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Games created with   BBC BASIC for Windows   (a.k.a. BB4W)

 

Contact: dwilliams1664 (at) gmail (dot) com

 


Updated 22nd October 2018


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Games Index


BB4W-related links (updated 22nd October 2018)

Programming by Example - A BB4W Compendium http://freeman69.moonfruit.com/
BBC BASIC for Windows homepage http://www.bb4w.co.uk/
Yahoo! BB4W technical support group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bb4w/
Groups.io official BBC Basic technical support forum https://groups.io/g/bb4w
BBC BASIC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bbcbasic
BB4W Conforum (technical discussion forum)   [closed down & archived] http://www.proggies.uk/bb4w_forum/bb4w.conforums.com/
The BBC BASIC for Windows Programmers' Reference (BB4W Wiki) http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/wiki/doku.php
BBC BASIC at the Rosetta Code website (a great resource!) http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:BBC_BASIC
David's Miscellaneous BB4W Programs http://www.proggies.uk/miscprogs/miscprogs.html
GFXLIB (library of 2D bitmap graphics functions for BB4W) http://www.proggies.uk/gfxlib/gfxlibpage.html
Mister T's Mathematical Diversions http://www.tonytooth.co.uk/
Simon Mathiassen's BB4W page http://81red.dk/drupal/?q=node/144
Jon Ripley's BB4W programs http://jonripley.com/bb4w/
Jeroen Groenendaal's games website http://www.jeroengroenendaal.com
Gordon Sweet's BBC BASIC programs http://www.sigord.co.uk/BBC/BBCBASIC.htm
Superdecade Games (games and other programs made with BB4W) http://superdecade.blogspot.co.uk/

 


David's Miscellaneous BB4W Programs (updated 19-Nov-2013)


 

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Title Maizie Bones (New - Oct 2018)
Version1.02
Description Guide young Maizie Bones around the baddy-infested maze in search of portals, each one of which leads to a video game for Maizie to play.
Screenshots
Maizie Bones screenshot 1 Maizie Bones screenshot 2 Maizie Bones screenshot 3 Maizie Bones screenshot 4
Download size16 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes Extract the contents of the Zip folder before running.

 

Title Rainbow Snake
Version1.01
Description Steer the snake and eat the strawberries to grow.
Screenshots
Rainbow Snake screenshot 1 Rainbow Snake screenshot 2 Rainbow Snake screenshot 3 Rainbow Snake screenshot 4
Download size919 Kb
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes The Zip folder includes the BBC Basic source code. The source code may be run under (32-bit) BBCSDL on Android, but there may be touchscreen responsiveness issues.

 

Title Forces of Darkness
Version1.10
Description It's Halloween and the frightful forces of darkness fresh out of the bowels of Hell have risen once again to frighten children and extinguish all light in the Universe. It is your task alone to stop the waves of hellish, supernatural terror and send the evil, twisted hoardes back to whence they came. Failure to do so will, sadly, condemn all human life to a miserable existence in the eternal cold darkness. (So not too much pressure, then.)
Screenshots
Forces Of Darkness screenshot 1 Forces Of Darkness screenshot 2 Forces Of Darkness screenshot 3 Forces Of Darkness screenshot 4
Download size15.8 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Three Body Mayhem
Version1.00
Description Collect points by trying to touch the red square, whilst avoiding the two objects which home in on your position
Screenshots
Three Body Mayhem screenshot 1 Three Body Mayhem screenshot 2 Three Body Mayhem screenshot 3 Three Body Mayhem screenshot 4
Download size10.4 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Copter
AuthorUsama Amin
Version1.01
Description Dodge the barricades! Simple, really.
Screenshots
Captcha screenshot 1 Captcha screenshot 2 Captcha screenshot 3
Download size440 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Joop
AuthorJeroen Groenendaal
Version3.02
Description This is a strory about Joop, just a simple human being like you and me.
One day he receives a strange, mysterious package. He opens it, and he is sucked into a strange world, where a giant pig rules all living beings. There is only one thing that can save Joop - the ultimate weapon for computer characters : The computer player.
Screenshots
Joop screenshot 1 Joop screenshot 2 Joop screenshot 3
Download size1.33 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code Click here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes Joop cannot be run directly from the Zip folder. You must extract the folder ‘joop302’ from the Zip folder first, then double-click the Joop application in order to run it.

 

 

Title GravBattle
AuthorDavid Williams
Version0.3  
Release dateSeptember 10, 2012
Description A very simple game:   try to shoot your opponent (human or computer) by using the gravitational forces of several randomly positioned planets (and the occasional black hole!). The first player to reach a score of 5 points wins the game.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot3
Download size148 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Hangman
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.00  
Release dateMarch 18, 2012
Description The old classic word-guessing game.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot3
Download size984 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
WikipediaClick here
Notes(none)

 

Title Gorillas
AuthorDavid Williams
(Original 1991 QBASIC version by IBM)
Version1.10   (11-03-2012)
Release date
(v1.00 release)
January 25, 2012
Description One gorilla tries to kill the other by hurling exploding bananas at it.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot3
Download size348 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code http://www.bb4wgames.com/progs/zip/gorillas_src.zip

You can view the main program source in HTML form by clicking the link below:
http://www.bb4wgames.com/misc/gorillas_src_html.html

YouTube™ video
WikipediaClick here
Notes(none)

 

Title Set
AuthorKian Vincent
(Original ZX Spectrum version by Ben Collver)
Version1.63
Release dateJanuary 17, 2012
Description An intriguing puzzle game!

Can you choose a valid set of three cards?

Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3
Download size392 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Choplifter
AuthorRob Jeffs
(Original Apple II version by Dan Gorlin)
Version-
Release dateJanuary 7, 2012
Description A BB4W version of the classic 80's Apple II game!

Airlift the refugees back to base, but watch out for the tanks when landing in the hostile zone.

Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot3
Download size62 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code Viewing and running the source (.BBC) program requires the full version of BBC BASIC for Windows
http://www.bb4wgames.com/progs/zip/choplifter_src.zip

You can view the source program listing in HTML form by clicking the link below:
http://www.bb4wgames.com/misc/choplifter_src_html.html

Notes Click here to read the Wikipedia article on Choplifter

 

Title SubZap II
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.0b
Release date
(public v1.0 release)
September 28, 2011
Description Destroy as many submarines as you can in just 90 seconds.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3
Download size879 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code Requires the full version of BBC BASIC for Windows, and GFXLIB 2.02 or higher
http://www.bb4wgames.com/progs/zip/subzap2_src.zip

You can view the main program source in HTML form by clicking the link below:
http://www.bb4wgames.com/misc/subzap2_src_html.html

Notes(none)

 

Title Soap
AuthorJeroen Groenendaal
Version1.02
Release date
(public v1.00 release)
September 14, 2011
Description Your goal is to clear all the soap bubbles from the screen, Just aim and fire with the soap bubbles that appear at the bottom. If you make a cluster of three ore more soaps they will explode. The more soaps you will blow up in a single shot, the higher the bonus you receive.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size4 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Vapiki
AuthorJeroen Groenendaal
Version1.06
Release date
(public v1.00 release)
March 18, 2011
Description Save humanity from the evil spirit of Reus En Gem An.
This evil spirit was inadvertently unleashed when some humans foolishly disturbed the final resting place of the ancient Reus En Gem An. The spirit cast a terrible spell that froze all humans, but not the animals, so now it's down to a pig, a frog and a penguin to save humankind.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size18.4 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Citaquexyle
AuthorRob Jeffs
Version1.0
Release dateJuly 7, 2006
Description

A Citadel-style game!

The imprisoned mad god Citaquexyle has awakened and his power threatens to destroy the realm. Find 4 of the 6 spell fragments and locate the prison to complete the quest.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size89 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Quirk
AuthorPaul Marshall
Version2.22
Release dateMarch 13, 2006 (BB4W version)
Description

A challenging puzzle game!

The object is to get our hero Quirk to the exit and thus advance to the next level. On the way he will meet obstacles, turnstiles, moveable blocks of various shapes and sizes and black holes. The blocks can be pushed (one at a time) into the black holes, after which Quirk can pass over. Turnstiles can have one, two, three or four arms, and spin around if nothing blocks the way.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size246 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

TitleStoreMan
AuthorGeoff Gibson
Version1.0 (?)
Release dateOctober 10, 2008
Description

Another challenging puzzle game!

The aim is to push the yellow crates into the outlined storage areas by moving the storeman using the arrow keys. Only one crate may be pushed at a time and it is very easy to push a crate into a position from which it cannot be retrieved.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3
Download size78.1 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code Requires the full version of BBC BASIC for Windows
http://www.bb4wgames.com/progs/zip/storeman_src.zip
Notes(none)

 

Title Alien Eliminator
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.4
Release date (v1.0) March 14, 2010
(v1.4) March 23, 2011
v1.4 source code released 26 March, 2011
DescriptionDestroy the alien menace. Save the human race, etc.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size14.7 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Source code Click here   (right-click then "Save As...")

Requires the full version of BBC BASIC for Windows, and GFXLIB 2.02 or higher

Notes(none)

 

Title Crystal Hunter II
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.0
Release dateSeptember 10, 2009
Description The Evil Baron is back!   And this time he really does mean business.   He intends to build a globally devastating Graviton Bomb, and in order to do this, he has somehow managed to procure eight vital Graviton Crystals and has hidden them at various places inside his huge new underwater palace.   You need to find and collect all eight of these crystals, otherwise you can consider yourself wholly responsible for the death of almost all life on Earth.   So er... good luck, matey.
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size10.9 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
YouTube™ videos

Videos of Crystal Hunter II being played from start right through to completion (please excuse the poor visual quality; I simply pointed a video camera at my laptop's screen to make these vids):

Notes(none)

 

Title Unnamed Shooter
AuthorSimon Mathiassen
Version1.0 (?)
Release dateJuly 14, 2009
Description ...
Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size4.86 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")

 

Title Spacerocks
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.5
Release dateDecember 8, 2007
Description

Defend the Earth against a barrage of rocks and the alien menace.   Your task is to collect 8 Xanthrium crystals (you do this by shooting them, silly as it may seem).   Xanthrium is the explosive agent required for the Ultra-Long-Range Anti-Matter Energy Device which, after detonation, will destroy all rocks (and aliens) in the solar system.

Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size4.06 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
YouTube™ video Click here
Notes(none)

 

Title Blast!
AuthorSimon Mathiassen
Version1.?
Release dateOctober 16, 2007
Description

Kill the alien invaders.   Save humanity!

Screenshot
screenshot1
Download size1.70 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Phroggy
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.0
Release dateApril 7, 2007
Description

A port of the old 8-bit classic (Acornsoft's Hopper being the best ‘Frogger’ clone of all, IMHO).

Guide the Phrogs across the busy road, then across the treacherous river, and into the safety of the lairs.

As you progress through the levels, you'll have a crocodile, snail, bird-like creature, snake and diving turtles to avoid.

Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3
Download size5.79 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
YouTube™ video Click here
Notes(none)

 

Title Satsuma Panic
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.21
Release dateMarch 29, 2007
Description

Dodge the satsumas. This is a BB4W version of the Flash game, "Tangerine Panic".

Go here to play the original Flash version: www.thegamehomepage.com/play/tangerine-panic

Screenshot
screenshot1
Download size226 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Flak II
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.11
Release dateFebruary 28, 2007
Description

Bigger, better, faster than Flak 1, with collectable tokens (points, energy and weapon power-ups), and the attack waves of enemy planes are a little bit more interesting, too. There's also a frightful end-of-game baddy to deal with. Flak II also features barrage balloons which rapidly suck away your energy if you collide with them.

Screenshots
screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3 screenshot4
Download size5.09 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
YouTube™ video Click here
Notes(none)

 

Title Money Maze
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.00
Release dateearly 2007 ?
Description

A simple (and admittedly rather boring) Pacman-style game. Just collect the coins and get rich. Avoid the monsters. This, unless I am mistaken, is the first BB4W game to feature semi-transparent sprites (wow!).

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size1.25 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Bubballs
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.50
Release dateAugust 19, 2006
Description

This is a BBC BASIC ‘port’ of Manuel Fallmann's cool little Flash game, Bubbles.

Collect the bubbles to grow. Your sole objective is to become as big as you possibly can. However, in this game, as in real life, death is inevitable.

Aim to beat my own personal hi-score of 1350 :-)

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size2.16 MB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes

Manuel Fallmann's original Flash-based Bubbles game can be played here:

http://www.mindistortion.tv/games/bubbles

 

Title Bugs
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.02
Release dateAugust 8, 2006
Description

This a BB4W version of a Flash-based game (Ladybug Sumo) that I discovered one day at www.ebaumsworld.com (click here to play the original Flash version).

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size252 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Flak
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.20
Release dateMarch 27, 2006
Description

A simple, vertically-scrolling shoot-'em-up (similar to Space Invaders - but with a scrolling background). Destroy the enemy, and dodge the flak.

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size768 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Crystal Hunter
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.20
Release dateMarch 11, 2006
Description

Collect the eight Graviton Crystals, and save the world from the clutches of the Evil Baron. Beware the green jelly monsters!

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size802 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title SubZap
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.01
Release dateMarch 29, 2006
Description

Destroy as many of the enemy subs as you can in the time and ammunition available.

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size85 KB
Download linkClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 

Title Buggy
AuthorDavid Williams
Version1.04
Release dateDecember 7, 2012
Release date of first versionMarch 3, 2006
Description

Steer the buggy to the finish line, avoiding the potholes and grass verges and protrusions. You must complete 15 levels of increasing difficulty in order to reach the finish line.

Screenshot
screenshot
Download size69 KB
Download EXEClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Download sourceClick here   (right-click then "Save As...")
Notes(none)

 


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