Whirlybird Run

Whirlybird Run intro screen #1 Whirlybird Run intro screen #2
Whirlybird Run intro screens
Whirlybird Run Level 1 Whirlybird Run Level 2
Whirlybird Run level's 1 and 2. NOTE: Screenshots of levels 3-5 are forthcoming.

Whirlybird Run is a clone of the arcade hit Scramble. Spectral Associates, which published the game, had a game writing contest in 1982 (It was supposed to be annual, but it only ran once). The top 3 winners got cash prizes, and their game published under contract with Spectral. Whirlybird Run was the 1st place winner, netting the author $2000 and the publication contract (and the Prism trophy).

The game features 5 different levels, the first three being in daylight conditions, and the last two in dark conditions, with small winding tunnels. Quite a lot was crammed into 16K.

Title: Whirlybird Run

Author: Brett Norman

Publisher: Spectral Associates

Released: 1983 (written 1982)

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, cassette or disk, joystick.

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