The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown intro screen The Final Countdown game screen
The Final Countdown intro and game screens

The Final Countdown is a text adventure game written in BASIC (with a machine language subroutine to handle partial screen scrolling), that was an early game for sale for the Coco 1/2 from Jarb Software. In this adventure, a mad General is about to start World War III by launching a nuclear bomb at Moscow, and you have 100 turns to prevent that from happening. You start outside of the military base that the General is in, and your first order of business is to figure out how to get into the base, since you are not authorized. The General himself can pop up at random during gameplay as well.

Title: The Final Countdown

Author: Bill and Debbie Cook

Publisher: Jarb Software

Released: late 1982

Requires: Color Computer 1/2/3 ONLY, 16K RAM (cassette) or 32K RAM (disk), Extended BASIC.

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