June’s Program: Blast Off

Type the sequence of letters in time to launch on time.

[Blast Off, 1985]Blast Off, June’s program of the month, is a simple game that tests your typing skills. You may find it a bit easier to play on an emulator than on a real ZX81. Fortunately, you can try now! It isn’t a very hard game if you are decent typist. It would also work well for those practicing their typing skills.

Blast Off is a simple program that displays your goal and a line of 32 letters. Blast Off highlights each letter for you to key in. Once you've keyed it in, the program replaces the letter with *. If you key in all the letters correctly, you win! If not, well you don’t launch and have to start over. The program has a timer on each letter that runs a bit faster each correct letter entered. Sometimes the simplest programs are the best.

Enjoy ... until next month!

If you want to run this program on your Android phone or tablet you can download a compressed copy of the program to your device. You’ll need to save the .p version of the program to your device to allow Zed Ex (Beta) to run it.

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