BOUND RESCUE (Shouji Ogawa)

System – MSX
Author – 小川 象治 (Shouji Ogawa)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) September 1984
Page Scans – 1 2
Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – openMSX

Download ROM

Game Instructions –

Move the trampoline left and right with the cursor keys.
Carry the falling people to the other side; the part of the trampoline in which they land affects their trajectory.


Article Translation –

Shouji Ogawa

Ahhh, there’s a fire! Run to the rooftop! Hey, don’t push! H-help!… – amidst these cries, it’s your job to pilot your trampoline car to transport the people falling off the burning building’s roof to the building across the street.


Press SPACE to start the game, and use left and right to move. Control the trampoline so that the people land in the left side of it. If they land on the right side, they’ll be launched right back into the sea of fire. For round 1 you must rescue 10 people, 15 people for round 2, with the number increasing by 5 for all subsequent rounds. Furthermore, the speed of the falling people slightly increases with each round. The score you get for rescuing a person is 10 times the round number. The trampoline car’s brakes and clutches are a bit out of shape, so sorry about that.


Regarding modifications, changing the number at line 30’s “(K>4)” to another in the range 1-5 controls the number of people on the top of the screen at any given time; incidentally, decreasing this number increases the falling speed. Changing the 5 in line 890 also affects the game’s speed. The “C=3” at line 370 controls the number of people.


Editor: This is a pretty well done pattern game, don’t you think?
Dr. D: About that, I don’t particularly like those lines after 990. They’re meant to contain character codes, but they’ve been compressed so much that they’re impossible to read. They should’ve separated them with commas; that way, lines 930 to 960 would become so much simpler to read.
Editor: If you don’t catch the people the right way, they will stay up in the air and the next person will jump down and make thigs harder for you. That’s the whole reason why this game is so fun!






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *