“ My Dad happened to be old friends of the guy importing Oric to Australia, so we bought one of the very first that arrived on that hot continent. I spent 1984 - 1989 getting together as much software as I could for my Oric-1, before moving on to other machines (Unix workstations .. MIPS, etc.)
It was the machine I cut my teeth on.

Now I have two young kids, and I want them to know something about their Dad, eventually: he didn't ever believe that 'old computers die', just .. their users do. So, I've been slowly rebuilding my Oric-1 accessories, library, etc. Well, I've gone beyond the limits of good taste actually, with now a Telestrat, 7 Atmos's, 2 Oric-1's and various other sundry hardware (disk drive!) in my collection. ”

  MOTA is started!
Fri 1st March 2013

Now, that the contest is about to start, we would like to recall what should be the spirit of this constest:

The letter and the spirit...
First of all, we hope that gamers will spend a good time, that's the principal point.

Secondly, in the minds of the jury, this contest is, above all, a friendly competition. The ultimate goal is not to win the Microdisc, but to participate.

Sharing progress or trampling, giving here and there, some help to those who would be stuck or receiving help from the faster players, that's the way we wish this contest would go.

The jury, of course, will give some tips, in case of particular hard point.

Mutual aid and happyness should be the hallmarks of this friendly "competition" :-)

In an attempt to instore this mood, the jury decided to add an eighth point in the contest rules.

This point is the following:

8 - To settle possible ties, the jury will evaluate players's participation in the forum and their spirit of cooperation with other players.

Prepare your brain, the investigation begins!

The game!
A small but important point: The game (and user manual) is available in both English and French versions. If you prefer to play the game in French all you need is to switch to the French version of this page!1

Here are the files to download: The game is a DSK file which will work fine with most emulators2 and can also be used to create real Oric floppies.

The user manual is a in PFG format and contains a copy of the physical clues that you will need to access when the game tells you to.

Good luck, and don't forget to register the official forum.

1. Click on the small flag at the top right...
2. Tested on both Euphoric and Oricutron.

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1988 - Stephane Massart

“Good graphics. Movement was a little tricky.”
Rob Cook

“A cross between Manic Miner and Donkey Kong. Very good, lots of different screens. Very playable.”