Rik The Roadie suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



You are Rik, roadie to the world famous pop group, "Alternative Rock". In order for Alternative Rock to stay popular, you, as their roadie, must get all their equipment to the gig, take it into the hall, and set up the sound levels before the gig starts.

Stage 1

You have 160 miles to go to reach the site of the next gig. You have only 6 hours to get there, set the gear up, and check the sound levels. Get to the gig as quickly as possible, avoiding all oncoming traffic. Hitting anything will cost you time, as your van is repaired.

Stage 2

Now you are at the gig, you have to carry the equipment from the van into the hall. As amplifiers and speakers are very heavy, you cannot hold them for very long. Move as fast as possible before your endurance runs out, and you drop the very heavy (and expensive) equipment.

Stage 3

Finally, the equipment is set up, and all that remains is to set up the power levels. Too low, and the audience cannot hear the group Too high, and the fuses blow. Keep the levels in the red, and as soon as the optimum level is reached, the next sound channel is automatically selected. Once all four channels have been set, you can sit back, relax and watch your group the world famous "Alternative Rock" perform live on stage.

Once all three stages have been completed, then you have to transport the equipment to the next gig, with less time to complete it in!

Game Controls

Stage 1: Z - Left, X - Right, * - Accelerate, ? - Brake
Stage 2: Z - Move left foot, X - Move right foot
Stage 3: * - Power up, / - Power down

Rik The Roadie is Item ID 1138 in our database. Last modified on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 05:09:15 PM.

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