ADVANCED LAWNMOWER SIMULATOR
This version of ALS is NOT an exact/direct conversion of the original.
Sure, the idea's the same - but this uses '16-bit stereo samples',
'sprites', 'high resolution graphics', 'true colour displays' and
'double-buffering' resulting in 'super-smooth movement', 'amazing quality
screen displays' and 'high quality sound fx'. OK, not all of that is
true - but you'll see what I'm talking about when you load it.
Excerpt from the docs:
"Advanced lawnmower simulator originated in this twisted but horribly
fertile imagination of Dunc Mac'Donald (or however you spelt it) and
quickly found itself snuggled up inside the RAM underneath the erotic
black rubber keyboard of the Speccy, where it was reviewed by Your
Sinclair (R.I.P.) and swiftly awarded a Megagame in a April Fools
Joke. Which I took seriously for 3 Months.
"Anyway in about a years time Y.S. (sniff) chose to put it on their
covertape, exposing thousands of young minds to the first Nihilist
computer game, causing the frantic coding of dozens of Clones, which
were reviewed in Y.S.'s (snivel) Crap Game Corner, each one more and
more twisted than the last. There was a 3D advanced lawnmower
simulator, and versions with levels and powerups and even (gasp)
"Which was missing the point entirely. What made A.L.S. so great was
the fact it chose to ignore completely what the public conceived as a
game and did something new. Surrealist humour, which is now such a huge
part of successful magazines, found it's way into binary form. Not the
limp-wristed kiddie humour of Monkey Island, or the Gross Innuendo
Larry seems to be so fond of, but something entirely fresh and new and
awesome. And now it's back. In a cruder form."
I imagine most people reading this would already have looked at my archive
which contains an exact conversion of ALS for Amiga, Acorn, Casio Calc (!),
MSX (emu), FLEX (emu) and soon QL. There is also enhanced versions and an
als.library (newer in util/libs/als_lib.lha) in the archive.
If you haven't, well, take a look at it. (it was in the Aminet charts for a
few weeks, and is also distributed by 'Software Of The Month Club')
Also, I recommend you to look at Your Sinclair: A Celebration at this URL:
or the off-line AmigaGuide in docs/hyper/ys-app.lha