Horace Goes Skiing

Horace Goes Skiing intro screen Horace Goes Skiing level 1 game screen
Horace Goes Skiing intro and level 1 game screens.
Horace Goes Skiing level 2 games screen Horace Goes Skiing level 2 Finish Line game screen
Horace Goes Skiing Level 2 game screens.

Horace Goes Skiing is a Frogger derivative game, which originally came out in the UK for the ZX Spectrum (in 1982), and then the Dragon 32 (in 1983), and finally the Commodore 64 (in 1984). It features it's own multi-voice theme song during the intro screen. In it, you have to cross traffic to get Horace to the Ski Shop to get your skis. This level is very much like Frogger, although it adds the twists that the vehicles can change lanes, you have to cross back over the traffic again, once you get your skis, and there is no time limit to complete the screen.

The second level actually has you skiing down the ski slopes, trying to go between flags and dodging trees (and moguls, which won't kill you, but will push to the side a bit if you hit them). If you crash too many times here, you break your skis... and then you have go back to the ski shop (return to level 1). Otherwise, you can run across the finish line for a bonus, and then return to the ski shop

Please excuse the different colors between the first 2 and the last two screenshots; they were taken with two different emulators. The first two have the more accurate colors, and the last two are close except cyan looks too green.

Title: Horace Goes Skiing

Author: D. Jeans for Psion Software

Publisher: Beam Software

Released: 1983

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 32K RAM, joystick optional.

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