Beam Rider

Beam Rider title screen Beam Rider Level 1

Beam Rider is a clone of the arcade game Electric Yoyo, which, while not being a hugely popular game even in the arcades, did have some unique gameplay. Basically, you have to eat all the dots (ala Pacman), but you have to be able to "string" across to the next dot... or you will move very slowly. Also, since there are things you can run into for bonus points, and things that you must avoid, you have to be careful in deciding which square to "yoyo" to; especially when going across long distances between dots. As soon as you string across to a new dot, you are committed to having your YoYo travel the length of the string; you can not reverse course or change direction. So, if an enemy runs into you or your string at this point, you die.

Each subsequent screen has a different arrangement of the dots to go through, making it more challenging.

Title: Beam Rider

Author: ??? (D&D Software)

Publisher: Spectral Associates

Released: 1983

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, tape or disk.

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