Horace Goes Skiing is a sequel to the very successful Hungry Horace. Help Horace to slalom down the mountain course between the flags and avoiding the trees - but first he must cross the busy roads to get to the ski slopes. A complex, colourful and outstanding computer game.
Horace Goes Skiing has a built-in demonstration mode, which allows you to see what the various stages of the game look like. To see the demonstration mode, simply let the game run - after thirty seconds of displaying the title page, the game will enter demonstration mode.
To return to the title page from demonstration mode, press any key or the joystick fire button. To start play, press any key or the joystick fire bubtton while the title page is displayed. (Pressing a key means the game will be controlled by the keyboard, while pressing the fire button means it will be controlled by the joystick. If you make a mistake, press RESET to return to the title page.)
Horace Goes Skiing is a machine code game for the Dragon 32. Horace wishes to go skiing, but before Horace can get to the ski slopes he must fetch his skis from a hut on the other side of the busy road. Horace will move in a direction by using the joystick or the arrow keys.
At the beginning of the game Horace has £40 to spend. If he is knocked down it will cost him £10 in ambulance fees. After Horace has successfully crossed the road, guide him to the door of the hut where he will fetch his skis. The charge for ski hire is £10. Horace should not enter the ski hut unless he can afford the hire charge. Although Horace accumulates points by crossing the road, Horace should not linger on the road longer than necessary since the traffic becomes progressively more congested. After fetching hs skis, Horace must return across the road to the ski slope.
In the second part of the game, Horace must ski down the Hannekon run avoiding the trees and slaloming between the magenta and cyan pairs of flags. If Horace fails to pass between the flags, a warning note is sounded and Horace will lose points. Horace can parallel left or right with the left and right arrow keys as above, respectively, or the joystick left/right movement.
Horace increases his points by passing between the flags and he can also receive a 100 points bonus by passing through the final barrier. If Horace should hit a tree he can continue on the slope provided that his skis do not break. If his skis do break then Horace must again cross the road for a new set of skis and then return across the road to the ski slopes. If Horace successfully completes the course with his skis intact, then he must cross the road once with his skis to the next slope.
Horace can obtain more money by accumulating points - there is a £10 bonus at every 1,000 point boundary.
Arrow Keys or Joystick as appropriate.
P/R - Pause/Resume
RESET - Return to Title Page
CLOAD "HORACE" (ENTER)
The game will start automatically upon successful loading.
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