Petsoft - Backgammon

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Review from Practical Computing, May 1979

"Cassette for Commodore Pet. Available from most Pet dealers. Manufactured by Petsoft. Price: £8.

The excellent graphics definitely place this above other Backgammon programs. Initially, it asks how many players there are, indicating that you can play with the computer, or against a human opponent. 

The screen displays an actual simulation of a backgammon board, with the bar in the middle. Unfortunately, there are no instructions with the cassette - at least, we received none - so it is a matter of trial and error to discover the code for getting off the bar and moving to home.

We can reveal that to get a counter off the bar you key-in B, space, and number you are going to, and, to get home, F, space, number you are coming from. The computer rolls the dice for you and you key-in the number to which you want to move.

On the whole, a very enjoyable program to pass the time. -K.F."





Platform : Commodore Pet
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Petsoft
Authors : Petsoft
Date : Unknown
Product Code :

Other Software by Petsoft:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Petsoft - Backgammon Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Unknown
Petsoft - Mat Mult Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Unknown
Petsoft - Sales Analysis Petsoft Commodore PET Cassette 1978
Petsoft - Civil War Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette 1978
Petsoft - Crypto pack with Spanish vocab Petsoft Commodore PET Cassette 1978
Petsoft - Microchess Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette 1978
Petsoft - Mic Text Edit Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette 1978
Petsoft - September 1979 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Sep 1979
Petsoft - October 1979 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Oct 1979
Petsoft - November 1979 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Nov 1979
Petsoft - January 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Jan 1980
Petact - Wordcraft Petsoft Commodore Pet 5.25" Floppy Disk 1 Jan 1980
Petact - Wordcraft (80 Track) Petsoft Commodore Pet 5.25" Floppy Disk 1 Jan 1980
Petsoft - February 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Feb 1980
Petsoft - March 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Mar 1980
Petsoft - April 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Apr 1980
Petsoft - May 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette May 1980
Petsoft - June 1980 Petsoft Commodore Pet Cassette Jun 1980

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH47577. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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