Bill Gates' best-known attempt at a videogame is now available on the… er… iPhone. Yes, Donkey.bas, the Basic racing game - move your car so it doesn't smash into the eponymous ass - has been reproduced in all its 8-bit, two-colour, text-graphics glory on iOS. Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's Donkey.bas Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's …
Gorilla.bas was better.
I had Gorilla.bas which I *think* was included upto DOS 5.0, but I seem to remember being disappointed that it wasn't available in 6.22. I've never seen donkey.bas before, so I guess that was excluded early on.
Plus, it was playable without having to reconfigure QEMM and reboot, in order to get the damn thing running.
It was a demonstration for the QBasic environment.
I'm as nostalgic as anyone about old computers
But I really don't miss the cyan and magenta CGA colour palette.
But there's no way I would pay for that thanks.
You can also play it for real instead.
I once encountered a moose running on the motorway just S-W of Stockholm.
I'd rather someone re-made Space Quarks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOebaqeKk1I) for the iPhone instead. At least that game was damn good fun!
Keep your hands off my ass!
Well played sir. Love it. :-)
The most pointless game in the world being reported on ... surely continued migration and now presence of the king of all games - Colossal Cave - on the iPhone is far more newsworthy?
We all know Bill Gates' stance on copying, so I fully expect his lawyers to be contacting the author of this iOS game soon...
...his ass will be toast!
If only Microsoft could write software that didn't crash into an enormous ass!
This kicks... erm... arse.
I see 4 colours, Grey, White, Magenta and Cyan.
You know that neither white nor grey are actually colours, right?
"...neither white nor grey are actually colours..."
Oh really? Then please enlighten us to what they actually are.
White and grey are...
types of shark?
I'd be very happy...
...to smash Bill's ass with my car.
Bill Zass isn't worth damaging a perfectly good car
I'll use my beater
You are correct but the satisfaction would be priceless!
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