Program listing on 48K Spectrum.
1 BORDER 4: POKE 23693,33: CLS : RANDOMIZE : DIM c(53): FOR l=0 TO 51: PRINT AT INT (l/10)*3+2,3*l-30*INT (l/10);l+1: LET a=.5+RND*(l+1): LET c(l+1)=c(a): LET c(a)=1+INT (l/2): NEXT l: LET t=0: LET b=53: PRINT INVERSE 1;AT 20,0;" Lives:";l,"Score:";t;" Won!" AND t=26,: IF l*(t<26) THEN INPUT a: POKE (a<1 OR a>52 OR a=b)*23620,15: POKE (c(a)=0)*23620,15: RESTORE : READ q,r,i,y,x,w,v,m,s,c(a),c(b),b,l,t: PRINT PAPER 7; INK 2*i;AT y,x;"23456789%JQKA"(q-13*i);" ";AT y+1,x;" ": BEEP .5,24*m-12: FOR d=1 TO 150: NEXT d: PRINT AT w+m*(y+2-w),v+m*(x-v);" ";AT w+1+m,v;" ": POKE 23620,14-m: DATA c(a),c(b),q>13,3*INT (a/10-.1),3*a-10*y-3,3*INT (b/10-.1),3*b-10*w-3,q=r,m=0,s*q,s*r,a,l-s+m,t+m
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The precursor to this game was a collaborative effort between Einar Saukas and Digital Prawn. It was called "Memory test - single letter version" and was a letter based game. That game in itself was ultimately derived from the game which was an early version of memory (also downloadable from this site), but modified to allow a single selection per turn, rather than forcing two selections per turn as memory does. All of the work converting the above letter based game into this card based game including graphics, colour changes, and further optimisations was done by Einar Saukas.
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