Marathon intro screen Marathon game screen
Marathon intro and game screen

Marathon is a hybrid Extended BASIC and Assembly language (for the smooth scrolling) that was published in the October 1983 Rainbow magazine. You have 4 sub-missions to navigate through (each scrolling in a different direction), where you have to dodge obstacles. In order, they are:

Sledding, flying, driving, and submarine.

The 16K version required running two programs: the first drew all the graphics, the 2nd actually ran the game.

Title: Marathon

Author: John Fraysse

Publisher: Afabear Software (Rainbow Magazine)

Released: 1983

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, Extended Basic, 32K RAM recommended (special instructions for 16K), disk or tape, joystick.

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