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Jet Pac (1987) (BBC Model B, Cassette) United Kingdom
 
  
Publisher: Ricochet
Ricky Gierelo | Ricochet | Ricol Electronics
Genre:

Genre: Jet Pac

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1

)

Available For:
BBC Model B, Commodore Vic 20 (Requires 8K Expansion), Sega Master System, Spectrum 16K/48K & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A space-themed game in which you must collect the pieces of your space-rocket (and the fuel to power it) to escape from the planet surface. Gets progressively tougher.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 18th Dec 1987
Original Release Price: £2.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): -  

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What We Say

dave_e, an authority on collecting games for the BBC Model B, says:

Just a word of warning to all Acorn Electron owners, there is no version of Jet Pac for the Acorn Electron. This cassette version claims to be Acorn Electron compatible. It is not. It only contains the BBC version of the game.

What They Said

"Jet Pac is original and highly addictive." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Colour has been used to good effect, and the puffs of smoke that arise if anything is killed are also well done." (Read Full Review)
... Acorn User
"A good shoot-'em-up game for the BBC." (Read Full Review)
... Computer & Video Games
"A fast, colourful arcade game with good graphics and excellent sound." (Read Full Review)
... Home Computing Weekly
"The few niggles about the BBC version of this game do not detract from what is an exceptionally addictive and classy shoot-'em-up." (Read Full Review)
... Personal Computer Games
"It is addictive and at £2.99, I'd be tempted to rate it alongside games such as Dunjunz when it comes down to value for money." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

Critic Score

90%based on 6 review(s)

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Cover Art

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Where To Get It

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Download What It Contains
A digital version of Jet Pac suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))

Instructions


The Game | Game Controls | Score Line | Loading

The Game

The "Acme Interstellar Transport Company" is delivering Spaceship Kits to various planets in the solar systems throughout the Galaxy; and, as chief test pilot, all you have to do is assemble the rockets, and thrust onto your next destination.

But...! As you don't often get the chance of a free trip across the Galaxy, and space travel is kind of expensive, now is your chance to get rich! You might just as well drop off on several planes on your journey, collect the odd sack of precious gems, elements of gold, and take them back with you.

Before you go and make yourself the richest person in the whole Universe though, you must remember to refuel your Spaceship, every time you land on a planet, with six fuel pods. Any other goodies you collect are yours to keep. Upon landing, you will find yourself equipped with the very latest Hydrovac "Jetpac" which can automatically lift almost any rocket stage, fuel pod or valuables you care to land upon, and release them over the rocket ship base, plus mega-powerful Quad Photon Laser Phasers, to blast nasty, mean, little aliens who might object to your visit.

And my! Do these aliens get upset when you collect all of their valuables and sneak off without so much as a by-your-leave...!

Game Controls

CAPS LOCK - Left, CTRL - Right, RETURN - Fire, SHIFT - Thrust

H/S - Pause On/Off, ESCAPE - Quit

You may use a joystick if you prefer.

Score Line

The Score Line displays:
One player and two player scores
One player and two player lives left
Various game options are available including joystick/keyboard select sound on/off and one or two player options upon start of game.

Loading

Tape: *RUN (RETURN)
Disc: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK

Jet Pac is Item ID 38919 in our database. Last modified on Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 01:42:55 AM.

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