Bál Az Operában, a game on a vinyl… in a peculiar way

I continue with my games on vinyl, this time with Bál Az Operában by KFT (a Hungarian band). It’s a bit special (like all of them, admittedly) because the game is not on the vinyl itself but on the cover. Indeed, there is a listing for ZX Spectrum to copy.

Instead of repeating all the previous articles each time, I’ll refer you to the dedicated page, which explains what I do with vinyl records and lists all the pages containing programs, explanations, etc.


It is only on the cover of the vinyl, and I put the images in the right direction (and order). Then… I tried to copy the listing. Well, I also tried with a version already encoded in TZX. If you have the patience to copy the text, just use BAS2TAP and an emulator. And I obviously tried OCR, but it doesn’t work very well on this kind of code. To be honest, I copied the listing, I don’t see any errors (and there are no syntax issues) but I get an error quite quickly, so there is probably a mistake in the DATA blocks of the code.

Face A

Face B

And what does it give? A kind of random maze, in which you have to move a rose between the hearts. In the first table, you have to go up with A, down with W, and move forward with L, to go from one side of the screen to the other. In the second variant, the rose keeps its direction: instead of being still, it will go up (by step) until the down key (or the one to move forward) is pressed. Then it keeps the direction. So, you need a (tiny bit) more skill to finish. Then, we have the credits.