This is a real blast from the past :) Anthony Wood of AW Software has kindly programmed and released, for free of charge, a wonderful Microsoft BASIC interpreter for Windows 95 and above.Included in this download is not only Wood's interpreter, but also dozens of classic BASIC games - including all of the best games from David Ahl's wonderful Creative Computing
magazine. In addition to the author's own creations, you will find classic BASIC games including Wumpus
, Super Star Trek
, Lunar Lander
, and many more. As the author says, "...[each] game included in this collection is an original, un-cut classic game from the '70s and early '80s. Although these versions are TRS-80 versions, they are very similar, if not identical, to versions for other computers of the day (Apple II, PDP-11, etc.)."
If, like me, you grew up copying commands from Creative Computing into the computer, this download will bring a flood of nostalgia. This interpreter also runs other oldie BASIC games (with *.bas extension) very well too, so feel free to use it for any other BASIC games you have. Highly recommended - and be sure to check out the excellent on-line version of The Best of Creative Computing in the related link below for even more nostalgia ;)