Grabber intro screen Grabber game screen (1st maze)
Grabber intro and game screen (1st maze)
Grabber 1st bonus maze Grabber game screen (2nd maze)
Grabber bonus maze #1, and 2nd maze for regular game play

Grabber is an original arcade game, and the first truly multimedia game for the Coco (it had multi-part music running in the background, WHILE you played the game in real time). There are two mazes on the screen at once, and by hitting the joystick button, you switch between the two mazes (which the monsters can not do). Your object in the game is to collect the 8 bars from the corners of both of the mazes, and to bring them back into your 8 holds in the center of the mazes. There are three different monsters: a red and a blue one that otherwise look the same, and another one that will grab bars out of your center holds and drag them to other parts of the maze. You can can kill this one at any time; the other two you have to be the opposite color of them to kill them (you can change your color by hitting the white double triangle squares in the mazes).

Every few rounds, you will get a bonus round, where you have dead end mazes (the only way to throught them is to switch between the mazes) and a time limit to move all the bars. There are also completely different mazes every few screens, and different music for each of those as well.

Title: Grabber

Author: Mike Hughey

Publisher: Tom Mix Software

Released: 1983

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 32K RAM tape or disk, joystick.

Download GRABBER.ZIP. This contains the Grabber .DSK image. To run, type LOADM"GRABBER", and then EXEC. Collect the bricks into the center using the joystick, use the button to switch between the two mazes.

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