Ten years ago this month, I asked whether anyone had ever heard of a game called Star Pilot. I have a copy of it but I know nothing about who wrote it or when they wrote it. After a splash title screen, a text prompt appears on the screen: "KEYBOARD OR JOYSTICK (K-J)". After the player selects either K or J (and, if the player selects K, after the controls are listed as A for up, Z for down, and Space to fire), the game screen appears. The game screen for the first level consists of the title "SPACEWAY 1" in big letters, then a thin line divider, then the action area with the player's ship (what looks like the triangular tip of a pencil) on the left side, then another thin line divider, and finally a status area with "SHIPS:>>", "SCORE:00000", and "FUEL: 100" listed from left to right. During play, enemy ships will fly, one at a time, from right to left toward the player's ship, and the player must move the player's ship up and down to avoid enemy fire while simultaneously trying to shoot down the incoming enemy ship.
The game has always stood out in my mind for having the best, smoothest, most seamless high-res scrolling that I have ever seen on an Apple II+ or Apple //e. The graphics move flawlessly, without any blockiness at all. All graphics are white against a black background. There are no multiple colors. Stars in the background twinkle.
It is an incredible demonstration of scrolling on the 8-bit Apple II. I would like to know who wrote it or where it came from, but I have no leads.
Has anyone else ever heard of this game?
Post by Ikrananka Post by KP Post by me Post by Ikrananka
I really hope that someone can help identify a game that I used to
love playing on the Apple ][. I remember playing it on a green
display and I believe the graphics were almost vector type. It was
essentially a shooter (horizontal if I remember correctly) with a
number of stages. I recall in one of the later stages there being a
mothership that you had to dock with with the word "MOTHER" on it. I
also recall that the last stage had you trying to land your spaceship
dropping vertically down a very narrow vertical shaft with the landing
pad at the very bottom.
Fuel was involved in the game but I can't remember if one refueled via
the mothership docking or via fuel power ups.
I used to play the game around 1979/1980/1981.
I know my description is vague but hoping someone can help.
Although that was a vertical shooter (Space Invaders type).
I have an obscure shareware game called Star Pilot that basically fits
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That must be one obscure game - can't find any info online about it at
all. Would love to know if this is the game - do you know where there
is any info online - particularly screenshots?
Just sent you the disk image. Let me know what you think. Other than
on the disk that I sent you (and which I made via ADTPro from the
original floppy), I have never seen a copy of this game on any other
floppy disk or disk image. And back in the days before I had ADTPro
set up, you can believe that I spent a lot of time searching--in