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Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« on: April 13, 2017, 00:17:19 AM »
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game designed by Rick Banks and Michael Bate and published by Sierra On-Line.[1] It was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.

A sequel, Grog's Revenge, was released in 1984.

Story:

The player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.

Gameplay:

B.C.'s Quest for Tires is an action game taking place on several consecutive levels. The levels start out simple, with Thor having to jump over potholes or duck under tree branches. Later levels become more complex, for example requiring Thor to jump on turtles in order to cross a lake, or to be carried over a lava pit by a "Dooky Bird". Other B.C. characters, such as the Fat Broad, also appear on some levels.

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 20:33:21 PM »
Fun challenging game. Seems like a good translation for all the available systems.

My choice is the C64 version.

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 23:50:25 PM »
I have a version that is not on the video.  There's a version for the Intellivision that had a limited release. 

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 08:28:29 AM »
Did not know about the Intellivision release. Knowing the controllers it seems like an even more challenging game. To me that is a very good thing.

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 12:09:45 PM »
Very few people knew about it.  It was kept a secret for some time!  :)

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 18:27:09 PM »
Understand. Some developers are protective of their titles being reproduced. Better to keep it secretive then face the wrath of an irate copyright infringement.

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Re: Let's Compare - BC's Quest for Tires
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 18:49:55 PM »
Yup, but not a secret anymore.  That's why I can mention it.  :)

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