(AKA Wall 'Em In)
Matthew Day (the author of this game and its variants) contacted us to say, "[The] original working title [was] 'Purple People eaters' ... Inspiration: A type-in from a magazine for the Apple II ... A complete ground up re-implementation, using a (actually too clever) recursive procedure to determine if the direction was blocked ... For the Electron re-release (this might be Wall em in), this cool but inefficient routine caused speed problems, so I had to replace that pie[ce] of logic with something more efficient, and probably closer to how the original type-in did things ... One other thing, I'm pretty sure I left a somewhat unfortunate bug, reversing the score multiplier with difficulty so the score actually ended up lower at harder settings."
This page is the entry for the canonical version of the game. For specific variants, see the list below.
|Wall 'Em In (AKA Brick 'Em In)||Software For All||1982|