Doodle (Quicksilva) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Quicksilva
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #89

Here's another company jumping on the bandwagon with a graphics package for the C64 (the fifth I've seen). It compares quite well with the opposition.

First the bad news. Only hi-resolution mode is supported.

Once the routine is up and running, you get a view of the main menu which offers ID options. These cover the usual modes for drawing lines, circles, boxes, dots, zoom, data retrieval and others. You can choose between nine brush widths. In the various drawing modes you can draw, erase, flip and fill. When you want to save or load designs, a directory appears on screen showing which designs are on disc and how much free space is available. Screen dump to printer is a welcome and useful facility.

The package comes with a reasonable instruction book, but you won't need it often since each mode carries a detailed HELP screen. You can toggle between the Menu, sketch and HELP screens by using RETURN or SHIFT-RETURN.

I found this package very user-friendly and a delight. Most important, it's cheaper than most of the opposition and represents excellent value for money.